Two months into the National Year of Reading, means two months down in my attempt to read 366 books this year. That means it must also be time for an update.
So 31 days in January, 29 days in February means, by now, I should have read 60 books. And guess what – that’s exactly where I’m at! On target to get to 366 books. These are the books I read in February:
|34||Come Down, Cat||Sonya Hartnett||Penguin||Picture Book|
|35||The Outcasts||John Flanagan||Random House||Young Adult|
|36||Quinn’s Riddles||Aleesah Darlison||Walker||Children’s|
|37||Willow’s Challenge||Aleesah Darlison||Walker||Children’s|
|38||Krystal’s Choice||Aleesah Darlison||Walker||Children’s|
|39||Ellabeth’s Test||Aleesah Darlison||Walker||Children’s|
|40||The Secret Signal||Simon Haynes||Bowman||Children’s|
|41||Poetry Matters||Ralph Fletcher||Harper Trophy||Non Fiction – Writing|
|42||HipsterMattic||Matt Granfield||Allen & Unwin||Non Fiction|
|43||Darius Bell & the Crystal Bees||Odo Hirsch||Allen & Unwin||Children’s|
|44||The Coming of the Whirlpool||Andrew McGahan||Allen & Unwin||Young Adult|
|45||Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck||Michelle Gillespie||Fremantle Press||Picture Book|
|46||The Bicyle||Colin Thompson||ABC Books||Picture Book|
|47||Tin Toys||Bruce Whatley||Random House||Picture Book|
|48||The Jewel Fish of Karnak||Graeme Base||Penguin||Picture Book|
|49||A Bus Called Heaven||Bob Graham||Walker||Picture Book|
|50||Vampyre||Margaret Wild||Walker||Picture Book|
|51||Desert Boys||Peter Rees||Allen & Unwin||Non Fiction|
|52||The Flying Emu||Sally Morgan||Walker||Children’s|
|53||Foal’s Bread||Gillian Mears||Allen & Unwin||Adult|
|54||The Carousel||Ursula Dubosarsky||Viking||Picture Book|
|55||Assault||Brian Falkner||Walker||Young Adult|
|56||The Red House Mystery||AA Milne||Adult|
|57||Matilda is Missing||Caroline Overington||Bantam||Adult|
|58||Bom! Went the Bear||Nicki Greenberg||Allen & Unwin||Picture Book|
|59||Rudie Nudie||Emma Quay||ABC Books||Picture Book|
|60||Equinox||Lara Morgan||Walker||Young Adult|
If you are quick to count you might notice that although I’m up to 60, I actually started the month ahead, and so didn’t quite read a book a day during February. There are a couple of reasons for this, to do with school going back, writing commitments and speaking engagements. But there are also some books which need more than one day to read. For example, Peter Rees’ Desert Boys took almost a week to get through – which was well worth the effort, although it took me close to not meeting my quota for the month
As with January, I’ve linked the titles above to the reviews of the books, where I’ve reviewed them. If there is no link it means I haven’t reviewed the book – most probably because it isn’t Australian (in January there were some Australian books which I didn’t review because I was sending them to Claire to review instead).
A new month started today – that’s another 31 books to get read! I look forward to keeping you updated with my progress.
I hope you’re still celebrating the National Year of Reading.