I didn’t forget to update my February book club. I was waiting for all of my books to come in. I’m still waiting for a few books. I read six books last month and want to read even more this month.
I have a lot of hopes for the books I will be reading this month. As of right now, I have nine books on my February to-be-read list. Nine whole books! I feel I may be getting ahead of myself. This month is shorter, but I usually have so much happening in February it feels just as long as every other month.
I feel like this month, I wanted to add a billion different books to my tbr. And I’m not known for holding back. I’m curious how many of these books will roll over to next month.
My most anticipated read for this month is Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. I pre-ordered this book back at the beginning of January. Two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past.
I’m also really excited to read Circe by Madeline Miller. Many people recommended I read it after reading The Song of Achilles. Set during the Greek Heroic Age, it is an adaptation of various Greek myths, most notably the Odyssey, as told from the perspective of the witch Circe.
I had to have a romantic novel for Valentine’s Day. The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum. A vivid, evocative YA lesbian romance about how the universe is full of second chances.
The Storyteller by Kathryn Williams. This story follows a teenage girl’s quest to uncover the truth behind her secretive great aunt Anna, who might be the long-lost Russian princess Anastasia.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil. An imaginative retelling of the Anastasia story. I preordered this book, and it comes out on my birthday.
What once was mine by Liz Braswell. I grabbed this when I was in Target because I impulse buy and love everything Disney. A twisted Rapunzel tale seems too good to pass up even if it’s giving wannabe The Princess Bride vibes.
I will say I saved the two more adult-themed books for last. I ended up on spicy booktok, and I had to order these books.
Promises and Pomegranates by Sav R. Miller. A Hades and Persephone retelling.
Tin by Candace Robinson. A spicy Wizard of Oz retelling with Dorothy Gale and the tin man as a couple.