Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This post is extremely exciting for me as there is going to be another round of Contemporary-A-Thon. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll know that I’ve participated in almost every single round. I don’t think I participated in the first round but since then, I’ve participated every time. As you also might know, they usually have a round in February.
Before getting into my Contemporary-A-Thon reads though, I wanted to feature my normal February TBR and then I’ll get into the books I plan on reading for CAT along with the challenges, dates..etc. With that being said, let’s get into the books I have on my TBR for February!
The first book I plan on reading in February is Untouchable by Talia Hibbert. If you saw my January wrap-up, you know that I’ve been devouring her books. This book follows the sister of the MC from book one and from what I can tell, it’s going to be her romance with her boss. Either way, I love this series so I’m going to read it asap.
2. The Unrequited
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I decided to throw in a handful of romance books and this one is definitely out of my comfort zone. It’s a dark romance about a girl who gets in a forbidden relationship with her professor and things escalate from there. I don’t want to know much else but honestly, I’m excited to see how I feel about reading a dark romance. Plus it’s on my 20 books to read in 2020 list as well.
3. The Guy On The Right
If you watch any romance booktubers, then you know how popular this series is. This is the first book in the series and I’m pretty sure it’s a friends-to-lovers romance. Since that’s my favorite trope, I knew I had to feature it on my 20 books to read in 2020 so I’m hoping it ends up being a new favorite.
These next two books are also on my 20 books to read in 2020 list. Personally, I’ve never read Matilda but I know that my mom recently read it with her class. Ever since then, I’ve become super excited to read it. I know she said it’s different from the movie, but regardless, I’m still hopeful and think it’s going to be a fun one.
With those out of the way, let’s get into my Contemporary-A-Thon reads. Before I get started though, the Contemporary-A-Thon is running from Feb 10th to Feb 16th. It’s being hosted by Chelsea, Julie, and Natasha. This round is a bit of a throwback round as they’re using prompts that have all been used in previous rounds.
- Read a contemporary book with green on the cover
- Read a contemporary from a new-to-you author
- Read a diverse contemporary
- Read a backlist contemporary
- Read a dark/hard-hitting contemporary
- Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover
- Read a contemporary beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)
1. Read a book with green on the cover
If you know me, then this should come as no surprise. As soon as I saw this prompt, I knew that Lucky Caller was an amazing fit. Considering that Emma Mills is easily my favorite contemporary author, there’s no surprise that I’m excited to read this book. I was a bit disappointed in her last release but I’m crossing my fingers that I LOVE this one.
2. Read a Contemporary from a New-To-You Author
In coming up with a book for this one, I decided to look at a ton of romance books that were on Kindle Unlimited. In looking for one, I stumbled upon this book which is called Never Him. It’s an enemies-to-lovers romance and it’s relatively short so I figured why not? Plus this is definitely an entirely new-to-me author as I’ve never even heard of her before now.
3. Read a diverse contemporary
The book I chose for this prompt is Bad for the Boss by Talia Hibbert. As evidenced by the blurb under the title, it’s a Black woman, Asian man romance. Since I’ve been making my way through her backlist, I knew I had to feature one of her romances. If this one doesn’t come off hold though, I’ll just sub in one of her other books!
4. Read a backlist contemporary
I recently got this book as a Kindle deal and since then, I’ve been trying to find the perfect time to read it. This book came out in 2019 so it’s now a backlist title and one I’ve heard a good amount about. While I don’t want to get into specifics, I’m really excited to see if this book lives up to the hype and if I end up enjoying it.
5. Read a dark/hard-hitting contemporary
I had a hard time, coming up with a book for this prompt. Maybe it’s just because I don’t read many dark/hard-hitting books and or most of them are REALLY long. The book I chose for this prompt is Born, Darkly which I’m pretty sure is a dark romance between a serial killer and the psychologist who is studying him. Honestly, it sounds like it’s going to be messed up along with being both dark and hard-hitting.
6. Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover
Every round of CAT, I read a volume of Giant Days and this time, I’m going to be reading volume 4. I remember really loving Vol 3 last year so I’m excited to get into this world and see how the girls are doing.
7. Read a contemporary beloved by a member of the community and shout them out!
For this last prompt, I’m going with I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn. This book was gifted to me by one of my very best friends, Lysette so I knew I had to include it for this prompt. I honestly don’t know much about this book but the cover is super cute so that’s all I need to know. Plus Lysette loves it so I’m hoping I love it too 😀
Those are all the books I plan on reading in February. It’s super ambitious I know but I’m crossing my fingers that I get all of my Contemporary-A-Thon reads in. I’m excited about almost all of those books so I’m hoping I have another successful round.
Anyways, those are all the books I plan on reading in February along with my Contemporary-A-Thon TBR. If you’re participating in CAT, I’d love to know what you’re reading and if you’d be interested in a buddy-read 😀