January 2019 TBR

HAPPY NEW YEAR and Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

I am SO excited for 2019! Next year I am going to have a lot of inevitable personal changes, so I’m going to try and make this year as relaxing and fun as I possibly can. While I am not going to share my reading goals with you in this post (they will be shared in a few days), I am very happy with my picks for my TBR list this month, as I am looking forward to reading every single one of them!


This month, my TBR is compiled of six books. Three ARCs, one RC/FC (Readers Copy – not advanced, FC – finished copy), and two picks of my choice (one of those picks is an eBook). While I receive a lot of books from different publishing houses, I always make sure to include one book that I am really interested in and want to read at some point during this month.

The first book I plan on reading this month is “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” by Ben Philippe. I was given an ARC of this book from Harper Collins Canada (a.k.a. HCC Frenzy) and am really looking forward to starting it! Lately, I have been reading a lot of heavy adult thrillers, so I am looking forward to a nice, light, and interesting teenage contemporary. Ben’s writing style in this book has been compared to John Green’s, whom is one of my favourite authors, which made me even more eager to start this novel! This book comes out on January 8, but my review should be up sometime next week.

The next book I plan on reading this month is “A Ladder to the Sky” by John Boyne. John wrote the best selling “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas” which I read in sixth grade and absolutely adored. When I found out that he was writing another book, I knew I needed to pick it up. Fortunately, the lovely people at Penguin Random House sent me a copy of it last month to review (and a hard copy copy, at that!). Since the book has already been published (and is receiving AMAZING ratings), I really wanted to get to it this month so that I can post my review ASAP. To say I am excited to read this book is an understatement.

The third book I plan on reading this month is “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris. I have heard a ton of opinions on this book, and I am interested to see what my overall opinion on this novel will be. People on the blogosphere and booktube seem to love it, while people in my personal life haven’t liked it as much as I was expecting. Like I have said a lot recently, my favourite genre has currently been domestic thrillers, and this one is a very very popular one that I think will be a book that I will really enjoy. I guess we shall find out by the end of the month!

The next book I want to read this month is “Golden State” by Ben H. Winters. I received an ARC of this book from Hachette Book Group Canada (along with a few other Winter ARCs) just this past weekend. After reading the synopsis, I thought that this book seemed very similar to 1984, which I have been reading with my English Lit class book club group. I have been enjoying it quite a bit, so I thought I would also enjoy this book as well. Like “A Ladder to the Sky”, this book has been getting stellar reviews on Goodreads, so I hope it lives up to the hype! This book comes out on January 22, so my book review will be up then.
P.S. Book Of The Month just released their January 2019 picks, and this book “Golden State” on the list!

The fifth book I plan on reading this month is “The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes. While this book does not come out until the middle of February, I figured that it would be smart to start this one early. Especially since this book sounds like something I would enjoy this month! I received an ARC from HCC Frenzy, and am really looking forward to reading it!

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The last book I plan on reading is “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I purchased this one on the Kindle App and was planning on reading it during my winter break/winter vacation. While I did not read it during my actual vacation, I still have a few days off before I go back to school, so I may read this one very soon. If not, I am not exactly sure when I will have time to read it. Among all of the books on this list, I think I am the most excited to read this one! I have heard nothing but great things about this book, and it’s another domestic thriller… which, by now, you should all know I absolutely love!


Those are the six books I plan on reading this month! What are you guys planning on reading this month? Let me know in the comments or send me a link to your post/picture, I’d love to find out! I will be posting all of my 2019 bookish goals on Friday, and I am so excited to share them all with you!!

Good Night Book Owls!


29 thoughts on “January 2019 TBR

  1. These books look really interesting! I really enjoy thrillers too, and have been enjoying them more than usual lately, but sometimes I will read a contemporary novel just to satisfy my addiction! I hope you enjoy your books this month!☺️

  2. Oh you have some good ones! I’m checking out Behind Close Doors, that looks great! I’m kicking off the month with a few books that had been sitting in my reading list for a long time!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy “Behind Closed Doors”, I hope to get to it during the middle of this month. Reading your long awaited books is always a great way to start off a new year!

  3. Super cool reading lost. I just got a bookgasm reading those titles😍😍. I think I’m going to enjoy your blog.
    Please do check out mine and follow.

  4. I want to read The Wife Between Us one of these days! There are so many amazing sounding thrillers out there these days, I’m never going to catch up!

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