January 2016 TBR

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Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic end of 2015 and are having a wonderful start to 2016. It’s time to create the first TBR of the new year, and I am excited to get going on a new reading challenge! This year, I have some standalones and series that I am particularly determined to read, so I’m creating some bookish resolutions lists for myself. I have already posted my series/trilogies TBR (click here to check it out!) and I’ll be posting my standalone list sometime in the next day or so.

I am going to try to read at least one or two books from each list every month, so with those lists in mind, I created my (somewhat tentative) TBR. I am attempting to pull myself out of a slight reading slump, so I don’t want to make a TBR that is too overly ambitious. Many of these are roll overs from other months, so I apologize for the repetitiveness! I probably won’t be able to get to all of these, but they all sound fantastic so I think any of these reads will be a great way to start off 2016!

January TBR

1. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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This is one of my most anticipated releases of 2016, and it’s coming out in three days! I am so eager to get my hands on this one, and I am definitely hoping to read it before this month is out. There’s no way I can possibly resist any book about time travel!

2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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This one is rolling over from last month’s TBR. Cinder was one of my favorite reads last year, but I never managed to get around to continuing on with the series before the end of the year. Now that the main books are all out, and with Stars Above coming soon, I really need to finish the rest of these novels. I am completely adoring these stories and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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I meant to read this back in October and never got a chance to. And now, with the movie coming out this year, it’s become a top priority on my reading list. In fact, I am hoping to read the entire trilogy this year, so I definitely want to get going on it.

4. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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This is another one rolling over from last month’s TBR. Once again, I must continue my quest to read every word ever written by Gillian Flynn. I am trying to pace myself, since there are only two novels left to read, but I can’t wait any longer. I have to read this one soon!

5. Alice by Christina Henry

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I blame Heather for this one! She’s gotten me so excited to read this book that I had to include it in my TBR for the month. I have not heard too much about this one, but what I have heard has been spectacular. From what I gather, it’s a very dark reimagining of Alice in Wonderland with a morally ambiguous villain. I think this book was written for me! 🙂

I am also hoping to start reading a few stories out of The Return of Sherlock Holmes over the course of the month.

Read in December

I had a rather unexpectedly slow reading month and, embarrassingly enough, only actually fully completed one book. However, that one book was absolutely incredible; it was definitely my favorite read of the year! And the second book that I started this month is shaping up to be another new favorite of mine as well.

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1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab – I read this in an incredibly fun buddy read with Heather from The Sassy Book Geek and absolutely fell in love with it. The writing, the plot, the characters, everything about this book was wonderful. As I said, this ended up being my favorite novel of the year, and having someone to read and discuss it with made it even more enjoyable. I’m so excited that I finally got a chance to read this book; I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to it! Click here to read my review!

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I started this toward the end of the month and I’m only just under halfway through it now, so this will technically be one of my first completed books of January. As expected, I am absolutely loving this novel so far, and I am incredibly eager to continue on and finish off the rest of it. This is another novel I’m so glad I’m finally reading, and I can’t believe I didn’t read this sooner!

December Book Haul

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  1. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
  2. Wool by Hugh Howey
  3. Alice by Christina Henry
  4. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  5. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Pre-order)

What books are you guys planning on reading to start off the year? Did you get any books or bookish gifts over the holidays? Let me know in the comments!

-Ariana

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18 thoughts on “January 2016 TBR

  1. You’ve got an awesome TBR going for this month! I’ll be waiting to see what you think of Passenger–I’ve been dying to read it, but I preordered two other books already this month and I just… It might have to wait. Soon, though! Soon.

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  2. I really like the idea of doing a monthly TBR. I must waste so much time choosing what to read next so to plan at least some of what I’d like to read in a particular month sounds like a really good thing. I might have to start planning my reading a bit more, especially when I’m in a reading slump. Hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

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    • I used to do the same thing; I would spend more time trying to decided what to read than actually getting some reading done. I’ve found that they can be really helpful, especially if you have a lot of books to choose from on your overall TBR. You don’t have to be overly strict with it, but it’s nice to sort of narrow things down a bit and have some direction each month.
      Thank you! 😀

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      • Yes that’s how I am because my TBR is huge, I can spend an hour or two sometimes starting a book and then putting it down and picking another one up before I find something that is right for the mood I’m in. I really do love your idea and am thinking of making a little space on a shelf so I can have a tiny TBR for the month section, which I can focus on choosing from. I might start and post in on my blog too, if that’s ok with you – I’d link it back to you. 🙂

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      • Yeah, that’s exactly what happens with me too. And that can totally send me into a reading slump as well because I get frustrated with myself. Definitely go ahead, that would be great! 😀 I’d love to read your post on it when it’s up!

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  3. I cannot wait for Passengers! The cover, the summary, and the theme are all so intriguing. But I hope I enjoy Cinder as much as you have – I’ve just started reading it.

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  4. I can’t wait to see your thoughts when you finish The Book Thief (it’s my favorite book ever, haha). I’ve been meaning to get to Passenger for quite a while now, and Scarlet is a great read! ^_^

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