Welcome to February, friends!
Since I did a wrap-up for January, it only makes sense to show you what I’ll be reading in February. I’m going to try and post a TBR (TBR = To Be Read) update at the beginning of each month, so you’ll know what I’m reading. 🙂
Here we go!
I’m a little ambitious this month:
So I want to read ten books this month, and I’m hoping it’ll happen. In addition to schoolwork, I have library deadlines I have to deal with; some of these can’t be renewed, but I’ve been wanting to read them for forever, so I’ll just have to roll with it, I guess.
Books I Plan to Read This Month
I really enjoyed To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and I checked out this book around the same time I checked out that one, so I look forward to catching up with Laura Jean and her family! I’m 100 pages in, and enjoying it so far. 🙂
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I’m always interested in books that discuss mental illness and how it affects teens, and I’ve heard this book does that well. I look forward to reading it and finding out for myself.
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Though Jellicoe Road was disappointing, I loved Marchetta’s Finnikin of the Rock, so I’m going to try another contemporary of hers and see if I like it.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
I have been meaning to read this book for YEARS, so when I saw it at the library, I snatched it right up! This will be my first book for the #BeatTheBacklist Challenge, and I’m super excited!
The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie McLemore
I’m always down for some magical realism–especially if that magical realism contains carnival/circus/performing arts aspects. Plus, I believe Sabaa Tahir recommended this, and she’s one of my favorite authors, so I’m giving it a go.
This Is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer
This one just looks plain fun. I love the cover and the premise (a girl tries to come up with a formula for love to get a Harvard scholarship). It sounds cute and endearing, and I’m hoping it’ll give me the warm fuzzies.
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi
This is another book I’ve had my eye on for a while, and when I found the other two books in the series at the library, I requested this one so I can hopefully binge read the entire series. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the prose, but I want to form my own opinion on it first. I hope I enjoy it!
Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick
Gah, the cover for this is gorgeous. I don’t typically read historical fiction, but the Bolshevik Revolution? Yes, please. We don’t get enough of Russia in YA, and I hope this delivers.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I loved Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I’m researching faeries/fae for a story idea, and I’m always looking for YA faerie books to love. For all these reasons, I’ve wanted to read this book. And I finally found it at my library. One of my most anticipated reads on this list.
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff
I loved the Illuminae series (which Kristoff co-authored), and I’ve heard so much praise for this book, so I’m giving it a go! Another highly-anticipated read for this month.
Ten books is ambitious, but I’m excited for the (hopefully) good reads this month will bring! See any of your favorites here?
What about you?
- How many books will you be reading this month?
- Which of those books are you most looking forward to reading?