Happy New Year! A January TBR Pile

Well, here we are in January. New year, new TBR pile! Let’s hope that this year starts off on a good foot. 🙂

I have a couple of books for review right now BUT the review books I do have I am super looking forward to so they’re pretty much going along with my mood reading plan. Huzzah! Once again, I’m going with a small TBR pile strategy this year, just want to keep things light and fun. Breezy is the word. So here are a few books I hope to get to this month, we’ll see what happens.

  • The Galaxy, And the Ground Within by Becky Chambers. I was SUPER psyched when I got approved for an ARC of this book because Becky Chambers has become one of my favorite authors over the last couple of years. I’m so excited to get to this one, I hope my hype doesn’t affect me too much while reading it. 🙂
  • The Mask of Mirrors by M. A. Carrick. I was also really lucky to win a Goodreads giveaway last month–imagine my surprise when this suddenly popped up on my kindle app! Since this is one I’m really excited for, I’m making it a priority.
  • Battle Ground by Jim Butcher. My only audiobook on the list, this is one I’ve been meaning to get to for a bit but just haven’t had the time. At my current rate for audio this might take me all month. Or I could surprise myself and finish it in a couple of weeks. I guess we’ll see. We’ll also see if I’m very angry at the end of it like some of my friends. Oooh, the anticipation….will I hate it or love it? Guess I’ll have to read and find out. 😉

And those are some of my priority books for this month. We’ll see how it goes. I’m hoping, of course, that I can get a lot more read than just these few, but if there’s one thing 2020 taught me it’s that you never can predict the future. What are your reading plans this month? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

31 thoughts on “Happy New Year! A January TBR Pile

  1. Will says:

    Um, I didn’t wait til the very end to get pissed at Battle Ground. Then again, I was also thinking I’d wait until closer to the release date to read the GatGW–but I think I like your idea to read it in January instead! 😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      For the GatGW, I wanted to get my feedback in earlier. Also I hate having ARCs hanging over my head so I like getting them out of the way Lol.

      I’m almost looking forward to being pissed at Battle Ground at this point. 😉

  2. Jessica says:

    This is so exciting! I’ve been meaning to read Becky Chambers for AGES and I SWEAR 2021 will be the year I get to her!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Becky Chambers is amazing and I really love her stuff, it’s so cozy–even the ones with tragic things happening there is a sense of hope. I hope that you get the chance to check her out!

  3. Zezee says:

    Yep, 2020 ingrained that lesson into us, I think, that we can’t predict anything, just prepare for anything. I haven’t yet thought out what my reading plans are for this month. For some reason, I keep thinking to myself that the new year begins on Monday.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Mondays always feel like fresh starts so that makes sense though LOL. Good luck figuring out your plans and also, even if you don’t make plans that’s okay! Sometimes the best plan is not to plan. 🙂

  4. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den says:

    Happy new year! Woot woot! Hope 2021 will start looking up. How can it not with a TBR pile like that? *whistles* I actually haven’t read any Jim Butcher books, but my library has one in the new arrivals section staring at me every day, totally judging me. xD So I’m thinking I might make an effort to read the series this year and catch up on it! Hope you get a chance to read these this year!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I also hope 2021 will start looking up but the pessimist in me says it’s going to take a little while before things get back to some sense of normalcy. But we can hope!
      The Dresden Files is pretty fun but you also have to take Harry with a grain of salt because he’s a pretty sexist character, especially at the beginning of the series. It’s like he’s a cartoon character with his eyes bulging out anytime a woman walks into the room. *eyeroll* That being said, I still do enjoy the books! Hope you do too. 🙂

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Oh nice! I see a lot of people are going to be reading Mask of Mirrors in January–I’m looking forward to seeing what we all think of that one haha.
      And Battleground! It’s long overdue. 😀

  5. @lynnsbooks says:

    Just to join in with all the above, I’ll also be picking up Mask of Mirrors very soon. Such a lot of high expectations and eager anticipation – big boots to fill – fingers crossed it’s as good as we’re all hoping.
    Lynn 😀

  6. Mary Drover says:

    I had big reading plans going into January, and then I got a new job, and my free time has pretty much evaporated (not gonna lie, the pandemic was good to me with reading & writing), so I’m feeling the age old stress of trying to read too many books in too short a span of time. Why do we always do this to ourselves? Anyway, I’m celebrating Tolkien’s birthday by kicking off the thirteen volume History of Middle-earth by reading the first two volumes AND a nonfiction because I thought it’d be fun to try to write those reviews back to back to back. Interspersing them with lots of witchy books, though, so that’s always a good time!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I don’t know why we do this to ourselves but we do, don’t we? I try not to stress but I can’t help but want to make goals and set plans because I’m an organizer at heart so…LOL. I hope that you get some time to de-stress. Going through the Tolkien stuff sounds fun! I hope that you have a good time with it. 🙂

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