Everything I want to read in January |Monthly TBR

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! I hope everyone’s fine.

January will be a pretty busy month. I have my finals for my 3rd semester. They start on the 14th and will end on the 25th. Which means that I will probably be on a mini-hiatus during that time. Unless there are cover reveals or blitzes. But January is not only a busy month in terms of studying but also in terms of reading. I’m participating in quite a few reading challenges this year and I’m so excited for this new year! 2019 will rock reading-wise. At least I hope so!

And now without further ado, let’s start with my monthly TBR! Who else is excited?

Because I certainly am!

Where should I start? I don’t even know. There are so many challenges that I want to start talking about! So first let’s talk with the challenge where I already started reading a book!

January Jam Jar 2019 – Devour your TBR (Goodreads Group by Kathy & Destiny) – Link to the group

#1 – CaravalCaraval #1 – Stephanie Garber

I already listened to the audiobook two years ago and I loved the narration of the book. And as I also want to read Legendary this year this is the perfect opportunity to do a re-read. Let’s just hope that I will be able to draw it before the end of the month!

#2 – A Map of DaysMiss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #4 – Ransom Riggs

I knew that there was going to be a fourth book in this amazing series which I really loved. You know what this means right? Yes, I had to pick it up when I saw it last November or December in the bookstore. And this month I even put it in the Jar! Another book that I hope I’m able to read this month.

#3 – ThunderheadArc of a Scythe #2 – Neal Shusterman

I loved Scythe when I read it in August. I remember devouring that book during my summer job. It was amazing and I hope that Thunderhead won’t disappoint me.

#4 – Waking GodsThemis Files #2 – Sylvain Neuvel

This is the book I’m currently reading and OMG guys I’m already in love. This could have been the perfect book for a one day read. But of course my life is pretty busy and hectic so I have to read that one at a slower pace. At least I have more time to enjoy it.

#5 – Onyx and IvoryRime Chronicles #1 – Mindee Arnett

I honestly don’t know much about this book. I remember that it came with a Fairyloot subscription box but I can’t tell you what month because I seriously don’t remember. The cover is gorgeous and I decided to put the title of this book in the Jar as well.

#6 – Uprooted – Naomi Novik

I’m not only reading this book for the January Jam Challenge but also for various other reading challenges! Which will follow down below! Uprooted is the last title that I put in my jar.

I’m excited to see what book I will draw after Waking Gods. And who knows maybe I’ll manage to read them all?

First Impressions (Monthly prompt) – Epic Reads 2019 Reading Challenge – link

For January you have to read a book which is your Judgement Call. We have to judge a book by its cover!

And therefore I chose Clockwork Prince for this one! I mean can we talk about that cover? This book is also a choice for other reading challenges.

Diversify your reading Challenge 2019 by Kelly Mongan

For January you have to read: Memoir & Autobiography. This is a very difficult choice for me because this genre is definitely not my cup of tea. BUT!!! Yes there is a but. There always is with me. The following book is a new release (I still categorize it as new release even if it isn’t) which is an autobiography by a person I really admire.

I probably exaggerated a bit by saying that it was a difficult choice. It wasn’t. I want to read Becoming since I first saw it in my local bookstore. However, the price was a big no for me. I know that autobiographies are quite expensive but as a student, I can’t pay 30€ for such a book. My library has an e-copy available on Libby which means that I’m going to check it out ASAP. I hope that nobody else has it already in its possession. Because otherwise, I will have to look on Scribd.

Reading Bingo (Difficult version) – Beat the Backlist 2019 Reading Challenge by Novelknight

#1 – based on folklore/myth

#2 – cover with your fave color

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

#3 – cover love

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel.

#4 – from your 2018 TBR

#5 – One word title

Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge – link

#1 – A book you meant to read in 2018

Again Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman for this prompt!

And last but not least the last challenge: Hodderscape Reading Challenge

# January – A book based on mythology or folklore.

I suppose that you know already that this will be Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

ARCs & review copies –All of these were sent to me by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review!

#1 – Chains carried on wingsClydian Chronicles #1 – Marina Ermakova – (review live on 10th January)

I’m currently reading this one and I have to say I really like what I’m reading so far! Can’t wait to continue reading it.

#2 – When stars come outWhen stars come out #1 – Scarlett St.Clair

#3 – Triplicity – J.Mercer (Blog tour on 4th February)

#4 – Silver HollowBorderlands Saga #1 – Jennifer Silverwood (Blog tour on 6th February)

Riveted lit  – link

#1 – Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe #1 – Benjamin Alire Saenz

I already started reading this in 2018 when Riveted lit made it available for free but I never actually managed to finish it. So off to a new start!

#2 – The ProgramThe Program #1 – Suzanne Young

#3 – Zombies vs. Unicorns

#4 – The DiabolicThe Diabolic #1 – S.J. Kincaid

#5 – Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman

#6 – Bad Girls with Perfect Faces – Lynn Weingarten

Yes I’m insane! How the heck am I gonna do this? Well, I don’t know but I’m excited for every single book in this TBR! 18 books are on this list and I have a bad feeling that I’m going to cry this month!

What about you? In which of these reading challenges do you take part this year? And what are you going to read in January? Please let me know in the comments below!

I will write several sign-up posts for the different challenges. So stay tuned for these post. But here is already my TBR for the Beat the Backlist Challenge (without the Bingo Chart TBR)

Some of these books were sent to me in exchange for an honest review!

The pictures all come from their respective Goodreads page.

15 thoughts on “Everything I want to read in January |Monthly TBR

    1. Yes, it is huge 🙈 and I’m not even sure that I will manage all of these books. My last exam is on the 25th and the next semester will start in February xD so that’s not a lot of free time. But hey, I like a challenge and this TBR definitely is!
      Thank you ☺️

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  1. So happy that you’re participating in the Diversify Your Reading Challenge! Becoming is a great pick – I’m currently listening to it on Audible while also reading Educated (memoir is totally not my go-to genre, but I’m trying to embrace it; that’s the whole purpose of the challenge, after all!). Also, both Caraval and Uprooted are on my TBR – hopefully I’ll finally get around to one of them this year!

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    1. I’m happy that I found the challenge in a master list of reading challenges because I definitely need to diversify my reading and to get out of my comfort zone! 🙂

      Caraval was really great and I hope that I’ll enjoy it as much as I did when I first read it! ^^ Hopefully you will be able to read it this year. 🙂 Good luck with your TBR


  2. Can I just say that LEGENDARY was so good? I wasn’t sure Garber could top Caraval (as it was one of my favourite books the year it came out) but she totally delivered on it! So many good or intriguing titles on your TBR for this month–I hope you get to a lot and enjoy as many!

    Also, thanks for sharing the 2019 Diversify Your Reading Challenge. I’m definitely looking into that.

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    1. Ah, now I’m even more excited to read Caraval (well reread) and Legendary 😁
      We will see on the 31st how many books I’ve managed to read in the end but I definitely love it to challenge myself! 😅😂

      You’re welcome! The Diversify your reading challenge is definitely a great thing as you have to get out of your comfort zone and I have to admit that my reading is unfortunately not diversified at all. I’m only reading the same things over and over again. So I hope that this will change in 2019!


  3. There are SO MANY amazing books on your TBR! Especially hope you’ll love Starfish; that one has a special place in my heart due to my own past, hah. An emotional read for me; so maybe it’ll be the same for you. 🙂

    I’m planning on rereading all Shadowhunter books this year so seeing any of them on a TBR motivates me to start already, haha. Although.. I might have to find the box in which my TMI-hardcovers are hiding.. Ugh..

    Have fun with January Jam Jar! 😀

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    1. There are so many amazing books on this TBR that I want to start reading them all at the same time 😅 but unfortunately, that isn’t possible. I really hope that I can pick up Starfish this month. I wanted to read it already when it came out but I simply didn’t have the time. So let’s cross fingers that it will happen in January! 🙂
      It’s my first time reading the Shadowhunter books and I hope that I can finish them all this year or at least finish the books already published xD I only read the first three books in the TMI series and the first book of TID so far.

      Thank you 😊 I hope that I will finish all of the books in the jar this month!

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      1. Hahaha! That’s exactly the feeling I get whenever I’m setting up a new TBR for a certain month / readathon. 😛
        Keeping my fingers crossed here!
        Ooh, I hope you enjoy them! I actually have.. no clue if there are more coming after Queen of Air and Darkness? Probably yes, since Clare has three series in the same universe so what’s a fourth one, right? 😛

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