February 2018 TBR

This is going to be the month of buddy reads. Like, even saying that sounds like an understatement. I am buddy reading everything except one book! But February is also Black History Month, and the month Valentine’s Day falls in, and apparently the month I read everything with my friends, so I’m going to try to pack a lot into these twenty-eight days. Let’s hope I can do it! 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘

A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi:
Buddy read with the beautiful Sonja! 💗 Me and Sonja read The Star-Touched Queen at the end of 2017, and we both really enjoyed it! We knew that we wouldn’t be able to hold off reading this spin-off! I have such high hopes for this one.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
Buddy read with Dani! 💓 Dani is being a saint and helping me get to some of the classics on my TBR, and I cannot wait to finally experience this story with the original text!

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake:
Buddy read with Kayla! 💘 Me and Kayla are finally buddy reading something, and my heart feels so happy! She is such a sweetheart, and I hope this is an amazing first book for our first buddy read together!

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes:
Buddy read with Wren! 💖 This is the final installment in the Falling Kingdoms series, and I am beyond nervous. Like, the last book really let me down, but I’m hoping that Morgan Rhodes pushed this book back to make it extra perfect. I mean, how can Magnus’ story end any way other than utter perfection? Lord, hear my prayers.

American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone:
This is the February pick for the Book Hangover Book Club that Julie and Chelsea host! 💗 The liveshow discussion will be held on Chelsea’s Booktube channel on February 21st at 9EST! Okay, everyone I know says this is the sexiest book ever and that all the erotic elements are perfection. So, I am more than hyped for this one! And I can’t wait to discuss it with everyone!

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle:
Valentine’s Day buddy (re)read with the beautiful Wren! 💓 I was in sixth grade the last time I read this story, so it has been a hot second. I honestly don’t know how I will feel about this, but I’m hoping it makes me even more excited for the new movie!

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff:
My only non-buddy read! But, I am reading this in preparation to buddy read Obsidio in March! I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. I really enjoyed Illuminae when I read it, and went out immediately and purchased Gemina, but for one reason or another, I just never got to it. Hopefully, I can get to this in February, but I might swap this one out with an #ownvoices book by a black author. We shall see!

Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1) by Alisha Rai:
Buddy Read with Taryn! 💘 This is me and Taryn’s first buddy read and I’m so very excited! She gave me so many options to pick from, or narrow down for her, but when I saw this cover I let out an audible gasp! Like, give me all the Asian protagonists in literature, but especially in Romance! Plus, I’ve wanted to read Alisha Rai forever now. This might be the book I’m most excited about!

Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars) by Audrey Coulthurst:
Buddy read with Jules! 💖 I have an ARC of this, but it releases on March 6th! This book has received even more hype after the disgusting Kirkus review that tried to make a female’s bisexuality lesser because she is in a relationship with a male. It just made me want to read, support, and hopefully love, review, and share, this book even more!

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo:
Buddy read with Destiny & Jules! 💕 I also have an ARC of this, but it releases on March 6th! A siren that hunts prince’s hearts and then is cursed to become a human until she captures a certain prince’s heart? Sign me the hell up. A goodreads friend of mine said “is the The Little Mermaid of your nightmares” and I am so ready for this.

February is going to a BOOKED month, to say the least! But I feel so blessed and honored for all the friends I have made in this community, I love that the month of love is going to be the month I get to share my love of books with them! Also, these are the things I “have” to read, but I really hope I am able to read a few #ownvoices books by black authors, too. I hope you all had an amazing January, and I wish you all the love, happiness, and good books this February. 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘

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41 thoughts on “February 2018 TBR

  1. Nightmare little mermaid sounds awesome! I don’t remember really liking the Little Mermaid very much because my brother watched the movie ALL the time, but maybe I just needed something a little more evil. I am looking forward to your review!

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  2. I hope you have a FAB February Mel! these all look so promising, I actually sort of started American Queen lol…I haven’t read anything quite like this so I’m looking forward to the read & Drunk Live Show 🙂 &&& To Kill a Kingdom, I also need to squeeze in the next 28 days *sobs* LOL! I’m fearful of creating a TBR cause most of my reads for the month are close to 500pgs…send a little prayer to the book Gods for me 🙂

    Happy Reading <3!!!

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    1. OMG! You have to tell me your full thoughts on American Queen once you finish! I am so excited… haha! AND I can’t wait for the drunk live show for it! If you want to buddy read To Kill a Kingdom with me, Destiny, and my friend Jules, you totally can! We have it planned for the 18th and I can send you all the reading days! Let me know, beautiful!

      AND ALL THE PRAYERS, LOVE! Haha! You got this! Happy reading, love! 💘xx

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      1. I live for that drunk show! even if I don’t catch it the night of, I spend a good chunk of the next day watching it back LOL! I’ve already marked our buddy read in my planner & I’m SUPER stoked! Bring it February! also, I’m reading Armored Saint after Honor Among Thieves so I’ll definitely be in your DM’s haha! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. So many great books here!! I really love Picture of Dorian Gray and hope you do too! And I really enjoyed Gemina as much as Illuminae 😀 I felt pretty let down by Crystal Storm too, but I am looking forward to Immortal Reign- I just want to know how it turns out.

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    1. This all makes me super excited, love! Thank youuu! And yeah… if Immortal Reign let’s me down again…. I’m going to throw them all out my window. Like, Magnus deserves the world, and his ass better get it! HAHA! I can’t wait though! So, so, so excited! Happy reading, love! GUSH WITH ME WHEN YOU’RE DONE! 💘xx

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  4. oooh the only one of these I’ve read is the picture of dorian gray which I LOVE!! one of my absolute favorite classics, partly bc it’s so blatantly gay

    also!! I would love to BR something with you in the future ❤ ❤

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    1. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! I start it in two days…. and now I can’t freakin’ wait! Holy shit! Thank youuuu, my queer queen!

      AND YES! Pick anything you want in April or whenever else, and I’ll make it happen! 💘xx

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