February 2020 TBR

Keeping with my 2020 resolution, my TBR is only 10 books long.

I have a real yearning to read backlist titles this February, but I have five ARCs I’d like to get to so I can get ahead for the March releases, particularly since there are so many amazing ones coming out in March.

The ARCs

I’ll be honest—I’m not bowled over by any of these (save Harley in the Sky), so I’m kinda wondering why I requested them in the first place? Either way, I give myself free reign to DNF. Read for joy, folks.

I love Myke Cole and his Twitter presence, but I absolutely hated The Armored Saint with a passion (and not just because of the narrator’s voice). But Sixteenth Watch’s (10 March) premise sounds cool and interesting and I’m intrigued? Also, Coasties in space. Go Coasties.

The Insider’s Guide to Culture Change (11 February) is professional reading, because 1) the revolution starts now and 2) the revolution has been ongoing. And my goal has been to develop my staff into a team/a kinda cohesive unit, while also rippling that into the rest of the library system. Viva la révolution!

Every Reason We Shouldn’t (3 March) and Open Fire (3 March) both have horrible ratings on Goodreads so far, but I still requested them. The first looked cute and I had poor impulse control, and the second is about a not-so-popular subject—the Russian women’s battalion in WWI. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised by both? Although Open Fire’s cover is terrifying. What is that thing??

Harley in the Sky (10 March) is one I’m both highly anticipating and highly dreading. Starfish ripped me apart and left me bleeding, and I know that Bowman is going to do the same thing here. The first cut is the deepest, right?

The Backlisters

It is time.

Some of these I’ve talked about wanting to read for so long that it’s not even funny anymore. I need to get off my ass and read them. Bite the bullet and lose myself in these worlds. The Stone Sky is going to break me, I just know it. And Jade City scares me because of the hype.

Velocity Weapon and The Defiant Heir look like they’re going to be fun reads, while The Wolf of Oren-Yaro is—I dunno. I’ve heard so many great things about it, so I hope that it lives up to it.

The Library Book Stretch Goals

How to tell if I’m stressed—check out the number of library books I have checked out. Right now, my stress level is at a simmering boil. And hopefully I get to these, since most have been on my TBR for quite some time and I really want to read them. There just isn’t enough time in the day (or motivation) to get through everything I want to read.

What I need to do is find these in audiobook format.

Speaking of audiobooks, I don’t have a single one listed here. I need to do better at this. But I am waiting on a couple books to come in from the library: The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai (audio), Husband Material by Emily Belden (audio), Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (audio), The Steel Crow Saga by Paul Kreuger (ebook), and The Hand in the Wall by Maureen Johnson (ebook).

Oh shit…this could be bad.

What have I done?!

What are you excited to read this month?

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