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A Fantasy February

I decided after Christmas I would like to do a couple of genre-themed months this year. Just to mix it up a little and have some fun, well, hopefully. I chose to read fantasy for February, especially as I want to read Katherine Arden’s THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE. I mean, what could be more perfect than reading fantasy during the dark, cold depths of winter?

I’m having a long hard think about what books to choose, and don’t want to commit myself to a certain number, but do want to make a list of potential reads, you know, because. Who doesn’t love making lists, right?

So I’m thinking of reading:

  • THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE — Katherine Arden
  • SCYTHE — Neal Shusterman
  • THE KINGDOM OF COPPER — S.A. Chakraborty
  • THE BLACK KHAN — Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • EMPIRE OF SAND — Tasha Suri

What do you think, will five keep me out of mischief for the whole of February, or should I add a couple more titles? I’m thinking maybe I need another five books. If you have any favourites or recommendations you think I should read, let me know in the comments!

10 Comments

  1. YAHHHH!!! I’m eagerly waiting for the second book in the Bear and the Nightingale series from the library! I loved it! Also, obviously I’m super amped for you to read Scythe!

    Hmmm… other favorite fantasy… I LOVED The Air Awakens series by Elise Kova – and it’s a complete series! Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terri Pratchett is also another FABBBULOUS read.

    • I know, I think I must be the last person to read TB&TN, and yeah, I can’t wait to jump into Scythe as well. Both sound exciting!

      I’ve done Terry Pratchett, I read a lot his early work way back when, and love Death! Neil Gaiman, not so much, I just never got into him. I might look for something from Fonda Lee, who writes adult fantasy. 😀

  2. Oooh, i loved Bear and the Nightingale and planning to read Scythe too. Not sure about Feb, but hopefully soon.
    I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but i liked The Name of the Wind. Have you read it yet?

    • Arrgh, see, everyone’s read it but me. 😀 But seriously, Feb is the perfect month for fantasy, for me. Especially as, like you, I don’t usually read that much fantasy. But with so many great young writers coming up, I’m looking to find something new.

  3. Of course The Kingdom of Copper!!! Now I will have to make a TBR for next month too but I already know that I have to read a sportsromance for the Ultimate Reading Challenge!

    • I think we’ll all be reading The Kingdom of Copper. Ha! Ha! And I saw your upcoming challenge. I’ve already set myself the next 3 months as themed months for reading. Here’s to reading some good books.

  4. Yeay, definitely The Bear and the Nightingale. You know how much I love it. I can’t say good things about Scythe I’m afraid, but the rest of the world loves it 🙂 I’ll follow your reviews, so I can add to my list if you like others 🙂 x

    • I’ve read a number of great reviews about The Bear and the Nightingale, Umut, so I’m excited to read it. The same for Scythe. Tho it’s true it seems you either love it or don’t. But I’m going to give it a go, as I want to try different types of genre and authors.

      Thank you. I really enjoy reading your reviews too.

  5. I found you again! I don’t know what happened… is this the same blog I was following before?

    Anyway… Genre themed months are a fun idea! My recommendation for Fantasy February would be The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis. 😉

    • Hi Naomi, how lovely to see you here again. Oh, I know what you mean, I thought I had followed a couple of places to, and never got their notifications. So no problem. I think WordPress messes with us every so often. 😉

      Oh, thank you for the suggestion, I’ll go check that one out, as I’m still looking for a couple of extra titles to read. And, of course, I recognise the name, Davis is one of your favourite authors, right!

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