As of right now it is minus one week in the already short month of February and I only read few pages of an ARC due by the end of this month. I can feel the reading slump closing in, I can even smell its filthy attempt to drag me into the world without books and reading!
This month I need to take things slow in terms of the reading and blogging spheres of my life and focus a little bit more on other things that are higher (sorry!) on my priority list at the moment – internship, papers, and work.
Don’t get me wrong, I will not be abandoning my blog! I will still try to post as often as I can. But I want to take the pressure off my shoulders and not stress if things are getting in the way and ruin my plans (which seems to happen quite a lot recently).
The books I will be reading this month are mostly ARCs and of course classic for my «Classic a Month» challenge – these will be my top priority reads. Afterwards, if I feel like it and have time to spare I might pick up some shorter and easy-reading books (kind of a book that you can read in an evening or afternoon and feel good about yourself).
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.”Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.
Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference
Summer vacation was never supposed to be like this.
It was bad enough Naomi had to be shipped off to her dad’s home for the summer and deal with her half-brother Gavin, but when the siblings are forced to spend their break with their great-grandmother in upstate New York, everything changes. An investigation into the strange disappearance of their great-grandfather forces them to retrace his footsteps. They discover a gateway between worlds and encounter extraordinary creatures in a land where the people are desperate to escape the coming of a shade lord. To survive their adventure, Naomi and Gavin must settle their differences and find the elusive shadow gate that will take them home again.
In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.
Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she’s never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with a hidden agenda of his own.
Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?
How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes.
One tiny DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love.
Now, five more people take the test. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Aaaand that is all I am planning to read (all of them are ARCs, to be released between February – May of this year)
Let me know in the comments down below what are you planning to read this month (or maybe already did) and if you are interested in any of the above books!
With love (as always),