Hey all, Dani here.
Well, here we are, at the very end of January. It’s hard to believe that we have completed an entire month of 2019 already. Time flies when you keep busy I suppose. And we have been pretty darn busy here at Mousai Books. There was at least one post up every day (and a few days there were two). Every day when I would log in to check my comments and respond and all that, I found myself blown away at my stats. Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough for joining us here in our bookish and geeky corner of the world.
So, with January pretty much over, I suppose I should actually focus on February a little bit. And because I think my January Wrap-Up post will be a bit on the longer side, I am splitting the TBR onto a different post.
Since my experience with Kathy at Books and Munches and her monthly reading challenges has gone great so far, I’m going to stick with it. For February this means participating in Fantastic February, where we will read all the fantasy and/or paranormal books. Now does this mean I’m only going to read those genres? Well, probably not, but they will likely be a majority of what I read.
Actually, since using the TBR mug in January made things so interesting, I’m going to keep using a TBR mug. But I’m going to run through all the possible fantasy and paranormal books I’ll be adding to the mug, just so you can get an idea of where I’m going with my reading.
The one book that won’t be going into the mug is King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. Of course I will be reading this one as soon as it is in my grabby little hands. Nikolai is one of my favorite characters in the Grishaverse, so I’m really looking forward to reading this one.
Other books that will be included in my possible February TBR include: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett, The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima, To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo, Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell, Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca, Priest of Bones by Peter McLean, Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett, The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke, The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty, and The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.
I find it highly unlikely that I would make it through all of these, but I wanted to have a little variety in my fantasy subgenres and such. But there are quite a few in the list that are filled with political intrigue, or a heist plot, so clearly that’s the kind of mood I’m in, and that is totally fine with me.
Wow, so many of my potential book choices are lengthy ones. They would certainly knock a few titles off my list for my year of Big Books. The only way to see what happens is to just start reading.
What reading plans do you have for February? Let me know in the comments, because you know I’m always ready to talk about books. I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.