This is coming a little bit late, but here’s what I plan to read in the month of January!
Okay so a lot of these books fall into challenges/goals I’m planning to do in 2019. Since I’m a little behind, I haven’t posted about them yet. So this is a little sneak peak of that!
1. Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I’m doing a buddy read of this series with a group on Instagram. I wanted to give this series a re-read in anticipation for King of Scars, which is being released at the end of the month. I’m sure everyone has heard of this, but it’s a Russian inspired, YA fantasy about a girl who discovers she is Grisha, a powerful magical elite.
2. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
I’m reading this for the Dragons and Tea Book Club hosted by Melanie for MelToTheAny and Amy from A Court of Crowns and Quills. This book is totally out of the my comfort zone but I’m really excited for it! This is an intense, YA contemporary about August discovering and coping with his best friend’s mental illness. The style of this book is seriously gorgeous and I’m wholly anticipating to be heartbroken by the end.
3. Neverwhere (London Below #1) by Neil Gaiman
This is my first book for the Romanceopoly! This is a year long reading challenge that has an entire game board – and it’s amazing. I’m SO excited for this reading challenge! I rolled a 1 for my first “turn” so I landed on Leather Lane – Read an Urban Fantasy where the series in completed. And I’m cheating slightly already, oops. I really don’t like paranormal stories and it’s a goal of mine in 2019 to only read books I’m truly interested in. And this is the only Urban Fantasy I have on my TBR. So even though this series isn’t complete, it’s what I’m reading for the first challenge.
4. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
This is my first book for the Reading Women Challenge. I created a “TBR Jar” for this challenge and every month I’ll pull out 2 challenges. This fulfills the challenge of A book by an Indigenous woman. Plus this has been on my TBR forever so I’m happy to finally be getting to a backlist book. This is a YA, dystopian about a world where no one dreams.
And the only people who hold the cure are the indigenous people. This seems like it’s going to be really hard-hitting and I’m excited to pick it up.
5. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
This is my second pull for the Reading Women Challenge. This time for the challenge of A children’s book. I’ve heard really great things about this Middle Grade novel so my expectations are high for this! I don’t read much (or any) middle grade most of the time so I’m excited for an easy, fun read. This is about fantasy about a young girl who is blamed for everything that goes wrong. On her eleventh birthday she is whisked away to the magical city of Nevermoor.
6. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
For my last year long challenge, I’m planning to participate in the Around the World in 52 Books challenge on Goodreads. Prompt number one is: A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy. This book won the Hugo Award in 2016. I got this entire series for Christmas so I’m ready to binge the heck out of this! This is a dystopian where the world has all but ended and a woman is scouring the desolate earth for her family. I’ve heard amazing things about this series!!
The rest of the month I plan to mood read!! I’ve ordered/picked up and TON of new releases. And have a few ARCs I need to read. And I’ll continue to move through the Romanceopoly board. So I’ll be picking up things from those as well.
Also! Later this month I’ll be participating in Books and Lala’s readathon – Buzzwordathon. So a TBR for that will be coming shortly!
What books are planning to read this month??