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February TBR

February TBR

 

It’s February and the graphic for this TBR is actually accurate. The snowdrops have been flowering for about a week now. 

Anyway, January did not go well for me in terms of my TBR. A combination of assignments and super long books made it difficult for me to finish them. January is over now so let’s move on to my February TBR.


Books I want/need to read:

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

the colour of magic coverWhat it’s about:

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.

But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard…

This book was also on my December 2015 TBR but I didn’t get a chance to read it.


The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

the scorch trialsWhat it’s about:

Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to.

The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim…and meal. Thomas can only wonder – does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner.


This month’s challenge: Read a book by an author I’ve never read before 

Zofloya: or The Moor by Charlotte Dacre

ZofloyaWhat it’s about:

`Few venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of sin.’

This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the fifteenth century. The novel follows Victoria’s progress from spoilt daughter of indulgent aristocrats, through a period of abuse and captivity, to a career of deepening criminality conducted under Satan’s watchful eye. Charlotte Dacre’s narrative deftly displays her heroine’s movement from the vitalized position of Ann Radcliffe’s heroines to a fully conscious commitment to vice that goes beyond that of `Monk’ Lewis’s deluded Ambrosio. The novel’s most daring aspect is its anatomy of Victoria’s intense sexual attraction to her Moorish servant Zofloya that transgresses taboos both of class and race.

I’ve linked to the Oxford World Classics edition rather than the edition I own because the edition I own is much more expensive than this one. I had to have a specific edition for university but I would prefer the Oxford edition. 

I am also reading this book as part of the 2016 Classics Challenge that I’m taking part in.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanRe-read challenge:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

What it’s about:

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves . But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.


I still have 3 books from January to complete too:

  • The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • The Monk
  • Kraken

I want to complete these within the first week of February and then move on to the other books.


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2 thoughts on “February TBR

  1. Ohhhh…I love the Scorch Trials the best in the whole damn series! 😀
    The book was great… and the movie was really bad. Like I hated it with all my heart because the Hollywood people changed the whole story! 😦

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  2. Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors. His quirky writing style and knack at melding humour into brilliant stories is something to be lauded! I love his Discworld series. I hope you get to read the Colour of Magic. Re-reading Harry Potter is always a great decision too 🙂 I do it on an annual basis!

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