- Wildlife by Fiona Wood
- The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
- The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
- The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
- A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read)
- Thick As Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
- The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
- But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure
- Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
- Frostblood by Elly Blake
- American Street by Ibi Zoboi
- Gilded Cage by Vic James
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynn Jones (re-read)
- Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Books On Deck:
- Freya by Matthew Laurence (Mar. 14)
- The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby (May 27)
Books Bought: 0!
(Books Bought is a tricky this month. Technically, based on the number of books I own according to goodreads, I didn’t buy any books. But in reality I bought 4 titles and a total of 12 physical books. After waffling about it for years I finally caved and bought the original hardcovers of Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief books. As well as the paperbacks with different covers. And the reissues that are being released at the end of this month.)
- The White Russian by Vanora Bennett (not requested, St. Martins)
- Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis (not requested, Tor)
- I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo (requested, Macmillan)
- In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (requested, Macmillan)
- The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty (requested, Macmillan)
- Love is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody (requested, Macmillan)
- Journey to the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst (requested)
- Silent by David Mellon (not requested, Merit Press)
- Waking in Time by by Angie Stanton (Amazon Vine)
February 1: I did not get to Frostblood last month but do still have it in my “rotation” here. I also added some later book releases because I would like to get some read ahead of time to schedule reviews/interviews nearer to release date. That said, I am digging the way my tbr is shrinking so I am definitely going to keep integrating backlist titles into my reading rotation.
February 4: I thought I was going to start this month reading some backlist titles from my shelves and getting to some forthcoming releases. But timing is such that I decided to start my re-read of the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner instead. I am almost halfway through The Thief which I’ll be reading for the third time at this point and it’s just wonderful. Still. After all these years.
February 6: Really enjoying my re-read of the MWT series. Also really glad that I decided to re-read because I didn’t realize that Kamet features in the series and will now have his own book.
February 7: Starting The King of Attolia on my way home from work tonight.
February 9: Finished The King of Attolia. I always thought that The Queen of Attolia was my favorite book in this series but it might actually be The King of Attolia. I started A Conspiracy of Kings on my snow day today. I love Sophos and his tone is so conversational and so different from Eugenides. It’s been great rereading this series. I remember a lot of the broad strokes from my previous reads and I have my favorite scenes but it’s nice “meeting” characters I had forgotten and seeing twists coming together. I’m pumped for Thick as Thieves. Also thinking again about curating my personal library and realizing if it’s a book I can’t imagine rereading I probably don’t need to keep it.
February 15: Oh. Em. Gee. Thick as Thieves was excellent. I followed that up with The Stone Heart and it was a fast, exciting read. So curious to know what happens next. After that I’m moving on to another highly anticipated book: But Then I Came Back.
February 27: I am slowly buy surely getting through a lot of things on my to read list including, bizarrely, many re-reads (I didn’t really consider myself a person who re-reads until last year when it came to me that I just wasn’t curating my personal library carefully enough to truly highlight the books I wanted to return to). Latest re-read has been Fire and Hemlock which confirmed that is has earned its lifetime spot in my top five favorite books ever. It also made me think it might be time to read one of the DWJ books I have been saving for years because the thought of not having any new DWJ books to read.