Monday, March 4, 2019

Read-at-Home Mom Report: February 2019

I took on a lot more reading this past month than I did in January, but I did still manage to review every book I read. I ended up finishing 40 books, including 15 picture books (most of which were read-alouds with my daughters.) I am heading into March three books ahead on my Goodreads challenge, so I'm going to keep that number set at 400 for the time being. Here's what I read in February. 


Books Read



Pay Attention, Carter Jones

by Gary D. Schmidt
Format: Digital ARC
Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade)
Source: Edelweiss+
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

by Meg Medina 
Format: Ebook 
Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade)
Source: Public library (Libby app)
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐)

Best Babysitters Ever

by Caroline Cala
Format: Digital ARC
Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade)
Source: Edelweiss+
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐)

Death of a Mad Hatter

by Jenn McKinlay
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Cozy mystery 
Source: Public library (Hoopla app)
Review: On Goodreads  (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Buffalo West Wing

by Julie Hyzy
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy mystery
Source: Personal collection
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐)

Flip-Flop Girl

by Katherine Paterson
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade)
Source: Personal collection
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

A Trick of the Light

by Louise Penny
Format: Ebook/Audiobook
Genre: Mystery
Source: Public Library (Cloud Library / RB Digital apps)
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (re-read)

by C.S. Lewis
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Fantasy (middle grade)
Source: Personal collection
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Great Divorce

by C.S. Lewis
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Personal collection
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Coloring Crook

by Krista Davis
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy mystery
Source: Christmas gift
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐)

A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature

edited by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano
Format: Paperback
Genre: Nonfiction
Source: Personal collection
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐)

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
Format: Ebook
Genre: Fantasy (easy reader/early chapter book)
Source: Public library (Libby app)
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Past Due for Murder

by Victoria Gilbert
Format: Digital ARC
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Netgalley
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐)


Baby Island

by Carol Ryrie Brink
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade)
Source: Personal collection
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Greenglass House (re-read)

by Kate Milford
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Fantasy (middle grade)
Source: Public library (RB Digital app)
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Best of Enemies

by Nancy Bond
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade)
Source: Personal collection
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Summer I Turned Pretty

by Jenny Han
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Realistic fiction (young adult)
Source: Public library (RB Digital app)
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Borrowers

by Mary Norton
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Fantasy (middle grade)
Source: Public library
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐)

The Memorial Hall Murder

by Jane Langton
Format: Paperback
Genre: Mystery
Source: Personal collection
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

by Meghan Cox Gurdon
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Nonfiction
Source: Public library
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

It's Not Summer Without You

by Jenny Han
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Realistic fiction (young adult)
Source: Public library (RB Digital app)
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐⭐)


Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

by Kasie West
Format: Digital ARC
Genre: Romance (young adult)
Source: Edelweiss+
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐)

The Nickel-Plated Beauty

by Patricia Beatty
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Historical fiction (middle grade)
Source: Personal collection
Review: On the blog (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (re-read)

by J.K. Rowling
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Fantasy (middle grade)
Source: Personal collection
Review: See my #YearofHarryPotter posts (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

We'll Always Have Summer

by Jenny Han
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Romance
Source: Public library (RB Digital App)
Review: On Goodreads (⭐⭐⭐)


Picture Books (with links to Goodreads reviews):



Blog Posts Published: 

Read-a-thons, etc.


I participated in these challenges on Instagram in February: 
  • #ReadWhatYouOwn February, for which I read four books that I had owned for 6 months or more.
  • The Talk Wordy to Me Reading Challenge, during which I read from a physical book for 20 minutes per day for six days.
  • #TheCSLewisProject, for which I counted both The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Great Divorce.
  • #OldSchoolKidlit2019, which I host, and for which I counted Baby Island. 


Challenge Progress

  • Alphabet Soup: 5 read in February, 18 of 26 read total 
  • Alphabet Soup Author Edition: 4 read in February, 15 of 26 read total
  • #CathLit: 1 read in February, 4 of 19 read total 
  • Cloak and Dagger: 7 read in February, 16 of 55 read total 
  • Craving for Cozies: 6 read in February, 11 of 51 read total
  • Library Love: 9 read in February, 16 of 60 read total 
  • Mount TBR: 5 read in February, 15 of 36 read total 
  • RMFAO Audiobooks: 7 read in 15, 15 of 25 read total  
  • Goodreads goal: 40 read in February, 27 of 400 read total 

I'll be linking up this post with Feed Your Fiction Addiction for the February 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up and with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and The Book Date for this week's edition of It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

8 comments:

  1. Baby Monkey PI looks so cute!

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading Pay Attention, Carter Jones -- sounds really good. And I remember my daughter reading The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy when she was 14. She sat down and devoured the series almost in one gulp, it seemed. I've not read it yet, though. Thanks for all the shares and have a wonderful reading week, Katie!

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  3. Nice assortment of books. It has been a while since I've read anything middle grade. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  4. Much to love in your list! I adored PayAttention! Carter Jones, saw the new 'babysitters' book another place, too. Sounds as if it will be popular!

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  5. You had a great month of reading. I finished 25 books. My weekly updates.

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  6. Dang you read a lot of books! Woo!

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  7. You had such a great reading month! I love Kasie West books (even though I've only read 2 of them) they are always so fun loving! I haven't read much middle grade but there are so many great titles out so I definitely need to venture into that genre.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  8. Looks like you read a whole lot of great books in February! I'm a little sad to see that The Summer I Turned Pretty series seems to go downhill as the series goes on. I've been meaning to read that one for a long time.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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