February 2015 books

This is the latest post in a series I started in late 2019, anticipating the twentieth anniversary of my bookblogging which will fall in 2023. Every six-ish days, I've been revisiting a month from my recent past, noting work and family developments as well as the books I read in that month. I've found it a pleasantly cathartic process, especially in recent circumstances. If you want to look back at previous entries, they are all tagged under bookblog nostalgia.

As was increasingly routine, I had two work trips to London that month; also Anne and I went to a concert in Antwerp, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of my favourite composer, Sibelius. And at the end of the month my sister C and her daughter S came to visit, and we went to the Atomium.

I read 20 books that month.

Non-fiction: 3 (YTD 11)
Het Achterhuis, by Anne Frank / The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank, see also later note on Alfred Dussel / Fritz Pfeffer
Anne Frank: The book, the life and the afterlife, by Francine Prose
Tree and Leaf, by J R R Tolkien (has a little more non-fiction content than fiction)

Het Achterhuis The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank: The book, the life and the afterlife Tree and Leaf

Fiction (non-sf): 1 (YTD 2)
I Don't Know How She Does It, by Allison Pearson

I Don

SF (non-Who): 9 (YTD 24)

The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne
Mars Evacuees, by Sophia McDougall

The Abyss Beyond Dreams, by Peter Hamilton – did not finish
Amnesia, by Peter Carey
Firefall, by Peter Watts
The Blood Red City, by Justin Richards
Cataveiro, by E.J. Swift – not finished
Transit of Earth (anthology, no editor credited)
Descent, by Ken MacLeod

Transit of Earth

Doctor Who, etc: 4 (YTD 7)
Warmonger, by Terrance Dicks
Reckless Engineering, by Nick Walters
Dragon's Wrath, by Justin Richards
Doctor Who Annual 2015

Warmonger Reckless Engineering Dragon Doctor Who Annual 2015

Comics : 2 (YTD 4)
Bétélgeuse, v2: Les Survivants, by Leo
Boerke bijbel, by Pieter De Poortere

Bétélgeuse, v2: Les Survivants Boerke bijbel

~6,000 pages (YTD 14,500)
6/19 by women (YTD 16/48) – Frank, Prose, Pearson, Byrne, McDougall, Swift
0/19 by PoC (YTD 1/48)

Always worth returning to Anne Frank, whose diary you can get hereDescent, by Ken MacLeod, which you can get here. Unimpressed with both Hamilton's Abyss Beyond Dreams, which you can get here, and Boerke Bijbel, which you can get here.

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