No themes this month (Bye-bye Sci-February!) but simply books that need to be read.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
You’re probably sick of seeing this book by now, but I said I wouldn’t be finishing this is February, and I was not lying. Honestly, I’ll be surprised if I finish it this month! It’s heavy, and not just because of it’s 800 odd pages, but also because it’s a very, very high fantasy. Priory has a number of narrators, in a number of location, in a fantasy world influenced by Eastern mythology… oh and there are dragons. It’s the sort of book where I don’t really know what the plot is, only that I want to read it, and I am reading it, and it’s all very exciting.
The Five: The Untold Stories of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold, read by Louise Brealey
My audiobook for the month, as a usually listen to one a month, is The Five: The Untold Stories of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. The title here is very self explanatory, and you may have already seen it in my February Book Haul, so feel free to skip to the next book. What’s unique, or supposedly unique given that I have not read many non-fiction Jack the Ripper books, is that Rubenhold focuses on the lives of the women, rather than the murders themselves. This will mark the first non-fiction book, that’s not acting or school related, so long as I actually finish it.
The Western Wind (ARC) by Samantha Harvey
I was very kindly #GIFTED this e-arc from Vintage, via NetGalley, and am extremely intrigued by this historical fiction murder mystery. That, and the pretty cover, doesn’t do it any harm either. Taking place during the 1400 in a small Somerset village, often cut off from the rest of the country by a big river, The Western Wind follows John Reve. As the village priest he takes it upon himself to investigate the death by drowning of wealthy parishioner, in an attempt to determine weather his death was accidental, or not, and if not who exactly was responsible. Is it weird to say that I love to read about priests? Well, I do, and I can’t wait to meet another one.
The Foxhole Court 1-3 (The Foxhole Court, The Raven King, and The King’s Men) by Nora Skavic
I don’t usually pre-plan my read-a-thon reads, but here we are, and this is what I intend on reading. Last year I read The Foxhole Court in a single day during a read-a-thon so I’m pretty sure I can do all three over the course fo the weekend. These YA contemporary books are very addictive, following Neil, the new kid on the Exy team. Exy, I’m sure you were wondering, is a fictional sport, a “barstard” cross between hockey and lacrosse, and has all the excitement of Quidditch. Other than the sport, I’m also here for the M/M romance that I can feel is creeping up on us, and I live for those angsty slow-burns.
I also plan on reading All the Wandering Light which I got in January and didn’t quite get to.
If all goes to plan, I want to do another themed month next month but I’ve yet to decide what exactly, I’m leaning toward Fantasy or Favourites. Maybe I’ll pick something completely out of the blue!
What are you reading this month?
Thanks for reading!