The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.

February 2014 Roundup


I know I’m a little late for this but since I had no access to an Internet connection last week, I couldn’t post anything in my blog (boo!).

I read seven books in February. Lesser, compared to the nine books I read in January. Nevertheless, it was still a good reading month. Four of the books I read in February turned out to be favorites: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, Mind MGMT Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt, The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg, and Blankets by Craig Thompson.
Books Read in February 2014

  1. Blankets by Craig Thompson (REVIEW) – This was a great read. Full of symbols and visual metaphors, this graphic novel did not fail to get my attention even if it’s quite long compared to the other graphic novels I’ve read before.
  2. The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan (REVIEW) – Endearing characters and a great story that challenges you to ask questions about life and science – that is The Curiosity. I enjoyed reading this a lot. It’s one of the novels that will linger in your thoughts after you put it down. As I said in my review, I think this will be perfect for book clubs as it has themes that will be great for discussion.
  3. Mind MGMT, Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt (REVIEW) – This was absolutely incredible. I loved reading it. It was fast-paced and the action just never ends. If you’re a fan of mysteries, adventures, the paranormal, and the X-Files, this will be a book that will not disappoint!
  4. The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg (REVIEW COMING SOON) –┬áLaura van den Berg’s book is the first short story collection I’ve read. I wasn’t disappointed. I love the stories, the fragile protagonists and the authenticity of their emotions. I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a book of short stories.
  5. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (REVIEW COMING SOON) – This is my first book for the 2014 Aussie Author Challenge. I absolutely loved this book. I’ve just added it to my all-time favorites. It made me cry, this book. It really is a great story and I can’t recommend it enough.
  6. Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra (REVIEW) – Although it has its redeeming qualities, I didn’t really like this book that much. Perhaps this will appeal more to writers who like to get into a mind of a fellow writer and how he makes his stories.
  7. Girl, Interrupted by Sussana Kaysen (REVIEW COMING SOON) – Definitely an enlightening read. It provided vivid descriptions of the struggles and experiences of Sussana Kaysen and her companions in McLean Hospital. I enjoyed watching the movie too.


March is already here and I’ve read five books so far (I owe that to not having access to an Internet connection last week). One of my goals this March is to finish my 2014 TBR Pile Challenge reading challenge and *try* to finish my other challenges.


Author: 5eyedbookworm

Eclectic reader. Lover of beautiful book covers and stories of lasting interest.

4 thoughts on “February 2014 Roundup

  1. Remember, February was a short month, so that’s probably why you didn’t read as much. At least that’s my excuse.


  2. Four out of seven reads as favorite reads is really good odds! Sounds like a great reading month :-)


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