Vacation, TBR, or Bed: Literary Fiction

February 17, 2016 Blog, VTB 0

VTBEach week, choose three books, you can choose however you want (I am choosing books that are being published that week), make it easy for your three books. Then put those three books into the categories:

  • Take on vacation
  • Take to bed
  • Put onto your TBR forever

I’m going to start posting these on Wednesday with a link up if you want to join in on the fun! I’m really excited about it and think it will get us talking about why we want to (or not) read books!


The Literary Fiction Books Publishing in Feb:

4293576-the-silhouette-of-heart-in-female-hands.jpg272 pages
Expected publication: February 29th 2016 by TAP Books
Julius Roebuck is the creative director of a successful ad agency. He is also husband to the beautiful Anne, father of three lively children, and attentive lover to a poet named Lily.

When his wife’s friend, Yasmin, announces her intention to get pregnant and describes Roebuck as the perfect sperm donor, Julius is startled at first. But Yasmin is drop-dead gorgeous, and before long he is meeting her at her apartment in the middle of the afternoon. What he neglects to mention is the fact that he recently had a vasectomy.

When Yasmin, Anne, and Lily all announce that they are pregnant, no one is more surprised than Julius himself.

Fire in the Firefly is a wickedly funny satire about love, relationships, and the war between the sexes.

The Violators
225 pages
Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Alan Chambers, an anxious loser whose goal is to become a prominent English professor, has just been accepted into the exclusive class on The Artistry of Contemporary Literature. His excitement is dampened when he learns that his new classmates are dedicated to human violation in the name of art. They have given Alan one responsibility—destroy them.

These literary violators have discovered a primal link between literature, art, sexuality, and murder. But rape and kidnapping as a means to analyze the works of James Joyce and Homer have lost their allure, and only Alan can save them from themselves.

A novel that transcends genre tropes while serving as a satirical commentary on contemporary fiction, David Lynch meets William S. Burroughs in this lucid postmodern nightmare.


The Butcher's Hook
368 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2016 by Two Roads
Anne Jaccob is coming of age in late eighteenth-century London, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. When she is taken advantage of by her tutor — a great friend of her father’s — and is set up to marry a squeamish snob named Simeon Onions, she begins to realize just how powerless she is in Victorian society. Anne is watchful, cunning, and bored.

Her saviour appears in the form of Fub, the butcher’s boy. Their romance is both a great spur and an excitement. Anne knows she is doomed to a loveless marriage to Onions and she is determined to escape with Fub and be his mistress. But will Fub ultimately be her salvation or damnation? And how far will she go to get what she wants?

Dark and sweeping, The Butcher’s Hook is a richly textured debut featuring one of the most memorable characters in fiction.


The VBT Verdict:

  • The Butcher’s Hook gets to come with me on vacation.
  • Fire in the Firefly will come with me to bed! How intriguing does this sound?!
  • The Violators gets put onto the TBR.

This was harder than some of the other VBT’s that I have done. The three all sound interesting but I knew straight away that I wanted to read Fire in the Firefly. Leaving the other two for either vacation or TBR. It seems horrible to put one of these onto my TBR but that’s the name of the game! A book is going to be set aside every week because there are just so many great ones out there.

What books would you put on your list?

If you play, add your link below!

Upcoming lists:

  • Feb 3 – Teen & Ya
  • Feb 10 – Romance
  • Feb 17 – Literary Fiction
  • Feb 24 – Books Publishing Feb 22nd
  • March 2 – Ya
  • Mar 9 – Historical Fiction
  • Mar 16 – Ya publishing March 15th
  • Mar 23 – Cookbooks
  • Mar 30 – Ya publishing March 29th
  • April 6 – Historical Fiction
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