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Over the past couple of months, I've read a few books that I didn't get a chance to review yet. These were all enjoyable in different ways and are recommended reads. A Will to Kill by R. V. Raman I've been looking for an Indian mystery for a while now. So when I came across A Will to Kill in Netgalley set in one of my favorite places in India (also close to my home town), I just had to request it. In so many ways, this is a typical Agatha Christie type mystery - there's a death (in an isolated mansion, no less) and the investigator/detective tries to solve the mystery. Harith Athreya is visiting the owner of the mansion, Bhaskar Fernandez, where a small gathering has been planned for the owner's relatives and friends. Bhaskar has written two wills - and how he dies will determine which will goes into effect. That night, there is a murder and Athreya spends the next few days trying to find the culprit. I generally enjoy the Agatha Christie class of murder mysteries.

Month in Review - February 2010


 

February has probably been one of my worst months, reading-wise. I've never come below 6 books yet, and though I did manage 6 books this time, it was a just-managed scenario. Looking back, I'm not really sure why I didn't get much reading done. I am just glad I will graduate soon (I really can't wait to be done!) Here's my list from February:
  1. Rainwater by Sandra Brown (4 cocktails)
  2. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (3 cocktails)
  3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (5 cocktails)
  4. The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch (4 cocktails)
  5. Open Season by Linda Howard (2 cocktails)
  6. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (Reread - 5 cocktails)
Short Reviews
  1. Blue Heaven by C.J. Box (4 cocktails)
  2. Creepers by David Morrell (4 cocktails)
Challenge Progress

Challenges completed: 0/12
  1. 100+ Reading Challenge: 15/100
  2. Awesome Author Challenge: 1/10
  3. Support your Local Library Challenge: 9/50
  4. Flashback Reading Challenge: 1/9
  5. Audio Book Challenge: 1/12
  6. 451 Challenge: 1/7
  7. Women Unbound Challenge: 2/5
  8. A to Z Challenge: 19/52
  9. Original TBR Challenge: 2/12
  10. What's in a name? 3 Challenge: 1/6
  11. Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 2/10
  12. POC Challenge: 2/10

February Stats
Number of books: 6
Number of pages read: 2307
Number of Audio Books: 0
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 0

Re-reads: 1
New-to-me authors: 4
Male authors: 2
Female authors: 4

Book cleared from my physical shelf: 2
Books added to my physical shelf: 7

Number of books added anew to my TBR this month: 80

Ratings

Comments

You had a terrific month,and so happy you got to experience The Help!
Amelia said…
Whoa, that was an awesome month!!
And I just love your ratings chart - I've never seen that before!
Anonymous said…
I don't always think it's how many books you read but the quality of them that counts! In terms of quality your month looks pretty good!
Morgan said…
Looks like your coming along good on your challenges.

February has been a really bad month for me too, I've just been really stressed and I have so much homework (that darn math teacher of mine). Hopefully your march reading, and mine, will be better!
Don't kick yourself over how many books you read! It's the fun of the experience. I still need to read The Help!
Kristen said…
I think February kicked everybody's butts for some reason.
Athira said…
Diane, The Help was the highlight of my Feb reading too!

Amelia, thanks! :)

Julie, ditto on that! I'm changing my beliefs. :)

Morgan, I guess a lot of us had a bad February!

Helen, would love to know how you find The Help!

Kristen, I agree. Wonder if it has something to do with just being 28 days! :-/