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January TBR

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Hi, so because I’m a trash human being and this post is horrifically late – as all of my posts have been this month – I’ve already read two of the books on this list and started a third. Sigh. 

On the bright side, it makes me feel pretty accomplished? Anyway, here’s my TBR.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43575115-the-starless-sea?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=MooWUuWIMS&rank=1

This was the first book on my January TBR because I started it in December. I know a lot of people don’t like carry-over reads, but I don’t mind them. In fact, I actually sort of like them. I look at them as a jump start on my new GoodReads reading challenge hahahhaa. So yeah, I finished The Starless Sea a while ago at this point (and yes I will write a review, I’m just very behind leave me allooneeee). 

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14061957-ruin-and-rising?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=BLorhsT96A&rank=1

This is the second book I managed to complete before writing my TBR post. Again, I’m a trash human being. But to be fair, this was a pretty quick read for me. It was the last in the trilogy so I could barely put it down. I was racing towards the end with my heart in my throat for about two days, then it was over. There will be a review for this one as well, but I don’t feel behind on that seeing as I just finished the damn thing a few days ago. It was a nice wrap up to the trilogy though, I liked it a lot. 

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34275232-the-hazel-wood?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=SNgpRUAmMS&rank=1

This is my current read, but I’m not far enough along to be forming any opinions just yet. I’ve seen this book make its rounds on Booktube and such, but never really felt an overwhelming desire to read it if I’m being completely honest.

But when my library didn’t have The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern I needed something else to read and figured this would be just as good as any. And I’m sure I’ll like the book, I just didn’t expect to be reading it during the first month of the year with so many other books on my primary TBR (when this one wasn’t) I guess? Meh. I’m enjoying what little bit of it I’ve read so far! 

The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11797366-the-maid-and-the-queen?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=3eoHGpDqnM&rank=2

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that one of my reading goals for 2020 is to read more nonfiction. While I was perusing my local library for interesting titles, this “secret Joan of Arc story” caught my attention. From my understanding, this book is supposed to tell the infamous story with a fresh perspective, and for some reason that really intrigued me. So, despite checking out three other non-fiction titles, I’ve designated this one as my January read! And I think I’ll really enjoy it! 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17927395-a-court-of-mist-and-fury?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=5p7ulwBkLG&rank=1

I wanted to reread this trilogy this year, and got a jumpstart on the reread in December. I would hold off on ACOMAF in lieu of other books, but I know me and I know I don’t have that kind of self control sooooooo  . . . here we are. I may actually pick this one up before The Maid and The Queen because I’m going to be in desperate need of a comfort read in a few days. 

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27774758-an-ember-in-the-ashes?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=VOMeHASoWP&rank=1

Another reread I’ve been meaning to get to for a while and just . . . haven’t. I got a paperback edition for my birthday last September though (and just recently bought A Torch Against the Night as well) so I’m determined to finally get around to reading it! (again).

And that’s my TBR!

I’m usually sort of wary about setting “concrete” short-term TBRs (like this one), but it was surprisingly easy to do this month? And I hope it stays that way, because I need to average about six books a month every month to meet my reading challenge of 75 books this year! I’m feeling pretty confident in that goal right now, but we’re only a couple of weeks into the year so let’s see how long that lasts hahahah. 

Let me know if you’ve read or want to read any of these in the comments! My next post shoouulllddd be my review of The Starless Sea. Either that or my January writing goals, it just depends! But, until then! 

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Published by Alivia Haven

Aspiring author, avid reader.

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