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Monthly Challenge

February Reading Challenge

To try to keep myself on track, I’ve decided to do monthly challenges in 2019. In 2018, I did monthly TBR’s and I found myself straying from them a lot or not wanting to read those specific books, so hopefully this will help alleviate some of that. Each month I will set forth some a few challenges as well as go over the progress for the previous month. At the end of the year, I will rate myself on how on point my reading was. You can also check last month’s post to see how much progress I made in the last 30 days.

January WrapUp

Favorite Books Read In January

Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 2322
Posts Published: 17
Reading Challenge Progress: 10%
New Twitter Followers: -7 (3128 total)
New Instagram Followers: +571 (677 total)

Favorite Posts from January

Commentor Analysis
The New Lifetime Reading List
Frankenstein Discussion

Reviews from January

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Anna by Meghan Riley
Crepe Factor by Laura Childs
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

February Reading Challenge

February’s Blogging Goals

Add 5 New Blogs to Blogroll
Participate in 3 meme posts each week
Post 4 Reviews
Post 1 Discussion Post

February’s Reading Goals

Read 1250 Pages
Read 1 Arc/Newer Release
Read 1 Mystery
Read 1 Classic
Read 1 Non-Fiction

Books I Want to Finish or Start in February

This post is part of the “Monthly Challenge” series, which consists of “Wrap Up Round Up”, hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and “Month in Review”, hosted by The Book Date. Also, I have most recently added in “Best of the Bunch”, hosted over at A Cocoon of Books. Each month recap and summarize our month as well as set goals for the next month. To see all my Monthly Challenge posts, check out my archive. Iโ€™ve also recently published my Reading Stats from 2018 as well as my Blog Stats from 2018!

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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If Iโ€™m not actually reading books, Iโ€™m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


    • Books In Bloom

      My secret is spending way too much time on there & neglecting other social media as well as real life. Lol. I only really started it in December, before then I thought it wouldnt be for me because I don’t take pictures, but I found a way around that. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also follow everyone who follows, comments or likes my posts, as well as the bookish accounts I find interesting. Then I spend a lot of time liking and commenting. I will probably need to slack off in February…and maybe focus on a different social media. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Books In Bloom

      I really did like it but it def wasn’t what I thought. I’ll be posting a discussion on it this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Books In Bloom

      Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve only read one of her books so far but I did just get another one from the library. I really like her so far.

  • Jillian

    Laura at The Book Corps just announced she’s doing a readalong of Gone with the Wind in March, if it’s of interest: https://thebookcorps.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/gone-with-the-wind-readalong-march/

    She’s a fellow Classics Clubber, but I’m not sure she’s announced it to The Classics Club. ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Also, I love that you mention on your Instagram that you’re an INTJ. I wouldn’t have guessed that from reading your posts! I’m an ENFP, if that isn’t obvious.) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Books In Bloom

      Ohhh. Thanks for tell me. I was thinking about reading it sooner, but I can waiting until March and read Anna Karenina this month. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the INTJ comes out mostly in social situations. At work and stuff, I try to be more extroverted. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Jillian

        I just realized the above sounds like I’m saying “I wouldn’t have guessed you are a thinker”!! Ha ha! I only mean that you and I are apparently very different (INTJ versus ENFP) and likely neither of us can tell over social media. I just find that interesting, the way our distinct personalities can hide online. My sister is an INTJ (we assume) and she and I are oil and water. However, apparently INTJs are my natural complement, and I theirs. ๐Ÿ™‚

        (It’s probably not all that unapparent that I am an ENFP. I do tend to chatter, quite like Anne Shirley.) ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Books In Bloom

          Lol. I didn’t think that until you said it. Lol. It’s ok. I remember taking the test in high school (10 years ago) and I was a INFP, which is pretty close to you. Then somehow in the last 3 or 4 years, since I’ve retaken the tests as an adult, I was a INTJ. I haven’t taken it in about 2 years though so maybe I’ll retake one again soon and see what it says. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Stephanie

    I read Madame Bovary years ago and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. There are some classics that end up being a bit of a slog, but I blew through that one with no problem.

    Iโ€™ll be watching for your thoughts on Gone With the Wind. I read that back when I was 14; I toted my copy all over high school and read whenever I got a free moment. I remember enjoying at the time, but Iโ€™m sure my feelings or impressions would have been different if Iโ€™d read it recently, so Iโ€™m curious how someone will react to it coming to it as an adult.
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    • Books In Bloom

      Madame Bovary was very interesting. I really liked studying her as a character and am impressed at how well the author could understand and write a female character. I noticed there’s a Readalong of Gone with the Wind in March, So I may read Anna Karenina this month instead. I’m pretty excited about both. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Danielle Hammelef

    Enchantment of Ravens and Echo North are both on my reading list for 2019 (my goal is to read more fantasy in 2019 as I’m loving it more and more). I’m not sad that January is gone and February is more than half over as I dislike cold and dark very much, even though it makes for cozy reading.

    • Books In Bloom

      It was really good. The ending was pretty interesting. I’m really curious of what the storyline in book 2 could be. ๐Ÿ™‚

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