I’ve started posting my monthly TBR lists on my blog because I think it’s great motivation for me. Plus, I enjoy reading other people’s posts at the beginning of each month, so I thought why not. It’s always good fun to go back at the end of the month and see what you got to, what you didn’t, and what you’re planning on carrying over to the next month. In January, I managed to read 6 out of the 9 books that I listed, and I’m in the middle of the 7th (on audio). I’m planning on reading The Library of Shadows this week, and I’ll get to American Gods some time in February. February is a shorter month, and it’s normally the month that puts me in an epic reading slump from hell, so I’m going to try to conquer this by picking some awesome books.
My friend Alex and I were going to read this in December but I got a bit sidetracked by my reading slump. But we’re finally ready to read the sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling! I’m looking forward to diving into another crime novel, as I don’t read many and I do quite enjoy them.
I’m letting myself buy one book a month until I decide that my TBR is down to a reasonable number, and Salt to the Sea is my book of the month. It came out in the UK yesterday and my copy has already arrived, so I’ll be devouring this one very soon! I’m so excited to get my hands on it because Ruta Sepetys is one of my favourite authors, and her historical books are some of the best.
I’ve been promised that Six of Crows is miles better than the shitfest that was Ruin & Rising, so I have high hopes for it. I’ve decided to finally give it a go. Thanks to Judith, I have my own copy of this and I don’t have to worry about breaking any bans for it!
I have had Take Back the Skies on my Kindle FOREVER. I got a copy from NetGalley and I just never got around to reading it. I’m aiming to get to it this month, and then hopefully moving onto the sequel if I enjoy it. Thus, I’ll be hitting two birds with one stone, as this series could count towards A Series A Month AND it will reduce my NG/EW backlog.
Jane Eyre is a hefty one, but it’s been on my TBR pile for about ten years. I HAVE to get to it this year, because otherwise I will feel like a complete and utter failure. I’m going to try to space it out this month, maybe by reading thirty pages a day like I did with A Game of Thrones. This will count towards the Classics challenge and also the one that my friend has set for me!
This is a review copy (obviously) that I received from the publisher. I want to whittle down the amount of review copies that I have during the first half of this year in an attempt to relieve myself of a lot of pressure. The Crown’s Game isn’t out until May, but I figure the sooner I read it, the better. Plus, this one sounds awesome! Russia-inspired fantasy. Yes please.
I’ve had this book on my bookshelf for the longest time, and to be honest I kind of forgot about it. It was on the back row of my double stacked bookshelves, so I kept missing it. I’ve heard that it’s a fantastic fantasy novel with a kickass main character, and I can’t wait to finally read it! If all goes well, I might also dive into Eona, because then I can get to-
The Dark Days Club! I received an unsolicited copy from the publisher, and since it sounds positively amazing, I figured why not binge all of Goodman’s books? I will be able to feature her in my Author Spotlight series, and also finally get a taste for her writing, which I have been told is wonderful.
Again, this is another review copy that I’m hoping to get to fairly early on in the month. It’s out in March, so there’s not long to go! Beyond the Red is about aliens and half-bloods and awesome battles. I really hope it’s good, and there’s a promise of a ship!