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February 2016 TBR

 

So, this TBR might be a little ambitious. February is the shortest month of the year so I doubt I will get to all of these, but hey, it’s a leap year so we have a whole extra day to work with! I’m never strict about my TBR choices, but I do still hope to read as much of these picks as possible! What do you plan on reading this February?


 

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The Passenger

Author: Lisa Lutz

Publisher: Simon & Schuster  

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Release Date: March 1st 2016

Format: ARC

Page Count: 320

ISBN: 9781451686630

Goodreads synopsis: Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past? With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.


 

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Junky

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Fiction, Classics, Literature

Release Date: November 6th 2008 (first published 1953)

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 166

ISBN: 9780141189826

Goodreads synopsis: Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through junk neighbourhoods in New York, New Orleans and Mexico City, through time spent kicking, time spent dealing and time rolling drunks for money, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report (by a writer trained in anthropology at Harvard) from the American post-war drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse and unapologetic tone. This definitive edition painstakingly recreates the author’s original text word for word.


11624751A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Doubleday  

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary

Release Date: March 10th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 720

ISBN: 9780385539258

Goodreads synopsis: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.


 

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The Wicked & The Divine, Vol.1: The Faust Act

Author: Gillen McKelvie Illustrator: Wilson Cowles

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Release Date: November 12th 2014

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 144

ISBN: 9781632150196

Goodreads synopsis: Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.


20501606Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

Author: David Wong

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Genre: Science Fiction, Humour

Release Date: October 6th 2015 

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 384

ISBN: 9781250040190

Goodreads synopsis: Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes. A young woman from the trailer park. And her very smelly cat. Together, they will decide the future of mankind. Get ready for a world in which anyone can have the powers of a god or the fame of a pop star, in which human achievement soars to new heights while its depravity plunges to the blackest depths. A world in which at least one cat smells like a seafood shop’s dumpster on a hot summer day. This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Her only trusted advisor is the aforementioned cat, but even in the future, cats cannot give advice. At least not any that you’d want to follow. Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.

 

11 thoughts on “February 2016 TBR

    1. That’s the one thing about A Little Life that’s a tad intimidating, but like you said, I’ve heard some amazing things!

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    1. I actually had never heven heard of it, but my best friend is a huge fan of David Wong and she lent it to me! It’s pretty good so far! Really fast paced!

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    1. My best friend actually let me borrow it as David Wong is one of her favourite authors! It’s my first of his novels as well and I’m really enjoying it so far!

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