February 2018 TBR List Link Up
Welcome to the February 2018 TBR (to be read) List Link Up; if you read my January post, you already know what this is about and, if not, here are a few details:
On the second day of each month, I will publish a post at 5:00am CST; the link up will go live simultaneously so please join in with your list, if you have a blog and are so inclined! Since I am a Book of the Month Club subscriber, this will give me an extra day to read my friend Sarah's monthly post on which book to choose (Are you reading these? You should be!) and add that one to my list, as well.
I'll leave the link open all month (I have created a page with all of this info for future reference) and share the posts of those who participate; in addition, if you join in via Instagram, please use the hashtag #rnrfebruarytbr (changing the name of the month as we go along) so that I can find you and see what you're reading!
Without further adieu, here is my (tentative) February TBR list, in no particular order; I feel like this is quite ambitious, due to the short month, but I'm really excited about all of these!
Brass by Xhenet Aliu - Through my Parnassus Books Signed First Editions Club membership, I received a signed copy of this exciting debut novel at the end of January (the author visited the bookstore for an event and signed all of our books!); after reading this review by Susie at Novel Visits, I am even more excited than I was when I first heard about this one!
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - This is my February Book of the Month pick and I am super excited to dive in; the book publishes on February 6, but I have already heard enough to be intrigued. Tina at TBR, Etc., loved it; Renee at It's Book Talk thought it was just okay; Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves recommends going in blind, so that's what I'm trying to do!
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin - The search for candidates to make my Best Books to Read on Spring Break list continues; when I read about this debut novel, written by an emergency medicine physician, my little hospital worker heart started to swoon. I'm getting a Grey's Anatomy-ish vibe from this story about two friends and an old secret.
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella - Always a fan, I'll never not read her books! After ten years of wedded bliss, Sylvie and Dan decide to begin Project Surprise Me to keep their marriage fresh and fun...until the surprises turn scandalous. Eeeek! I can hardly wait!
Force of Nature by Jane Harper - After hearing so many great things about Australian author Jane Harper's debut, The Dry, I jumped at the chance to read a copy of her upcoming (2/6) sophomore effort; I've already heard great things about it and the story sounds very interesting.
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú - U.S.-Mexican border culture/studies is one of my favorite subjects; I studied it quite a bit in college and had some personal experiences as a young girl that have created a special place in my heart for these people. I have a feeling this memoir is going to be an emotional roller coaster.
AUDIO: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher - I purchased a copy of this audiobook last year, but let other novels take precedent; her recent posthumous Grammy win reminded me that I should move this one up on the list.
Happy February! What's on your reading list this month?