January Reading List – Random Picks from My Giant TBR


I’ve got a somewhat (read: very) ambitious TBR this month. Because what better way to start off the year than by stressing myself out with all of the reading I want to get done. Seriously, though, there are way too many books I need to get to, and these are just a few of them:

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. I am so excited for the continuation of the Red Rising trilogy! I’m looking forward to seeing how the different format works. I’m sure I’m going to love this. (Also currently rereading the original trilogy in preparation, so add those to my TBR, too.)

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. This was recommended to me by a reader (thanks Andrew!), and it looks so good! I’ve been more and more interested in reading about the medical profession since I work at a medical school, and this book seems perfect. (Edit: I actually ended up reading it before this post went live, and it was brilliant.)

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. This is going to be my Shakespeare play of the month, and I’m really looking forward to it. I love She’s the Man, so I think I’m going to really enjoy this one.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. This was not even on my radar until Roxane Gay rated it five stars and then it immediately landed on my TBR. And I’m really in the mood for an easy, fun read, so I think this is going to be perfect. (I’ll have a review up before this book is released January 30.)

Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. I’m not expecting to finish this book by the end of the month, but I would really like to start it. It’s been on my TBR for a while, I want to read more classics this year (and overcome my fear of big books), and I think I’m going to really enjoy this one. Plus, I need to get back into Russian literature, because I love it and I’m pretty sure the last one I read was War and Peace. And that was in 2016.

The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro. This is the true story of a young man who escapes his mundane life in 1920s New York by stowing away on an expedition to Antartica and becomes an international celebrity. I’m definitely sold on the synopsis, and I am so curious about this story. I’ve got my fingers crossed I can have a review up before it’s released on the 16th.

What’s on your TBR this month?

16 thoughts on “January Reading List – Random Picks from My Giant TBR

    1. Yes you do! I’m halfway through my reread of the first three books (I think I’ve read the first one about five times now) and I forgot how much I loved them!

  1. Ooooh! The Stowaway sounds great. Never heard of it -thanks.
    We are on the 2nd snow day here in Savannah because we don’t have snow equipment. Reading and napping lots

    1. I’m actually about a quarter of the way through it now and it’s so fun! One of those nonfiction books that reads like fiction. I’m hoping to have a review up Monday.

      I wish it would snow here. I need a snow day. (It’s 60 degrees and people are wearing coats and scarves. Only in California haha)

    1. Looks like you had a great reading month! I loved Everything I Never Told You, too. Such a good book. Her newest novel, Little Fires Everywhere was also really great.

  2. Very interesting list! You can never go wrong with Shakespeare… As for Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago, I started it last month. It’s a beautiful classic but it needs dedication & consistency it’s so big!

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