February 2016 TBR (of a sort?)


February 2016

So, I’m jumping BACK on the Goodreads Group Reading Challenge bandwagon this month, and because it’s February, that means…


Uhm… Valentines Day?  Duh!

Due to the nature of these reading challenges, though, setting a FOR SURE TBR is a bit more difficult than it should be.  So, here’s a look at the challenge requirements…and a tentative look at AT LEAST the first five books I’m going to be diving into!

I’ll update this probably on a weekly basis, to keep you all in the loop on which books I’m devouring.

Challenge Corner’s Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt

For the month of February, our solo challenge is to find all one hundred words relating to Valentine’s Day throughout the month in the books you read. We hope you have fun reading and searching for the words and that it brings the Valentine’s spirit to you.


1. Books must be read and reviewed (or with five status updates) between February 1 and February 29.
2. No graphic novels/manga/commics allowed.
3. Books must be over 100 pages to count.
4. Novellas are not allowed.
5. Rereads are allowed.
6. Only five words can be found per book.


1. One point per book read and reviewed under 400 pages
2. Two points for books read and reviewed that are over 400 pages.
3. One point per word found in a book.
4. Five points per every 25 words found.


1. Heart
2. Love
3. Joy
4. Happiness
5. Alone
6. Single
7. Couple
8. Rose/roses
9. Proposal
10. Chocolate
11. Ring
12. Date
13. Card
14. Gifts
15. Presents
16. Flowers
17. Kiss
18. Hugs
19. Candles
20. Romance
21. February
22. stuffed animals
23. Candy
24. Married
25. Engaged
26. In love
27. Dinner
28. Bears
29. Valentine’s Day
30. Passion
31. Cupid
32. Jewelry
33. Winter
34. Fourteen
35. Bow and arrow
36. Boyfriend
37. Secret admirers
38. Sweetheart
39. Girlfriend
40. Pink
41. Poem
42. Lovebirds
43. Forever
44. Always
45. Moonstruck
46. Red
47. Lace
48. Letter
49. Rainbow
50. Perfume
51. Picture
52. Restaurant
53. Celebrate
54. Anniversary
55. Gesture
56. Flirt
57. Crush
58. Serenade
59. Bouquet
60. Husband
61. Friends
62. Wife
63. Fiancé
64. Lovesick
65. Fancy
66. Balloons
67. Candlelit
68. Giftcard
69. Surprise
70. Snow
71. Cold
72. Ice
73. Misery
74. Ending
75. Games
76. Pretender
77. Cheating
78. Brokenhearted
79. Tears
80. Shy
81. Sadness
82. Cake
83. Dance
84. Formal
85. Evening
86. Sunset
87. Sunrise
88. Bubbly
89. Vacation
90. Shooting Star
91. First love
92. Wish
93. Hope
94. Break-up
95. Wonderland
96. Comfort
97. Crying/cry
98. Laugh/laughing
99. Warm fire
100. Frozen

No set TBR

YA Buddy Reader’s Corner Valentines Day Wedding Challenge

This is a team reading challenge which will run from February 1st to February 29th inclusively. Results will be announced on March 1st 2016.

To complete this challenge, participants will be split into teams. Each team will need to read books to complete the perfect wedding (using the descriptions given).

* Each description may be completed up to 4 times during the challenge but must be completed by a different team member each time (one player cannot complete ‘Read a borrowed book’ 4 times, it must be 4 different people. you can however have 4 members who all read the same book.)
* Teams will be required to split the descriptions between them, and allocate them to their individual players, as planning will be needed to ensure everyone reads the right books to reach the team goal. If teams are unable to do this, then the descriptions will be allocated randomly to each player using random.org. It is completely up to the team how they split the descriptions between them, there is no minimum number per player, you can simply post as you read a book that fits the description, or plan ahead. Strategies will be up to the individual teams!
* Books must be read between the 1st of February to the 29th of February inclusive.
* Books must be over 100 pages long, without illustrations. (150 pages minimum for middle-grade books, 300 pages minimum for poetry or books written in verse.)

Part 1 – The Bride and Groom
1*A couple on the cover
2*a dress on the cover
3*a tiara or veil on the cover
4* Book told from a male point of view
5* Book told from a female point of view
6* A New Book (from 2015 onwards – ARCs are fine too)
7*a blue book (either a book with a blue cover on goodreads, or with ‘blue’ in the title)
8*a borrowed book (borrow from a friend, a library, kindle lending, etc. I’ll take your word on this one as I can’t check if you really borrowed it ☺)
9*make up or Jewellery on the cover (or title)
10* A man in a suit on the cover

Part 2 – The Ceremony
11*a venue for a wedding (either on the cover or the place from a book you read – if you want to get married in Narnia that’s fine)
12*ring(s) on the cover
13*flowers on the cover
14*Camera or photograph on the cover
15*a car or transport on the cover (this can be a car, bike, plane, horse, spaceship whatever you’d like at your dream wedding really)
16*a cover or title portraying your perfect wedding weather, whether it be sun or snow, or season.
17. Book with a man on the cover (best man)
18. Book with a woman or girl on the cover (bridesmaid)
19. “or forever hold your peace” – Titles with Quiet, Silent, Whisper in the title
20. ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’ in the title

The Reception:
21*Cake (or food)on the cover (or title)
22.*gifts, or invites, on the cover or in the title.
23* read a book with wedding-themed title/ or ‘love’ in the title
24*champagne or a beverage on the cover (or title)
25*A white cover, or a romance novel
26. something music related on the cover
27. A book tagged as ‘wedding’ on Goodreads
28. An Adult novel
29. Shoes on the cover (or title)
30. a beach or location for a honeymoon (this can either be on the cover, or a location from a book, again, if you want to honeymoon in Narnia that’s fine)

The Happily Ever After

Read books whose titles start with the following letters:

TBR First Five Books:

The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wild Cat (Leopard People #8)

My Life Without Me

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