2018 PROMISES A LARGER, DEADLIER TBR
And although I say I'm definitely going to tackle it, we all know that isn't happening in the slightest. But what I can do is break the giant monster up into little monsters and hope that the looming threat that is my TBR will vanish. *Distant laughter*.
And so, my monthly TBR was born. And I shall proceed to go over the little, abhorrent pile that, though less threatening, still haunts my dreams.
My January TBR
Turtles All the Way Down
This book has been on my TBR since 2017 and the hype that built up before and after its release reeled me right in. Reading books that are the talk of town is daunting as there's so much room for disappointment, especially because expectations are sky high.
My first impression: John Green is an author whose books are nothing but loved. Sure, there are some discussions about aspects that aren't favourites but which book isn't faced with criticism? Now, here's an unpopular opinion, I never liked John Green's books. So, I was glad it wasn't going to be an addition to my TBR when I was hit with its release date. OH, HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED. TATWD supposedly has realistic and accurate anxiety representation, so I thought I'd read it.
Predicted rating: 3/5 stars
Bone Gap's premise had me hooked the second I read it. And it's FANTASY. I'm all kinds of excited. It sounds right up my alley and not something I'm apprehensive about. This book wasn't leading the hype train but those who read it loved it. Also this cover is MELTING MY EYEBALLS. LOOK AT IT. IT'S BEAUTY INCARNATED.
My first impression: Why is my TBR so large, why didn't I read this in 2017, this is so pretty, I'm excited. Laura Ruby is an author who is completely new to me and I just can't wait to read a new writing style.
Predicted rating: 4/5 stars
Daughter of the Burning City
Another enticing premise and another gorgeous cover. 2017 sure didn't disappoint. My TBR did, though. This book is alive with carnival and circus themes and I LOVE it. A popular book, for sure, but not enough to make me dread reading it to protect my expectations. I'm so ready to start this book.
My first impression: Love the sound of it, gorgeous cover, right amount of hype, another new-to-me author and carnivals. I AM EXCITEMENT PERSONIFIED. Amanda Foody's writing style is one I'm so eager to read.
Predicted rating: 4/5 stars
That wraps up my January TBR. Three books in all because I'll try not to overachieve and give my TBR more opportunities to crush me. A book a week seems a steady pace. How much can the monstrous pile of books grow in a month, anyway. I hope it didn't hear me or it's definitely going to take it as a challenge.
Your turn! What are you reading this month? Have you read any books already? Let's talk!