This month has got to be a record for me. I’m not even sure I how ended up reading as many books as I did, but nonetheless, I’m super impressed with myself…and my lack of a life other than books. 😄 Pat on the back, though?
I read a 20 (20?!!) total of books. They include:
- Wanted by Betsy Schow
- The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James
- You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
- Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James
- Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
- Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
- Roseblood by A. G. Howard
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Gilded Cage by Vic James
- Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton (review coming Feb. 15)
- The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
- The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins (review coming Feb. 8)
- An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James (review coming tomorrow)
- Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey
- Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (review coming Feb. 10)
- Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerele (review coming Feb. 13)
- Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead (review coming Feb. 6th)
- This is Our Story by Ashley Elston (review coming Feb. 17
I did read two more books, but I won’t be reviewing them here so I didn’t include them.
Now, if you remember, this is quite a bit different than the TBR I set in December. I had very good intentions, but I fell into the Simone St. James void of fantastic writing. That definitely caused a wonderful and amazing stop on the book train, but definitely screwed up my TBR…and has gotten me majorly behind on my reviews. 😄
I DNF’d Gilded Cage, The Dragon’s Price, and Proof of Lies, so I would recommend these reads the least. I just couldn’t get into any of these, and it was super sad since I was so excited for the first two of these.
Gemina and any of the Simone St. James books gave me the most heart eyes, and all of them are classic favorites and even had multiple Princess visits. I recommend picking up a copy of these this instance. The Secret of a Heart Note brought the most surprise this month, and it along with Under Rose-Tainted Skies were such beautiful reads.
Overall, a very impressive book month for me, and while it wasn’t quite what I expected to end up reading, I’m definitely pretty glad I devoured all of these books and got some of my most anticipated 2017 reads checked out!
Now, onto February…
Due to January being the month of YA book dreams with a huge amount of my most anticipated books coming out, I have a ton of books that will be arriving on my doorstep very, very soon. Which means Mandy will want to devour the moment she stops caressing their beautiful covers. 😄 Plus, I accidentally (okay, fine, totally not accidentally) got approved for a ton of books on Netgalley that are coming out in February and March, which means I need to get my book butt in gear. Here is a list of what I will most assuredly be sticking with for my February TBR:
- Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
- By Your Side by Kasie West
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin
- Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen
- Less than Charming by Rebecca Demarest
- These Ruthless Deeds by Kelly Zekas and Tarun Shanker
- Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
- Most Likely Reread: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
- Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda (AHHHHHH – I didn’t even know this was a thing but I found it and I must read it immediately and not wait until May.)
- The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Aldieh
This is my tentative TBR, but for once, I have a super good chance of actually completing it, since I literally can’t wait to read all of these books. A great deal of these are books I’ve waited to read for months, and I’m pretty sure my fangirling will be at an all time high this month. Wish my fangirling heart some luck, because it might just explode.
Most Anticipated Reads? Caraval, By Your Side, Wires and Nerve, and The Perfect Stranger.
Least Anticipated? The two books in the Red Queen series. I’m quite a bit more excited for Glass Sword, but I’ve seen a few reviews that Cruel Crown is a bit harder to get into since you don’t really need to read it to further the story along.
What is on your February TBR? What was the best book you read in January? What was your least favorite? What book are you most looking forward to reading in February?