Bookish Item| January TBR

With only a few days left in 2022, it’s time to start talking about my next TBR. January is going to be an overly ambitious month, but there’s a lot I want to read. So keep on reading for my January TBR plans!

Group Reads/Buddy Reads

A Million to One – Adiba Jaigirdar

A heist for a treasure aboard a ship? That sounds like my kind of story! Especially seeing how this ship is the Titanic! I’ve enjoyed previous books by this author, so I’m excited to give this one a try.

Babel – R.F. Kuang

I actually started Babel a couple of months ago. At the moment I’m about 25% in and was loving it. Babel is a book that’s a bit slow and does take some concentration to read. I love these kind of books, but with the busy holidays I just wasn’t in the right mood. I will finish it in January.

Kingdom of the Wicked – Kerri Maniscalco

I read Kingdom of the Wicked in November 2020 right after it released. I remember everyone loving it and it honestly wasn’t what I was expecting. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t wow me. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about it again now that the third and final book is out. We’re doing a whole series read the next few months and I’m curious to see what I think reading it again.

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail – Ashley Herring Blake

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care was one of my favorite reads of 2022 and I’m so excited about reading the next book. I got Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail for Christmas and this is my swoonalong read for January.

Flawless -Elsie Silver

Elsie Silver is an author I’ve seen a lot on Booktube this year and I have to say I’m curious. A forbidden romance and the only one bed trope? I’m glad to give this one a try! Hopefully I love her books just as much as the other readers I’ve heard talking about these.

The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

Okay, so this is an almost 900 page book and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things! The prequel releases at the end of February, so hopefully I can read them back to back.

Legends and Lattes – Travis Baldree

Legends and Lattes is another book I’ve already started, but need to continue. This cozy mystery was so much fun and I really want to finish it. I don’t drink coffee, but it’s fun seeing people discover it in this book.

Other Birds – Sarah Addison Allen

Other Birds is a magical realism story, but also seems like it’s going to be a really emotional story. I love books that can hit me in all the feels, so I had to participate in this group read.

Cinder & Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles is a series I devoured a few years ago. I am going to reread these with a group of friends. I’m sure I forgot a lot, so it’ll be fun to experience them all over again. Cress was my favorite and I wonder if that will still be the case!

Spellslinger – Sebastien De Castell

Okay, so I own this whole series and haven’t read a single book. I’m going to start buddy reading Spellslinger with Ellie from Read to Ramble. We’ve read some great books together, so I’m hoping our streak continues!

Recursion – Blake Crouch

Recursion is going to probably be one of my first reads of the year. I’m finally joining an in person book club that reads scifi and fantasy. I couldn’t make the first meeting, but I’m excited to experience this. Blake Crouch is an author I’ve been wanting to try and Recursion seems like a good place to start.

Dark Fae – Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

Since starting the Zodiac Academy series I’ve been wanting to read more by this author duo. So when I saw someone wanting to set up a buddy read for Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac. We’ll be reading a few chapters at a time and discussing as we go. I’m very excited!


The Fraud Squad -Kyla Zhao

Ever since I helped share the cover and preorder links for The Fraud Squad I’ve been excited to read it. I have a feeling this is a book I won’t be able to put down. Our characters makes her entrance into high society, but at what cost?

Exes and O’s – Amy Lea (also a 5 star prediction)

Set on You was a great romance I read this year and when I read it I hoped that the main character’s sister would get a book. I got lucky! Exes and O’s is her book and she’s a bookstagrammer. I love when characters are passionate about books.

Unanimity -Alexandra Almeida

I’ve been wanting to read more scifi and Unanimity caught my eye. The author was kind enough to send me a physical book for this tour and I’m hoping to love it as much as I think I will!

Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell – Tobias Madden

Even though I don’t game my boyfriend does, haha. So I do like those storyline in books! Especially when characters talk online and feelings start to develop. Add such a cute cover and I have high expectations for Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell.

The Bone Spindle & The Severed Thread – Leslie Vedder

I’ve been wanting to read more retellings and I’m excited to read The Bone Spindle & The Severed Thread. The author was kind and sent me a physical copy of The Bone Spindle when I couldn’t access the ebook she sent me. A genderbent retelling of Sleeping Beauty? Sign me up!

January 5 Star Predictions

A Tale of Two Princes -Eric Geron

A prince finds out he has a long lost twin and this can definitely make high school and other life experiences a bit more difficult! I love stories like this and I’m hoping it becomes the 5 star prediction I’m expecting.

Lost in the Moment and Found – Seanan McGuire

The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire have been stories I’ve loved. It still amazes me that this author can tell her stories in 200 pages or less. I’m excited to read the next installment.

All the Dangerous Things -Stacy Willingham

A Flicker in the Dark was a favorite read of mine this year, so I need to read my e-arc of this author’s next book All the Dangerous Things. I’ve seen great reviews about this book, so I have high expectations.

Seven Percent of Ro Devereux – Ellen O’Clover

Our main characters develops an app that can predict someone’s future with 93% accuracy. That sounds like it could be dangerous. The app is based on the game MASH that I used to play as a teenager, so I’m curious to see how this all plays out.

Backlist Books

American Royals – Katharine McGee

American Royals released in 2019. I have an e-arc and I even own the physical book now. It’s times for me to finally read it. What if America had a royal family? I know a lot of people who have enjoyed this one, so now it’s my turn!

Magnolia Parks -Jessa Hastings

Another book that I ended up seeing everywhere this summer! Magnolia Parks apparently doesn’t have much plot, but it’s mostly character driven with a lot of drama. I tend to love those kind of books. The fourth book in this series just released, so I still have plenty to read if I love Magnolia Parks.

Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus writes fun thrillers. I’ve read all of her book except for this one and You’ll Be the Death of Me. This is one that’s been on my shelf for quite some time, so it’s up first!


So that’s my overly ambitious TBR, but I’m hoping to read as many of them as I can. What are you planning on reading next month? Any books on your 5 star prediction list? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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