My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books.
My major reading goal this month was to finish up the ROSE GARDNER series with the final three books, and I succeeded in that! I was cranking through them and finished all three in about a week, even while I had other reading obligations for blog tours and book club going on. PRETTY and ARCHENEMIES were for those two things, respectively. I finished THIS LIE as an audiobook to get the review copy done from Netgalley and FAMOUS was my first read of the year. NINE was a hold but I had anticipated it on my TBR for the month – woo!
Up Next in February
Review Copies (Egalleys)
I Owe You One by Kinsella | Enchantee by Trelease | The Au Pair by Rous | Comics Will Break Your Heart by Hicks | The Dating Game by Roache | The Bride Test by Hoang
I have been a failure at reading review copies so far in 2019. I think it’s because I got some unsolicited ARCs, which I’m actually very excited about in theory, but I wasn’t planning for them. I’ve also been shying away from fantasy so far this year… even though it’s usually my favorite time to read it! I’m not sure what’s up with me. I decided to include a good amount of egalleys here – some are past due, some are publishing very soon, and some are a little later. I like to get ahead even when I’m behind, so I’m never *that* behind lol.
Review Copies (Physical)
Girls with Sharp Sticks by Young | The Vanishing Stair by Johnson
Serious Moonlight by Bennett
I wanted to read GIRLS last month but my book club, blog tours, and library holds got in the way a little bit. I love Suzanne Young though so I will definitely prioritize for this month! I also got a finished copy of VANISHING in the mail a week ago, but put off reading it for the same reasons. I was so pleasantly surprised to receive SERIOUS MOONLIGHT and definitely think I’ll be trying to read it for February too, if possible!
Two Can Keep a Secret by McManus
I need to get my ass in gear for the Retellings Challenge this year because I didn’t read any in January. STAIN looks like a very long but hopefully great one to start my year with. I also downloaded the audio for SECRET last month, but my library hold came in soonafter. I’ll probably tag team both formats to get it done faster.
Prep & Preorder
Crooked Kingdom and King of Scars by Bardugo
I cannot effing believe this book is here. I’m a little nervous, to be honest, but Nikolai is perfection so I SHOULD NOT DOUBT ANYTHING. I started the audio for CK last week and am hoping to finish it up ASAP by early February so I can hop immediately into KoS.
Looking Ahead to March
I spoke with Tonya about doing some kind of owned book bingo challenge for March. She was leaning toward February but when I realized I’m an idiot and had so many review copies to read, she was agreeable to moving to March! Next month’s TBR, as a result, will have a lot of owned books and backlist titles I’ve been meaning to read!