Hi friends, and welcome to my TBR list for January! If you saw my last post , you know that my reading goal for 2018 is to read consistently, at least 10 pages every day – rather than setting myself a number of books to read in a year. I did set myself a Goodreads challenge of 20 books, simply because I love the what Goodreads keeps track of as you read. I hope that my consistency challenge helps me to far surpass that goal of 20 books, but currently it is just serving as an outline for me. I’m looking at my TBR the same way – as an outline. I am giving myself so much grace with challenges and goals this year. If I don’t accomplish this entire list, I am not going to guilt myself – but I am so excited about every book on this list, and I’m sticking with the theme – and using this TBR as an outline for my month. Each book is linked to Goodreads if you would like to read the description and find out more 🙂
First on the list is Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I feel like I’m kind of cheating with this one as I started it just before Christmas, and I’m already 200+ pages in. But this is such a giant brick of a book (serious, I think it could do actual damage if used as a weapon) I will be lucky to get through it this month! I am loving this duology tho, and I can’t wait to see how it comes out in the end!
Next up is Garden City by John Mark Comer. If you are following me on *Instagram link* you may have seen this book among the lovely reads I got for Christmas. One of my other reading goals for 2018 is to balance fiction with non-fiction. I have so many Christian/Inspirational non-fiction books on my self that I want to read or reread, so I’m hoping to include at least one in each month’s TBR. And I can’t wait to get into Garden City.
The third book on my list for January is The Strays by Emily Bitto. I would be lying to you if I said that I’m not judging this book by its cover. I mean it is just so pretty! The outside has definitely given me some pretty high expectations about the story, but I’ve heard good things about it, so I’m sure it will not disappoint!
Last but not least is Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin. I have been really wanting to read through my entire collection of Jane Austin’s seven novels for the longest time, so I’m excited to jump into classics for the first time in a while with this read.
Bonus book: On January 1st, I started 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs. This is a daily devotional – and since it lasts 100 days, I won’t be finishing it in January, but I do hope to incorporate it into my daily routine each day this month. This book is so timely for me, as I read Annie’s book Let’s All Be Brave my senior year of high school. This devotional is inspired by that book, and reading it in my final semester of college just seems right 🙂
Well, there you have it – my overly ambitions January TBR. I have high hopes for this month reading wise, as I have some free time before the semester begins to get a head start on my books. I can’t wait to share my thoughts on these reads with all of you!
I will see you all next Wednesday – hopefully with a review of one of these beauties. Until then, have a lovely week!