So very rarely do I actually manage to stick to a TBR. I’ve found that lately I am just such a mood reader; if I pick each book one at a time then I can get through so many more books than if I try to stick to a set TBR. Therefore, this year my TBRs are going to be books that I feel that I may want to read in that month, and then my wrap ups will tell you what actually happened. Should be fun to see just how good I am at guessing my mood for the month.To add to the uncertainty of whether I will stick to the TBR, I’m writing this with 10 days of December left, so there is also the chance that I will read some of these before its even January. But oh well, its fun to look at my books and think about what I would like to read, so I’m going to do this TBR anyway. Plus, I don’t know what I’ll be getting for Christmas and that could change it all!
The first book that I keep contemplating reading in January is the fourth Harry Potter book, Goblet of Fire. I think I’ve mentioned before that previous to starting the series I had only actually read the Deathly Hallows, so I am now working my way through the series in order. After reading the illustrated edition of Prisoner of Azkaban, I was tempted to wait for all the illustrated editions and just read those, but I’m now thinking that I don’t want to wait a year for the next one.
Currently, at time of writing this, I am in a big Philippa Gregory mood, reading two of her books in one month so far. I can definitely see there being another one in my reads for January. I think i would probably pick up Wideacre next as I bought the limited edition hardback for this the other month and so far its just been looking pretty on my shelf. Also tempted to pick up The Other Queen, or reread some of her Cousins War books as I adore those but haven’t read them in many years. So this is a definite we’ll have to wait and see.
It is about time that I finally read the last black edition volumes of Deathnote. I’ve been working through this series for a few years now and its about time I wrapped it up. I’ve got the book ready sitting on my shelf, I just need to grab hold of it and get it done. Going to be sad for this to end, definitely going to need some new graphic novels to read so please send me your recommendations.
The final book that Ive been contemplating picking up is Specials by Scott Westerfield. Again this is another series that has been taking me forever to read, and as I’ve got the next one and they are normally very quick reads, it makes no sense as to why I’ve not read it already!
So those are the books that I currently have in mind to read in January, this could all change, and I most likely will be reading more than this anyway with my current track of reading loads of books. I’m most definitely looking forward to a new year of reading, and am hoping I can get through without a reading slump this year.
What are you planning to kick the year off reading?
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I’m a bit more than half way through “Angels Fear: Toward An Epistemology Of The Sacred” by Gregory Bateson and Mary Catherine Bateson. It is Gregory’s last book on which he collaborated with his daughter, Mary Catherine and which she completed after his death.