February TBR

I’ve been really tame about my reading for my February TBR… I’ve lowered my expectations because at the moment I’m really enjoying taking my time and truly devouring the book I’m reading.

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

February TBRI Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
five-stars
Genres: Nonfiction

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I’ve actually just finished this book and there will be a review shortly. I picked up this book because I read about the trauma and also her bravery she had. Especially when everything seemed to be stacking against her. The history of the Taliban was something I was also really interested. It seemed like the perfect book for me in all respects. Brilliant start to my February TBR

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

February TBRRebecca by Daphne du Maurier
five-stars
Genres: Fiction

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

This is a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a very long while. I’ve actually had it on my shelves for almost a year and is definitely something I want to dive into as soon as possible. So I’m making it a priority this month and hopefully I’ll get all the way through it and it’ll be as good as I think it will be.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

February TBRSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Also in this series: Crooked Kingdom
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published by Henry Holt and Company

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

I have heard nothing but good things about this book and I really enjoyed the Grisha Trilogy so I have got high expectations and hope for this books. I’ve read a few books that were all hype and turned out to be something that I really didn’t enjoy. It have a lot to live up to.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab

February TBRA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
four-stars
Series: Shades of Magic #1
Also in this series: A Gathering of Shadows
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published by Tor Books

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive.

Last but not least for this month. One of my favourite reads was Vicious. I am so looking forward to jumping into another one of her books. I don’t know much about what happens in it but I have high hopes for it.

There it is… slightly late but there is my February TBR. I may deviate from this if I really don’t feel like reading something that’s on the list!

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