January 2018 TBR

1st January 2018

It’s my January 2018 TBR – the first of the year – something I’ve been really excited about. I want to get the year off to a good start but I don’t want to be too ambitious and start as a failure. So this month will be pretty tame – obviously, one of the books from my 2018 Books I Need to Read will be featured.

Tower of Dawn

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

I’ll be finishing this one off this month and it hasn’t been all bad so far. I don’t particularly love Chaol as a character and I kind of dreaded reading an entire book all about him and his journey. I’m reserving judgement until the end, only because the ending could make or break the series. I’m happy that this is my first book on my January 2018 TBR.

Paper Towns

Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

The first book in my Books I Need to Be Read to be featured on my January 2018 TBR and I kinda want to get this one out of the way so I can finally watch the movie. Plus I’m not sure whether this one is going to be a hit, so better get it out of the way sooner rather than later.

Three Dark Crowns

When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

This one was on my December TBR and I’m actually upset I didn’t get round to reading. So it has made another appearance on my January 2018 TBR and I’m going to aim to have it read! I’m just hoping it lives up to my extremely high expectations, because who wants to be disappointed in January!


In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Another one from my December TBR to be added to my January 2018 TBR.  I’ve had this on my shelf for so long it needs to be read! I want 2018 to be the year where I start to make a dent in my books and have the space to bring new ones in. So this has been sat for too long, time to be read!


I don’t have any specific targets for my audiobooks but I do want to carry on with listening to the Agatha Christie Poirot mysteries, I’m really enjoying them! So keep an eye out for reviews and an update in my January Wrap Up!

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How are you starting your year of reading? Have you got any books you’re desperate to read in the new year? Let me know!

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