Happy New Year! Now that we are a few days into 2021, it’s time to do the monthly TBR list. I have never been one to do these because I never knew how much time I’d have to read, but as reading is a main resolution of mine this year, I wanted to start keeping lists. That being said, I haven’t formally announced my goodreads goal on this blog, but I do plan on reading 36 books this year: that’s three books a month. And to keep on top of that, I’m only going to list three books in my TBR. Bonus points to myself if I manage to reach above that amount.
Now, onto the books I plan to read (spoiler: I’m already on my second book).
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Now, I’ve already finished this book as I’m working on this blog post. I finished it a few days ago, and I honestly have zero words to describe how much I loved this book. I plan on doing a full review once I’ve wrapped my head around this book.
I picked this up after I finished the first Six of Crows book simply because I knew I wanted this to be my first read of the year. After what happened with 2020, I needed to start this year on an excellent note.
I’ve been following Victoria/V.E. Schwab since before she began writing this book, and the more and more I heard her talk about this book, I knew I would love it. I loved her Shades of Magic books, and I am still in awe of her writing style.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I loved the first book, and I am determined to finish the whole of the Grishaverse before the show comes out on Netflix in April. I know this series isn’t exactly vital to the plot of the show as these books take place after Shadow & Bone, but I wanted to know these characters and if I’m going to read a series, I’m going to read the whole thing.
One thing I’ve adored about reading the Six of Crows duology is Leigh’s writing. She describes things in such a beautiful way, and I can’t wait to find more. I’m only a few chapters into this one and I’m already intrigued by the new points of view we’ve gotten thus far.
Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
I have been putting this book off for far too long. Serpent & Dove was easily my favorite read of 2019. In. 2020, I only read eight books and while I loved almost all of those books, my mental health had gotten the best of me and I just didn’t read for months on end. I pre-ordered this book through Fairyloot, and I was so excited to get this book, but when it came to actually reading it, I just couldn’t pick it up.
Now that I seem to be back into reading again, I want to read this as soon as I can because I need to know what happens to these characters. I reread the first book towards the end of last year right before this book came out, but part of me still thinks I should consider re-reading it, but I recently discovered there are websites out there that recap books so I don’t have to do this (like this one for Serpent & Dove). I had no idea that such things existed. Now, if only I did that for books such as The Shadowhunters Chronicles, but it’s been seven years since I last read a Cassandra Clare book………yikes.
What is your January TBR list? Any books you’ve been putting off for a long time?