Hello, my lovelies!
I haven’t seen you in a decade (this joke never gets old. And when you can only use it once every 10 years, I may as well spam it).
Well, here we are, at the very beginning of a new year again. New Year – new goals. New hopes and dreams.
I always liked planning my whole year in January, but this year, I will not bother so much. I have made a few changes in the way I choose books, and I am feeling pretty happy about it. My stress levels have decreased a lot, and I found pleasure in reading once again. Yes – there was actually a time when reading felt like a chore. I don’t want that for me.
My December was filled with Christmas spirit, here in the UK. But being born in Macedonia, we actually celebrate Christmas on the 7th January – so January is my Christmas month actually. During this time, I will be traveling back to Skopje, and I might not read as much, because I will be spending time with family and friends.
Without further delays, let’s get to the important part – what will I be reading in January?
As I have announced in my TBR Update, I have changed the way I am choosing my books – if you haven’t read this update yet, please go and have a look.
All the books that are currently on my TBR can be found HERE. This is the list that I will choose from when spinning the wheel.
My January TBR
I always start with 8 books on my TBR, because this is what I read on average. If I happen to read all of them, I will add a few more books at the end of the month. If I don’t manage to read the books from last month, I don’t unhaul them. They go into the next month’s list automatically, which leaves me with less spins.
These are the 8 books I am planning to read this January:
1. You, Me and The Movies by Fiona Collins
I actually read this book last month, but didn’t get a chance to write a review yet, so not sure how to organize myself 🙂 I technically have it read, but it doesn’t really count until a review is up.
Two people. Ten classic films. A love story you’ll never forget.
Arden has just started university when she meets Mac – and quickly falls head over heels for the handsome, charismatic film lecturer. Their love affair is dramatic, exciting and all-consuming; the sort of thing you only see in the movies.
It couldn’t last. But thirty years later, leading a very different life, Arden is visiting a friend in hospital when she suddenly comes across the man she never forgot. Badly injured in an accident, Mac can only make brief references to the classic films they once watched together: Casablanca, A Star is Born, Pretty Woman among others… and they make Arden remember everything.
The bittersweet memories of their relationship help Arden re-connect with the world in a way she no longer thought was possible. But will a movie-worthy love ever be hers again?
2. A Darker State (Karin Müller #3) by David Young
This is the third month a book has been on my TBR, but I already read this one during New Year’s Eve and these last few days, and will share the review soon. So it sort of counts, but it also doesn’t 🙂
A mystery / crime novel, where a teenage boy’s body is found and the main character of this book (and series), Karin, is investigating the mystery. I haven’t read the previous books of the series, but it one of those that you don’t have to read the in order, as they are all standalone mysteries, it is just Karin that stays the same.
3. A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan
I just didn’t manage to get to this book in time, and it’s a shame, but hopefully, I’ll get to it this month.
Everything I have read so far from Sarah Morgan – I loved! And this Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive this book from the publishers, so I can read it right in time before the end of the year. A Wedding in December is already on the top of the lists across UK, and I am hyped to read it.
4. Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
Spin: New Author
Rosamund Coppley is a new author to me and I am really excited to read Three Hours. In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. With only three hours to save them and media and parents asking for updates, I am sure this will be a very unpredictable and intense book.
I am doing a blog tour for Three Hours on 12th January – so keep an eye on my post then.
5. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
Spin: 5 Star Prediction
After reading and loving both Scythe and Thunderhead, I am certain that The Toll will be a 5 star. No doubts at all. And I mean, I have been bragging on and on about this book for ages now!
A world where people can’t die, Scythes exist, that glean them, in order to keep the population intact. Two characters are on their way to become Scythe apprentices, and they learn the whole tradition behind the gleaning ceremony.
6. Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld
Spin: Colour – white
I had to choose a book that had a white cover, and Pretties was the closest I had to it. Also, I really loved the first book – Uglies and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
7. Confucius’ Social Wisdom by Pavan Choudary
I received this book a while ago through a giveaway on Goodreads (I know this was a long time ago, because Goodreads is not hosting giveaways for the UK anymore). Shame, shame, shame…
Pavan talks about the social wisdom from the works of Confucius, and I am excited to find out more. It is a short read, but I am sure I will enjoy it!
8. Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Spin: New Author
Robyn Carr is a new author to me, and I am also part of a blog tour on the 29th January. I haven’t watched the Netflix TV Show yet, but everyone that watched it has amazing things to say. Looking forward to this one!
And that’s my January TBR ! I hope I will manage to read all of these books, and I hope that maybe I can squeeze in one or two more, before the end of the month and end of the year?
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What are you planning to read this month? Let me know in the comments!
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12 thoughts on “January TBR – New Beginnings”
I can’t wait to see what you think of Pretties. I read the series SEVERAL years ago and really enjoyed it!
Adding some of these to my own list.
Yay – hope you enjoy them
I adore Sarah Morgan – I’m late in reading that one too
I hope it’s good. She always writes amazing Christmas books.
Great TBR! that You, Me and the Movies looks real cute.
Great List. I hope you enjoy them all.
I loved Uglies but didn’t enjoy Pretties as much so I never got to the third book, Scott Westerfeld is a great author though 🙂
I did not know about Macedonia celebrating Christmas in January. I have looked at ‘You, Me and the Movies’ a few times but not gotten around to reading it yet. Hope you enjoy all your books.
I read Pretties a long time ago and if I remember I liked it