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February TBR: Fantastic Feb & Splattertine's Day!

February 1, 2019

The themes this month are…

  1. Fantastic February — Feb 1st→28th
  2. Splattertine’s Day (#Splattertines2k19) — Feb 1st→14th
    • Whitley’s hosting a super badass horror readathon for 2 weeks in February and y’all already know I’m there, right?
You can view a Goodreads shelf of my entire month’s TBR here!

Now, on to my TBR!

? = ARC

? = POC rep
? = LGBTQ+ rep
? = Fantastic February
? = Splattertine’s Day


  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — J. K. Rowling (REREAD)
    • Another HP reread! I loved returning to Hogwarts last month. ♥
  • ? Elantris — Brandon Sanderson
    • I’m finally going to dive into the world of Cosmere!
  • Rhapsodic — Laura Thalassa
  • ?‍♂️ King of Scars — Leigh Bardugo
    • I mean… obviously.
  • ? Horrorstör — Grady Hendrix
    • I’ve been meaning to read this for ages and Whitley is one of the people responsible for me checking out Grady’s work to begin with, so it feels fitting to put this on my TBR for her readathon!
  • ? The Black Farm — Elias Witherow
    • I heard this one’s pretty gruesome, so it feels fitting!


UNHAUL Challenge TBR

New plan, because I failed in January haha. Instead of having you suggest books for the current month, you’ll have all month long to choose for the NEXT month! So your suggestions on this post’s comments will be in the running for March.
If you could please pop over to my owned-TBR goodreads shelf HERE and suggest a title for me to read next month, I’ll pick one winner, and I’ll have to either read it by March 31st or UNHAUL it!

I looked at your suggestions on my January TBR, and my February unhaul challenge book will be…


  • Sailor Moon: Eternal Edition #1 — Naoko Takeuchi
    • thank you to Harker for the suggestion!


Leftover from January


  • This Mortal Coil — Emily Suvada
  • It Ends With Us — Colleen Hoover
  • Binti: The Complete Trilogy — Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Nightmare Girl — Jonathan Janz



I know I said last month that I might do away with this section, but I thought instead that this could be a fun way to showcase my unread ARCs for the coming month (without pressuring myself by officially putting them on my TBR).

  • Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss — Kasie West
  • We Told Six Lies — Victoria Scott
  • ? Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You — Scotto Moore
  • ? Enchantee — Gita Trelease
  • A Danger to Herself and Others — Alyssa B. Sheinmel
  • Song For a Whale — Lynne Kelly
  • Watch Us Rise — Renee Watson & Ellen Hagan
  • ? The Beast’s Heart — Leife Shallcross
  • ? Black Wings — Megan Hart
  • ? The Playing Card Killer — Russell James
  • The Art of Losing — Lizzy Mason
  • ? Gates of Stone — Angus Macallan
  • ? Clouded by Envy — Candace Robinson
  • ? We Set the Dark on Fire — Tehlor Kay Mejia


Monthly Goals

  1. Getting back on track with my ARC releases! January was the first month in a long time where so many ARCs’ release dates passed me by without my having read and reviewed them, and it made me sad, so I want to keep a better eye on my release dates this month.
  2. More audiobook reading and less mindlessly listening to old Demon Hunter albums on repeat every time I hop in the car.
  3. More reviews — even if they’re mini reviews, I just need to post more of them and stop letting my ‘RTC’ shelf get so big!


What books on your February TBR are you most excited to read? And PLEASE be sure to suggest an Unhaul Challenge title for me below!


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  • Reply KateMonroeSeries (@rachel_troyer93) February 1, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Awesome! I’m still deciding if I want to read King of Scars because it has been years since I read the Shadow and Bone series. I hope you have a great reading month. 😀

  • Reply Sarah February 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    This month I’m going to vote for If I Was Your Girl because I finished it recently and it was a PRECIOUS contemporary YA and is a super quick read! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Binti, since I’m trying to decide if I want to read it.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 2, 2019 at 6:43 am

      Ooooh, excellent suggestion. 😀 I’ve been meaning to read that forever, especially since the author is from Chattanooga originally! (Not sure if she still lives in this area.) Binti is… sigh. I’m struggling through the second novella right now. The first one was AMAZING and I flew through it but I’m not enjoying the second one as much, and it’s making me sad, because I remember when the 2nd and 3rd novellas came out, lots of people were saying they didn’t like them as much as the first one. :/ So, fingers crossed I won’t be joining that crowd haha.

  • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ February 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I’d be interested in how you like ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ so that gets my vote! Happy Reading! I’ll be starting HP2 shortly! ⚡️

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 2, 2019 at 6:47 am

      Thank you lovely!! Ooooh, enjoy! My spouse and I are probably watching HP1 this weekend and then both starting HP2 next week and I’m super excited. 🙂 As a kid, I remember always liking HP2 better than 1 so I’m interested to see if that’s still the case.

      • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ February 2, 2019 at 9:54 am

        Nice!! I remember liking HP4 the most and HP5 the least… I’m curious too what I’ll think this time since I’ve never reread them before?! I also think I’m going to have a movie marathon for a week at the end instead. ? Have fun this wkend!!

  • Reply journeyintobooks February 1, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Great TBR, I hope you have an amazing month 🙂

  • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) February 1, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I’ll vote for Naked in Death 😉
    I really hope you like Rhapsodic! I still need to read the sequel <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 2, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Thank you for voting (and hopefully motivating me to start that MASSIVE series lmao!!) ♥
      I can’t wait to continue it! That first chapter was SO intriguing!

      • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) February 2, 2019 at 9:12 am

        It really is a huge series! I haven’t read further into it in months! I’ve been so bogged down in other books, but I really want to pick it up again. Totally worth 🙂

  • Reply Ellyn February 1, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Ahh yes, Elantris! I’m hoping to read that this month too!
    Good luck with your tbr!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 2, 2019 at 6:52 am

      Thank you boo, good luck to you too! And yesss to Elantris! 🙂 I’m actually reading it because you got me so pumped for Mistborn and I was looking at a chronological order list and it recommended Elantris before Mistborn, so I was like what the heck, why not haha!

      • Reply Ellyn February 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm

        Ahh, I’m so glad! I’m excited to read it soon and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it, are you enjoying it so far?

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm

          I am! I’m only a couple of chapters in, I think, but I’m really immediately intrigued by the setting and back story!

  • Reply La Femme Livresque | A Reader To Whatever End February 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I’m about 150 pages intp Elantris..enjoying it so far! My first Sanderson..?

  • Reply Keri February 2, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I’m also planning on reading King of Scars for Fantastic February! (Tho I need to pick up & read Crooked Kingdom first.) And oooh, I’m curious to see your thoughts on Rhapsodic!
    And to continue with the fantasy theme, I see Angelfall on your owned-TBR shelf so I vote for that one! 🙂 Lol, I think I’ve read that book like 2-3 times (and adored it every time!), so I’m curious to hear your thoughts in it!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      Ooooh, I hope you love Crooked Kingdom!! I read the duology last year and adored it so much. I can’t wait for King of Scars! I didn’t pre-order it because I was supposed to go to Leigh’s signing last night, but my son got sick and I had to sell my tickets, so I ordered a copy and it’ll be here tomorrow. I’m trying to clear my reading schedule a bit for the week so I can binge it!
      Thank you for voting! Angelfall is one that I feel like I need to read soon so it’s a good rec. 😀

      • Reply Keri February 3, 2019 at 5:55 pm

        Thank you! I’m actually planning to start it later today!
        And aww, sorry to hear that your son got sick and that you missed the Leigh Bardugo event– that’s a real bummer. I hope your son feels better soon!
        (and yesss, I feel like I’m gonna be binge-reading CK too!)
        And yay! I’m glad you’re excited to read Angelfall!

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators February 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Read Station Eleven! I hope to finally read Wildcard and finish up that duology and I also plan on reading my ARC of Eyes on Me because of how cute it sounds! I hope you have a great reading month and manage to catch up on your Arcs without it being too stressful!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 3, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Oooh, I still need to read Wildcard, too! Thank you so much love ? happy reading to you too!!

  • Reply rachel @ typed truths February 2, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    all the best for this month! i’m going to vote for fear the drowning deep because i know how much you love reign of the fallen and it sounds horrorish

  • Reply Annemieke February 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I read King of Scars already and it was…interesting. I have thoughts. Curious to see what you will think.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 18, 2019 at 1:39 am

      Oh noooo, haha! Interesting in a bad way? I’ve been stunned by how many negative or “meh” reviews I’ve been seeing for it, but I still have high hopes. I’m hoping to pick it up this week. 🙂

      • Reply Annemieke February 18, 2019 at 2:04 am

        Yes and no haha. I thought it would center Nikolai more than it does. But it is Nikolai so still a joy to read. It was a 3,5 star read for me. I’m really curious how she is going to pull it off in the next book.

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