February may be the shortest month of the year, but I rarely treat it that way when thinking about the books I want to read by the end of it. Even coming up with a February Reading Preview one week into the month does nothing to hinder my optimism. With that said…
Books On My Radar
From My Shelves (Physical + Electronic)
- The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth Trilogy #3) by N.K. Jemisin
- The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie (Scribd audiobook)
- Joan is Okay by Weike Wang
- One Day I Saw A Black King by J.D. Mason (Scribd ebook)
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Reviews And Blog Tours
I want to be more dedicated to my NetGalley account this year than I have been in the past couple of years (which will simply require me to log into my account more than once or twice during the year), starting this month! A Sci-Fi Shorts Anthology (edited by Rod Castor and J.A. Taylor) and The Lake (Bianca Bellová; translated by Alex Zucker) are currently waiting on my NetGalley shelf, and I have a lot of incentive to read both this month as they will be archived by the time February ends.
There is one potential book blog tour on my calendar for the end of March, and if I get a spot and am sent the book before February ends, I am going to make a strong effort to read a good portion of it before March.
Anticipated February Releases
Four books from my 22 Anticipated Fiction Releases of 2022 are/will be available this month (U.S.):
- The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson (February 1st)
- Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson (February 1st)
- Jawbone by Mónica Ojeda (February 8th)
- The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka (February 22nd)
I have sorely neglected my Classics Club Reading List up to this point, but there’s nothing like the beginning of the year for a refreshed focus! The Classics Club has issued an additional challenge for this February, which calls for reading “a CLASSIC book from your #CClist that you classify as romantic, glamorous, sexy or alluring. It could even be a book or author that you are predisposed to LOVE (because of its topic, its reputation etc).” I’m going with The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
And that does it for my February Reading Preview. If you are interested in seeing which books I end up reading throughout the month, keep an eye out for my WWW Wednesday posts, follow me on Instagram, or find me on The StoryGraph. I would also love to know which books, reading challenges, or other bookish topics you are excited about this month. Feel free to share in the comments.