Friends, Readers, Fellow Bloggers… it’s official: I am going to die under a pile of books in a disaster entirely of my own making. Why? My January and February TBR is seriously out of control. Join me in a coffee whilst I expand
ALL THE COFFEE. I need to drink every single coffee ever made so that I can stay awake all day every day and read. Today, I am specifically drinking the Kiambara, a Kenyan coffee roasted by Atkinsons of Lancaster.
I have always been a very vocal supporter of the “There’s no such thing as too many books” movement. I am here to tell you that is a LIE. It is probably the biggest lie I have ever told aside from “I won’t buy any more books” (or that time I stuffed the crust of a tuna sandwich into one of my Nana’s antique vases and denied all responsibility, but we don’t talk about that).
I have started to organise by reading and my blog in my trusty bullet journal, and I am in so much reading trouble this month. So much. By the end of February I have a minimum of 17 books I need to read. SEVENTEEN. 7 and 10. One more than 16. AKA TOO MANY BOOKS. So, in some vague attempt to get my life under control I have compiled my TBR for January and February. I know there are approximately 7 million other books I need to read, but I need to read these first.
The Fandom by Anna Day – This is not too bad. I am about a third through it and it’s pretty awesome so I can’t imagine I’ll be long finishing it. I hope not as I am due to attend the launch on Friday so it would be nice to have read it by then.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell – Again, close to finishing this one. I have 3 or 4 stories left in this collection to read.
I Swapped My Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons– This is one I am reading with the boy and I’m on the blog tour on Friday so it will be finished by then (by me, if not by the boy)
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig – I am attending Matt’s event on Tuesday next week, so hopefully I will have made good inroads. Otherwise that event will be really embarrassing as I have not read any of his books yet. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Below Zero by Dan Smith – Not read any of Dan’s books either. Attending the event on 26th. I am in so much trouble it’s not even funny at this point.
Hopeless Heroes 1 and 2 by Stella Tarakson – The boy and I are on the blog tour for these in February. We are currently two thirds of the way through the first book so I feel less terrified about this one.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – I know I need to read this immediately. I know. Okay? I am getting around to it.
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan – another book for an event. Fortunately this one isn’t until 7th Feb so I don’t need to start panicking about my inadequacies as a human for at least another two weeks.
The following I requested on Netgalley and they are LONG overdue being read and reviewed. I know everyone in the world has an outstanding Netgalley list (if you don’t and you’re reading this, please share with me your wisdom), but mine makes me really anxious. I feel like I missed an essay deadline and I am about to get lined up in front of the firing squad. They are:
Dreaming of Florence by T.A. Williams – I loved To Provence, With Love so I am looking forward to reading this one.
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr – Am I the only person who hasn’t read this yet? Yes, yes I am.
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart – It sounds amazing and full of all my favourite things.
I Am Thunder by Muhammed Khan – I have heard so many good things about this book.
Vanished by Karen E. Olsen – I requested this one an embarrassingly long time ago and I really should have read it MONTHS ago.
Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard – I think I am, again, the only person who has not already read this. I am a TERRIBLE HUMAN Okay?
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – This is one I requested and was convinced I wasn’t going to be approved for and then I was. Why does this keep happening to me?
The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson – I’ve wanted to read this since I first heard about it. I didn’t read it yet. See my aforementioned terrible human status.
That’s them all. My must reads. HELP ME.
How do you organise your reading so that your TBR doesn’t actually kill you? Have you read any of the books on my list?