The decorations are down and we’ve finally run out of turkey, and that means one thing: January. But instead of being all doom and gloomy about the first month of the year, I’d thought I’d change it up a bit on this old blog, and do something a bit different, a bit old school: a TBR.
Last year I read 100 books, which kind of astonished me. This year, I’m aiming for 60–a more manageable goal considering I’m currently a Postgrad student. That works out to five books per month. I also have a couple of goals to add to my reading TBR for the month. Each month I want to read (and review) at least one diverse book, and also one classic novel. So, here are the books I want to read this January.
The first book I want to read is The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie, and actually I’m lying if I say it’s a TBR, because I’ve just finished it. If you read my festive reads book post, you’ll know I received an Agatha Christie box set over Christmas. I LOVED this–very twisty & turn-y, and Poirot is such a great character. This was my classic read for the month of January. (goal: check!)
Next up, I’m going to read Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin. I got this in my November Illumicrate box, and this is going to be my bookish reward for submitting two massive essays. I adored Wolf by Wolf, a YA that was set after WWII, if the Nazi’s won, and I am SO EXCITED for this follow-up. I have a feeling it’s going to be painful, but I’m going to like it.
Then I’m going to read another of my most anticipated reads, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, the second book in the Six of Crows duology. The first book blew my mind, and I’m excited to see what the characters are up to post-heist. Also, this book is diverse. I CAN’T WAIT TO READ.
Middle grade books are my favourite, and because I can’t go without, my next read will be Foxheart by Claire Legrand. Claire is a must-buy author in my opinion. Her books are unfailingly wonderful and magical, and Foxheart sounds incredible. Also, I’ve heard on the grapevine that this book features unicorns, so that’s me pretty much sold.
The last book on my January TBR is going to be non fiction, SPQR by Mary Beard. I’m a history nerd, and although Rome is pretty far removed from my usual era of interest, isn’t that what makes it so fun? Mary Beard is an absolute legend, and I am so excited to read this epic exploration of Ancient Rome.
What are you planning to read this January?