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January TBR and reading plan 2020

It’s a new year and new chances and new reading challenges…

December was a busy and reading-pressure-heavy month so I really wanted to ease in 2020 with a short TBR… that didn’t work. Once I sat down to write this I realised I had a few things to read this month and with 100 books to read as part of my GoodReads challenge I need to keep my reading up. I’ll start this year with a TBR of 5 books ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided to create a TBR which tackles some leftovers from 2019 but also starts the reading challenge and gets some stuff done there ๐Ÿ™‚ I also need to read books from my existing TBR, one each from my e-book shelf and my physical shelf.

Let’s dive in!

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Leftoversย from 2019

Iron and Smoke by Brandon Noltaoff my physical shelf – a historic fantasy form a Native American author. This was on my last years reading challenge as a book from the top 10 highest rated books in my GoodReads want to read list. I have hope for this book to say the least.

Bookclub Book

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff off my e-book shelf – this is our February pick for the office book club. February in the UK is LGBT+ history month so we tried to have a LGBT+ author, with and LGBT+ main character and hopefully a bit of history and I think we nailed it with this pick.

Library books

The Starless Sky by Erin Morgenstern – I got this through the library on audio and it will be available early in the month so I need to get this started asap. Also I have not yet read the Night Circus so this will be my very first Erin Morgenstern book.


Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi – I got this through NetGalley UK but I know it’s been out for a while in the US and has mixed reviews so we’ll see how this goes, but a YA contemporary would be nice thing to read this month, it’s been a while.

Feathertide by Beth Cartwright – a fantasy with mermaids? yes please! I think this is due out in May but I might as well read it now ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

What’s on your January TBR?

Happy reading!

11 thoughts on “January TBR and reading plan 2020

    1. Yay! I have yet to read the Night Circus so I’m going in blind. I think I’m about 3 or 4 chapters in and loving the setting. Fingers crossed for a good story too. If I end up liking this I’ll read the Night Cicrus too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Great list, and not too long! I made one that’s going up tomorrow and boy did it get out of hand fast, whoops. One of these days I’m going to have to realize I can’t read all the books at the same time, LOL. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Starless Sea!

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    1. I know what you mean. The initial list was only 3 books but somehow ended up with another 2 out of thin air ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ ooo Iโ€™ll keep my eyes out for your TBR then ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. I’ve just got back to reading and ofc don’t have a lofty one like yours! I’ve got a goal of reading 25 books this year, And I’m off to a great start!

    I was wondering how do you decide the books for a month? I’ve never been able to read the book I planned to read! Every time, something interesting pops up and I just move to the new book!!

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    1. Any goals are good goals ๐Ÿ™‚

      Sounds like you are more of a mood reader. I do mood read sometimes and it feels really nice, but most of the time I have books with deadlines and they’ve got to be read. So either I have books I just want to finish before started somethign else, something might have been on my shelf for a long time and I want to get rid off it but also to read it frst, or I have an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) which should be read and reviewed before the publication date, hence the deadline. But I also have readathons i participate in and want to start with a clean slate so I rush to finish the books I have alrady started. I tend to mix my TBR, some books I’m really exited for and some I’m not that way I get a bit of each per month.

      I dont think you should get too hung up on TBRs. They are there for structure for us who have deadlines and some reading pressure. The feedom lays with mood reading. Enjoy it while you can.

      You could always start doing TBR with potential read for the month and have one book you know you will read or something if you really want TBRs. But dont put unnecessary pressure on yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy it.

      Not sure if that was helpful and sorry for late reply.

      Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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