The theme of February (and probably March) is going to ‘buckling down for r/fantasy bingo’. I have 10 squares left to complete and only two months to get them done. *cue Eye of the Tiger* Do I regret doing an all vampire-themed card for this year’s bingo? No. But I do regret pushing a ton of books off until the last minute, darn me. At least most of these (with the exception of Blindsight) were already in my TBR Pile of Doom–there’s a positive I guess!
r/Fantasy Bingo Selections
- The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes. Bingo Square – Slice of Life / Small Scale Fantasy – ebook
- Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes. Bingo Square – Self-Published SFF Novels – ebook
- Bloodlines by Janice Harrell. Bingo Square – SFF Novel Featuring Twins – ebook
- My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due. Bingo Square – Afrofuturism – ebook
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Bingo Square – YA SFF (I’m using my one substitute a square for swapping this out for the cyberpunk square) – physical book
- Blindsight by Peter Watts. Bingo Square – Novel Featuring an AI Character – audiobook
Fancy Tea Party Book Club
- Dune by Frank Herbert – audiobook
This is my real life book club that meets about three times a year. We’ve been doing this for about two years now and have had a great time and read a variety of books. Dune will be a re-read for me but it’s been about 20 years so I’m looking forward to checking this one out again with a bit of a different perspective. I’ll probably see if I can get an audio copy of this one since I have so many other print books to get through in February.
- The Demons We See by Krista D. Ball – ebook
Our romantic fantasy bookclub on reddit is reading a favorite book of mine for February. This will also be a reread. If I don’t get to it that’s okay, because I read it not that long ago, but I would like a bit of a refresher for discussion. Thankfully it’s a fun and quick read.
- The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler – published March 1st
I’m also supposed to be having a copy of The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee on the way to me so that means I have to hurry up and read The Fever King (which I’ve been meaning to do anyway). I know I said I was going to cut but on ARCs and review copies but I couldn’t resist when I was offered a copy so here we are.
Now, I might actually be able to get through more audio than what I have slated here and add in some other selections–maybe some things I wasn’t able to get to last month. Dune is only a little over 21 hours and Blindsight is about 12 so neither book is a complete doorstop. Still, I don’t want to push it so I’m just going to keep things as is for now. As always, we’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck with my bingo reading–I’m gonna need it. 🙂
23 thoughts on “February TBR Pile”
I hope you have a great reading month!
Thanks, you too Evelyn!
I have never heard of Hayes book, but now I am curious, the title is quite catching!
One of my friends loves the series and recommended it too me a while ago, I’m excited to finally have motivation to read it. 🙂
I’m looking forward to read your thoughts on it!
Thanks! Hopefully I’ll be able to start it later this week. 🙂
I have heard really wonderful things about Vampire Academy but I don’t ever remember reading it! I have seen a lot of people talking about Dune recently so that might be one I have to pick up! Good luck reading!
Same here with Vampire Academy and I don’t know how I have avoided reading it all this time because I love vampire books so much lol.
Dune is great! It’s been about 20 years since I’ve read it though so it will be interesting to see if it holds up from when I was so much younger lol. Hope you get a chance to check it out. Thanks!
Good luck Lisa! At least you’ve clearly outlined what you need to read so it should be easier to accomplish 😁
Thanks, Tammy! Here’s hoping lol. 🙂
Dune is super famous, I hope you enjoy all of these! I’m pretty sure I read Vampire Academy a few years back but it’s a bit of a blur😂
Hah, yeah it’s pretty popular. They’re making a new movie of it and I’m really excited for it! 🙂 Thanks!
Hah, I know I have books like that too, can’t remember much other than I read them lol.
I read Vamp Academy a while back and thought it was ok. The movie made me read it. I thought the movie was fun.
I forgot they made a movie, I haven’t seen that somehow! I’m not expecting to be blown away by Vampire Academy but I also love vampire stuff so we’ll see lol.
Blindsight has been languishing on my shelf (the actual physical shelf, which means a LONG time, since I’ve gone digital for the past six or seven years…) for ages, and one of these days I will have to read it, because of its intriguing premise.
I have no expectations going into it so I hope it’s one I’m pleasantly surprised by! We’ll see how it goes. 🙂
I haven’t read Dune since high school, but I remember being absolutely blown away by it. Definitely due for a reread at some point….
Yeah, it has to be at least 20 years for me, so I’m interested to see how it is rereading it with more perspective lol. I remember being blown away by it myself!
Dune seems like a weird book to read for a Fancy Tea Party Book Club 🤣 I love it! ❤ I hope you guys have a great meeting and that you like Dune just as much the second time around!
Well, we’re more like a brunch and then table top gaming book club now so…lol. My friend’s boyfriend suggested it this time around, we sort of take turns suggesting books, there’s only 5 of us so it works out well.
It’s such a long time ago since I read Dune – it will be interesting to read your thoughts.
I’m about 20% in and I’m surprised how much I remember from 20 years ago. It still holds up!