What’s On My Plate – February 2014

On My Plate

Happy February, everyone! Already the year feels as if it’s zooming by. I didn’t get to all the books I wanted to last month, which bums me out a bit. I’m trying to stay on schedule with my review pile as much as I can, but it looks like I’ll have some catch-up to do in February. BUT I did read my “Just For Me” book, Scarlet, which is one of my goals this year: to read a just-for-me book each month. Let’s see if I can keep it going all year! So here’s what’s on my plate this month:

For Review from NetGalley:

Red Rising

Carousel Sun by Sharon Lee. This is the second in a series, so I need to read book one first. I’m afraid this one may end up being pushed to next month, but we’ll see.

Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier. I’m starting this today, and I’ve already got an interview scheduled with Rachel for this coming Tuesday (see blog tours below!) Rachel is the nicest person, and I’m looking forward to getting into her book.

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen. Book two after Scarlet! I’m so excited to get back into her wonderful world and characters.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Dying to read a new Alice Hoffman book! If you love subtle fantastical fiction, and you haven’t read anything by Hoffman, I’m begging you to pick something up. Ask me for a recommendation! (there are so many!)

Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard. I was just approved for this, and I hadn’t realized how soon it was being published. So this wasn’t on my February radar. But I’ve read some good reviews and will definitely try to get it read this month.

The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey. I really enjoyed the first book of this series, and I’ll be interviewing Joseph this month too!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This is out already, I believe, so I’m a little behind. But I have an extra ARC I’ll be giving away when I post my review, so stay tuned!

For review from Author/Publisher:

Poison Dance  Maze

Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne. This novella that precedes Midnight Thief was sent to me by the author. It’s out now, and I’m going to read it this month for sure, especially since it’s short.

Maze by J.M. McDermott. This is from Apex Publications, one of my favorite small publishers! It’s short, so I’m sure I can squeeze it in. I’ve heard it’s…strange.

Just For Me Book:

vampire empire

Vampire Empire Book One: The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith. I’ve been trying to read this book for two years! I’m finally going to do it. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this series. Let me know if you’ve read it!

Blog Tours/Author Interviews:

It’s a big month for author interviews! Rachel Neumeier, Adam Christopher and Joseph D’Lacey will all be making guest appearances, so make sure you’re subscribed to this blog so you don’t miss any of them!

Giveaways/Blog Hops:

The Share the Love Giveaway Hop is going on now! Click the link to see all the fabulous authors I’m highlighting, and the books you can choose from if you win!

Also, I interviewed debut author J.D. Horn, and he has offered two signed copies of The Line, his amazing book about witches in Savannah! And, the giveaway is international, so don’t forget to enter! It ends soon (Feb. 7th) so hurry!

I’ll also be starting my monthly Book Review Giveaway soon, hopefully tomorrow (I’m so behind schedule right now). I read some amazing books in January, so you won’t want to miss the chance to win one.

Well, I guess that’s enough to pile on this month, right? Have you read any of these? I’d love to know your thoughts so I can, um, prepare myself!

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Posted February 1, 2014 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 8 Comments

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8 responses to “What’s On My Plate – February 2014

  1. I’m really looking forward to what you think of Red Rising! I was very impressed with it.

    And I’ve read The Greyfriar. Loved the steampunkish world and my favorite thing about it was the well-written romantic subplot. Still have the third book to go.

    • I’ve heard great things about Red Rising, except that it might be TOO violent (which is ok with me LOL). Glad to hear a nod of approval for Greyfriar!

  2. Wow, looks like you’ve got some great reads lined up for this month. I hope you manage to get through them all. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is such a great title, will have to look that one up. 🙂

  3. OHMYGOSH, you have so many great-looking books on your list for February! I’ve had my eye on a few of these this week (The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Moth and Spark, The Lady Thief, Red Rising). I can’t wait to see what you think of all of them!

    Most of these are review/blog tour books. I was surprised to see only one just-for-me book on the list! Is that how your reading schedule normally is, or is February just heavy on that side this time? (Alas, I should pay more attention to your monthly TBR posts!)

    • Unfortunately, I’m mostly buried in review reads, simply because I can’t stop saying no or clicking the request buttons on NetGalley and Edelweiss! I’m trying to get better at it, but it’s hard. Eventually I’d like to get to a point where half are review requests, and half are “me” books. I really admire bloggers who don’t worry so much about review books.