Happy February fellow bookworms! Looking Ahead is a monthly meme hosted by Tina at Reading Between the Pages. At the start of each month, I’ll be posting my anticipated TBR. Be sure to check out Tina’s page and those of the other participants in this meme.
I read all but two of the books on my January TBR. I didn’t get to The Naturalist or to listening to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Therefore, they will be making another appearance below. On the brighter side, I did sneak The Heart’s Invisible Furies in and it is now my favorite book of all time. I also added a few more titles. You can check out my January Wrap-Up here.
February is going to be an odd reading month for me. My family and I are going to Whistler for 10 days. Vacations, for me, can go either way. Sometimes I get a lot of reading in and sometimes none at all. Either way, I’m an even moodier reader when I’m away. Therefore, I’m going to break this month’s post up in to what I’m going to read and what I might read. Please feel free to chime in if you’ve read any of these books. I welcome any advice that might help me to prioritize.
I’m Going to Read
Truth be told, I’ve already started and nearly finished Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance. It’s an enchanting story that proves fantasy/magical realism can be just as smart as literary fiction.
Elmet is this month’s book club pick. It was short-listed for the Mann Booker prize in 2017. I’m not sure I would have picked this one up on my own but that’s what I love about being in a book club.
I’m on the blog tour for In Every Moment We Are Still Alive. This a work of biographic fiction about a husband who suddenly loses his wife to leukemia shortly after the birth of their daughter.
I’m on the blog tour for The French Girl. I love stories about cold cases and long-hidden secrets among friends.
After posting my review of The Heart’s Invisible Furies, so many of you recommended I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas that I’ve already checked it out at my local library.
I Might Read
A five and a half hour plane right might be the perfect time for me to start listening to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. If I like the story and not the audio, I can always download it later.
The blurb has me asking… is it a parental abduction? Or has his father taken him from his mother for his own good? I love a good domestic thriller! I’m hoping Almost Missed You will be a hit.
I’ve always been a drawn to stories about the Kennedy family. Until I read the blurb for The Summer I Met Jack, I was unfamiliar with the story of Alicia Corning Clark.
If I can read Out of Bounds, I’ll be crossing one book off the NetGalley naughty list and can review it as a Throwback Thursday post. Win-win. I didn’t realize this book was part of a series when I requested it so I’m hoping it’ll work as a stand alone. This will be my first Val McDermid and I’ve heard so many great things about her writing that I can’t believe I haven’t read any of her books before now.
Here’s the first sentence from the Goodreads blurb: The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. The blurb along with the high average rating on Goodreads makes me excited to start Wolf by Wolf.
What are you looking forward to in February? Are there any other books I should consider?