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As Far as You'll Take Me by Phil Stamper
Belly Up by Eva Darrows
The Big Nap by Ayelet Waldman
Birds by the Shore by Jennifer Ackerman
A Deadly Chapter by Essie Lang
A Game of Cones by Abby Collette and Joell Jacob (narrator)
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari
Just Because by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson
Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 2 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi
Negative Image by Vicki Delany
Nothing O'Clock by Neil Gaiman
Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
Oddity by Eli Brown and Karin Rytter (illustrator)
The Old Boat by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
Paladin's Strength by T. Kingfisher
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
The Raconteur's Commonplace Book by Kate Milford

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
Restaurant to Another World Volume 3 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations)
Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee
Stray Bullets by Robert Rotenberg
These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn
Tin by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Wicked Weaves by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen

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February 2021 Sources

February 2021 Summary

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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February 2021 Sources: 03/02/21

Previous month's book sources

February was the eleventh full month of shelter in place for COVID-19 precautions. In the middle of this month we will hit our year anniversary. Our oldest though will be able to come home for spring break. Ian's parents are still stuck in Canada.

ROOB Score for the last three years

In February I read 12 TBR books, down from January's 21 TBR. I read four published in February. Six books were for research, with an extra one as a rare ARC, running even with January. None were from the library. The four new books brought my score up from -2.91 to -2.48. Nonetheless, it was in the middle for February months for eleven years of tracking. I didn't make my predicted score of -3.0.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

March will have a mixture of new and previously month's books. As I'm running even with reading for what I'm reviewing, I predict another score around -2.5.

ROOB monthly averages

My average for February stayed put at -2.44.

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