Friday, March 1, 2019

February Wrap Up and March TBR

Read in February: Historical Fiction

My blogging slump is still basically hanging around but I have gotten much better this month. I am posting more regularly and even sometimes posting in advance, which is really good. I am still a little behind on posts and don't have much motivation to write reviews, but we are getting there. As for reading, it wasn't a great month but seeing as it is the shortest of the year, I think I did okay. I read a total of 11 books this month. Okay, well I really only read 10 but I'm saying I finished Courting Darkness even though I didn't because I will over the weekend.

For challenges, I am once again low key doing challenges. The only one I am legit doing is how many books in a year. I set a Goodreads goal of reading 150 books in a year. My original goal last year was 150 but I had to lower it so I want to make that happen this year. Adding these 11 to last month brings my total to 27 for the year which is on track for this goal. For the rest of the challenges I only low key set them. I want to read 20 debuts this year and I read 2 again this month which is 4 for the year and on track. I haven't really been reading e-books lately but I did get approved for a good amount on Netgalley so I need to hold myself accountable. I want to read 15 books this year. I read 1 this month which is a total of 3 for 2019. I also want to read 20 backlist books. This month I read 2 backlist books which is 5 for the year. I am on track for all of these goals but it is kind of too early to tell

The Books

1.) Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullogh Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
2.)  King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
3.) Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples Rating: 8 out of 10
4.) Saga Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples Rating: 9.5 out of 10
5.) On the Come Up by Angie Thomas Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
6.) Spectacle by Jodi Lynn Zdork Rating: 8 out of 10 stars [My Review]
7.) Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard Rating: 9.5 out of 10 stars [My Review]
8.) The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry Rating: 8 out of 10 stars [My Review]

9.) The Wicked and the Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen 
and Jamie McKelvie Rating: 9 out of 10
10.) Immortal Code by Lillian Clark Rating: 7 out of 10 [Review to Come]
11.) Courting Darkness by Robin LeFevers Rating: 9 out of 10 [Review to Come]

To Be Read in March: 

And here is hoping that I can continue the strong reading month. It is the time of year where exciting new books continue to come out, including a few I have been waiting on for years. I am hoping to read at least a dozen books this month but I am honestly not sure which books I want to read. I have a busy month with travel for work and to visit family and friends so we shall see.

Books for Review

Enchantee by Gita Trelease - Add to Goodreads
I wanted to read this last month but I didn't get the chance with the other books I was hoping to read. But honestly this month I don't have many plans of what to read so hopefully I will have time for this one finally.

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees - Add to Goodreads
I received an advance copy of this from the publisher a while ago and it is finally time to read it. I love low fantasy dealing with forests. They always feel like modern fairy tales and this one sounds great.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan - Add to Goodreads
I am super excited to read this book. I am on the blog tour for early April and I am planning to read this next month in order to prepare for the tour.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee - Add to Goodreads
This is technically a March release but it is one of the Kindle First Reads this month and there is almost never one of those I want to read so when I saw this I snatched it up.

New Releases

Slayer by Kiersten White - Add to Goodreads
I have been wanting to read this one and a few friends and I decided to buddy read it. One of them is a huge Buffy fan and so I am excited to discuss with her.

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton - Add to Goodreads
I loved The Belles. I was late to the party on that book but for this one I have a copy already ordered and I am so pumped to start it.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Schotle - Add to Goodreads
I have a copy of this reserved from the library. If things go well then I should be able to read it this month. Maybe bring it with me to read on my trip.

Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon - Add to Goodreads
I love Samantha Shannon's writing and I am super excited to read her take on dragons. But this book is a total beast. I am thinking about listening to the audiobook but it's 25 hours long. I'm not sure if I have to time to finish it.

Backlist Books

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green - Add to Goodreads
I have the unpopular opinion that John Green is overrated but I think is because I have always liked his brother Hank more. I'm excited to read his novel. It sounds really good.

Other than that, I have no plans. A few other books I reserved from the library that might come in but I am not sure which and I don't know if I will be able to read them and when.

There you have it. Some of the books I hope to read in March. As always, these are subject to change. I may read all of these or I may only read a few and then read a bunch of different ones. But honestly I think this list I can stick to. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!

1 comment:

  1. I like Hank more, too. His book isn’t great, but it’s entertaining, and I’m curious enough to read the sequel. Have a great March!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!