January Reading List

I know it’s an arbitrary marker of time, but January always feels like a fresh start. Which means I am returning to my habit of making a ridiculous TBR that I likely won’t be able to complete. To be honest, I did request a few too many ARCs this month. So I am going to have to read quite a bit this month to catch up.

Here are the books I’d really like to get to this month (the first four books are ARCs):

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal. This is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan. I love Pride and Prejudice and I love the idea of a diverse retelling. This comes out later this month, so I will definitely have a review up soon!

Talent by Juliet Lapidos. I can’t resist literary fiction about writers, even though they’re kind of hit or miss for me. I was too curious about this one to pass it up, so hopefully it’s a hit.

The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic. What can I say? I was in the mood for a thriller and this one sounded really interesting.

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Now this one, I’m really excited about. It’s a racial satire, about a father who will do anything to protect his son, even if it means turning him white. This has gotten great reviews so far, and I am really looking forward to reading it.

Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare. Since I’m reading a few heavy books this month, I decided to go with a comedy for my Shakespeare read of the month.

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps. It’s been a while since I’ve read a celebrity memoir, and I’ve heard great things about this one. I’ve been a fan of Busy Philipps since Freaks and Geeks and I’m curious to find out more. I think I need da lighter nonfiction book this month, and thought the audiobook would be fun.

I am hoping to read a bit more than this, but I’m going to keep the rest of my month open and see what I’m in the mood for. Here’s to a great month of reading to start off 2019!

What are you planning on reading this month?

10 thoughts on “January Reading List

  1. We Cast A Shadow does sound like an intriguing book! I hope you’ll have a great reading month, and that you’ll enjoy these books (which will make it a most wonderful way to start the year)! I’m currently reading Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien, and so far it hasn’t disappointed me yet!

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  2. I want to finally get through Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff which I started more than a year ago. I’m sure it’s great but I just was not in the mood. Requesting ARCs is fatal to reading books I actually have on the shelf, so I’m giving that up for now. Good luck with your January goals!

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    1. Thank you! I’m usually better at keeping the ARCs manageable, but my reading slump at the end of last year messed up my schedule. I do want to read more of the books I already own, too. Happy reading!

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