Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Time to look onward to February! Here’s my January TBR if you’re curious what my plans were, and my wrap up will be coming next week.
As I usually do, I’m giving myself a couple of books that I absolutely want to tick off the list, while still maintaining some freedom to make decisions as my mood takes me. I’ve got several ARCs that I need to work my way through, although there’s still a few days of this month left that I’m hoping to tackle them with if I can. With everything home-wise and health-wise, it’s amazing just how much of an impact life in general is having on my reading.
That said, I’ve also been losing myself completely in books when feeling overwhelmed. It’s a fine old balance, and I think it’s one I’ll always worry about striking right. I’ve tried not to give myself a hard time about whether I’m reading the ‘right’ thing as life is too difficult all by itself right now, but I am hoping to tackle some of the books I need to review sooner rather than later too.
So here we go! Here’s February’s TBR.
The Jasmine Throne
The lovely Weirdos group picked this book as the February group read, along with House of Hollow. It’s been a book that I’ve wanted to read for a while, and when one of the extra lovely members of the group offered to gift me a copy so I could join in, there’s no way I could refuse. I’m so excited for this one, having only heard good things about it, and even more so knowing we’re doing it as a buddy read and knowing how much fun they can be!
False Value (Rivers of London #8)
This month, I’ve read Lies Sleeping, book number seven in the Rivers of London series, as well as Body Works, the first of the RoL graphic novels. It’s absolutely got me back into the headspace where I want to be completely, absolutely, utterly absorbed in these books all over again, but I’m spacing it out slightly so that I’m ready for book nine’s release in April.
The Bitterwine Oath
The lovely Amy and I read I Know You Did It this month, and both really enjoyed reading a thriller together. There are real advantages to buddy reading, and I can’t wait to dig into this young adult mystery with a dash of fantasy in February and discuss this one with her as we go.
Crescent City: House of Sky and Breath
The second book in the Crescent City series publishes on 15th February. My copy is pre-ordered to the local Waterstones store and I have no plans for that day, or the days after while I read it and inevitably disolve into a destroyed puddle, based on what the first book was like! I’m so ready for it to ruin me. That’s a lie; I’m terrified.
My review of Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood, book one, is here.
The Case For Jamie (Charlotte Holmes #3)
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson. Book two, which I read this month, ended with such a bombshell that it has taken physical restraint from moving straight onto book three. I’ve only paced myself as I know I’ll be sad when the series is over!
One of my goals for this year was to read more graphic novels, and I’ve started it off right! This one I actually found in a charity shop when hunting for bargains with my friend recently. It’s in perfect condition, even / aside from being signed (depending on what your views are on that front!). I’d never even heard of it until I picked it up, but it immediately grabbed me, and I’m looking forward to reading it.
As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder #3)
I’m rereading the second book, Good Girl, Bad Blood, at the moment all in preperation for this! When I first went to read the third book, I found there were too many details I had forgotten for me to enjoy it totally, so although it’s taken me a little while to get around to doing, I’ve been really enjoying my rereads, knowing that As Good As Dead just a little way away now… Eek!
So there we have it. Let’s see how this goes! I’m really interested to see what books end up in the February Wrap Up already… January has ended up surprising me, and continues to in this last week, so who knows. how a month’s time will look.