January TBR & Anticipated Releases!

Hi guys! πŸ™‚

I’ve been wanting to do a January TBR post because I have a fairly ambitious amount of books I want to read, and I wanted to do an anticipated releases post for a similar reason. Instead of writing two shorter, consecutive posts I decided to combine them to make a longer one! So this will be a new monthly feature on my blog. Well, not new, exactly, but you get my point. I hope.

Let’s jump right in! πŸ˜‰


January TBR:

I have 8 books I’m hoping to read this month.

  • As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka, #1 in the Lumikki Andersson trilogy. I actually already read this and gave it 4.5 stars! It’s a crime thriller set in Finland and releases in the US on January 17.
  • City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson, stand-alone. I’m currently reading this and am almost done. It’s really good, and fast-paced from the start! It’s a murder mystery set in Kenya and releases on January 24.
  • Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith, stand-alone. This will be my next read. I don’t know much about it, but the back cover says it’s about two friends whose lives are changing after one wins the lottery, but with a bit of grief and romance. It releases on May 2.
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes, #5 in the Falling Kingdoms series. I can’t summarize without spoiling, but I’m really excited to read this one. I’m nervous too, though, because on her Instagram Morgan posted a picture of Falling Kingdoms stress balls and said she’s been getting messages about the cliffhanger. *-*
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, #1 in the Shades of Magic trilogy. I’M FINALLY GOING TO READ IT, GUYS. After almost a year and a half of having it on my TBR, I will read it this month. I guess that’s appropriate too, since the final book comes out in February. I’m sure everyone and their unicorns have read it, but if you haven’t, it’s about four parallel versions of London with a lot of magic and mischief. I don’t know much more myself. XD
  • The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, #2 in the Magnus Chase series. I wasn’t able to get to this in October like I’d hoped, but I will now. I love everything Rick writes, and I’m excited to read another book full of puns, sass, and adventure! πŸ™‚
  • Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, #2 in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. This month is the month for continuing series! I read and loved the first book in this trilogy in the later months of 2016 and have been wanting to read this ever since. If I remember correctly, people have said this series gets better with each book, so I’m really excited!
  • The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead, #3 in the Bloodlines series. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I flew through the Vampire Academy series and first two Bloodlines books in the second half of 2016. They’re a new addiction, and I need more Adrian in my life! πŸ˜›

I actually just ordered the last four on this list from Amazon today, so I don’t even own them. They should be here on Monday, but I think it’s safe to say I really was ambitious with my TBR this month. I mean, I didn’t even own half of them. XD

January releases:

There are 9 books I’m excited for this month, and it’s only the first month of the year! 2017 will be a year of happy bookworms and empty wallets. XD

  • Frostblood by Elly Blake, #1 in the Frostblood Saga. All I know is that this is a fire vs ice story, and it sounds really interesting. I’ve also heard people compare it to Throne of Glass and Frozen, one of my all-time favorite book series and movie, respectively. Sign me up! This releases on January 10. πŸ˜€
  • Roseblood by A.G. Howard, stand-alone. I’m actually not familiar with The Phantom of the Opera, but this book is a retelling of it and sounds intriguing. I’ll give it a shot. This comes out on January 10.
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard, #2 in the Witchlands series. I read the first book over the summer and loved it, so I can’t wait to read this! I’m especially excited because people that have received ARCs have given glowing reviews. This also releases on January 10. πŸ˜€
  • Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields, #1 in the Poison’s Kiss series. It’s about a girl assassin that can kill someone just by kissing them and works for the Raja, killing traitors and enemies of the kingdom. She starts to question this when a boy she knows is brought to die. It’s based on Indian folklore, much liked my recent favorite The Star-Touched Queen, and I’m excited for it even though it reminds me of The Sin Eater’s Daughter, which I didn’t like as much. This also comes out on, you guessed it, January 10. XD
  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard, stand-alone. I actually discovered this one when I read Ashleigh’s ARC review, and it sounds like a great read. It’s a contemporary romance about a mute girl and a deaf boy, and that’s all I know. It releases on January 12.
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, stand-alone. I haven’t read Adam’s other book, but I’ve heard great things and I want to read both sometime this year. I don’t know much about this, but my friend Erika got an ARC and loved it. In my opinion, that’s reason enough. I do know that it’s an LGBTQ+ romance and the main character has OCD. This comes out on January 17.
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber, #1 in the Caraval series. A lot of people have gotten ARCs of this and loved it, so I’m excited to read it and form my own opinion. It’s been compared to The Night Circus, which I haven’t read, but I know it’s whimsical and I likeΒ whimsical books. I’ve also heard that it’s a crazy, twisted ride with a great sisterly relationship, so I’ll definitely be reading this as soon as possible. It releases on January 31.
  • Wires & Nerve by Marissa MeyerΒ and illustrated by Douglas Holgate, #1 in the Wires & Nerve series. This is a spin-off of The Lunar Chronicles, one of my favorite series ever, that happens after the series is over and follows Iko. It’s a graphic novel series, and this will be my first time reading one. I’m excited that Iko is getting her own story. This also comes out January 31. πŸ˜€
  • By Your Side by Kasie West, stand-alone. In 2016 I read my first Kasie West book, P.S. I Like You, and loved it. Since then it’s been my goal to read her other contemporaries, but I haven’t been able to yet. Even though there have been mixed reviews, I think I’ll really enjoy this one. It’s about a girl and a boy that don’t really like each other, but get trapped in a library together and start to open up. There’s romance too, most likely, and I’m okay with that. This releases, once again, on January 31. πŸ˜‰

And that wraps up this post!


Have you read any of these books? Are any on your TBR? What are some books you hope to read this month, and which ones are you anticipating? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! πŸ™‚

I’m off to finish reading City of Saints and Thieves and enjoy my Saturday. πŸ™‚ I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❀

Until next time…

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10 thoughts on “January TBR & Anticipated Releases!

  1. I’m really excited for City of Saints and Thieves. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying it so far! And I’m finally going to read A Darker Shade of Magic, too! I am incredibly excited to read that one sometime this month. I’ve heard nothing but good things. And releases this month seem really promising! I’m looking forward to reading so many good books this month πŸ˜€ Great TBR!

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    1. I hope you enjoy COSAT when it comes out! It’s a great thriller. I sped through the last chunk today. πŸ˜„ I hope you enjoy ADSOM as well! I’m glad I’m not the only one so behind. 🀣 And thanks! So many releases and books, so little time!

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