Round of applause guys, we made it through the first month of 2022 👏👏 and now onto the second …
February is of course the month of Love™ despite there only being one designated day for it. Obviously I’m going to be milking this holiday for all it’s worth when it comes to content, starting with the books I plan to read this month.
I got off to a really good start in January and I’m already ahead of my reading goal. I’d like to keep up with that momentum but I’m not gonna put too much pressure on myself because I start back at Uni this month and am hoping to go visit my aunt and Godson.
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne – I know this has been on a fair few of my TBRs but I’m adamant it will get read this month. I was actually going to read it in January. I considered reading it on the plane back to uni, and then almost picked it up towards the end of the month but it just made sense for me to leave this til February. I mean it’s a romance between teenage ghosts/grimreapers(? something like that. either way they’re dead). That just seems like a really something different to the usual Valentines Day read.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston – Finally I got my hands on this book! I kind of caved and bought it even though I was going to hold off but for good reason. I may be buddy reading this with a friend. They have a copy and really want to read it. I have a copy and really want to read it. It makes sense. Even if my friend doesn’t want to buddy read, I’m still hoping to get to it this month, catch up with McQuiston before her YA debut comes out.
*Both of these books reportedly have the Grumpy/Sunshine trope. I’m hoping to include them in Part 2 of my Grumpy/Sunshine review post (part 1 coming soon😉) but because they have similar tropes, I’m totally okay only getting to one of these this month*
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert – The Brown Sisters trilogy is one of the series I want to complete this year. I’ve really enjoyed the previous two books and am expecting to love this third and final book just as much, if not more.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren – I’ve wanted to read more from this author duo since reading their Christmas book back in 2020 and this is where I’m hoping to start. If I remember correctly, this has a slight sci-fi element to it with a dating app that compares biological combatability from DNA or something like that, so that’s interesting.
Mox by Jon Moxley – UGH. Ok I’m annoyed about this. I ordered this as a “well done for surviving your first semester of uni” gift to myself after handing in my final assignment. Because I had so much free time I even paid for next day delivery (which was actually 2 days later delivery cause it was late when I ordered it) which I don’t usually do because it usually comes within a week anyways but now I wish I hadn’t cause it hasn’t come any quicker and I paid £3 for nothing. Obviously this isn’t the end all or anything. I’m not annoyed at the delivery people, more annoyed at myself for paying for quick delivery and getting excited, making plans to spend all day reading it, only for it to not show up. It should be here really soon though and while I won’t be able to squeeze it into January, I’ll definitley be reading it in February.
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len – Sure this is dark and fantastical what with the main character being an unsuspecting monster whose crush wants to murder her, but it still seems to have a romance at it’s centre. I’m also working on getting my Netgalley Rating back up to the 80% mark (all my ARCs coming in at once lowered my rating down to 79 lol).
So those are the 6 books I’m aiming to read in February!!
There’s a small chance I might also pick up Flash Fire by T.J Klune. I finished my recent read this morning, and later on thought I’d give this a try. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but it’s got a lot of second-hand-embarrassment just from basic teenage things that are a little too relatable. I was hit with this within the first chapter of Flash Fire and just wasn’t ready for that. If I can work myself up to it, I may also read this.
As always I’d love to know what you’re gonna read this month, as well as your thoughts on any of the books mentioned. Thanks for reading :))