My February TBR List

January came and went. A new month means a new list of books to be read. Last month I read a handful of different genres. This month, I stick to a more somber mood with the books I’ve decided to read. What better way to celebrate the month of love than to read upsetting books about murder, death, and violence?

So, let’s cut right to the chase and look at the three books I plan to read this month!

1). The Silent Patient

Six years ago, Alicia Berenson shot her husband multiple times before cutting her wrists. The police arrived before she bled out. Since that night, Alicia hasn’t said a single word. Obsessed with this case, psychotherapist Theo Faber has recently transferred to the high-security psychiatric unit in hopes of getting Alicia to speak.

Why It’s on My February TBR List

The Silent Patient has actually been on my reading wish list for months. It showed up in one of my online reading lists and added it, but it wasn’t until recently that I purchased the book. In the time between me adding this to my reading list and now, I’ve had at least half a dozen different people recommend this book.

So, I decided that it’s time to listen to what everyone has to say and sink my teeth into this novel and see if I can’t unravel the reason behind Alicia’s silence.

2). Midnight in Chernobyl

April 25, 1986, was a day that went down in infamy. It was the night that Reactor No. 4 exploded, releasing radioactive material into the air. This forced hundreds of thousands of families to immediately evacuate their homes. Investigative journalist Adam Higginbotham presents the day of the nuclear explosion like never before.

Why It’s on My February TBR List

This is another story that a friend recommended. I’ve been obsessed with disasters like the Titanic, Chernobyl, and the various natural disasters for as long as I can remember, so this non-fiction novel about the night of the largest nuclear disaster in history was right up my alley.

I also recently challenged myself to read more non-fiction books, so Midnight in Chernobyl was exactly what I’ve been looking for.

3). Girl A

Lex was known as Girl A, the girl who helped free her five siblings from what she called The House of Horrors. As an adult, her childhood home is left to her after her mother’s death. Lex hopes to turn her darkened past around and turn the home into a force of good, but will she be able to overcome her past to make this happen?

Why It’s on My February TBR List

This gripping story was my pick from the Book Of The Month Club. I was immediately drawn to the trauma Lex must overcome to move on from the psychological torture she and her family endured. Strong female protagonists overcoming a troubled childhood is something I’ll always sign up for!

What Are You Reading This Month?

February, despite being short, is for some reason notoriously a rough month for me. I think it’s that the craziness of the holidays has finally died down, the excitement of spring being a few weeks away that makes it seem extra crazy.

Because of that, I’ve only planned to read three books this month. Although, I do have some books on reserve if I finish these three earlier than expected.

What’s your go-to book this month? Are you reading a series of romance novels or protesting Valentine’s Day by reading horror and thriller novels similar to me? I can’t wait to see what you’re reading this month!

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