Sunday, February 28, 2021

February Reflections

I read a total of thirty-one books in February 2021. Twenty-one were review copies; ten were books that I either bought or were free to download. Twenty-six were new-to-me. Five were rereads. Nine books were five-star reads. Sixteen books were four star reads. 

Five of the nine five-star books are PICTURE BOOKS. 

Rating books with stars is so subjective. Looking over this month's books I am surprised that some did earn five stars--the day I wrote the review--and equally surprised by some that didn't earn five stars! I didn't change my ratings for any. If I started changing my ratings--days, weeks--after the fact, it might turn into the Sneetches with their stars on and off machine.

My least favorite book was War and Milly McGonigle.

My favorite reread was probably PETE THE CAT and His FOUR GROOVY BUTTONS.

Books Reviewed at Becky's Book Reviews

11. Max and the Spice Thieves. (Secrets of the Twilight Djinn #1) John Peragine. 2021. [April] 274 pages. [Source: Review copy]
12. My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir. Katherine Johnson, Joylette Hylick, and Katherine G. Moore. 2021. [May] 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
13. Lady Windermere's Fan. Oscar Wilde. 1893. 70 pages. [Source: Bought]
14. An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde. 1893. 78 pages. [Source: Bought]
15. Worst-Case Collin. Rebecca Caprara. 2021. [September] 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]
16. The Children's Blizzard. Melanie Benjamin. 2021. [January] 368 pages. [Source: Review copy]
17. We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World War. Vivien Newman. 2014/2021. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
18. Freiheit! The White Rose Graphic Novel. Andrea Grosso Ciponte. 2021. [February] 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
19. Blackout. Connie Willis. 2010. 610 pages. [Source: Bought]
20. In Times of Rain and War. Camron Wright. 2021. [April] 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Books Reviewed at Young Readers

9. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean. 2012. 40 pages. [Source: Online Audio]
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean. 2010. 40 pages. [Source: Online Audio]
11. Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes. Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean. 2011. 40 pages. [Source: Online Audio]
12. The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat. Arthur Scott Bailey. 1919. 92 pages. [Source: Bought]
13. Flip! How The Frisbee Took Flight. Margaret Muirhead. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. 2021. [April] 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
14. We Laugh Alike (Juntos nos reimos) Carmen T. Bernier-Grand. Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez. 2021. [April] 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
15. We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know. Traci Sorell. Illustrated by Frane Lessac. 2021. [April] 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
16. War and Millie McGonigle. Karen Cushman. 2021. [April] 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
17. Mission Multiverse. Rebecca Caprara. 2021. [May] 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]
18. A Thousand White Butterflies Jessica Betancourt-Perez and Karen Lynn Williams. Illustrated by Gina Maldonado. 2021. [January] 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
19. Ten Beautiful Things. Molly Beth Griffin. 2021. [January] 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
20. Ten Animals in Antarctica. Moira Court. 2021. [January] 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
21. Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate. Melissa Stewart. Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen. 2021. [April] 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
22. Seaside Stroll. Charles Trevino. Illustrated by Maribel Lechuga. 2021. [January] 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Books Reviewed at Operation Actually Read Bible

8. Rejoice and Tremble: The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord. Michael Reeves. 2021. [January] Crossway. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
9. Pleasure and Profit in Bible Study. D.L. Moody. 1898. 167 pages. [Source: Bought]
10. Found: God's Will. John F. MacArthur Jr. 1972. 60 pages. [Source: Bought]
11. Woven: Understanding the Bible as One Seamless Story. Angie Smith. 2021. [March] 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]
12. Tidewater Bride. Laura Frantz. 2021. [January] 416 pages. [Source: Review copy]
13. Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands. Jen Wilkin. 2021. [March] 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Bibles Reviewed at Operation Actually Read Bible

1. New American Standard Reference Edition. 1973. God. 1899 pages. [Source: Bought] 


Number of Books31
Number of Pages8681

2021 Totals



© 2021 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

fredamans said...

Happy March!