#TackleMyTBR2022 with Jennifer: February Update

Posted February 26, 2022 by Jennifer in Reading Challenge Tags:

The Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge is returning for 2022! I will continue to use the challenge to help me focus more older releases on my TBR. I didn’t quite make my goal of 60 books in 2021 so I’m setting my 2022 goal at Field Goal: read 37-48 TBR books.

You can find out more about #TackleMyTBR2022 over at Kimberly Faye Reads.

9 out of 48 books read

Books read in February :

  1. North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi) by Laura Kaye – Book with a Cold/Snowy Setting
  2. Lover Unveiled (BDB #19) by J.R. Ward – Hardcover
  3. Seduction in Death (In Death #13) by J.D.Robb – 4 star read
  4. The Wolf (BDB Prison Camp #2) by J.R. Ward – a favorite author

For this reading challenge I will only count books I purchased before 2022. But with the addition of the Quarterly Bingo card I will have titles I list but don’t count for my person goal of 48 books. These will be 2022 releases I grab from Netgalley, Edelweiss, or the library.

Bonus Bingo Reads

  • Hook, Line and Sinker (Bellinger Sisters #2) – March 2022 release
  • Munro (IAD #18) by Kresley Cole – Favorite Genre
  • Claimed (Lair of the Wolven #1) by J.R. Ward – A Book You Borrowed (library audio)
Mini Reviews:

North of Need is the first book in Hearts of the Anemoi by Laura Kaye and it was a sweet and sexy story about a widow who finds love again via a “snow god”. Who knew building a snowman would give you a sexy god. “Do you want to build a snowman?” Um, yes please.

Lover Unveiled is an entertaining addition to the BDB series by J.R. Ward. Just when you think you have this world figured out, Ward brings new elements into it. Breathing new life into a long running series. I like the turns she is taking and can’t wait for more! 

Seduction in Death by J.D.Robb is another stellar entry in the story of Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke. Eve and the gang are working a case where the victim either jumps or is thrown off her apartment balcony. The case if full of twist and turns and I love seeing Eve work the case. Narration is great as always!

Claimed is the first book in the Lair of the Wolven and I was ready to see more about Ward’s Wolvens after getting a intro to one in The Jackal. Looks like I’ll have to get more info or ANY info about the Wolvens from The Wolf. I went into Claimed thinking it was going to be more like BDB, you know with the paranormal. If it wasn’t for the scenes with Xhex and John Mathew there wouldn’t have been NOTHING paranormal about this read until the 80% mark and still there wasn’t much. It was a slow burn on romance and anything Wolvens. Since the series seems to focus on the same couple I’m thinking the series will be more like urban fantasy. I’m not going to lie I almost DNF this one. I’ll try the second book, Forever but it will be a library loan as well.

The Wolf brings us back to the prison camp. This one is hard to rate. As I was listening it went from 3 to 4 to 5 back to 3 stars. I loved the involvement of V, Butch, Rhage (5 star scenes). I liked that the story was outside of prison for most of the plot (4 stars). But after noting getting much info about Wolvens in Claimed, I had hoped we would get the missing info here but no (3 stars). The romance was also on the 3 star level. I guess Lucan is a halfbreed the same way Xhex and Rhev are, one parent was vampire and one was wolven. I’m assuming since again no info.

Bottom line I liked some things and was disappointed about other things. I’ll continue the spinoff. I want to see Apex, Mayhem and Caine get their stories.