So, I’ve decided to start doing monthly TBR posts! Not a full TBR, I don’t like picking out a certain number of books each month. I always wind up getting through the books too quickly then having to throw a few more on. I prefer making them as I get through the current pile. But I wanted to be sharing what I’m reading with you guys this year.
So every month I’ll list a few books from my next – or current – pile that I know I should be getting through in that month as well as any books I plan to read for book clubs, review etc.
This first post was hard as my next pile has 15 books on so it’s probably going to be following me into February too. So these books are all from near the top of the pile, but, as I said before, isn’t them all.
Book Club Reads
The only book club read I have this month is for my book club/readalong Otherworldalong. In January we’re going to be reading the second book in the Women of the Otherworld Series
Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
This is a re-read for me but one I’m excited to get to. Once again this book follows Elena Michaels, a werewolf who has recently settled back down to life with the pack. But they’ve been contacted by women claiming to be witches, opening up a whole new supernatural world to them. Other supernaturals are being kidnapped and the interracial council wants the werewolves to help track them down.
I’ve only read this book once and I don’t remember much about it. Just that I preferred it to book one so here’s hoping! Our book club is still open to new additions so if you’re on Twitter feel free to let me know so I can add you to the chat.
Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin
My first read of 2020 was Serpent and Dove, so it seems fitting that I’ll read the sequel in January again! I absolutely adored the first book so I’m really looking forward to this one. I have the FairyLoot special edition of this which is gorgeous so I’m hoping the inside will match the outside. I’m sure it will.
Once again this book follows Lou and Reid who after being reunited and are being chased down by the church and Morgane. Things get so bad they’ll have to turn to the head of the Dames Rouges as they slowly try to learn more about their abilities together.
This is a thick book and because of that I’m a little worried it’ll slow me down just as we get into the new year. But the first one was so enjoyable that I’m pretty damn certain I’ll be devouring this one too!
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
This is a YA sci fi novel I’ve been wanting to read for years after seeing it on my GoodReads rec list. I was luckily gifted this by Lorraine from Geeky Galaxy in a wish list gifting thread and it’s safe to say that I was very pleased. It’s a nice, short book to start the year with so it’s balancing things out!
This book follows Zoe who lives in a world where people’s emotions are controlled by a chip. One day her chip starts to glitch, causing her to feel things. But that’s not the only change the glitch causes, Zoe develops telekinetic powers from the glitch. As she struggles to get used to the changes, she runs into other people who have been glitched too and you know that’s going to lead to a lot of trouble.
Glitch is a good few years old now so I’m a little late getting to it but I’m hoping this is a trilogy I’ll love.
Love Songs for Sceptics by Christina Pishris
Onto another adult book, this time it’s either a chick-lit or romance novel. I grabbed this cheap in the supermarket a while ago as it’s one I’d seen and had been interested in. I haven’t really heard anything about this book, so I’m hoping I’ll love it.
Zoe fell in love with her best friend Simon when they were teenagers but he moved away before she could tell him how she felt. Years later. he’s come back and she finds him as charming as ever. But obstacles keep popping up and Zoe has to wonder if maybe first love isn’t what the songs and films have led her to believe it should be.
This one looks so fun and it’ll be an easy book to get through in the cold of January!
Heroine’s Journey by Sarah Kuhn
This is a series I’ve been loving so much as I slowly read through it. It’s been a while since I read the second book but I know it’s going to be easy to fall back into the world.
The third instalment follows Beatrice, the younger sister of the first book’s protagonist but now she’s all grown up. Bea hasn’t been allowed to become a hero, her sister and Aveda had refused to let her have anything but a normal life. But when a mysterious being starts warning Bea of attacks on the city, she decides it’s time to do something.
Another short book onto my TBR and it’ll be an easy read, I hope. Most of the books on here have been, but, hey, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I love superhero books and this series really is a fun one. It’s written with an adult audience in mind with plenty of romance and a lot of fun. So this is a series I’m really loving.
And that’s it!
I’ll be reading other books too but these are the books I plan to read for certain. If anyone wants to do a buddy read or anything then let me know and we can organise something!
Otherwise, let me know a book you plan to read next month!