Monthly TBR: January


This is my first time doing a monthly TBR plan so we’ll see how it goes! Since it’s a new year I think it’s a good idea for me to actually start planning the books I’ll be reading. Easier said than done I’m afraid, since I’m more of a mood reader….

I’m going to try and set the bar a little higher with 6 books this month, hopefully that will give me the proper motivation to read and review more.

If I don’t get around to all of them…oh well.

New year, new blog posts, and new reading lists! Yay!

Let’s get started.

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Da Vinci's Tiger

“Da Vinci’s Tiger” by L.M. Elliott

I’m pretty excited for this book actually, I really love the Renaissance period and I haven’t had the chance to read any YA fiction set during that time. Also I have this weird thing about Da Vinci, it probably has something to do with my obsession with Assassin’s Creed II and “Da Vinci’s Demons” (TV show).

The point is I wanna read this book and since it’s only 304 pages long it should be a quick read.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo

I’m really ashamed of myself for not having read this yet. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and it came out on my birthday and everything! And I still haven’t read it!

I’m actually currently reading it now and I’m done with about half of it. It’s getting pretty good, the action is really intense. I read half of it in one sitting and didn’t want to go to sleep, I wanted to stay up and finish!


“Blackhearts” by Nicole Castroman

I really love pirates.

So of course I’m excited to read a YA book about pirates! I received an ARC of this book via Edelweiss, so since the book is going to be published February 9th I really need to get this ARC read this month.

5 to 1

“5 to 1” by Holly Bodger

I’m currently STILL anxiously awaiting this book’s arrival to my doorstep but I’m planning on reading it this month. It’s only 244 pages so once again a very quick read.

Plus I love the cover…..

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet, lots of people either love it or hate it I feel. I like great world building and I think I can expect that from this book. Plus the hardcover is beautiful!

Hopefully it won’t take me that long to read it…..

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)

“Ice Like Fire” by Sara Raasch

I’ve had this book on hold for at least TWO MONTHS.

I’m finally next in line for it at the library though so I expect I’ll be reading it in January. I haven’t heard very good things about this sequel though so I’m not exactly excited to read it, but since I liked the first book I feel obligated to read this as well.

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So that wraps up my January TBR post, hopefully I read MORE books than are on this list. If I read more I’ll be pretty proud of my self actually….good motivation for me.

What are you guys planning on reading this month? Any books on this list? Let me know in the comments!



21 thoughts on “Monthly TBR: January

  1. jessreadingnook January 4, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    I don’t know if I will get to it this month, but Six of Crows is near the top of my TBR. I loved the Shadow & Bone trilogy, so I’m looking forward to reading this one.

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      I liked Shadow and Bone and haven’t read the rest of the trilogy but so far I’m liking Six of Crows a lot more. So I hope you get your hands on it! 🙂


  2. Emily Witt January 5, 2016 / 12:26 am

    I’ve just been sorting out my own reading for January. Three of my NetGalley requests got approved literally within hours of one another, and I’m already in the middle of three other books. And there are a couple of other challenges that I’d like to knock off books for this month. So… I’ve in theory got nine for January? Which is unlikely to actually happen, but i like to aim high.

    I really love the covers for Blackhearts and 5 to 1. I’ve added them both to my own TBR.

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      I feel your pain, haha. I hate when I plan out what I’m going to read and BOOM a bunch of ARCs get approved. I agree the covers for Blackhearts and 5 to 1 are gorgeous, I’m glad you added them to your TBR! 🙂


  3. Anna @MyBookishDream January 5, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Good luck with your TBR! I can’t plan a TBR for the life of me, as I never feel like reading any of those books. 😀 Hopefully you have more luck with it then me.
    The only book that I know that I am going to read this month is A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, because I am starting it tomorrow. 😀

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks and I usually can’t plan TBR’s either but I’m going to try, haha. I absolutely love the ASOIAF series so I hope you enjoy A Clash of Kings! 🙂

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      • Anna @MyBookishDream January 5, 2016 / 4:19 pm

        Thank you, I’m sure that I will enjoy it. After all I did love the first book and I heard that this one is even better! 😀

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  4. The Charmed Reader January 5, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I just bought The Bone Season! I think I might hold off on reading it though because there is still SOOO many books in the series that need to be written! I hate waiting for sequels!

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Yes I agree 100%, I hate torturing myself like that. But sometimes I just can’t help myself! 🙂


  5. Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny January 5, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    I really need to read Snow like Ashes and Ice Like Fire 🙂

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Yes you do, haha. Snow Like Ashes was surprisingly awesome but I’m a little worried about Ice Like Fire…

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      • Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny January 5, 2016 / 5:13 pm

        I’d ask why, but I have a feeling a spoiler may be involved? Haha.

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      • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 5:17 pm

        Oh no, no spoilers. Just the reviews are pretty mixed on the sequel. People seem to think it was more boring than Snow Like Ashes so that’s why I’m worried.

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      • Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny January 5, 2016 / 5:32 pm

        Ah, I see. I hope you end up liking it. 🙂

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  6. BOOKCEPTION21 January 5, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Hope you like The Bone Season and enjoy it as much as I did. Also wanna read Blackhearts as well. It been getting a lot of buzz and the premise sounds intriguing. 😄

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks, I hope I enjoy it as well I’m pretty excited to read it! I’m really hoping Blackhearts is a good read, I’d be so disappointed if it didn’t deliver because it really does sound interesting 🙂


  7. Richard January 5, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Some great books there! That 5 to 1 book has an incredible looking cover. :O
    Happy Belated New Year too! 🙂

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    • thesassygeek January 5, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      Well thank you and yes 5 to 1 has a gorgeous cover! Happy New Year to you as well!

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  8. TheQuirkyBookNerd January 6, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    This is a great reading list! Absolutely cannot wait to hear what you think of Six of Crows, Blackhearts, and The Bone Season!

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    • thesassygeek January 6, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks Ariana! I’m almost done with Six of Crows so hopefully it’ll have a review up soon and Blackhearts and The Bone Season look like they’ll be really good! 🙂

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