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I can’t believe how fast January has rushed by, which means it’s February in only a few days and I have a whole new TBR to set up. I’ve read a lot of books so far this year, which I’m happy about, and even more excited to read the books I’ve set out for February, so keep on reading to see which ones I’ve picked!

Revenge of the Beast (#1 The Beast and the Bethany) by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

I was supposed to be on the blog tour for this book ages ago, but I was way too busy with university work and didn’t get around to reading it. I needed a new NetGalley book for my February TBR, and this is the book I picked from my TBR Jar. I’m very excited to get to read this book finally, after months of it waiting for me. I absolutely loved the first book, and you can find my full review of it here. I’ve got high expectations for the 2nd book, but I know it’ll live up to them!

Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult: A Memoir by Michelle Dowd

This is not my usual kind of read, but when I received the email by Algonquin Books about this book being on an upcoming tour, I knew I needed to give it a chance. I haven’t gotten confirmation that I’m on the tour yet, but I’m putting this one on my TBR, in hopes that I do get approved and that I get to read it. I have a feeling it will be a fascinating, yet hard-hitting read, and one I am looking forward to discovering in February.

From Blood and Ash (#1 Blood and Ash) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I have wanted to read this book for SUCH a long time, and it has been sitting on my shelves, staring at me, willing me to pick it up. I’m so happy that some of my book blogging buddies have decided to buddy read this one together in February, and I have a feeling I’m going to be hooked straight away. I already know and really enjoy books by this author, and I’ve heard so many good things about this new series, so I am 100% ready to jump into this world and be wholly consumed by it. Bring it on!

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

For the “Romance Reads” buddy read in February, we also picked this book which sounds like it will be fun, a bit crazy, quite emotional, and hopefully really cute. I don’t know anything about this book apart from the blurb, but it’s one I nominated because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, and I fancied reading a bit of a different romance story. I’m looking forward to it, and it’s not very long, so it should be a cute and quick read. But I’ll make sure to have my tissues ready because I sobbed my heart out when I finished our previous book.

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

I was lucky enough to be gifted this book at Christmas by my fiancĂ©, and my friend Stephen from Stephen Writes agreed to buddy read it with me in February. I love the cover, and I am really drawn to this book because of the premise which sounds right up my alley, but also quite unique. I don’t really know what this book will turn out to be, or what to expect from it, so I’m going in with an open mind and I’m hopeful it will be an enjoyable read.

These Violent Delights (#1) by Chloe Gong

I got this book as a Fairyloot book in a monthly book box a few years ago, and it has been sadly sitting on my shelves ever since. I love the look of it and have heard A LOT of very good opinions about it, especially since it’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling with a twist. I’m so excited to finally be picking it up and reading it with some buddies from the TWR gang. It might be just what I need while I power through my thesis in February, as I desperately need to get it done as soon as I can, especially since I’m getting married in March.

A Discovery of Witches (#1) by Deborah Harkness

I’ve actually already started this book, but only a few days ago, so I’m making it count for my February TBR. Hannah from Han Loves to Read saw my Books I want to reread in 2023 post, and offered to reread some of the books on the list with me, which I was so happy about. This was one of my favourite books a few years ago, and I already love it as much as I did then, so I’m excited to continue it in February, and hopefully pick up the other two books in this series as well, although I don’t want it to end, I’m too invested, lol!

Nine Liars (#5 Truly Devious) by Maureen Johnson

EEEEEK! When I saw that this one was being released at the end of December 2022, I just had to ask Candyce from The Book Dutchesses if she wanted to read it with me, as we had read the whole of the series together last year. We loved that series, and I’m ecstatic to know there is a continuation from the previous book. I’m so excited to dive back into this world and see these characters again, as they are all such immersive, clever and enjoyable books!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson

This series was on my January TBR, but I didn’t get around to it in time, and I’m only about 150 pages into the reread of the first book. So I’m putting these back on my next monthly TBR, and will hopefully get to them during the month, if not, they’ll have to go on the March TBR, lol.

Cards on the Table (#14 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie

Another book making a reappearance on a monthly TBR is the next book in the Hercule Poirot series. I had literally no time to get to it in January, and was kind of dreading it to be honest because the first pages I read a few months ago confused me with the details of playing bridge, which I really didn’t understand. I’ve bitten the bullet and gotten it on Audible, so I can listen to it in the car on my drive to and from work, or in the evenings while I’m doing some crochet!

The Forest of Moon and Swords by Amy Raphael

Would you just look at that cover? Stunning! So the Middle grade Marvels book club pick for the month of February is this little beauty. I now can’t really remember what the blurb is about, but I do know that it sounded so interesting, and there are some beautiful illustrations in this book. it seems to be a books with positive opinions, and I know I really wan’t wait to discover what it’s all about!

I went a bit crazy and picked out lots of library books from my 3 libraries (the two that I currently work in and the one I worked in last year). I’m not going to go into too much detail about all of them, but just insert the covers below. It’s a mix of adult and MG/YA, but also novels and graphic novels or comics, so a nice mixed bag of French reads to keep me occupied in February. I’m excited to read all of these books and I have lots of good feelings about them!

Seule en sa demeure by CĂ©cile Coulon

And the final book on my TBR, is my one TBR Jar pick for each month. I pulled out a “French” piece of paper, and used a random number generator in my Physical TBR spreadsheet to pick which French book I would be reading in February. I got this one ages ago it seems, and I’m so glad it was the pick for this month as I’ve wanted to read it for a long time. I can’t remember exactly what it is about, but I seem to remember that it is a mystery/thriller, gothic historical fiction kind of story, and I love the cover, so I’m hoping it will be a really good book!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading my post.

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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  1. […] I have to admit that I’ve been slacking a bit in February, and I’ve only managed to finish one buddy read book from my TBR… I’m not going to add the others to the March TBR though, but if you’re interested in seeing what books I’d like to finish, check out the “buddy read” part in this post! […]

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