January TBR and Reading Plans

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month where I used a deck of cards to pick some (usually physical) books off my TBR/backlist to hopefully read the next month. I’m not punishing myself if I don’t read everything at this point as I’m just feeling things out. If you aren’t aware of the method I’m using or want to know more about it, please take a moment to read last month’s post where I explain everything.

Spoiler alert – as of this writing I have no read all six books I picked for December and let’s be honest, December was probably not the best month to start this in as it’s a busy month during an easy year. So far I’ve read two of the six books I picked, but I am hoping to get more done in the last week of the year (fingers crossed). I currently have two of them on audiobook and have started the other two already, so even if I only finish one or two more I will be happy. Again, I’m not going to punish myself if I don’t complete them, though I may roll them over and try to read them in the following month.

With that being said, let’s get into the plans for January!

  • 3 of spades – Anthologies
  • King of clubs – Rich’s Stack of 5
  • 9 of clubs – Anthologies
  • 6 of diamonds – Horror/Thriller
  • 10 of spades – Romance
  • 9 of hearts – YA + Random # generator

So for the first anthology I let myself cheat a little and picked something on my Kindle that I’ve started and definitely need to finish, which was Come On In. In most instances with this TBR game my intent is to pick physical books, but for January I do want to be a little nice to myself as well as get stuff done.

Out of the five books that Rich selected before I ever started the game I selected The Hero‘s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. This has been on my TBR forever in my middle grade section, so I was glad it was one of his picks.

The second anthology I picked was Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean which is something I picked up a while ago after hearing about it in passing. Then came Horror/Thriller which I was super excited about, I had a stack prepared of some that I wanted to read, so I selected The Haunting of Blackwood House.

I was actually kind of bummed when romance came up this time, but only because I haven’t been in a huge romance mood as of late, so with that in mind I’m going with Bed of Roses which is the second book in a series that I really need to complete.

Finally I got to YA + Random # generator, after conferring with Rich we agreed I should pick 10 books and then select a number from that, so that’s what I did. I pulled YA books off my cart and put them in a row, which then resulted in Shutter being picked.

So there you have it, those are the six books (beside review books and others that find their way in) that I’m planning to get off of my TBR in January. Wish me luck!

Happy reading!

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