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February TBR

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

I've got a very ambitious reading target for February (considering that February is the shortest month, that might not be the wisest plan...): it's 15 books long. But since I don't have any trips planned and it's a quieter month on the work and social-life front, I'm trying to knock out some numbers this month round so I can focus on bigger, heftier books later in the year and still meet by 132-books-this-year challenge.

Some of these books you might recognise as having been sat in my online shopping carts - I bit the bullet and bought some of them (hence why the last two in this list aren't pictured; they aren't being delivered till later this week. What carbon footprint...) Plus I already broke my 'only-one-book-in-each-BOTM' as I shipped two to my parents' house for my trip home next month. Hashtag oops.

Yes, YOU, if you're reading this, I've already caved and bought books. I am weak and have no willpower.

Anyway, here are the titles on my list this month:

Melmoth, by Sarah Perry

Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters

L'Oasis éternelle, by Luis Montero Manglano (trans. Claude Bleton)

La Cité des hommes saints, by Luis Montero Manglano (trans. Claude Bleton)

The Other Bennet Sister, by Janice Hadlow

The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo

Things in Jars, by Jess Kidd

The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

The Glittering Hour, by Iona Grey

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan

The Spring of the Ram, by Dorothy Dunnett

Race of Scorpions, by Dorothy Dunnett

Scales of Gold, by Dorothy Dunnett

Au service secret de Marie-Antoinette: L'enquête du Barry, by Frederic Lenormand

Au service secret de Marie-Antoinette: Pas de répit pour la Reine, by Frederic Lenormand

Friends? Who needs friends? I have books!

Happy reading,

Amélie xx

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I’m Amélie, I love books and reading, and I also love talking about them.

I’m incredibly lucky to be bilingual, so I read books in both French and English, and will talk about both of those on here – although I will do more in English, since I know that’s probably what the majority of the people who ever find this blog will be interested in!

I also like history, traveling, Shakespeare, coffee, cheese, musicals, Italian Baroque art, the ballet, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, flowers, makeup, high heels, and baking. Yes, I’m a walking cliché. I am aware.

Please do tweet at me with any suggestions/book recommendations/thoughts.

In case you’re curious – yes, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time.

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