January TBR List

This month’s TBR list is a mix of new books and ones that I’ve had on my list for quite a while. I’m starting this year with the same reading goal as last year, 30 books. And while it may not seem like a massive number, it is doable for me.

The books I hope to finish this month are Empire of Storms, Batman: Nightwalker; and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.


Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Synopsis: “The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. n this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what — and who — to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.”–Bloomsbury USA

I am slowly making my way through this series. I’ve officially had this book in my possession for over a year and I finally started it in mid-December. I have not quite read 100 pages but I am enjoying the series. While I technically have until September to finish this book and Tower of Dawn, SJM’s writing makes me want to binge read the whole book in as few sittings as possible.


Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Synopsis: “The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope. In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.” —Goodreads

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not Batman’s biggest fan. Of all of the DC superheroes, he is one of my least favorites. But, I am excited for the DC Icons series and the group of writers recruited to write this series. I preordered this book in October and I am excited to get my hands on it this week.


Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

Synopsis: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. n a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.” —Goodreads

I was supposed to read this book in high school as part of a fantasy class. But as a high school senior buried under her AP classes, this is one book I decided to skim. Now, ten years later, I regret never sitting down and taking the time read this book (and the series) all the way through. I know what happens–I’ve seen the movies and I’ve read a lot about the books. But I think it’s time to finally read the series. I’m going the spread out the three books as well as the companion books through the year.


What are you reading this month?




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