Friday, January 3, 2014

The Reading Jar - January 2014 Edition

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This year, I have a few different reading goals in mind and I'm going to try and hold to them. One of those was created in the form of a TBR Jar that was inspired by Molli @ Books and Whimsy and other bloggers and fellow booktubers in the community. I'll be be making this a regular monthly feature this year, in order to help keep track of the the two books I'll be pulling out of the jar to be read for each month. They'll be added in with my review books and any other books, that I've decided to read for that particular month.

I'm probably not the only blogger with this idea or some version of it, so I didn't want you guys thinking I was trying to take your idea and make it my own. :)

For January Books From the Reading Jar

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Love Story is going to be read for Growing Beyond YA (GBYA) and reviewed over there for this month and Divergent is going to be a re-read, so that I can finish up with the series and do a combined series review for the blog.

Review eGalley's TBR for January

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Me Since You by Laura Wiess
Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I've heard several friends and fellow bloggers talk about what a great author Tiffany Schmidt is and how much they enjoyed Send Me A Sign, so I was really excited when Netgalley approved me for an eARC of Bright Before Sunrise. Molli can't stop talking about how good Me Since You is, so I'm probably the MOST excited about reading that one this month. Plus, any re-telling of Beauty & the Beast is something that I'm going to want to read no matter what.

For the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge


Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

The cover is starkly gorgeous and so dark and ominous. I am a sucker for historical fiction, enough though it may not look like it from the vast array of books that I predominantly talk about on the blog. So, when I came across the synopsis for this book some months back, I was incredibly intrigued and excited to read it. It has all of the elements that I'm craving, murder, mystery, romance, and history all bundled up together and so far, it has been so engrossing that its hard for me to put it down to even write this post. All I want to do is curl up and finish this book NOW! Really, it's that good. A full review will come in the following months, the closer it gets to release date, but I will post a mini-review with a smattering of thoughts here later this month. From a new debut author, I really think Anne Blankman is someone to look out for. Definitely keep her on your radar.

Beta Reading for Review

As You Turn Away by Molli Moran

THIS. Is the thing that I am the *most* excited about and can't wait to share with you guys! This book, I feel like I've waited all my life for this, because I KNOW that Molli has and she's *finally* made her dream a reality. I could NOT be more proud! Or, ya know, honored that I'm getting to beta read and review this beautiful novel, as well as post an upcoming Cover Reveal post for it and a mini-interview with her, later. You guys really need to add this book to your Goodreads shelves now, because you're so going to FALL IN LOVE with the Walker Boys and her beautiful writing style.

That's it, those are my reading goals for the month of January. Got any goals, books, or anything that you'll be reading or posting to the blog this month? Link up and share in the comments below and I'll make sure to come by and check them out.


  1. I really am going to end up being the black sheep for Me Since You. I didn't hate it but I didn't really like it either. I just didn't find it relateable I am DYING to read Prisoner of Night & Fog, hopefully I can get to my e-ARC of it soon.I am in the middle of reading Cruel Beauty and it's really good so far.

    Good luck!

    1. I have a feeling since Katie and Molli loved it so much, I probably will end up having all sorts of feels for it, because they know me pretty well. lol. Prisoner of Night and Fog was so good, that it left me anticipating the next book in the series, and this one isn't even out on shelves yet. I can't wait to read Cruel Beauty, have been wanting to read it for a while now.



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