January 2017 TBR


2017, tbr / Sunday, January 1st, 2017

What a better way to start off 2017 than planning which books I want to read for the month? Welcome to my first post of the year – my January 2017 TBR. I had such a good reading month in December, and I wanted to you know bring on the success for the new year. Planning is the success to a good reading month, so here’s my January 2017 TBR.

Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott, in a mystery based around soldiers returning from war.

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

The last of the published Cormoran Strike novels, I read the first two last month and started this one just before the new year. I love these books, the characters and the mystery. The books are well written and well rounded. There is always a surprise or twist that you never see coming. I can’t wait to finish this one, plus the next one come out this year!


Dear Reader, I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in you hands is extremely unpleasant.It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children.Even though they are charming and clever,the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe.

I loved this series as a kid, and I recently managed to get my hands on all the hardback books so I’m excited to start rereading them all. Plus the new series on Netflix is due to start soon, so it would be perfect to start rereading you know while I watch the wonderful series.


A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

I’m really excited to finish this series and see if the finale was worth it all. The second book was a little underwhelming and I didn’t feel it as much as the first, so I’m hoping that this one is going to pull it out of the bag and make me happy again.  I love the characters and the concept of the story but the payoff was a little off in the last one.

In the beginning there was…a turtle.

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.

But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard…

My personal reading challenge for 2017 and I’m excited to have the first one on the first TBR of the year. I have read this book before, and loved it. I love the world and the way that Terry Pratchett tells the story. I’m hoping to get at least half the books in the Discworld series read before the end of 2017. We’ll see how well that goes!

So there’s my January 2017 TBR, I have other books lined up in case I read all of these, January is the hangover month of the year!

What are you reading this month? Have you set yourself any reading goals that you’re starting this month? Let me know in the comments.

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