TBR // February – Getting Through Library Loans and ARCs

I set up a bookstagram!

So I set it up because apparently, I did not have enough places to talk about books. Oops.

You can find me at @uesyourrwords over there.

I’m still brand new, I rarely even use my personal account so we’ll see how I go and if I can keep it up.

Especially since finding good lighting in my house is basically impossible. I swear our walls consume the sun somehow…

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Anywho, you’ve come here for my TBR for this month!

Yes I know, it’s a touch late but I’m still trying to figure out the best posting schedule for myself as well as fucking around with my ancient laptop, so bear with me.

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First, let’s touch on the books in the above photo!

These are all library loans except for ACOWAR.

They’re mostly all due this month, but I want to get them all done before March.

Thief’s Cunning is also a book I got from Netgalley, thought I had missed out on downloading it before it was archived, so I borrowed it from the library only to find out that I did, in fact, download it on my kindle so now I’m going to read it on there and return the book to the library.

I always seem to make things so much harder than they need to be. Let’s jump in!

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Library Loans

Saga Vol 5-6│Brian K. Vaughan

saga vol 5 saga vol 6

Saga is quite literally a Sci-Fi Saga that follows two people from warring planets on the run as they try to protect their new family that now includes a mixed-race baby.

It’s way more complicated than that but it’s hard to cover all Saga’s aspects without giving anything away.

So, I have already read these but I read them at the start of the month so I’m including them here! This is my blog so I get to make the rules, right?

I really love this series and you can expect a mini reviews post in the near future.

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Miss Mayhem & Lady Renegades│Rebel Belle #1-2│Rachel Hawkins

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The Rebel Belle series follows southern teenager Harper as she finds herself the newly appointed paladin who is sworn protector of the Oracle. Only the Oracle is the same guy she’s been butting heads with her whole schooling career.

I read Rebel Belle last month, it was my second read and a breath of fresh air after a not so great read beforehand. I’m currently reading Miss Mayhem and am enjoying it.

Hopefully, I can finish it soon and move onto Lady Renegades.

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rat queens vol 3.jpgRat Queens Vol 3│Kurtis J. Wiebe

Rat Queens follows a quest party of 4 women from vastly different backgrounds as they discover the corruption in the town the work and cause mayhem in.

I love this series so far. From the diversity to the female-led cast of characters, to the quest-like plot.

I’ve heard that it goes downhill in volume 4 so I’m a tad worried but we’ll see how I go!

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ARCs

I’m super focused on getting through the rest of the ARCs I have on Netgalley. I am determined! Half of them are quite short so it should be simple enough.

theifs cunningThief’s Cunning│Assassin’s Heart #2│Sarah Ahiers

This book has been difficult. I mean, it is mostly my fault but whatever, I’m still mad about it.

I originally requested this on Netgalley without looking into it enough, so little did I look into it that I didn’t realize that it was the second book in a series.

I wasn’t going to read it, because I had already decided not the read the first book, deeming it not for me… but then I decided I probably should read it since I had requested it. By this time it’s been archived and I couldn’t find it on my kindle so had assumed I hadn’t downloaded it.

So I borrowed the first book Assassin’s Heart and quite liked it, borrow Thief’s Cunning only to find out it was on my kindle the entire time.

Anyway, at this point, I’ll just be glad to get this finished and out of the way. Hopefully, I enjoy it as much as the first.

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GIRL.jpgGirl: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You│Karen Rayne

Girl is a guide for teen girls, it’s aim is to help educate girls about dating, romance, relationships and sex as well as gender and identity in hopes of helping readers to go on to have healthy relationships. From what I can see it seem to be quite all inclusive as well.

I requested this from Netgalley as I like to read books that I can then recommend to the young girls in my family.

I have 15 female cousins… and that’s just the first cousins, two of them have just given birth to girls. I also have two sisters, and three aunts.

We’re very much a matriarchy and the generations before mine definitely lacked accessibility to education on all the things Girl aims to bring to the table, so it’s really important to me to be able to pass on information like this to the women and girls in my family.

Hopefully, Girl lives up to my expectations and can add it to my go-to recommendations for family members.

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riot days.jpgRiot Days│Maria Alyokhina

Riot Days follows Alyokhina’s imprisonment the radical collective she is a member of, Pussy Riot.

The collective performed a provocative performance of ‘Punk Prayer’ in Moscow’s cathedral, taking on the Orthodox Church and Vladamir Putin, Russia’s president.

Charged with ‘organized hooliganism’, the group was tried while confined in a cage guarded by rottweilers.

I received this through Netgalley and I’m going into this with no expectations, as I usually do with any kind of memoir or personal accounts and I’m very interested to learn about the Russian judicial system and Alyyokhina’s experiences.

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appetite.jpgAppetite│Anita Cassidy

I requested Appetite from Netgalley for the fat rep, its hard to find fat representation in books, especially ones done well.

Appetite follows lonely wife and mother Naomi as she embarks on an affair, David who is Naomi’s son’s best friend as he deals with bullying and apathy of his mother and Matthew, David’s jaded teacher, whose girlfriend is an activist with plans to blow up VitSip, the local energy drink company that Naomi works for.

This book sounds like a clusterfuck of issues and intersecting relationships. I’m not 100% sure what to expect from it but I’m definitely intrigued, to say the least.

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Owned

a court of wings and ruin ACOTAR ACOWAR.jpgA Court of Wings and Ruin│ACOTAR #3│Sarah J. Maas

Last but certainly not least, we have ACOWAR, the only book I actually own and that has been sitting on my bookcase for what seems to be forever.

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in the ACOTAR series which follows the journey of Feyre as she is kidnapped by the fae in retribution for her murdering one of their people.

There’s so much more to the series than that but I honestly have no clue how to get into it all with major spoiler so that’s really the best I can do!

I read ACOTAR back in June, followed by ACOMAF in July. I hated ACOTAR, but really enjoyed ACOMAF. I planned on reading ACOWAR immediately but I don’t know what happened, okay?

I’m just really bad at reading books on my shelf for some reason, though I do plan to change that next month!

I really hope to get through all of these books, but I have a feeling I might not quite finish them all in February, I’m hopeful but I’m also realistic and although I got through 18? books last month, they were predominately graphic novels and I was on a roll.

It seems that I have perhaps burnt myself out a bit because of it… oops.

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I’d love to hear what everyone else is currently reading or planning to read this month so please feel free to comment your TBR!

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7 thoughts on “TBR // February – Getting Through Library Loans and ARCs

    1. It’s slowly getting better because I’ve been using it quite often, whereas I never even used so much as turn it on 😂 but it can still be incredibly frustrating 🤦🏼‍♀️
      ACOMAF is soooo good! You need to get on that!

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