Hey guys! Wow it has been a long time since I have written a TBR post. This month I have some buddy reads and just had some books I really wanted to get to. So I decided why not post a TBR. I feel in the past couple of months I haven’t really had a set TBR. My reading has been all over the place. I also have been in the mood to physically read which has been so nice. The past couple of months have mainly been me listening to audiobooks and pushing myself to physically read. I’m really glad to see that’s changed. I have read two books so far this month so I’m not going to include those on this list. You will see those in my wrap-up. So let’s dive in and see what I’m reading in February!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V.E. Schwab
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Adult, Historical, LGBT, Adult Fiction
Pages: 448 pages
Publication Date: October 6th 2020
Publisher: Tor Books
Plot: A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
*This is a buddy read with Shirley @Shirley Cuypers*
A Good Marriage By Kimberly McCreight
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Adult, Contemporary, Adult Fiction
Pages: 400 pages
Publication Date: May 5th 2020
Plot: Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together.
Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart.
No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes.
The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect.
As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.
*This is a buddy read with my friend Christina*
Confessions on the 7:45 By Lisa Unger
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Adult, Contemporary,
Pages: 368 pages
Publication Date: October 6th 2020
Publisher: Park Row
Plot: From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.
Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours.
Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.
But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.
Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.
Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
*This is a buddy read with Bex @As Told By Bex*
Little Cruelties By Liz Nugent
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary, Horror
Pages: 384 pages
Publication Date: November 10th 2020
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Plot: This story begins with a funeral. One of three brothers is dead, mourned by his siblings. But which one? And how? And, most importantly: why?
William, Brian, and Luke are each born a year apart in a lower middle class Catholic family in 1960s Dublin. William, the eldest, rises to the top of the heap in the film industry as a successful movie producer. Luke, the baby of the family, surprises everyone by morphing into a worldwide pop star. Brian, the compliant middle son, is the eternal adult in the room: the helpful, steady one, the manager of finances and careers.
But none of them is actually quite what he seems. Wounded by childhood, they have betrayed one another in myriad ways, hiding behind little lies that have developed into full blown treachery. With an unnerving eye for the complexities of families, Nugent delves into the secret life of a deeply troubled household and provides stunning insights into the many forces that shape us from childhood.
Liz Nugent’s new work of fiction follows three working class Irish brothers, and delves into the many ways families can wreak emotional havoc across generations.
*This is a buddy read with Jenna @JK I’m Exploring & Luna @Bookish Luna*
Rouge Planet By Cullen Bunn (Goodreads Author), Andy MacDonald (Illustrations), Nick Filardi (Illustrations)
Genre: Horror, Graphic Novel
Pages: 136 pages
Publication Date: March 9th 2021
Publisher: Oni Press
Plot: “Rogue Planet is an old-fashioned throwback to wild science fiction sagas of yesteryear, punctuated with unbridled storytelling and bold, imaginative artwork.” — SyFy Wire
Rogue Planet is a twisting descent into cosmic horror from an all-star creative team including the writer of the runaway hit The Sixth Gun and the artist of Doctor Strange!
Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Struggling to stay alive, they are beset at every turn by horrors from their own nightmares. Now, they have discovered that they are not alone on the planet, and the other inhabitants welcome them… as sacrifices to an elder god.
Stranded on a vicious, murderous, seemingly intelligent planet, the crew of the Cortes must reevaluate what it truly means to survive, and what they are willing to do in order to spare their own lives.
Right now I am currently reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and The Good Marriage. I’m not loving The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. It’s taken me a bit to get into it. I’m just not overwhelmed by it. However, I am enjoying The Good Marriage. I really like the setting a lot. I’m familiar with it so that really adds to the experience. I do hope to find a new favorite out of one of these books. These are some really anticipated reads.
What books are you looking forward to reading in February?
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Oh, you have an awesome TBR Reg! You need to tell me what you think about Confessions on the 7:45 By Lisa Unger because I have it sitting on my shelf.