I’ll be that person. The one who says, “Can you believe January is already over?!” Because REALLY. Is it just me, or did that month fly by?
We had lots to celebrate: our newest niece’s first birthday, our annual NYC trip, my big brother’s 40th birthday (no clue when that happened. I stopped aging years ago…) Plus, I measure all my days in writing time now. They seem to go by much faster when word goals or editing deadlines are on the calendar.
But BOOM, here we are. February. So, it’s time for a new reading list!
If you follow me over on Instagram then you saw that I ambitiously put four, rather than two, books on my final list. That didn’t quite pan out, but I got close.
I finished A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer and Inharmonic by A. K. R. Scott. My reviews for those two are on Goodreads if you’re interested. While you’re over there, take a minute to rate Black Wolf or follow my author page.
I started Keystone by Dannika Dark, and I’ll probably finish it one within the next few days.
What’s on the list for February?
- Marked by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast – This poor book! It has been on my TBR list for more than a year! I keep winding up with other books on my plate first. It was on the January list as a fallback. Well, dammit, I’m reading it in February. Even if it’s the only book I get through the whole month, I’m making it happen.
- Treasured Claim by Jami Gold – I have used so many of the resources from Jami Gold’s website. I mentioned several of them when I discussed how I sketch out the plots for my books. I wanted to show her some love in return, so I grabbed this one by her a few months ago. I haven’t had a chance to get to it yet, either, so on the list it goes!
- XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson – This one came my way when my dad finished it. His recommendations are usually pretty spot-on for me, so I’m excited to give it a try.
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – A reader and friend recently brought this one back to my attention. It’s been languishing on our bookshelf for too long without a recent read, so I’m planning to try to get to it, as well.
How far will I get? Well…it’s a busy month for me with my editing schedule. Now that the first draft of Book Two is complete, I’ve got a lot of work in front of me. I’m hoping I can get through at least the first two. I’d love to get through them all. I make time to read every day, but if that time falls in the evening before bed there’s no guarantee that the book stays a book. Sometimes the book becomes a pillow.
What about you? What are you excited to read this month?