Books in February

I accomplished all the goals I set out last month:  finish Cloud Atlas, finish Harry Potter and read a book from the basement! This also means I finally got to cross the first item off my 2012 To Do list.

(7) Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

Despite my initial reluctance to read this book I ended up enjoying it for the most part. I enjoyed some of the stories more than others – the one in the middle was my least favorite and I think I liked the second one best – but overall it was an entertaining read. I have mixed thoughts about the format of the book – on one hand I liked that the stories were started and then finished later but it also made it hard to sometimes remember what had happened in the story when you returned to the second part.

(8) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and  (9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

This month I finished books 6 and 7 in the Harry Potter series – done my first goal of 2012! I found the last two books more enjoyable after taking a break from the series but I still wasn’t completely sucked in by them. Overall I’m glad I read them.

(10) The Stranger – Albert Camus

This is another book off basement shelf and is a really quick read at only 120 pages. Strange story but also raised some interesting questions. Can’t say I loved it because I felt a little off after reading it.

(11 – 17) The Princes Trilogy+ The Legends of the Four Soldiers books – Elizabeth Hoyt

Ah, trashy novels – totally my guilty pleasure this month. Seven is a bit much (I think that’s some sort of binge) but they are a quick read.


In March I plan to tackle a few more books from the basement. I’ve also picked up a few new ones that I need to add to the list, and have four or five library books lying around that need my attention.


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