TBR number two! Can’t believe January is almost over already.
I have two books on the go. I am 85% into Shield Maiden by Sharon Emmerichs, which is a NetGalley eARC and I have just over an hour left in Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem. I am not sure whether I will finish either of them today, but they are not included in my February TBR. I will start on my Feb TBR once I have finished those, which will most likely be tomorrow anyway.
I used my board halfway through January to set my Feb TBR, but ended up finishing my January TBR early and already read two of the books that had been on my TBR for Feb. I know, I am so efficient *sarcasm at work*, so I added two more rolls to make an even ten again. So, what were the prompts that came up?
1. Seasonal or Year TBR: so, a book that was on a longer term TBR. Always good when this one comes up. I decided to go with The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb for this one. It is on my Winter TBR and I can’t wait to continue with The Liveship Traders trilogy! (paperback)
2. Translated book: I actually took Amazon up on their First Reads offer for the first time this month and I found a couple of books that looked good. For this prompt I have decided to go with The Fires by Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir. It’s translated from the Icelandic and just sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I don’t think I have read an Icelandic book before, so that’s exciting! (eBook)
3. Black or white spine: For this one I have decided to with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. I have a white edition. I may listen to this one on audio. I am not sure whether this one will be for me, but I am going to find out! (paperback/audio)
4. Sci-Fi: Now I don’t have a ton of sci-fi on my shelves, but it is a genre I’d like to delve into a bit more. Again, Amazon had a book that fitted this prompt that sounded good to me. The book is Meru by S B Divya. Just the tagline “One woman and her pilot are about to change the future of the species in an epic space opera about aspiration, compassion, and redemption” was enough for me. I hope I will love it! (eBook)
5. Published 2000-2015: I have decided to go with The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon for this one. I have been meaning to read it for a good while. I have the paperback, but I think I will listen to the audio book for this one.
6. Middle Grade: I am going with Coraline by Neil Gaiman for this one. I’ve had it on my shelf or a while and I wanted a shorter book to balance out some of the bigger books I am reading this month. (paperback)
7. Standalone: I was going to go with a different book, but I ended up going with All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie. It is a novel that is on my Winter TBR and I prefer to read it when it’s still actually winter. If I read it next month it may start edging towards spring. I feel it’s time. This is another shorter book. (paperback)
8. Cover with a structure on it: I had a few options, but I have put Specters by Radwa Ashour on my TBR. It is a book I bought this month and it would be nice to not let it linger. It’s translated from Arabic and I think it’s set in Egypt and centres around two women, both professors. It sounds super interesting to me. (paperback)
9. Middle Grade: TBC. My second middle grade this month. I am not sure what to go with yet. It depends on how my other reads go, so I will leave this one blank for now.
10. Bought 2017/2018: Always good when a prompt like this comes up and I go back and check what books I bought in those years that I haven’t read yet. I decided to go with an e-book and I felt like some fantasy kind of fare. I put The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky on my priority list a few weeks ago and this seems like the perfect excuse to read it. It’s been lingering on my Kindle since 2017!
Do you have any specific reading plans or are you winging it in February?