January ’18 TBR List

Posted January 6, 2018 by Lillian in Features / 8 Comments

This meme is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. By the first Saturday of the month, I’ll pick three books from my massive TBR pile and then you will vote which one I read. Majority vote wins and I’ll post the winner on the second Saturday of the month. Then I will read the book and on the last Saturday of the month I’ll share what I thought about the book you picked for me to read. Fun right ? I’ve tweaked this meme just a little and will also share with you what I plan to read for the month. Voting is at the bottom.

Happy Saturday y’all! I can’t believe it is already 2018. I know I’ve said that all week, but it’s true 😉 I have a lot of good books to read this month. I am very much a mood reader so my TBR list reflects that this month. There’s scifi, fantasy, even some contemporary on my list this month. My goal is to make it through my list this month.

Book Cover for "Poison's Cage" by Breeana Shields Book Cover for "Inseparable" by Siobhan Davis Book Cover for "Unearthed" by Amie Kaufman and Megan SpoonerBook Cover for "The Brilliant Darkness Boxed Set" by A.G. HenleyBook Cover for "Before I Let Go" by Marieke Nijkamp

Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields: I’ve actually already read and finished this one. And y’all it was a fantastic read. I’m so glad I made it my first read of 2018. If this is a preview of what books have in store this year, I’ll be so excited. This one lived up to and surpassed all of my expectations. Fantastic!!!

Inseparable by Siobhan Davis: By the time you read this post, I will have also finished this one. As of writing, I’m about halfway through it and loving it so far. If you like angsty romance, than this will satisfy you.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner: I cannot wait to read this one. I love sci fi and I have yet to read this author duo….I know I can’t believe it either.

The Brilliant Darkness Boxed Set by A.G. Henley: Technically I’ve already read the novellas and first two books in this boxset. BUT it’s been a few years…like three years since I’ve done so. SO I’m planning to binge the series before reading the final book. If you enjoy dystopia, this one is fantastic AND the main character is blind.

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp: I loved Nijkamp’s debut novel This is Where It EndsIt was a brutal read, but so beautiful executed. I cannot wait to dive into her new one.

Book Cover for "A Wedding at Two Love Lane" by Kiernan Kramer Book Cover for "Wanted" by Betsy Schow Book Cover for "Banished" by Betsy Schow Book Cover for "Should've Been You" by Nicole McLaughlin Book Cover for "Strange the Dreamer" by Laini Taylor

A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kiernan Kramer: Every now and then I want a contemporary to break up the fantasy and scifi, this is my choice for that. I enjoyed the first book of this series set around the holidays so I’m excited to read it’s sequel.

Wanted and Banished by Betsy Schow: It’s no secret that Spelled was not a favorite. However, by the end of the book I loved the characters and the world Schow had created so I’m excited to continue the series.

Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin: Another contemporary but this time with a favorite trope of mine: second chance love.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: This has been on my TBR since Taylor first announced it almost two years ago. I grabbed a copy of this book through Goodreads when it was on sale at the end of the year. I cannot wait to dive into it! It’s also my choice for #2018HW this month.

Time to Vote!

This month I want to read a book from 2017 that I didn’t get too. Which do you think I should read? Vote below 😀

Book Cover for "Hunted" by Megan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?


Book Cover for "Cold Summer" by Gwen Cole

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.


Book Cover for "Geekerella" by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.



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8 responses to “January ’18 TBR List

  1. All the books you feature here sound good, Lillian! I just bought a copy of Strange the Dreamer because it was on sale. I’m looking forward to reading it.

    Your choices for the poll all sound good! Two are on my wish list, so I was able to narrow it down that way. In the end I went with Hunted. I can’t resist a Beauty and the Beast re-telling. I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

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