I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.
Few days late with this, but I'm finally getting a chance to sit down and post it! Here are some of the books I plan to read in February. Since it's a shorter month and I've been having some trouble meeting my reading goals lately, I decided to play it safe and only pick 5 books - though, I think that finishing them will be no problem at all!
Legacy by Cayla Kluver - this was recommended to me by my friend Chi Chi, who works at the library with me. She told me she absolutely loved it and as soon as she brought it back to the library when she was done with it, she shoved it in my hands and told me to read it, haha. So I started it today and so far, it's not too bad. It's a YA romance about a princess named Alera from the fictional kingdom of Hytanica who's resisting her father's pleas to marry when a mysterious intruder from Hytanica's rival nation appears, sparking Alera's interest and lots of court drama. It definitely sounds like my kind of book; hopefully it will live up to my expectations! And what really impresses me is that it was published when the author was 16 o.O. Can't imagine how accomplished she must feel!
Runner by Patrick Lee - this is a thriller that I requested from NetGalley that gets published on February 18. It's about a man named Sam Dryden who retired from the Special Forces who meets a young girl on the boardwalk one night. The girl is fleeing from men who are trying to kill her, and as it turns out, she's been kept in captivity by the government for as long as she can remember. Sam agrees to help her figure out her past and protect her from her pursuers, and, as expected, this leads him to quite an adventure. Looking forward to reading this one - I know I said no more thrillers from galleys for me, but this is the last, I swear! Haha it's left over from when I first joined NetGalley and requested every book that looked vaguely interesting - and, truthfully, I'm actually really looking forward to reading this.
Forbidden by Lori Adams - I received this ARC from NetGalley. It's a new adult novel, and I've never read one before so I thought I'd give this a shot. When Sophia St. James moves to Haven Hurst, CT during her senior year, she learns that it's home to a family of guardian angels and she's the only one who can see them in their spirit form. Sounds sort of like Twilight but with angels instead of vampires. I'm not a Twilight fan nowadays, but I did enjoy them when they first came out (I was like 15 the first time I read them, don't judge), and I really like reading about angels; I find them fascinating. So I have high hopes for this, though I'm expecting it to be a "guilty pleasure" type of read.
The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult - I've never read a Jodi Piccoult book that I've actually liked, but this one sounds amazing, so I asked for it for Christmas. Santa didn't disappoint ;) This one's about a girl named Sage who becomes friends with a well-loved elderly man, but is shocked when he asks her to kill him. He reveals some very dark crimes in his past, and Sage finds herself in a moral dilemma. Again, I don't usually like Jodi Piccoult, but this one sounds really good!
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte - this is the Classics discussion group's February pick, and I'm super excited to read it! It's about a governess who learns about the moral depravity that can be found in wealthy families and then later opens a school. I hope I like this better than Jane Eyre, written by Anne's sister, Charlotte - my mom told me it was the most romantic book she'd ever read, but I personally thought Mr. Rochester was a huge creep. I guess we'll find out!
Have you ever read any of these books? What do you plan to read this month?