Monday, February 29, 2016

*Platypire Read-A-Thon* February Results

Photo Courtesy of Platypire Maribel

February is over so it's time to see how I did. If you remember from the beginning of the month, I said that I was going to try to read all the bold books because I either got them from Netgalley (and they're really dragging my review percentage down something awful there) or I accepted an ARC in exchange for a review, and need to get those books read before I can start my super secret blogging project. So without further ado, here is how I did.

X - Read
R - Currently Reading
+ - To Be read


X - Far From Safe by Jillian Ashe (Read in January)
Read my review here.

X - A Message for Grandpa by Julie Guardado
Read my review here.

X - My Friend Hyman is Dead by Lee Ward (Jan)
Read my review here.

X - 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad (Jan)
Read my review here.

X - Free of Malice by Liz Lazarus (Jan)
Read my review here.

X - Dark Perception by Alexandrea Weis (Jan)
Read my review here.

X - Echoes on the Bayou by Mary Reason Theriot
Read my review here.

X - Killshot by Aria Michaels (Jan)
Read my review here.

X - Seven Deadly Sins by Mary Reason Theriot
Read my review here.

X - Twisted by Elizabeth Montgomery (Feb)
Read my review here.

X - Love, Music, Amali by Mia Mitns
Review to be posted soon.

X - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Feb)
Review to be posted soon.

X - The Angel Knights by Mary Ting
Review to be posted soon.

Currently Reading

R - Sector 64: Ambush by Dean M. Cole*
R - Sweetwater: The Kihn by Rivi Jacks*
R - The Voyage by Tammie Painter*
R - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd*
R - Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur*
R - Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder*
R - The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop*
R - Buffalo Trail by Jeff Guinn*
R - Troll by Ashley C. Harris*
R - Christine by Stephen King*
R - Human: A Shadow Empires Book by S.M. Carriere*
R -  The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild*
R - The Sanctum of Souls by R.K. Pavia*
R - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
R - Back Blast by Mark Greaney (Jan)
R - Hatched by Jason Davis
R - Something Great by M. Clarke

To Be Read

+ - Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
+ - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
+ - The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd
+ - Very Like a Queen by Martin Lake
+ - Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch
+ - The Keeper of the Crows by Kyle Alexander Romines
+ - Progeny of Vale by Rhett C. Bruno
+ - Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan

+ - Henchgirl by Rita Stradling
+ - Infinitas by David N. Sebastian
+ - Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur
+ - Back Blast by Mark Greaney
+ - In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Leftover from 2015
+ - The &Now Awards Volume 3 by Various Authors
+ - Shadows of the Unseen by Christine Steendam
+ - Drawing Heat by S.L. Dearing
+ - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
+ - PrairyErth by William Least Heat-Moon
+ - House of Holes by Nicholson Baker
+ - Pieces by Maria Kostaki
+ - Summer Secrets by Jane Green
+ - Forgiveness by Chiquis Rivera
+ - The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
+ - The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine
+ - Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
+ - The Underwriting by Michelle Miller
+ - The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel
+ - Omega City by Diana Peterfreund
+ - American Warlord by Johnny Dwyer
+ - When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi
+ - Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
+ - Deadly Design by Debra Dockter
+ - Unprocessed by Megan Kimble
+ - The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
+ - The Sparks by Kyle Prue
+ - Take by Silvia Ami
+ - The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende
+ - Devil's Garden by Lance Tuck
+ - The Rumor by Elin Hildebrand
+ - It's You by Jane Porter
+ - Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
+ - Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips
+ - The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri
+ - Killing Katie by B.A. Spangler
+ - A Hanging at Cinder Bottom by Glenn Taylor
+ - The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman
+ - Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
+ - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
+ - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
+ - Dracula is a Racist: A Totally Factual Guide to Vampires by Matt Melvin
+ - Steele Mackaye Investigations: The Tarot Problem by Barry H. Wiley
+ - The Age of Amy: Behind the Fun Zone by Bruce Edwards
+ - Jezebel: Defeating your #1 Spiritual Enemy by Bob Larson
+ - Fear Itself by Duffy Prendergast
+ - Anyone? by Angela Scott
+ - Silent Creed by Alex Kava
+ - The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
+ - This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
+ - In the Dark by Chris Patchell
+ - Need by Joelle Charbonneau
+ - Gods of Anthem by Logan Keys
+ - Second Chances by Sarah Price
+ - A Bridge to Cross by Edward R. Hackemer
+ - The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp
+ - Diary of a Single Wedding Planner by Violet Howe
+ - The Curse of Crow Hollow by Bill Coffey
+ - Family Grandstand by Carol Ryrie Brink
+ - The Saturday Night School of Beauty by Marsha Mehran
+ - The Boss Killers by Keith Gillison
+ - Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Jonathan David Kranz
+ - The Phantom of the Earth (Omnibus Edition) by Raedan Zen
+ - Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer
+ - Bloodlines by Lynn Lipinski
+ - High School Horror: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
+ - The Devil's Engine: Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith
+ - Seaside by Wylde Scott
+ - Lydia's Enchanted Toffee by Neale Osborne
+ - Welcome to Monstrovia by Mark Newhouse
+ - Corr Syl the Warrior by Garry Rogers
+ - Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall
+ - Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

I only managed to read 12 books this month (but I had fewer days than every other month, which is a perfectly reasonable excuse, right?) Those 12 books also included 4 proofreads, which do take longer because I read them paying close attention and highlighting errors, then I have to correct the errors and send them back to the author and that usually takes about 2 hours or more (which means I spent about 8 hours of potential reading time correcting manuscripts, that's an entire book missed.) And 7 of my books read did come from my list, so that's a good thing (3 of those proofreads were last minute jobs, so I didn't even know I'd be doing them at the beginning of the month). I didn't make much of a dent in my required reading, but maybe I'll do better in March. - Katie

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