Fictionophile’s February #TBR – a plan

I surprised myself and actually read ELEVEN titles in January. (My usual is about eight)

In the attempt to tame my rather wild TBR (190 titles with review commitments), I plan to read another TEN titles in February. I thought that by sharing them with you, my commitment will strengthen….. Here goes…

(as is my usual custom I have linked the cover graphic to Goodreads so that you might learn more about the book)

a NetGalley title that has been waiting far too long for me to read it – READING NOW

a NetGalley title that seems to ‘fit’ the month of February

a NetGalley title that I’ve been really looking forward to

the Edelweiss title that has been on my Edelweiss queue the longest

my own book – 3rd in a series I’m really enjoying

1st in a series that I received from Wunderkind PR

an older NetGalley title

my second “Marsons of the Month” title. (Loved the first one!)

an older Edelweiss title

my own book that I’ve been looking forward to for some time now

Have YOU read any of these?

I’ve decided that I’m going to be kinder to myself in 2019 and intersperse a few of my own titles amongst the titles that I have review commitments for. I’ve included THREE this month!

Does a reading ‘PLAN’ help you read more?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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37 Responses to Fictionophile’s February #TBR – a plan

  1. carhicks says:

    I have read Jar of Hearts and I did enjoy it. Good luck sticking to your TBR. I wish I could do that.

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  2. skyecaitlin says:

    Many of these sound great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. skyecaitlin says:

    Her Dark Retreat sounds terrific, and I’m reading Dead Simple right now.

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  4. I hope you enjoy them all! I really liked Jar Of Hearts and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. ❤

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  5. Eleven is great! More is always better if you can manage it, right?

    I’ve been making a list for myself, and accepting it as a best-case scenario rather than a task list. This way, I have a plan, but it feels less stressful and I feel good when I make progress. Like you, I’m trying to be kinder to myself, and allowing more room to read books from my own shelves and/or TBR. As behind as I am on my review commitments, I’ve got to find some sort of balance.

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  6. Mischenko says:

    I haven’t read any of these, but good luck with them! That’s a wonderful number for January. Not sure where January even went lol. 😂♥️

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  7. Jar of Hearts is AMAZING. Very unique perspective that you don’t normally get.

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  8. Well done on reading 11 I only managed 8, my post is going up tomorrow. I used to post a monthly TBR but then I found I wasn’t reading it and felt so guilty and stopped doing it. 😀

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  9. I really enjoyed The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor so look forward to hearing what you think about The Hiding Place!

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  10. sahmoun2778 says:

    I really enjoyed Jar of Hearts.

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  11. As of last month, I started planning. But only in a notebook. I would find it too stressful if I planned online!

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  12. I’m not sure a reading plan/schedule helps me read MORE but it certainly helps me feel more in control…and more likely to actually get around to reading what’s on it. My worst nightmare would be missing a blog tour slot I’d committed to…

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    • I agree Cathy. I find blog tours to be one of the MOST stressful aspects of being a book blogger. It is for that reason that I seldom participate in them. One every couple of months is enough for me. ♥

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      • I enjoy taking part in them as it’s one of the ways I discover new authors. I think the secret is finding the balance that’s right for you. When I started blogging I was convinced you weren’t a ‘proper’ book blogger unless you were on loads of tours because that was what I was seeing on other blogs. (I still don’t know how some of them manage to be on blog tours almost every day seemingly.) I’ve weaned myself down to no more than two per week but I also take month long complete breaks from tours and I’m very selective about the tours I sign up for.

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  13. That’s a good looking list! I’ve not really formally planned before but maybe I should 🤔

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  14. Ayah says:

    I never tried having a reading plan, but it is something I am considering to implement in the hopes of reading more often.

    Congrats on reading that many books! I feel so motivated to read more this month.

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  15. Andrew Joyce says:

    You amaze me. And at this point in my life that’s kinda hard to do. So, your secret to getting so much done is: You don’t sleep. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.
    P.S. And you still have time to indulge your love of bourbon (I forget the brand you like).

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  16. Reviewerlady says:

    Good luck with this! I use a spreadsheet for my review commitments and always have plenty of other novels ready to slip into any gap which may appear!

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  17. None of these are on my TBR, nor have I read any of them. The Hiding Place is getting some good publicity, though.

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