Reading Expectations – February

I’ve actually been planning this post for quite a while – so you don’t have to start thinking I’m crazy with another new blog post!! I try not to have many expectations when reading because I always get disinterested. I’ve done lists of what I want to read in the past and then I’ve avoided all the books on the list! I dunno, as soon as I’m forced to do something, I won’t do it.

This post is less about giving myself a list and more about what books I am feeling and what books I am more interested in currently reading. I really need to clear some of my tbr shelves in the next 4 weeks because it’s my birthday on the 27th February and I’ve told everyone whose asked that I want books for my birthday! I do really need a place to put them!!

I just got done reading ‘The Defense’ by Steve Cavanagh and this was definitely a book that fulfilled my expectations. I actually got ‘Thirteen’ first – not realising it was fourth in the series. I have a thing about not reading books out of order but had to wait till Christmas where my Granny gifted me the first three books of the series. I am eager to read the other four sitting on my shelf and I know they’ll be proper binge worthy thrillers.

I’ve been reading this book on and off since I got it on Kindle last year. I think I’m about 1/4 of the way through and I really should finish it. It’s irritating me because I want to read the rest of the series but I need to finish this one first!

I got this when I was in New York last year but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I think, with this year being as important as it is, I should at least make space to read this. Once I’m through listening to ‘The Volunteer’ by Jack Fairweather, I’m going to pick this up to read.

This was a book I picked up in October, after seeing it all over social media. I know it is a book I need to read and it might be quite nice to read it between some heavy thriller books, just to break things up a little. I’m sure I can find time to read this, and it’s sequel:

This has been eyeing me since I put it on my tbr shelf. I have been eagerly anticipating the sequel to ‘The Hazel Wood’, so to have this on my shelf is making me super giddy. I know it’ll be a book to pull me in an keep me captive, I just need to find a quiet evening for it to consume me!

I absolutely LOVED Peter Swanson’s ‘The Beautiful Lies’ that when I saw this in Waterstones, I knew I HAD to have it. It’s only been sitting on my tbr shelf for 2 weeks but I desperately want to read it this month. I feel like it’s following me around the room!

Another relatively new book to my tbr shelf, this one just sounds chilling in the blurb and gives me that full body shiver that I’ve come to associate with a good thriller book. Usually when I get a new book haul, they go to the back of the pile because I feel I should read older tbr books first, but not here, here I want to read this now.

I have actually started to read this one, I am about five chapters in and already I can feel the book hooking me in. It’s been a while since I got this, so it’s just been sitting in my Kindle library untouched and slightly forgotten. But not anymore! I really need to start finishing books I’m currently reading instead of starting new ones!

I really want to up my Kindle reading this month. In January I really slacked on Kindle reading and I bought a lot of new Kindle reads. My library is basically bulging and I desperately need to sort through what I have in there. There are several books I have that have been sitting in my library for over 2 years now and realistically I’m probably never going to read – so I might do a purge.

Let me know what reading expectations you have for February below!

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