Happy new year folks! I hope the first few days of 2021 have been positive for you, despite the worsening covid situation.
This is my FIRST TBR of 2021 and I’m feeling excited and motivated to get lots of reading done this year.
So motivated, in fact, that I’m setting myself a reasonably ambitious TBR. And it’s filled with romance. Books. Not actual romance haha. Ha. Ha. Just books. *side-eyes myself*
Let’s take a look at the books I’ll be reading this month.
The Duke and I
This being top of my TBR can only mean one thing. I’ve been well and truly swept up by the Bridgerton excitement. Having finished the Netflix series over Christmas, I’m now reading the first book and enjoying drawing comparisons with the series.
TW: For anyone considering reading this, please be aware that it does contain a rape scene.
The Viscount Who Loved Me
If the books are as addictive as the series, then I can only imagine that I’ll be reading the second book in the Bridgerton series as soon as I’ve finished the first one.
This book follows Anthony, rather than Daphne and Simon, and I’m curious to see how his character develops.
Plain Bad Heroines
This is the Sprayed Edges book club pick for December and January, and since I didn’t read it in December (whoops) I’ll be reading it this month. It’s a dark, sapphic fantasy with horror elements, and I’m excited to get started on the audiobook.
Criminal Intentions: Cult of Personality
I’m honestly OBSESSED with this series, it’s so good, I can’t even tell you. Well, I could tell you, but I’d probably spend the rest of this post talking about the series instead of telling you about the other books I’m reading.
SO. I’ll just tell you that this is a queer romance series about two detectives who solve crimes together. Instead of be gay, do crimes, it’s basically be gay, solve crimes. And it’s *CHEF’s KISS*, so I’m planning to read the seventh book in the series ASAP.
Criminal Intentions: Collateral Damage
If I finish book 7, I know I’ll be jumping straight into book 8 because these books are so addictive, so I’m adding it to my TBR for this month.
I was lucky enough to be approved for an ARC of this on Netgalley and I’m keen to pick it up before it releases in the UK on January 26th.
The story follows a girl who wants to join her father and his crew, the most feared traders in the Narrows. She seeks the assistance of another trade, West, to help her do find him.
The promise of romance, seafaring and high-octane action drew me to this one, so I’m curious to see how it pans out.
Make Up Break Up
This is another Netgalley ARC I was lucky enough to get and I’m really excited for Sandhya Menon’s first adult romance book. It’s rivals-to-lovers and those rivals happen to be exes who have competing dating apps. Sounds excellent.
We’re not going to talk about this OK? We’re not going to talk about the fact that I KNOW I’ll love this book. We’re also not going to talk about the fact that I’ve put it on my TBR every month since September and somehow haven’t managed to read.
We’re not going to discuss any of that. We’re merely going to acknowledge that it WILL be read this month and that it’ll hopefully be a buddy read with Helen.
Which books are you hoping to read in January? Have you read any of these?