I had every intention of reading loads this month but I forgot about all my looming deadlines for the end of the month so my reading completely stopped. But before all my essay writing I got a fair bit of reading done and I managed to maintain a nice balance of reading for university and reading for pleasure and this month I want to read more books that I want to read. I recently got approved on Net Galley for some really exciting reads so my aim this month is to also boost my score as that’s looking pretty low!
January Wrap Up
The Priory of the Orange Tree Early Extract – OMG, I am beyond excited for this book but I’ve shot myself in the foot by reading an early extract as I really want more and I was gutted when it ended. The end of February can’t come soon enough. If you’re wandering how I got my hands on an early extract then I recommend you jump onto Net Galley as its available to read now!
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford – I knew I was going to love this book as its all about love, class and relationships but I wasn’t expecting to love it this much! I flew through this book and I loved it so much so that I also binge watched the TV show and have ordered more of her books. I’m a bit of a mess!
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf – I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book but I’m sad to say that I didn’t love it as much as everyone else. After reading it the first time I was so confused but after analysing it and digging deeper into its symbols, motifs and characters I’ve been able to find a new appreciation for it.
The Handmaids Tale by Margret Atwood – I loved this, it definitely lived up to the hype and I managed to read this all in one sitting! I’m looking forward now to starting the TV show and seeing how they’ve adapted it for the big screen.
February TBR 2019
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford – Like I’ve said previously Nancy Mitford has stolen my heart with her wonderfully awkward characters and storylines so it was only right that I read more of her books! The nice thing about this book that although its further reading for university it is also a book that I know I’ll enjoy and fly through.
Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott – I’m so glad that I’ve got my hands on this book as I was only watching the trailer for the film adaptation the other week. I’m already fully invested in these characters and their storyline which tells the story of two people who meet whilst receiving treatment for Cystic Fibrosis where physical contact could transmit fatal disease. This book is available for request on Net Galley if there are any other readers out there like me who wanted to read it before the film is released later in the year.
Enchantee by Gita Trelease – It was the cover which instantly drew my attention to this book and the fact that it got a lovely review off Stephanie Garber, author of the Caraval series. I’m super excited to read this book as not only is it set in Paris but the storyline sounds mysterious and magical! Again this is another book on Net Galley which is available for request and I thinks its pretty clear that my aim for this month is to boost my current feedback percentage.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – In all fairness I don’t know much about this book but I found it on WhatBook and it sounded like something I’d love. It’s no surprise that this book is a high fantasy and this year I’m all about discovering new fantasy authors and series. If you’ve read this book then let me know what you thought about it in the comments!