It’s the first week of February and I’ve read 7 books so far this year. I’m pretty happy with this as it means I’m ahead of schedule – I challenged myself to read 52. I still have two book left on my January TBR – I’ve just started re-reading Wolf by Wolf and I’ll pick up Blood for Blood after – but soon I’ll be ready to start a new TBR.
For February, I picked one that I’ve been wanting to read for a while: Radio Silence. I’ve yet to read a book by Alice Oseman (Solitaire is also on my shelves), so I’m excited to finally discover this. I appear to accidentally be reading one non-fiction book per month (I already know which one I’ll be reading in March) and this month I chose Bryony Gordon’s Mad Girl. I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about this book on social media and I’d like to read more about mental health this year (last month I read Furiously Happy). In keeping with the mental health theme, I think it’s time I read All the Bright Places.
I received All About Mia and History is All You Left Me for review last month, so I want to read both soon. I’m immensely looking forward to both of these books but All About Mia is one in particular I’ve been waiting months for, even since I read The Art of Being Normal.
I’m thrilled about the books I’ve chosen this month. If I get time, I want to read Forever Geek – the last book in the Geek Girl series – which I have on eBook. And lastly, I’ve started listening to the audiobook of Six of Crows, after finishing Fangirl. I’ve been loving listening to an audiobook before going to bed, and I’m curious about my first Leigh Bardugo.
Have you read any of these books?
It’s finally a brand new year, hooray! As soon as it hit 1st January, I created a new What I’ve Read page, set 52 books as my Goodreads Reading Challenge and picked out my TBR.
I ended 2016 with …And a Happy New Year? and finished it on New Year’s Day. I was sad to say goodbye to Amber, Lottie & Evie. I’ve now started We Come Apart and, at 2 am when I couldn’t sleep, I continued to listen to Fangirl. I’ve been meaning to re-read it for quite a while and I’m really enjoying the audiobook.
I borrowed Furiously Happy from the library last year, so I’ll also be picking this up shortly. And I want to re-read one of my favourite books of 2015, Wolf by Wolf so I can start on the sequel, Blood for Blood. And lastly, I borrowed Unconventional from my housemate Charlie, which seems like a lot of fun and will get me all geared up for YALC 2017!
I’m also hoping to kickstart the year with some graphic novels and comics. I’m planning to delve into Chi’s Sweet Home, Giant Days and Lumberjanes: Beware of the Kitten Holy.
Here’s to an excellent reading year!
I cannot believe it’s been a whole year since I last wrote a Books On My TBR post – I’m back with another winter TBR! (After all, it is snowing on Pretty Books).
I already picked Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares to keep me company during the first week of December. I first read it during Christmas 2011 and then again in 2013. Because it’s been five years, I don’t get the same warm, fuzzy feeling I got when I read it for the first time. Even so, I love being back at the Strand Bookshop, rediscovering Dash and Lily’s red journal. And I’m just about to meet the couple again in the sequel, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily.
After that, I want to read Jay Asher’s What Light which I’ve been told is a fun and fluffy wintry romance. I’ve had a lot of moments this year where I’ve been in a reading slump, so this sounds like the perfect antidote to me. And I’ll be delving into I’ll Be Home for Christmas, a collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. It features some of my very favourite YA authors, from Holly Bourne to Lisa Williamson.
I haven’t been reading much middle grade this year (so sad!), and I haven’t yet read the rest of the series, but I’m hoping to pick up Robin Stevens’ Mistletoe and Murder. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge – and it’s time for a festive murder mystery! I’ll also be heading back to join the Spinster Club with Evie, Amber and Lottie for the last novella, And a Happy New Year…. I’m disappointed to see these books end – they’re among this year’s favourites – but it’ll be a great way say goodbye to 2016.
As a bonus, and it’s the complete opposite of festive, I also want to mention Blood For Blood because it’s my most anticipated book of the year. I really hope I get to re-read Wolf By Wolf and pick up the sequel over my Christmas break!
Are any of these books on your own winter TBR?