Sunday, March 01, 2020

Month in Review: February 2020

Somehow, even though this is the shortest month, I managed to read more books than last month...and I am not one bit mad about it. I read some great books and I hope this trend continues throughout the year. I also attended some fantastic author events and this is another thing I hope continues throughout the year. I am so lucky that I live close to NYC - my favorite city ever!!! - where there are tons of author events happening all the time :)

It just so happens that all these events that I attended were moderated by Zibby Owens, who has this fabulous podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books. She also does literary salons and goes around and interviews or has great conversations with authors in and around the city. I am so glad I found out about these events...they are so much fun! These are the ones I attended just this past month:

  • Teresa Sorkin & Tullan Holmqvist, authors of THE WOMAN IN THE PARK in conversation with Zibby Owens
  • Rochelle Weinstein, author of THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS in conversation with Zibby Owens
  • Valentine's Events at Dylan's Candy Bar - Jill Santopolo, author of MORE THAN WORDS and Gigi Levangie, author or BEEN THERE MARRIED THAT in conversation with Zibby Owens
  • Authors Deborah Copaken, Carolyn Murnick and Lauren Mechling speaking about "Loyalty, Betrayal and Everything in Between" with Zibby Owens

Besides really enjoying all these events, I have started listening to Zibby's podcast, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books and I am loving it. She has interviewed some fascinating people over the past few years - I off course had to start at the beginning :) You can find more about her, her writing, her podcasts and her events at her website -

***If you are on Instagram, I have pictures of these events under my highlights - author events. 

  Reading Stats: 
  • Read this month: 24
  • Year to date: 46

Books Read:
  1. The Sun Down Motel -- Simone St. James (e-book)
  2. Last Day -- Luanne Rice (audio book)
  3. The Girls With No Names -- Serena Burdick (e-book)
  4. Into the Fire -- Gregg Hurwitz (audio book)
  5. Truth Be Told -- Kathleen Barber
  6. The Absolution -- Yrsa Absolution
  7. Mercy House -- Alena Dillon (audio book)
  8. When I Was You -- Minka Kent (audio book)
  9. Dead to Her -- Sarah Pinborough
  10. All the Best Lies -- Joanna Schaffhausen
  11. The Other Mrs. -- Mary Kubica (e-book)
  12. Don't Look Down -- Hilary Davidson
  13. Oona Out of Order -- Margarita Montimore (audio book)
  14. Blackout -- Ragnar Jonasson
  15. The Blossom Twins -- Carol Wyer (e-book)
  16. Behind Every Lie -- Christina McDonald (e-book)
  17. The Nine of Us -- Jean Kennedy Smith
  18. The Lucky One -- Lori Rader-Day
  19. You Are Not Alone -- Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (audio book)
  20. The People vs. Alex Cross -- James Patterson
  21. The Astronaut Wives Club -- Lily Koppel (print/audio book)
  22. Follow Me -- Kathleen Barber
  23. Grace is Gone -- Emily Elgar
  24. In An Instant -- Suzanne Redfearn (audio book)
Favorite Books of February: 
  • The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  • The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
  • Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore


Once again I am participating in #TheUnreadShelfProject2020, hosted by @theunreadshelf. I will be posting monthly updates both here and over on Instagram.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of February: 161
  • Books read this month (that count): 2
  • Books bought/received as gift this month: 5
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of February: 164
 YTD Stats:
  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 158
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 5
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 11
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of February: 164



  1. Wow! Looks like you had a great reading month. Here's to another!

    1. Thanks! And yes...I'm hoping for more of the same :)

  2. Sounds like a fun month and a great reading month! You have several that are on my TBR that I'm really looking forward to reading.

    1. Yes...not only did I read a lot but all the author events made it fun!


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