What @andyhickl managed to read in February 2019

I was surprised that I managed to keep up the reading pace in February.

The conditions were great. We had incredible snow in Seattle (which meant I wasn't commuting), and we spent the better part of a week in Disneyland with the kids on vacation (also good for my page count).

I just didn't read many of the books that I thought I'd read at the end of January. I liked my list just fine at the end of January, but my tastes definitely drifted mid-month. I blame the snow. Or the Mickey waffles.

I'm going to try not to feel guilty for blogging about a list of books -- and then reading something else. I like the concept of monthly reading lists, and I'm still committed to reading all the books on my reading list, but I've realized if I'm going to put in the time, I should do it with books I'm totally into.

Here's what I actually read in February:

The good

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life - David Quammen - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36373639-the-tangled-tree - BEST BOOK of 2019 FINALIST

How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life - Catherine Price - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35209767-how-to-break-up-with-your-phone

The okay

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29496076-killers-of-the-flower-moon

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right  - Atul Gawande - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6667514-the-checklist-manifesto

The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century - Deborah Blum - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38813233

Not my cup of tea

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin - Timothy Snyder - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6572270

Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze - Peter Harmsen - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17171933

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, and the New Research that's Rewriting the Story - Angela Saini - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31869108

The saves for later

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture - Pamela Haag - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2624078

Heartland - Sarah Smarsh - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38532119

Heavens on Earth - Michael Shermer - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34593574

Who We Are and How We Got Here - David Reich - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35749414

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge - Matt Ridley - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2581692