My February TBR

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So, January is done. That was a pretty long year, right? Ok, no more bad jokes. Sorry, not sorry. Anyway, a new month means a new list of books. Now, those who have followed me for a while may know that I am not very good to sticking to these lists, but I like to make them anyway.

Here is what I plan on reading this coming month:

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

39836383A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.
The city has always been. The city must finally end.
When three thieves – an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man – are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born. Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know.
Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city’s underworld.
Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh.
Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon.

This one comes with quite a bit of hype. Every review I have seen has been overwhelmingly positive and, having read the first few chapters so far, I can see why. Fingers crossed the rest of the book is just as good!


The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodksy

39603796A sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all.

Born with the soul of a hunter and the spirit of the Wolf, Omat is destined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps-invoking the spirits of the land, sea, and sky to protect her people.
But the gods have stopped listening and Omat’s family is starving. Alone at the edge of the world, hope is all they have left.
Desperate to save them, Omat journeys across the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world…or save it.


I’ve been quite excited for this one since I first heard about it. It just looks like it will be right u my street and so I am having to work to dampen my expectations. It only came out the other day too, so I haven’t read many reviews yet either!


The Toymakers by Robert Dinssale

34846987Do you remember when you believed in magic?
It is 1917, and London has spent years in the shadow of the First World War. In the heart of Mayfair, though, there is a place of hope. A place where children’s dreams can come true, where the impossible becomes possible – that place is Papa Jack’s Toy Emporium.
For years Papa Jack has created and sold his famous magical toys: hobby horses, patchwork dogs and bears that seem alive, toy boxes bigger on the inside than out, ‘instant trees’ that sprout from boxes, tin soldiers that can fight battles on their own. Now his sons, Kaspar and Emil, are just old enough to join the family trade. Into this family comes a young Cathy Wray – homeless and vulnerable. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that while all toy shops are places of wonder, only one is truly magical…


I’ve not heard too much about this book, and it has kind of just snuck into this months TBR. I’ll obviously review it when I get around to reading it and let you know my thoughts!


How To Be Right: In a world gone wrong by James O’Brien

39078159Forget agreeing to disagree – it’s time to learn How To Be Right.
Every day, James O’Brien listens to people blaming benefits scroungers, the EU, Muslims, feminists and immigrants. But what makes James’s daily LBC show such essential listening – and has made James a standout social media star – is the careful way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their arguments live on air, every single morning.
In How To Be Right, James provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue, James shows how people have been fooled into thinking the way they do, and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards.
If you ever get cornered by ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail disciples or little England patriots, this book is your conversation survival guide.

So, this one might not be everyone’s cup of tea. You might disagree with James O’Brien’s politics – and that would be a good reason not to read this book, I think – but I am looking forward to it. I imagine my reaction to some of his conversations will be either laughing or shaking my head in disbelief. I possibly won’t review this one due to its political nature.

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So, there you have it, the books I plan on reading this month. I’d like to add that Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson might slip in there, it depends if I can get it out of my local library, It seems to be permanently out!


Let me know if you have read any of these, or are reading them soon!




16 thoughts on “My February TBR

  1. I’ve not heard of most of these. The Gutter Prayer sounds the most interesting! I’ve been wanting to read Mistborn:The Final Empire for so long and still haven’t gotten around to it. Good luck on your reading!

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