Red Cover: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
This book I actually started reading a few years ago and I just wasn’t in the mood for it for some reason. According to my Goodreads, I got up to page 216 and just never continued it. I did like the book, ironically, but I guess I’m a bit of a mood reader. I’ve been meaning to pick it up again so, fortunately, this is one of the few red books that I was able to find on my TBR shelf. Maybe this month I’ll finally finish it. (I’ll definitely will have to start from the beginning; I don’t remember a thing).
Romance: Well Met by Jen DeLuca
I’ve heard good things about Well Met. Ashlee at Books.Are.42 recently finished reading it and really loved it (her review is here). I bought this book as a bargain ebook a few months ago on a whim so I hope I like it as much as she did. I just finished reading The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang and I’m in need of reading something light and fluffy after that so I think this will be my first read for February. Please heed the trigger warnings for The Poppy War. It’s a good book, and I liked it, but it can be very difficult to read at times.
Person on the Cover: A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
I started reading this book series (An Ember in the Ashes) when it first came out in 2015. I read the second book, A Torch Against the Night, when it came out but I haven’t read the third (and obviously the fourth) book. One thing that comes with an incomplete book series is having to wait for the next book to come out but while waiting, you forget everything that happened in the previous books. This is why I’m only reading A Reaper at the Gates now. I really like this series and I felt the need to reread the books before picking up this one but I never got around to it. Last year I finally reread the first two books so now it’s time to pick up the 3rd and 4th books. The 4th is the last book so there’s no more waiting! Depending on how good the 3rd book is, I might binge read the 4th book right after I finish this one. I’m really looking forward to finally finishing this series.
Black Author: Gutter Child by Jael Richardson
Jael Richardson is the founder of the Festival of Literary Diversity which is a book festival that takes place annually in the Toronto, Canada area. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Jael a few years ago when I worked at a bookstore. She is from my hometown so of course I had to pick up her debut novel. I’m really excited to read it.
Starts with ‘The”: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The only thing I have to say about The Midnight Library is that I’ve seen it EVERYWHERE and I need to know what the hype is about!