February 2024’s TBR & Journal Spreads: can I read 29 books in February?

February 1, 2024

Another month, another stack of reading goals

I made good progress with most of my January goals! I didn’t accomplish them all, but I did finish my main TBR for the month and that was despite some slumping, illness, and mental health struggles. 😅 I hope February is a little more productive, though!

January goal check-in: 

  • succeed at all of my monthly checklist goals ❌
    • I didn’t make it through all of them, so they’re being rolled over, as you’ll see further down in the post 😅
  • start taking reading notes again ✅
    • yes, I did this one! I have a whole multi-page spread of notes just for The Shadow of What Was Lost in my GoodNotes app on my iPad
  • complete all of my January buddy/group reads on time 🤷‍♀️
    • mostly accomplished this one! I’m still finishing Bewitched and Slaying the Vampire Conqueror, which my partners have finished already, but it wasn’t too long ago so it’s not a huge failure 😂

My goals for February are: 

  • read a book per day 🤯
  • blog 3+ times per week
  • start blog hopping weekly again!

monthly checklist:

Every month I’m going to try to make progress on my seasonal TBR, 2024 TBR, 2024 series goals, and TBR jar goal! Since I didn’t finish all of my January goals, they’re being rolled over to this month.

  • 2 books from 2024 TBR (+1 from January)
    • leftover: Clown in a Cornfield, Cabin at the End of the World
    • new: House of Flame and Shadow, What Feasts at Night
  • 2 books from seasonal TBR
    • That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon, Cinema Viscera
  • 2 titles from TBR jar (+2 from January)
    • leftover: Darkest Unsolved Mysteries, Cinema Viscera
    • new: Snuff, Let’s Go Play at the Adams’
  • 2 prompts from TBR jar
    • prompt picks: fantasy, romance
  • 2 books from 2024 series goals (+2 from January)
    • leftover: City of Heavenly Fire, Caraval
    • new: Legendary, Finale
  • 1 book from 35 by 35 TBR
    • The Shadow of What Was Lost (currently reading)

February’s picks:

Misty inspired me by reading one book per day last February, and when I found out she was going for it again this year, I decided to join her! I’m not going to list 29 books because that would make this post too long, but I will list some of what I plan on reading!

  1. Wayward Children series // Seanan McGuire → I’ve read all but the newest release and the short stories, and I think Misty’s only read the first one, so we’re buddy reading the whole series! Almost all of the audiobooks are on Hoopla, which should make this one pretty easy. 😄
  2. Mindf*ck series // S.T. Abby → I’ve been meaning to read this series for SO long! Misty and I are buddy reading these, too, though she’s already read the first one.
  3. Butcher & Blackbird // Brynne Weaver → another Misty buddy read! I’m seeing this everywhere and the FOMO got to me lol
  4. House of Flame and Shadow // Sarah J. Maas → OBVIOUSLY we’re buddy reading this 😂 we’re starting it TODAY!
  5. Bride // Ali Hazelwood → the Books Out of the Blue BOTM pick and my first Ali Hazelwood read! (feel free to join us!)
  6. The Fine Print // Lauren Asher → my friend Ashleigh is hosting a buddy read of this on Storygraph if anyone wants to join!
  7. Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives // Adam Cesare → a few of us in my discord buddy read the first book in January and I’m excited to continue the series!
  8. Bunker Dogs // Gage Greenwood → this book and the rest of the list are buddy reads in Charisa’s discord!
  9. Playground // Aron Beauregard
  10. Psychic Teenage Bloodbath // Carl John Lee
  11. Gone to See the River Man series // Kristopher Triana

February’s reading journal spreads:

I’m SO happy with how my February spreads turned out! I found the cutest little sticker pack for like $2 at Michael’s and it was all cat-themed Valentine’s Day stickers, and I immediately knew I wanted to use them to inspire the whole month. My goal was to make it “look like Valentine’s Day threw up everywhere” and I think I accomplished that. 😂

What are you reading this month?



More about Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. Your February reading journal spread is soooo pretty! I’ve only read the first two Wayward Children books, but thoroughly enjoyed them. I hope you accomplish tons in February (including reading a book a day, what a goal!)!

    1. Good luck with your goals & TBR! 💖 February is the perfect month for reading a book a day 😄 You’ve reminded me that I really need to read House of Sky and Breath, now that the new book is out!

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