Bookish Item| January 2021 TBR

As I’ve mentioned a few times the past few months I’ve been in a really weird reading mood lately. To try and change this, I want to go back to a bit of mood reading. That being said, I still want to talk about my January TBR. I don’t know if I’ll read all of these, but these are the books that I’m looking forward to at the moment. Keep on reading to see my TBR!

Book Tours

Glimpsed – GF Miller

A rom-com with a wish granting teen. That sounds like a lot of fun. It’s clear that this won’t go smoothly, but that’s the fun of it all I guess. The book is pitched for fans of Geekerella, so I need to see what this is all about!

Crown of Echoes – Brindi Quinn

I’m a big romance fan and I love the fact that the main character isn’t the typical Queen everyone expects her to be. It sounds like that that aspect is going to give an interesting twist to this story.

Cast in Firelight – Dana Swift

Cast in Firelight is a book I’ve been curious about for quite some time. This book was pushed back a bit, but it’s exciting that it’s releasing in January. The reviews I’ve read so far are all really positive and I can’t wait to read this one. I love when there are royal characters and when things aren’t all what they seem.

Wench – Maxine Kaplan

After reading Well Met and Well Played I’ve definitely gotten curious about tavern wenches. The fact that this book adds some magic definitely caught my attention. I’m hoping it’s just as good as it sounds!


Group Reads/Buddy Reads

A Pinch of Magic – Michelle Harrison

I actually received the first two books in this series for my birthday in 2020. The covers are stunning and the story sounds like so much fun. I’ve been loving middle grade books, so these had to be added to my collection. The middle grade book club, Middle Grade Marvels, voted for this one in January! I can’t wait to read it.

Winterhouse – Ben Guterson

Another book I bought at the end of 2019 that sounded like something I would love. Winterhouse is also a middle grade story. A few friends have read this and loved it, so I need to give it a go. There will be a group read in TBR and Beyond in January, so I’m joining that.

Check Please! Vol. 1 & 2 – Ngozi Ukazu

Like I said in the bookhaul earlier today, I’ve seen these around everywhere and they seem to be pretty loved. I think they’ll be something I love, so when a group read was announced I ordered them the same evening.

The Brightest Night – Jennifer L. Armentrout

As I’m typing this, I’m currently reading The Burning Shadow (the second book in the Origin series) with a friend. We plan on continuing with the third book in January and we’ll be all caught up.

The Binding – Bridget Collins

Ellie from Read to Ramble and I have gotten really good at choosing amazing buddyreads. We both have quite a few similar unread books on our shelves and decided to read some together. The Binding is one of these books and we’re hoping it’s just as amazing as the other books we’ve read together recently!


Beat the Backlist Bingo

To be able to complete the Beat the Backlist Bingo I need to read 4 books for this every month. I already wrote about my TBR (Part 1 & Part 2). These are the 4 I’m thinking about reading now, but we’ll see if that changes.

Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer

I’ve had this book on my shelf way too long and I know I’m going to love it! Letters to the Lost is going to be an emotional read, but I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about this one. I have the next companion book as well, so it’ll get me started if I read this one.

The Bookworm Crush – Lisa Brown Roberts

I still need to buy The Replacement Crush, but The Bookworm Crush has also been on my shelf for a year now. Another contemporary that I know I’m going to love. I’m finally going to make time to read this and maybe order the other book, haha.

What I Like About You – Marisa Kanter

I’m a big fan of books that partially take place online or digitally. Especially if that gradually changes to real life. I’ve kind of been saving this book, because I have a feeling I’m going to love it. It’s finally time to sit down and read What I Like About You.

Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys is a book that got a lot of hype before and during its release, but I have a feeling this book deserves every single compliment. I’ve honestly heard nothing but amazing things about this story and am excited to finally read it myself.


I also have some Netgalley and Edelweiss ARCs releasing in January, as well as 1 physical ARC I want to read. I many not get to all of my ARCs on time, but these are the ones getting priority!

This Will Be Funny Someday – Katie Henry

Katie Henry is an author that writes books about things you don’t always see in YA (religion, preparing for the end of the world) and I’ve enjoyed how she takes on some serious subjects with some humor. I was so honored to get a physical ARC for her next book This Will Be Funny Someday. Stand up comedy seems to be something used as a confidence booster.

You Have a Match – Emma Lord

Since reading The How and the Why I’ve really been interested in reading more books that with family as a big theme throughout the story. I can’t imagine what it’s like to find out you have a sibling you didn’t know existed. That has to be very confusing.

Happily Ever Afters – Elise Bryant

When I saw the cover reveal for Happily Ever Afters I knew I needed it. I love this cover so much. Also, the main character wants to write a story she sees herself reflected in. I have a feeling this is going to be very interesting.

Roman and Jewel – Dana L. Davis

I really enjoy retellings, but I’ve never read one based on Romeo and Juliet. And even though I never did anything in theater I’ve been enjoying books set there lately. I can’t wait to tell you what I thought of this one!



Like I said in my reading goals for 2021, I want to re-read at least one book a month. This month was definitely an easy choice.

Obsidian – Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’ve been wanting to re-read the LUX series for awhile now. It’s finally time to make that happen. While a friend and I were reading the Origin series (LUX spinoff), I really started getting the urge to pick up this series again. The friend I was reading with as well, so we decided to re-read this series together after we’re done with The Brightest Night.


If my plans don’t change between now as I’m typing this and the beginning of the month, I should be able to read all of these! What do you plan on reading in January? I’d love to know!

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