January Monthly TBR

Hey guys! Happy New Years Day!

I was talked into tequila shots last night, and didn’t get home until 3:30 in the morning… I might still be a little drunk. Or I’m hungover. Either way, if nothing in this post makes sense, I apologize.

So, I read a whopping 5 books in December!

marshall shrug

Let’s take a look at the original December pile…

monthly TBR

So, I only read 3 out of my original pile (that’s the audio of the Jasper Fforde book, so it doesn’t count as another book). Honestly though, 5 is about what I expected for the month, what with the holidays and all. So it’s cool.

Time to move on! Look at that January pile:

monthly TBR

From top to bottom…

  • Just Another Judgement Day by Simon R. Green – I’m working on finishing the Nightside series, finally. I’ll actually probably lay around the house reading this today.
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison – It’s a classic, AND it’s by a lady, AND it’s by a lady of color. So many wins.
  • Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell – I wanted to try this Sarah Vowell lady peeps keep talking about, because I like fun non-fiction. This one is about howΒ the U.S.Β took Hawaii.
  • Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang – This graphic novels really go together, because they’re parallel stories or something. But yay graphic novels! And the author is Chinese-American – I was serious about trying to work more diversity into my reading.
  • Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson – I am REALLY excited to read this. It’s about how technology isn’t making us as dumb as people say, and I heard the author on a podcast, and yeah. Excited.
  • Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff – Finally getting around to the sequel to Stormdancer! I need to catch up on a lot of series.

So, 7 books! Not too bad. I’m hoping to read more than this, especially since the Bout of BooksΒ readathon is happening this month (starts January 6th, in fact), but I’m also trying to keep my expectations realistic. We’ll see how it goes!

I’m off to lay on the couch sipping water and hopefully reading a bit. What’s on your TBR pile this month?




  1. I read 9 books in December … I stil consider that a success! With a new baby, the husband home, the holidays … it’s hard to get reading in! Here’s to lots of reading in January. πŸ™‚


  2. Look how organized you are! I just sort of eeny-miny-mo my way through the month, or impulsively grab things at the library.

    I, too, was persuaded to do shots last night…and whiskey…and champagne. I don’t think we got home until almost 6am, and I still haven’t woken up fully. Yay New Year!


    1. So I really loved the first 6 or 7 books in the Nightside series, but I was reading the 9th the other day and had to stop. The concept and stories are still so interesting, but the author has a really bad habit of re-using the same phrases over and over and OVER again, and it was irking me. I own all 12, so I’ll finish the series eventually… hopefully this year.


  3. I read…not that many books in December. An exact number is escaping me (take this as whatever kind of sign you will). I have hearty feels for pretty much all the books on your list, but the Sarah Vowell and Clive Thompson make me particularly excited for you πŸ™‚


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