MONTHLY TBR #11 | February 2019

Hi, everyone! I know I’m surprised every time another month rolls around, but uh…I’m shocked it’s already February. I’m so not ready for it…ha! So, I”m kinda re-doing my format for TBRs — I am now dividing it into books I have started reading, haven’t started reading, and books that I’ve picked from my TBR jar. Thought it would make it look nicer. Let’s get into what I (hope I) will read for February!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Hey, look, it’s my favorite HP book that I definitely could’ve finished last month but didn’t. Here’s to hoping I can finish it this month. If not, oh well, I’m stopping the reread for the year. #SorryNotSorry.

The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount

I’m hoping to finish this within the first couple weeks — it’s actually a really fun book so far. I just have a horrible time reading on my laptop. I get so easily distracted… anywho, I have pretty high hopes for this book!

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, and Murder in the Battle of New Orleans by Gary Krist

We’ll just ignore the fact that I forgot to include this in my wrap-up for January. I barely made a dent in this book; the last part of January was just super hectic for me, and I didn’t have the time to read as much as I wanted. However, I have a solid day to get through this book, and I think I can do it…We’ll see if I actually succeed.

Sister Citizens: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

To be honest, I don’t know if we’re reading the whole book for class or just chunks of it. If we only read parts, then I will try to finish it on my own, but I’m not going to beat myself up over it if I don’t. If we do read all of it…then that’s another book down!

Bulletproof by Jeff LaFerney

Okay, so I actually have read this book before, back when I first got it in elementary or middle school. I just don’t remember a thing, so I figured I would reread it. I actually met the author when my mom bought it for me! He was running a writing workshop I went to — I was really into writing at the time and wanted to be an author when I was older. He personalized it and everything! Anyway, it’s a mystery book with a main character with psychic powers who tries to solve a murder.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I originally read the classic in school and remember liking it. So, I figured “why not?” Let’s see if it holds up after five years! It probably won’t because I’m really picky now about classics I think are good, but we can at least try it out. For those who don’t know, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian book set in a world where books are considered illegal and are burned upon seeing them.

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye

Fun fact: I bought a copy for both myself and my partner back when it first came out. It was signed! I actually pre-ordered it! Well, guess what, y’all. Neither of us have read it yet. It’s been almost four years, and we haven’t touched it. So I was pretty content when I pulled it out of my TBR jar.

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

This was one that was on my TBR last month, and it’s being transferred to February. Still hoping it’s good and that, ya know, I actually get to it. It’ll be interesting to see if there are things I don’t know about in this books.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The more I stare it, the less I want to read it, but I really want to read King of Scars. So. You see my predicament. I do have to say, though, I absolutely love the cover. Just not that excited for the plot, ya know?

Sadie by Courtney Summers

I’ve had the audiobook on hold since the day after Christmas, and I’m fifth on the list now…I just want to read it because I’ve heard nothing but good things about Sadie. I hope I can get it this month.

Campfire by Shawn Sarles

I placed a hold on this one last month, and I’m still #10 on the list… I don’t think I’ll be able to get to this one, but I’ll put it down just in case. It sounded pretty interesting at the library — Campfire is a horror YA book about a family going camping in the forest. You see where this is going, right?

Send me productive thoughts because I’m going to really need them this month if I’m going to get throughΒ eleven books in the shortest month of the year. Seriously. What the hell did I get myself into?

Are any of you like me, and decided to tackle a bunch of books this month? What are you thinking of reading? Let me know!

Until next time~



17 thoughts on “MONTHLY TBR #11 | February 2019

  1. I started Sadie last month on Audiobook from Scribd but then it only had a sample and said I have to wait till 12th of this month. I might read that too.
    I understand your dilema of wanting to read King of Scars but not having read the first books! I’ve only read Shadow and Bone and need to read the rest. I’ve got 10 books on my TBR so your not the only ambitious one!
    Good luck on your reading 😁

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    1. Well, that’s annoying, lol. I hope you like it!

      Just…the more I here about the trilogy, the more I don’t want to read it. Like, it’s the trope-y kind of fantasy from five years ago that was really popular. Here’s to hoping it’s not insufferable, lol.

      Thank you, you too! πŸ™‚

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  2. oooooh I can’t remember the last time I reread HP … just too many new(er) releases to get through lately πŸ“š but I’ve been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451 forever; I did like the Ray Bradbury short stories I’ve read in middle/high school, but like you it’s been a while so we’ll definitely have to wait and see!

    this is probably why I don’t pick a TBR for the month – I just pick the next set of books I want to read, and focus on getting through them 😜 but since my owned-TBR shelf is currently 300+ strong, it’ll be a while before I catch up. welp. best of luck with your reading (and other) goals! πŸ€

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    1. Oh, I haven’t read any of his short stories! I’ll have to give them a chance!

      Then you have plenty to choose from! Lol. Thank you, I hope your goals are going well, too!!

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  3. I feel you with having a really ambitious TBR … I can never seem to put a reasonable amount of books on mine. Oh well! I do have to study a lot this month, so naturally, I’m gonna procrastinate hardcore which might result in me actually finishing all the books on my TBR? πŸ˜›
    Oh and I really want to read Sadie, too. So many raving reviews.

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    1. Lol, I actually ended up…not finishing any books on my TBR, but finishing other books. Oh well!

      I’m #1 on the waitlist, and I can’t wait to get it..


  4. That’s a courageous way to choose your books for the month, I’ll go as far as having an intention but rarely will put a list together, except August , when I do commit to only reading Women in Tranlsation for #WITMonth.

    In February, I do have the intention of reading some of my African Reads to coincide with #BlackHistoryMonth and also becuase my blogger/instagram/youtuber friend Didi (BrownGirlReading) is doing her annual #ReadSoulLit photo challenge. I don’t do the photo bit, but I follow the pics for good reading recommendations, especially writers and highly recommended books from actual African countries and also the Caribbean, of which the blogging community is totally the place to find out what those books are.

    My first read was House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, historical fiction set in Zimbabwe, which was really interesting, especially as I’d just read Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was the first Zimbabwean black woman writer published in the UK 30 years ago add her book went on to win the Commonwealth writers prize. It’s a coming of age novel that was unputdownable.

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I haven’t heard of that — is it translated authors that are women?

      Oh, that’s great! I hope it went well for you.

      How interesting — I’ll have to look into those. Thank you for the wonderful comment!


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