January TBR

First things first, welcome to my blog! This is my first official post on this thing so I thought I should start off by saying hello and welcome.

Recently, I reorganized my entire bookshelf so that I could put away all of the books I have accumulated over the past two years and also unpack the ones I took to college.  Upon doing this I realized how many god damn books I actually own (which is a shit ton apparently). This was a big surprise to me considering the library is my best friend and I’m all about taking advantage of it. What also surprised me was the fact that I have not read at least half (if not more) of the books that I own. For that reason, I intend to read at least one book a month from my own stash so I can get through my own library. I have included two books this month on my TBR to start the year off strong. Anyway, enough of me ranting. On with my TBR for this month!

  1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. MaasI picked up Throne of Glass randomly over the summer. At this point I had not read much fantasy. I typically read contemporary novels, but had heard good things about this series. I think assassins are cool, so I was like why not.The first book of this series got me hooked instantly. I had to know more about Celaena, Dorian, Nehemia, Chaol, and the world. I was addicted and sped through the next three books in a month. It actually gave me an interest in reading more fantasy novels. I was happy that I would not have to wait long for this book to come out in September. Around the time it came out I was super busy and reading other things, so I haven’t had a chance to pick it up until now. I’m actually in the middle of it at the moment and am enjoying it so far. Excited to see where this story takes me next.
  2. Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoOne thing you will come to learn about me is that I love any story revolving around thieves or spies. One of my all time TV favorite shows is Leverage and I’m a big fan of the Mission Impossible movies. I have come to the conclusion that heist/spy movies are a much bigger thing than heist/spy books. Recently I was in such a mood to read a good heist novel and had a super hard time finding something to read. This came up in my Goodreads search and had tons of good reviews so it obviously needed to be on my TBR.

    I don’t know much about this book other that it centers around a heist and is set in a fantasy world. It is apparently is set in the same world as Leigh Bardugo’s other books. Since I have not read them, nor know anything about them it means nothing to me. The only thing I know is that there’s a deadly heist and a  vague description of the crew Kaz, our main character, will assemble. I like that the team is larger than four people because I tend to like stories with a large cast of characters. Honestly though the words “deadly heist” were all that I needed. This is the book I’m looking forward to reading the most this month.

  3. Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonTwo years ago I went to BookCon and received an ARC of this book. It went in a bag and I forgot about it for those two years. Upon my reorg I found it and was super excited because I have wanted to read something by this author. Her other book, A Sun is Also a Star, has been getting rave reviews online and I’m super excited to read that one as well. Since I had this in my collection, I thought it would be cool to read it first.This story is about a girl who has a disease where she cannot leave her house. This boy named Ollie moves in next door and friendship/romance ensues. I love cute contemporary stories like this so I’m super pumped to read it. I’ve also heard from some reviews I’ve seen that there are pictures of notes and emails/text messages that help tell the story which sounds interesting.
  4. Truly Madly Guilty by Moriarty LianeTwo of my friends and I recently just started a Book Club just for fun. This was the book we decided to read because it won best Fiction Novel on Goodreads for 2016. I don’t know too much about this book really. From what I can gather from the description is that it revolves around this couple who goes to a barbecue and melodrama ensues.I don’t have any expectations for this book, good or bad. I’m going in a blank slate so we will see how much I enjoy this.
  5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay KristoffI’m only putting this book on here on the off chance that I have reading time to spare. Illuminae is the first book in The Illuminae Files series. It is a science fiction YA book that follows two teens who just broke up. That is all I will say about the plot since I’ve heard it’s best going into this book blind.I have more of an idea about the plot than that since I actually started this book about a month ago. I borrowed an ebook from my library and my loan expired before I could finish it. I only got about 100 pages (maybe less) into it. From what I’ve read so far, I can already tell its going to be one hell of a read. This book is also cool in the sense that it is told from chat logs, documents, interview files, etc. Definitely looking to get back to this book sooner than later. We’ll see if I get to it.

This is my first time actually creating a TBR so I’m unsure of how much of this list I will get through. Hopefully all of it! Be sure that Empire of Storms, Six of Crows, and Truly Madly Guilty will get finished for sure. I’m pretty sure my friends will kill me if I don’t read our Book Club book. Would love to know what’s on your TBR for the month of January. Feel free to comment below. Also if you have any good heist novel recommendations let me know 😉

Happy Reading Folks!

5 thoughts on “January TBR

  1. Welcome to the book blogging community! I’m pretty new as well, so it’s good to meet more newbies. You’re in for a wild ride in Empire of Storms! I’m also currently reading Illuminae, and I’m getting through it way faster than I thought I would!


    • Thank you for the welcome! All of this is SO NEW to me. We newbies have to stick together lol. Empire of Storms is already taking me on a wild ride, can’t wait to see where it goes. I thought the same about Illuminae when I was previously reading it. I feel like documents are daunting at first but you get used to it quickly.

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      • Best part of blogging. So many wonderful people 🙂 I’m both excited for the journey and to see where things are at, and the friends I’ve made by the end of the year.

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