On My February 2012 TBR

Inspired by Misty, I was nagged into making this by Allison at The Allure Of Books

Books Mentioned:

Roots by Alex Haley for a read along hosted by Reading Thru The Nite
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Black Boy, White School by Brian F. Walker
Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
The One And Only Ivan by KA Applegate
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Havoc by Jeff Sampson
Partials by Dan Wells
Habibi by Craig Thompson

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. YEAH, I totally want to read Habibi like whoa. But I think I said that already in another of your posts. It hurts, almost. Gah.

    FEVER. OMG. I read this a while back. I read Wither and immediately, without skipping a beat, opened Fever and kept going. I was WRECKED, BROKEN, just SLAYED. Everything on the cover is in the book, and there is a reason for her look. But WOWSERS. Lauren DeStefano has a freakin way with words, to take something so utterly horrifying and make it sound so beautiful! But that’s all you’re gettin from me, my dear!!! I can’t wait to see what you think.

    And that Partials back cover…I actually called my best IRL bookish friend – the only one really – and read it to her and she got squeally. Which excited me greatly. That one is coming up soon here at this house and I can’t wait.

    I like how you do this, but I don’t think I can plan this far in advance. I live a more loosely planned out existence, ya know? Stating what I’m gonna do is one heck of a way to make sure I don’t actually do it. 😉

  2. Ah, so many delicious books. I remain jealous!

  3. Yay! Swallows and Amazons!!! I was very surprised at how awesome it is. SO much fun. After you read it – if you enjoy it, of course – I suggest you read Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick which is an account of Arthur Ransome’s life in Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution, but written as a fairytale. It’s awesome.

  4. It look like you’re going to have a great month. I wish that I would’ve got The Humming Room from Vine before it was gone. It looks so good! And Yay for Melina Marchetta!! I haven’t read that one yet but I did just read Finnikin of the Rock and it’s now on my favorite books EVER list. So amazing. Enjoy them all.

  5. I kinda feel like I should read The Secret Garden before The Humming Room. Besides, it is on my FITG list and you know how obsessed I am with that lately. We’ll see.

    I have a copy of Vesper since it was part of that Harper ebook sale, so I need to pick it up soon! Then I can read Havoc when it comes out too.

    Partials! I’m excited about that one too. I may start it pretty soon.

    As for Habibi…that thing is a beast. If you like it, I might grab it from the library.

    So anyways, GREAT VIDEO! Yay for making it. Since I made you make one, I suppose I’d better do one too.

  6. You never suck! EVAH.

    I want to do a read-a-long. I will make that a goal of mine this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I haven’t read any Melina either. You are not aloooone. (I am here with youuuuu).

    Vesper is totally one of those that I’ve heard about, but haven’t given enough attention. Of course that will change now, obvs.

    YAY for your vlogs! I’ve missed your face (and voice)!


  7. Ohhh Fever! I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in that series even if the end of Wither felt like a bad joke.

    This month I’m planning on reading/finishing:
    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
    Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
    Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
    The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    Destined by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
    and The Fault in our Stars by John Green
    but we’ll see how things go now that school is picking up again. By the way, why did no one warn me about The Knife of Never Letting Go! I had to stop listening to the audiobook because I was sobbing too hard.

  8. Love your TBR video! I can’t wait to read Fever and Partials. Hope you enjoy them!

  9. Look at you & your short hair! I love it 🙂 – sorry if it’s been short for awhile, I just haven’t “seen” you hehe. I am so excited that you’ll be meeting Melina Marchetta’s writing this month. I’ve been wanting to read Looking for Alibrandi, so I’m excited to check out your review for it. The Piper’s Son is still, hands down, one of the best books I’ve EVER read.

  10. So I am totally impressed with how fast you read!! 27 books already! Awesome! I have never read Melina Marchetta either, but I have Jellico Road waiting for me. I will be very interested in reading your reviews for these February books! Happy Reading!

  11. ‘Even though she looks like a crack whore’ LOL!! 😀
    I’m really excited to read Fever as well, am anxiously awaiting my pre-order 🙂 Am looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

  12. Looks like you have a lot of books you want to read this month! I made a tbr video too you can check it out if you want.


  13. ANIMORPHS! YES! My elementary school self thought those books were awesome, I’ll totally read something new. I loved The Humming Room SO much, The Secret Garden was my favorite ‘classic’ as a kid, and it was such a good retelling. Roots is a beast, I wish I hadn’t read it when I was so young so that I might have appreciated it more, but I don’t have it in me to read it again. Have you watched the TV miniseries? It’s like 12 hours, but it’s very well done (at least I thought so 10+ years ago when I watched it).

    Books I still have to read this month are: Me, and Earl, and the Dying Girl, Graffiti Moon, Partials, and Gil Marsh. Cheers!

  14. ohemgee the first 1-30 chapters I was blown away with my ignorance. Duuude. I am thankful I am a white girl in the states. I think they would abandon my weak arse in I was born in that village.