January TBR

Happy New Year and welcome to my first TBR of 2016. I will endeavor to post a To Be Read list at the beginning of each month followed by a monthly wrap up at the end. So here is the list of books I am hoping to get through in the month on January. I’m going to go lightly on myself as, although I want to read a lot more books this year that in 2015, this month there is a lot of reading to do for my university degree so obviously that will be taking up quite a substantial amount of my free time.

  1. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

I cannot tell you how many good things I have heard about this book. It gained a lot of attention last year and quickly become one of many peoples favorite books of 2015. Saying that, I have managed to leave myself relatively in the dark about that the story is actually about. All I know is that this is the first book in series about Kvothe, a mysterious sounding gent who recounts his fascinating life, I’m pretty sure this first book is told from his childhood up until his time in university. I have just started this book, I’m about 60 pages in, and it has already fully peaked my interest. I can’t wait to see what kind of world building and magic systems crop up later in the book, very much excited for this one.


2. The Tell-Tale Heart – Edgar Allen Poe

This will be my classic for the month, as I mentioned in my bookish resolutions post, one of my reading aims this year is to read at least one classic a month. I’m starting myself off small with this one then hopefully as uni work lessens I can delve into some of the more meaty novels. I have never read anything by Edgar Allen Poe so I’m really excited to see if I enjoy his work or not.


3. The Humans – Matt Haig

I’ve been really interested in reading some Matt Haig for quite a while, and my boyfriend got me this for my birthday in November so now seems like the perfect time to get to it. As always, I’ve tried to keep myself pretty much in the dark as far as plot is concerned, but what I do know is that The Humans is told from he perspective of an alien who inhabits the body of a human, and that aliens thoughts and concerns about the human race. I’m really looking forward to this one as reading about our race from an outside characters point of view offers up so many fascinating possibilities.


4. A Clash Of Kings – George R.R. Martin

And of course, I still haven’t returned to this monster. I started The Song of Ice and Fire series earlier last year and put this one down about a quarter of the way through and never picked it back up again, partly because of its sheer size and partly because I thought I was missing out on reading so many other things. My aim after the other books in my TBR are finished, is to then read as much of this as I can before the end of the month. Hopefully I will have enough time to finish it, as The Name of the Wind is quite a chunky ol’ book as well, but we will see what happens. All I know is that I NEED to finish this series before the newest installment is published!


So there we have it folks, those are the books I intend to read in January 2016. I am going to get back into review writing this year also so I’m hoping to write full reviews for all of the books listed here, if not then I will definitely be doing a January wrap up post at the end of the month which will give a small review of each book, we will see how it goes, although points for having the best intentions yeah?

Let me know what books you’re reading this month in the comments below or your thoughts on any of the books I’ll be reading throughout January. Happy reading!


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