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January 2022 TBR

Hey all, Sam here.

Okay, well, I haven’t done a TBR post in a while…so this is sort of a fun call back to the busiest time on my blog. For a long while I was actually halfway decent at TBRs. I could make a big list of books to read in a month, and then I would generally read at least half of them in that month. Yeah, so I didn’t usually complete my TBRs, but at least they gave me a general sense of what direction I wanted to take my reading for the month.

But then I got to a point where I was lucky to read one or two books on a TBR of a dozen or so books, and so I decided not to make TBRs and to just read by my mood. Of course, shortly after that I really fell into a reading slump, which really sucked.

I’m back to wanting to read, and with it has come a desire to create TBRs, so here we are at today’s post. I’ve tried to break everything up into sections of something like genre or book size or whatever. So, alright, let’s talk about what I’m hoping to read in the month of January.

I would love to start my year with a bunch of quick reads…so I’ve selected some novellas, and I might drag a few volumes of manga into this section as well, but I think I’m going a bit more mood reader on my manga, so I’ll cover my January reads for manga in my monthly wrap up post. I read a volume of manga in about 25 minutes, so it makes for an awesome boost to my reading numbers.

For quick reads I have Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher, A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson, Spear by Nicola Griffith, Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, and Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers. I’m honestly excited about all of these books, so I’m really hoping I can pick them up soon, and really start my year off good, with a good list of books completed.

To contrast those quick reads, I have selected a few bigger fantasy reads as well. These are books that I’ve had on my want to read list for a few months now, and they are books that I had planned to read back in November when my husband and I went on a week long vacation to Las Vegas…but the airline left my bag behind and then “lost” it…turns out it sat in their baggage office the whole time, so I guess it was laziness that led them to say they were looking when they weren’t…but I didn’t have my books with me to read, which was sad because I was really really looking forward to reading them. So hopefully I can start my January with some great big fantasy reads.

For my chonky books, I’ve selected The First Binding by R.R. Virdi, Babel: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang, and City of Dusk by Tara Sim. I have been wanting to read these books, but I seriously thought that they would be books I would want to disappear into, and not books that I would want to read a few pages here and there. These seem like books where you stockpile up snacks and drinks and just park yourself in a comfy seat and just read.

Fine, I might be getting a bit ambitious with my January TBR, but I wanted to throw in a few of my NetGalley ARC reads and then I also kind of wanted to toss in some quick romance-y type reads as well. I don’t exactly know what I want to read in January, but I do know that I’d like to really get back into reading. I’ve missed it, and I’m feeling like I’m ready to read and that I want to read.

For this section I have The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten, Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans, Breaking Time by Sasha Alsberg, For the Throne by Hannah Whitten, Questland by Carrie Vaughn, The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holten, A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet, and Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater.

Honestly I’m really excited about seeing what all books I will manage to read to start off my 2023.

That’s honestly it from me for today. What books are you hoping to read in January? Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back soon with more geeky content.


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