Hey there, reader friends! Today, I’m going to list my TBR for the month of January. It’s been a while since I did a TBR post, and even though they never seem to workout, I still keep coming back to them. Who knows? Maybe this list will give me an ounce of structure this month.
My January TBR is actually pretty ambitious, since I’m trying to prep for King of Scars and read new books at the same time. It’s been a while since I’ve been in a positive reading mood, but I’m pretty confident that I can knock the majority of these out this month.
Without further ado, here are the books I’m planning on reading in January! I apologize in advance for drowning you all in Leigh Bardugo titles.
1. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Okay, so this isn’t actually a TBR item because I’ve already read this book. But I figured I’d include it, since it was a book I wanted to finish in January (and I did finish it). Queen of Air and Darkness is the final book in The Dark Artifices series, and it wraps up Emma’s and Julian’s story. By the time I post this, my in-depth review should be up. Check it out if you’re a Shadowhunter Chronicles fan!
2. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm is the second novel in Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha Trilogy, a series I plan on re-reading before her new spinoff novel, King of Scars, comes out. Siege and Storm continues Alina’s journey as she and Mal attempt to evade the Darkling. Unfortunately, that doesn’t last very long and they’re cast back into the politics of Ravka. This is a re-read for me, but I’m excited to be jumping back into this one, as it is my favorite book of the series.
3. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising is another re-read for me, and it wraps up Alina’s story. I remember loving this finale, and I’m hoping to fall in love with it all over again. Fingers crossed I adore it as much the second time around!
4. Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Vengeful is the sequel to V.E. Schwab’s Vicious, which was one of my absolute favorite reads of 2018. I bought this book the day that it came out, but sadly, life happened and I didn’t get to enjoy it last year. Since I’m dying to see if this book is as good as its predecessor, I’ll be picking it up this month.
Vengeful continues the rivalry between Victor and Eli, though apparently there are some badass women this time around. I don’t really know much else about the plot, and to be honest, I don’t need to know more. If it’s anything like Vicious, I am all in.
5. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
I was already about 300 pages into Kingdom of Ash when 2019 started, and I definitely plan on wrapping this behemoth up this month. The story is just starting to pick up, and I have a feeling I’m in for a wild ride going forward.
This is the seventh and final book in the Throne of Glass series, so any synopsis I give would be a spoilery one. Just know that this series is problematic but also crack, and I love it.
6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
While re-reading The Grisha Trilogy is probably enough preparation for King of Scars, I’d really like to make the time to re-read Six of Crows as well. If you somehow haven’t heard of this book, it’s set in the Grisha Verse and follows a bunch of outcasts as they attempt a seemingly impossible heist. It’s absolutely amazing and probably one of my all-time favorite young adult fantasies. So, even though I don’t need to re-read it, I need to re-read it. Ya know?
7. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom is the even-more-amazing sequel to Six of Crows, complete with even more heist-like shenanigans. If I’m revisiting the rest of the Grisha books, I’m gong to have to read my favorite again. I’m not even a little sorry.
8. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
The Language of Thorns is the only Grisha book I haven’t read yet, but it’s been sitting on my bookshelf for far too long. This one is a compilation of Ravkan fairytales, which I’m sure will have some easter eggs from The Grisha Trilogy scattered throughout. I really hope I have time to fit this one in before King of Scars because otherwise I may never read it.
9. The Wicked King by Holly Black
The Wicked King is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, and it comes out in just a few days! I’m pumped to see where Holly Black takes Jude and Cardan, especially given the events of The Cruel Prince. There’s not much I can say about The Wicked King without spewing spoilers, but just know that this series follows a human girl navigating the cruel political sphere of Faerie. And the stakes are probably way higher in the second book.
10. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Many of you know this already, but King of Scars is undoubtedly my most anticipated read of 2019. It’s the first book in a spinoff duology that continues the story of Nikolai Lantsov from The Grisha Trilogy (aka BAE). It also follows a few other characters from Leigh Bardugo’s previous works.
And that is the end of my ambitious January TBR! What books are you planning on reading this month?