Monthly TBR Plan: January 2019

Posted January 2, 2019 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Features, TBR / 14 Comments

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR.

Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 0/60 Books Read

A fresh new year! I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself that I managed to post a TBR post for every single month in 2018! Here’s hoping I can keep up the trend in 2019! I’ve decided to set my overall reading goal a bit lower this year because I am sure that my wedding is going to slow things down reading-wise around the middle of the year. I unfortunately have quite a few books from my December TBR that are bleeding into this one (I hit a bit of a reading slump in November/December) but I am excited to start the new year off fresh and FINALLY get through some of these highly anticipated reads!


Empire of Storms // Honestly, I have been really enjoying my TOG reread and it’s pretty much all I want to do when I pick up a book these days, lol. I remember EOS being sort of a slog the first time I read it and I didn’t rate it super high since it took me a month to finish, but I was also reading it during a super busy time at work which I think may have impacted my feelings because I’m really liking it my second time reading it! I will admit though it’s a slower book to get through than HOF or QOS for me so it’s taking longer than expected.

Queen of Air and Darkness // Can you BELIEVE it’s already time for this one to be released??? I received the beautiful, giant tome in the mail already thanks to pre-ordering and I’m excited to dive in once I read some recaps of Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows!

Love á la Mode // I am living for the prospect of a cooking based romance (set in France!) This was probably at the top of my Christmas wish list and I’m so glad I received it!

One Day in December // This was a last minute addition to my Christmas list, but I saw that it was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick (love her!) and really enjoyed the last book club pick of hers that I read so I figure I can’t go wrong with this one!


The Afterlife of Holly Chase // I was at home most of December so didn’t get a chance to finish this audio book before Christmas since I generally listen to audio books while in the car. I’m hoping to wrap this one up soon!


Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating // So I read two Christina Lauren novels last year and they were both 5 star reads for me so I’m excited that my library hold for this one came in. However, I am a little wary as I’ve heard Hazel’s characters is a bit much…

For Review

The Au Pair // I’m always on the hunt for a good thriller and was excited to be approved for this one on Netgalley!

Book Club

The Wicker King // I’m super excited to have joined the Dragons & Tea Book Club! I’ve never been a part of a book club before and think that this online one may be a good fit as I can meet more bloggers and participate from where ever! I’ve also seen a lot of great reviews for this title!

Are any of these on your TBR? What’s your most anticipated book for January? Let me know in the comments!


14 responses to “Monthly TBR Plan: January 2019

  1. I really need to pick up The Wicker King! I love the cover and it’s been on my TBR for awhile now. Hopefully it’ll be in one of my TBR lists this year. :p

  2. The Au Pair sounds really good! I hope my library gets a copy 😀 I’m also hoping to read One Day in December soon, but wondering if I should save it until next December lol! I hope you love Queen of Air and Darkness!

  3. I love your monthly TBR posts and may start doing my own. I am always so overwhelmed with choosing what books to read, but maybe that would help. Love a La Mode sounds fun and adorable. Happy Reading!

    • I only started doing these posts last year but I actually find them REALLY helpful! I’ll admit I do stray from them sometimes, but it’s nice to have a guideline to follow and lessens the time I spend thinking about which book to pick up next.

  4. Ooh, I really enjoyed Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating so I hope you do too. Love a la Mode looks like another cute book so I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

    Good luck on your TBR pile, Cristina!

    • Yes I’ll admit I was relieved that the mixed media format makes the story go by fast because this is my first week back to work after the holidays and I was worried about falling behind as well! I’ve heard so many great things about Famous In A Small Town, but I’ve only ever read Emma Mills’ debut and I was sort of “meh” about it. I do love her covers though!

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