Challenge Update, February 2021

1 Mar

This month was a bit rough, but we’re coming through it with flying colors. And it’s even warm outside today! You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in February:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Two long audiobooks this time around. I’ve been slow in my physical reading. And I should be caught up with reviews by tomorrow!

When Are You Reading? Challenge

I’m on a roll here! Every book I’ve read this year has fulfilled a different time period. I know this luck can’t hold forever but I’m going to love it while I’m at it. The time periods I have left are a bit harder to land so I know this will slow down a bit but I’m in a good place to deal with it.

Goodreads Challenge

I’m a little bit behind here but I’m OK with this. I had some long audiobooks recently and a lot of non-fiction which tend to be slower reads for me. I’m about to get into some fiction that I think will flow a lot faster and it will be fun to see how soon I can catch up.

Book of the Month

Even with only two books, there was a clear winner. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe is one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in ages. I can’t wait to talk to my book club about it and see what they thought. I think this will be a good discussion piece.

Added to my TBR

I’m down overall to 39, but I did add a book this month.

  • The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. This is my next book with my reading buddy and I should be starting it soon. So many people have had good things to say that I’m stoked to get started and see if I agree.

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2021, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

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7 Responses to “Challenge Update, February 2021”

  1. Stephanie @ Bookfever March 1, 2021 at 11:41 AM #

    Good job on your challenges!


    • Sam March 1, 2021 at 12:54 PM #

      Thanks! I hope I can finish more in March and not fall behind. Happy reading!


  2. Cathy746books March 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM #

    Say Nothing is fantastic, isn’t it? I grew up in Northern Ireland through the period he writes about but I still found it an eye-opening read!


    • Sam March 2, 2021 at 10:46 AM #

      I found myself crawling across the internet to learn more about the people in the book. Really fascinating. I posted my full review today if you want to read more! I wish I’d been able to spend more time in Northern Ireland. My husband and I loved the time we did have. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Cathy746books March 2, 2021 at 11:01 AM #

        Thanks Sam! Could I share your review on my Reading Ireland Month page?


      • Sam March 2, 2021 at 11:31 AM #

        Sure thing! Thanks for sharing.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Rae Longest March 14, 2021 at 11:28 AM #

    Loved Americannah! You might also like Transcendent Kingdom as well.

    Liked by 1 person

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