February 2014 Wrap-Up

February was a fairly quiet month, with a few review copies and even some rereading helping me to relax before things get busy again.  Yep, it was the calm before the oncoming storm…

Total Books Read: 10

Year-to-Date: 17

New: 6

Rereads: 4

From the Shelves: 4
Review Copies: 6

From the Library: 0
On the Kindle: 1 (review copy)

Novels: 8

Novellas: 1
Non-Fiction: 1
Non-English Language: 9 (2 Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Korean, Serbian, Russian, Italian)
In Original Language: 2 (German, French) 
Aussie Author Challenge: 0 (0/3)

Books reviewed in February were:

1) The Happy City by Elvira Navarro
2) Anatomie einer Nacht (Anatomy of a Night) by Anna Kim
3) The Soil by Yi Kwang-su
4) A Treatise on Shelling Beans by Wiesław Myśliwski
5) Calling All Heroes by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
6) Talking to Ourselves by Andrés Neuman
7) Bound in Venice by Alessandro Marzo Magno
8) Romola by George Eliot

Tony’s Turkey for February is: Nothing

The Happy City wasn’t my kind of book, but it wasn’t poor enough to take its place in the pantry – no turkeys this month 🙂

Tony’s Recommendation for February is:

Anna Kim’s Anatomy of a Night
To be honest, I was tempted to cheat and name three or four books this month, with none of the main contenders really running away with the prize.  Commiserations then to Neuman, Myśliwski and George Eliot – the Austrian/Korean writer Anna Kim takes the honours in a photo finish 😉


So, we look ahead to March, which (as you should all know by now) means one thing – it’s IFFP time!  I’ve already kicked things off with my post suggesting a few contenders for the longlist, and the real thing will appear on the 8th.  Then it’ll be time to get down to some serious reading – and blogging, of course 😉


4 thoughts on “February 2014 Wrap-Up

  1. Great to know that you had a wonderful reading month in February, Tony! I remember Anna Kim's book being featured during German Literature Month last time. Unfortunately, I couldn't join that readalong. It is also so nice that you read George Eliot's 'Romola'. It is a book that I want to read some day.

    Enjoyed reading your post with your shadow IFFP longlist. Looking forward to finding out the the IFFP longlist.next weekend.

    Hope you have a wonderful time reading in March. Happy reading!


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