January TBR

Hey everyone! Today we’re looking at my January TBR. This month I’m going to really try and stick to my TBR, last month I only read 4 out of my predicted 9 and 2 that weren’t even on my list!

(I apologise for any bad layouts, I’m doing this on my mobile)

I’m aiming pretty high this month. Honestly, I probably won’t get all of them read but I’m gonig to give it as good a go as I can. 3 or 4 of the books on my list are short books, so it’s not ‘as’ bad as it looks. *tries to justify obsession*

I don’t by any means think I’ll finish all of these, if I do I’ll be incredibly impressed. This is simply a list for me to work from!

1. Relativity – Antonia Hayes

Goodreads rating: 3.65/5

What is it about?

Why? This book was actually sent to me as part of a book blog tour for review. It’s different to what I might usually go for, so I’m interested to see what it’s like. As usual, reviews will be honest and my own opinions!

2. The Gatekeeper’s Sons – Eva Pohler

Goodreads rating: 3.72/5

What is it about?

Why? This one actually came on my radar after watching a booktuber talking about it. I have started reading this and I’m loving it so far. I’m so glad, as this isn’t one I would have picked up because unfortunately I’m one to choose a book by its cover. I’m trying to change that this year!

3. You – Caroline Kepnes 

Goodreads rating: 3.83/5

What is it about?

Why? Again, this one came to me through Booktube review. A lot of books have lately! I chose this as my audiobook of the month. One thing I would say is it can be quite sexually graphic, so you might want to keep that in mind when approaching this book!

4. Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them Screenplay – J.K. Rowling 

Goodreads rating: 4.46/5

What is it about? 

Why? I mean.. does this one need a reason? This has been on my TBR for far too long and having watched the movie recently, I want to relive it by reading the screenplay. It’ll also be a fairly light read for those less motivated days.

5. The brief history of the dead – Kevin Brockmeier 

Goodreads rating: 3.67/5

What is it about? 

Why? This is another one that came to me through recommendation (yes, I live on YouTube). The whole storyline completely fascinated me and it shot right to the top of my TBR.

6. Baby Doll – Hollie Overton

Goodreads rating: 3.75/5

What is it about?

Why? I was popping in to Tesco a few days ago and saw this on offer. It was £2 with the purchase of a newspaper, so I jumped right on that. I read the back and Goodreads reviews and I’m so interested!

7. Quidditch Through The Ages – J.K. Rowling 

Goodreads rating: 3.85/5

What is it about?

Why? Again, another book that’s been on my TBR for too long. As a New Years resolution I aimed to read more short books and long books. I tend to bypass them for books between 300-400 pages. So I’ve added in quite a few this month!

8. Fly On The Wall – E. Lockhart 

Goodreads rating: 3.41/5

What is it about?

Why? This is another shorter book that I’ve picked up for this month. I’ve read books from E. Lockhart before so I was interested to read more of their books.

9. Lying About Last Summer – Sue Wallman 

Goodreads rating: 3.67/5

What is it about?

Why? Again, this is another book for my short stories. I had seen this from the Zoella book club (I think?) so it had been on my radar for a while.

10. Girls on Fire – Robin Wasserman

Goodreads rating: 3.36/5

What is it about?

Why? This is another book that I’ve been sent in exchange for an honest review. I also noticed they’re a Goodreads author!

11. The Name Of The Star – Maureen Johnson

Goodreads rating: 3.91/5

What is it about?

Why? This came to me through book tube again. Honestly I don’t know if I’ll make it to this book but I’m so excited for it I had to be hopeful and include it!

12. Survivor – Tom Hoyle 

Goodreads rating: 4.28/5

What is it about? 

Why? I saw this at my local second hand book store. It was in the 50p section and I was drawn to the cover. I’ve added it as part of my short stories!

13. Heroin – Julie O’Toole

Goodreads rating: 3.48/5

What is it about? 

Why? This is another one for my New Years. It’s a shorter story and also a true story. Really want to open my horizons to these kinds of things!

14. Screwed – Ronnie Thompson

Goodreads rating: 3.42/5

What is it about?

Why? The idea of this really interests me. I love these stories that are from the prospective of a police officer, doctor, etc.

15. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams – Stephen King

Goodreads rating: 3.93/5

What is it about?

Why? This is a series of short stories. I don’t plan to finish this one this month, but it’s a go-to for when I’m struggling. I love Stephen King!
So that ends my extremely extensive TBR for January. What is on your TBR? Let me know! Reviews will come towards the end of the month along with round ups 🙂

Love & Laughter

Cheryl xx

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