February To-Be-Read List
I haven’t done a TBR in a while – at least over on my old blog – but this month I want to plan my reading a bit better, so…it’s time for my February TBR.
I’ve set my reading challenge this year at 70 books, which means reading 6 books a month (give or take). Last month I only read 4. But this month I’m in a reading mood!
I’ve gone out and bought a few books already! And read one in just two days! So I can’t wait to dive into some of these books:
Sirens by Joseph Knox
I saw the publicity book tour of this over Twitter, having previously worked under Alison Barrow (his publicist) at Transworld. The book itself sounds fascinating and reminds me a bit of Ragdoll by Daniel Cole. As a writer, Joseph Knox also sounds quite original and unique and his writing style – particularly his ability to re-write the second half in its entirety – sounds fantastic!
Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans
This would actually be a re-read. This story is set in 1990s publishing, but I’m getting into my books about publishing at the moment. Since I work in this industry I find the stories about it great, and usually quite funny! I remember really enjoying this book, which deals with relationships and mental health as well. I think I might get more from it if I read it now as I was only 17 when I read it the first time.
The Good Immigrant edited by Niklesh Shukla
I am currently crowdfunding my book My Mr Keats on Unbound – see here for more details! – But the Good Immigrant was a recent release from this company, and it’s been a huge hit! I picked up an eBook copy off of Amazon for £3 and I can’t wait to read it! It is a collection of non-fiction tales from immigrants, or children of Immigrants, in the UK. Well worth a read!
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
Another book set in the publishing industry. This is a unique book for its diversity! It is written by Ayisha Malik, who is a Muslim, and the story revolves around a Muslim women working in publishing. Sofia is called a ‘terrorist’ one day on the tube. She goes into work, tells her colleagues and they’re so shocked and intrigued by her dating/family life that they ask her to write a book on Muslim dating! I’ve started reading this and already it has made me laugh, itch with annoyance at the reality these women face and also nod in agreement with some of the underlying issues that Ayisha is addressing!
The Breakdown by B A Paris
I’ve been lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of this book and I can’t wait to get reading. It is released formally on the 9th of February and I am taking part in the Blog Tour so watch out for a post on my Blog on the 14th of February! I’ve also started reading this and it is gripping! Shocking, thriller-ish and nerve-wracking. I can’t wait to continue!
They are the books I’m looking forward to reading this month! What books are you interested in finishing/starting this month? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!