This post will be a little bit different from my usual monthly TBR posts, for a couple of reasons:
1) My January TBR is super short!
2) I have two brand new bookish goals for 2018
3) We just announced three new events in Life & Lit
4) This is doubling (tripling?) as my sign-up post for the BEAT THE BACKLIST challenge!
Since these topics are different (but super related!), I’ll just tackle one at a time!
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World (ARC – releases 03.06.18)
Between the Blade and the Heart (ARC – releases 01.02.18)
Reign of the Fallen (ARC – releases 01.23.18)
Nice Try, Jane Sinner (ARC – releases 01.09.18)
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Batman: Nightwalker (not pictured)
The Book Thief (not pictured)
The Dollmaker of Krakow (not pictured)
Sabriel (not pictured)
I know what you guys are thinking… “Where’s the rest of her TBR? Where are the 25 books she usually lists and doesn’t read?!” Well, the winds of change are blowin’, and… okay, seriously, these 8 titles are still more than I intended to write down for my January TBR, but this leads me to my next point…
New Bookish Goals
My two major bookish goals for 2018 are to: 1) focus less on ARCs and more on my purchased TBR titles, and 2) do more mood reading! I plan on requesting a LOT less ARCs in 2018, and having very loosely scheduled monthly TBRs so that I can leave myself more time for mood reading.
After January, unless there’s a big, special event, I actually am hoping for my monthly TBR plans to be even looser than this one!
Life & Lit Events
If you don’t already know, I’m one of the creators/admins of a Facebook group called Life & Lit, where we host monthly read-alongs and events. We announced three new events a few days ago!
1) Holocaust Remembrance event:
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, we’re going to encourage our members to each read at least one book related to the Holocaust and/or WWII. For my book choice, I will finally be reading The Book Thief, plus The Dollmaker of Krakow!
2) Superhero event:
To celebrate the release of Batman: Nightwalker, we’re inviting people to read that as well as Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and we’ll have a big, spoiler-filled discussion about the DC Icons series at the end of the month!
3) TBR Catch-Up event:
It’s going to be for the entire year of 2018, and is essentially just a way for our members and mod team to help encourage one another to power through our TBR shelves. We’re encouraging members to pair it with…
Beat the Backlist!
Yep, TBR Catch-Up pairs perfectly with BTB! If you aren’t familiar with it already, Beat the Backlist is a year-long challenge hosted by NovelKnight, where you can read as few or as many books as you like that were released in 2017 or earlier! If you want to participate, you definitely should go sign up and get sorted onto a team so you can earn points and enter giveaways! (You can sign up at any time during 2018.) Since I’m focusing on my owned TBR this year, these backlist challenges are perfect for my 2018 reading goals!
In 2018, I’m aiming to knock out at least 75 books from my backlist! I’m not going to set a TBR for all 75 books, but I will add a link to my “owned-TBR” shelf here, as well as a collage below of the titles that are of highest priority for me to read in 2018. (Some of these will be rereads, which I’ll mark with a little blue star – rereads still count for BTB and TBR Catch-Up, by the way!)