Hi everybody, welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
Happy February! I hope everybody had a great first month of January, even though the cold weather really presented itself to us this month (at least to me, in Toronto)! I had an absolutely jam-packed January, which included a trip to Las Vegas (technically this was in the end of December… oops!), finishing final projects and completing final exams. I just finished my last exam on Jan. 30 and it was a great feeling of relief to know that a new semester is finally here, and starts on Monday! I hope to post a lot more frequently this month, as I will be much less busy this month with school, among other things. Therefore, I have prepared quite an ambitious TBR for myself this month. Even though February only consists of 28 days, I have ten books on this list, so I assume I won’t be able to get to all of them this month. However, I will try my best to do so since I am looking forward to each book I plan on reading so much!
The first book/ARC I plan on reading this month is “The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes. I had this on my TBR last month, and it was the only book on my TBR list that I didn’t get to. I received an ARC of this book in December, and am SO excited to start it! Look out for my full review later next week. This book releases on February 12, 2019.
The second book I plan on reading in February is “Two Can Keep a Secret” by Karen M. McManus. This is the Booksplosion BOTM Pick for February that was picked by Christine, Kat and Jesse. One of my 2019 bookish goals is to join in on more readathons and book club picks, and that is why I chose to read this book this month. I pre-ordered this book in December 2018, and was so excited when it arrived in January! I have not read “One of Us is Lying“, which was Karen M. McManus’ previous book, but I hope to do so if I enjoy her new release!
The next book I plan on reading this month is “The Dreamers” by Karen Thompson Walker. I cannot even attempt to explain how thrilled I was when I received a finished copy of this book in the mail from Penguin Random House Canada!!!!!!!! I am SO excited to read this book, and I predict that it will be a 5-star read!
On January 21, Ashely at Falling Down The Book Hole announced that she along with a few other book bloggers (including myself!!) are running Fierce Female Reads February! Throughout the month of February, we encourage you to read books that include fierce female characters or were written by female authors! There will also be a readathon during Feb. 15 – 28, which is the perfect time to read some of your backlist fierce female books! We have chosen “Moxie” by Jennifer Mathieu as our group read for the readathon portion of Fierce Female Reads February! I plan on posting a review for this book during one of my scheduled posting days, so I have decided to read this book in advance in order to have the book review written and posted on time. I am very excited to read this one, and have heard some great things about it! For more information on Fierce Female Reads February, click here! Make sure you are following the Fierce Female Reads twitter, so you can stay up to date on all of the Fierce Female Reads updates! There are also a few Instagram challenges and reading challenges, which you can read in the graphics below! Plus, there are a TON of amazing giveaways that will be going on throughout this month, so make sure you read the Female Reads announcement post to find out about all of them! My Fierce Female Reads February Readathon TBR will be posted on Feb. 15, so keep your eye out for it!
I recently purchased “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid thanks to all of the PHENOMENAL reviews its been getting all over the book community! While books about celebrities are not really my ‘thing’, I am really looking forward to reading this book, and plan on reading it for the Fierce Female Reads February Readthon (and you will find out the rest of my picks for the readathon on Feb. 15)!
The next book I plan on reading is “Once Upon A River” by Diane Setterfield. I received a finished copy of this book from Penguin Random House Canada. This book sounds super interesting and not like anything I have read recently. I am really looking forward to reading it, and cannot wait to see where this story takes me!
The second ARC I plan on reading this month is “Rayne & Delilah’s Midnight Matinee” by Jeff Zentner. I requested an ARC of this book from Penguin Teen Canada after hearing the great things popular YA authors were saying about this novel. Plus, the cover is BEAUTIFUL! I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing this book! It comes out in stores on February 26, 2019.
The next book I plan on reading is “The Suspect” by Fiona Barton. I received an unsolicited finished copy of this book from Penguin Random House Canada last month. I have heard interesting things about this book on social media, so I am definitely interested in reading it. This book is actually the third book in a series (I believe), and I will not be reading the first two books in this series since I have heard that you can read this book as a standalone and you will not really be missing anything. If I end up getting around to this book, I will be posting a full review on it near the end of the month!
The last two books I plan on reading this month are the first and second books in the “Harry Potter” series. My biggest reading goal this year was to finally read and complete the Harry Potter series. I purchased the entire series with these beautiful covers, over four years ago, and I still have yet to read them! I plan on working my way through this series slowly, so if I don’t read both of these this month, I will definitely add them to my TBR for next month.
Those are all of the books I plan on reading this month (well… for the most part)! Are you planning on participating in Fierce Female Reads February and/or the Fierce Female Reads Readathon? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear what you plan on reading!
Good Night Book Owls!