January 2019 TBR

I am shocked that in only two days I will have to start typing 2019 and this year is officially over. Where did 2018 go? I’m posting my January 2019 TBR a bit early this year, because I’m not sure in what state I will be on the first. 😉 December turned out to be a super busy month and I didn’t read as much as previous months… Probably why I didn’t read all the titles on my December TBR. All three remaining titles passed straight to the next month though.

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I was hoping to start reading my own books in 2019, but I have so many pending ARCs that that just isn’t in the cards for now. Most of my January TBR is made out of ARCs, with a few backlist titles thrown in to mix things up. Although I’ll probably end up more backlist titles in the end. 😉

# TBR #

  • The Winter Sister by Megan Collins (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Artemis by Andy Weir (305 pages)
  • How To Experience Death For Beginners by Jessica Branton (330 pages) ARC
  • End Of The Lie by Diana Rodriguez Wallach (? pages) NETGALLEY
  • Mala Vida by Marc Fernandez (288 pages) NETGALLEY

  • The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (384 pages)
  • We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott (352 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble (320 pages)
  • The Familiars by Stacy Halls (352 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Here And Now And Then by Mike Chen (384 pages) NETGALLEY

Have you read any of these and/or do you recommend them?


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20 Priority Titles In 2019

First of all: Happy Holidays to all of you!! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful time so far. ❤ ❤ It’s not my favorite season in the world and I still can’t get used to the whole Christmas in the middle of the summer thing even after eight years, but at least the food sort of makes up for it. 😉

With the year almost being over it’s not just time to think about all the books I did read, but also about all those books I wasn’t able to get to in 2018. I’ve decided to put together a list of 20 titles I will be giving a priority in the first months of 2019. I’m sure I will end up mixing it up with other titles as well and there are a ton more I also want to read, but I guess I’ll have to start somewhere right?

So what has been high on my radar, but I wasn’t able to read in 2018? Find out below…

# Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (448 pages). I’m a huge fan of his work and have enjoyed every single story so far. While Beartown wasn’t one of my absolute favorites, I’m still looking forward to read the sequel soon.
# Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (514 pages). Strange The Dreamer is one of the few full 5 star reads I had in 2018, so I’m still not sure how I slipped up and didn’t read the sequel yet. I guess the good thing is that I have something to look forward to in 2019 now…
# Smoke In The Sun by Renee Ahdie (408 pages). Again, I loved the first book, so I’m not sure why I haven’t read the sequel yet… I’m definitely reading this one soon.
# Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton (361 pages). I like historical fiction set in foreign countries, and there is just something about this title that makes me want to read it soon.
# Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (384 pages). I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this title that I just haven’t got another option but try and find time for it. I’m looking forward to this one!


# The Death Of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (368 pages). I have been meaning to read another of her books for months now… I have more than one still pending, but I’ve decided to pick up her newest first.
# I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara (352 pages). I enjoy reading non fiction and true crime, and I’ve heard a lot of great things about this one. Looking forward to it!
# Exquisite by Sarah Stovell (300 pages). I have been meaning to read this one for a long time, so I’m excited to be finally doing so soon!
# The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn (449 pages). There has been a lot of hype around this one, so I’m curious what I will make of it now almost a year has passed.
# The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (384 pages). His first book Final Girls suffered from the hype for me, so I decided to stay away from his second book for a while and wait until the hype died down a bit. I’m curious to see what I will make of it now!


# The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (406 pages). I’ve been meaning to read one of her books for a long time, and I’ve decided to start with this one.
# Circe by Madeline Miller (393 pages). I still can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet! I loved The Song Of Achilles and I’ve been wanting to try more of her work ever since.
# Fruit Of The Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (304 pages). The cover, the blurb, the setting… Everything just screams at me to be read, and I’m definitely doing so soon.
# What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (437 pages). Of course I have to read this story written by two of my favorite YA authors… Hopefully some time soon.
# I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (327 pages). I’ve been meaning to read this memoir ever since it came out, so hopefully I can remedy this in 2019.


# Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (359 pages). I have been meaning to read more of her books and this one is next on the list.
# More Than This by Patrick Ness (480 pages). I’ve been saying I was going to read this one for ages! I need to do so in 2019.
# A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews (282 pages). I was going to read this debut by one of our fellow book bloggers in 2018, but time got away… I’m doing so in 2019 though.
# The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (392 pages). Melanie is one of my all time favorite characters, so I’m still not sure why I haven’t picked up the sequel yet.
# VOX by Christina Dalcher (336 pages). I’ve heard a lot of great things about this one, so I’m looking forward to discover what I make of it.


Have you read any of these titles yourself or do you want to? Any titles I should give extra priority to?


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December 2018 TBR

I have no clue how this year can be already almost over, but it is what it is I guess… November ended up being a really successful month bookish wise, and I managed to read thirteen out of the fifteen books on my monthly TBR. I’m saving A Spark Of Light for next year, but as I type this I’ve finally started with Outlander… Fingers crossed it will treat me well.

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I was going to spend December reading mostly my own books, but I have so many ARCs pending that that just isn’t going to happen. So more pending NG ARCs it is… I also still need to read two titles to finish two challenges (Outlander and Girl With A Pearl Earring), titles I’m hoping to finish before December 15th so I don’t have to worry about making the deadlines.

# TBR #

  • Here And Now And Then by Mike Chen (384 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (866 pages)
  • Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald (329 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Love Looks Pretty On You by Lang Leav (224 pages) NETGALLEY
  • My Life In A Cat House by Gwen Cooper (270 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Gril With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (233 pages)
  • Mala Vida by Marc Fernandez (288 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble (320 pages)
  • The Songbird Girls by Richard Parker (264 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo (352 pages) NETGALLEY

Have you read any of these and/or do you recommend them?


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November 2018 TBR

I can repeat once again that I can’t believe another month is over, but I guess that line is getting old. 😉 November though? Only two more months and we’ll be writing 2019 everywhere… My October TBR was pretty successful overall with eight out of ten titles read. I still want to read the other two, but they will have to wait until I have more time I guess.

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I’m trying to get rid of most of my 2018 NG ARCs early so I can spend the last month of 2018 mostly reading my own books… But since I always like reading as many of the nominated Goodreads Choice Awards books each year, I’m sure I’ll end up reading more of those instead of ARCs. xD And YES, I’m finally going to brave reading Outlander, although I’m not sure if I’ll get to it before the end of the month. It’s taken me years already, so I guess a little while longer doesn’t do any damage. 😉

# TBR #

  • The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor (288 pages)
  • Educated by Tara Westover (352 pages)
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (435 pages)
  • The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas (384 pages)
  • Heresy by Melissa Lenhardt (384 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Not A Clue by Chloe Delaume (276 pages) NETGALLEY
  • A Spark Of Light by Jodi Picoult (352 pages)
  • Cold Dark Places by Kylie Brant (350 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Every Note Played by Lisa Genova (307 pages)
  • Babel by Gaston Dorren (320 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer (? pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Liar’s Wife by Samantha Hayes (361 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan (? pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendriks & Sarah Pekkanen (346 pages)
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (866 pages)

Have you read any of these and/or do you recommend them?


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October 2018 TBR

Wait: it’s October?! As in, only three months of 2018 left?! Seriously where did all those months go… Last month’s N.E.W.T.s Readathon was a huge success (final post about that coming soon), and somehow I managed to read most of the books on the TBR. A true miracle if you ask me! I’ve decided to add only one of the remaining titles to this month’s TBR; the other titles will have to wait until later…

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I’m a bit behind with my pending ARCs, so you’ll find a lot of ARCs on my October TBR. I was initially going for a full Halloween TBR, but since a lot of the ARCs are thrillers in the first place, I’ve decided to throw in a few different genres as well. I’ll be looking forward to these!

# TBR #

  • Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan (448 pages)
  • Closer by K.L. Slater (331 pages) NETGALLEY
  • One Dark Night by Tom Bale (425 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Exquisite by Sarah Stovell (300 pages)
  • The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (336 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek Philpott (416 pages) ARC
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (327 pages)
  • They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera (368 pages)
  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (319 pages)
  • The Passion According To Carmela by Marcos Aguinis (320 pages) NETGALLEY

Have you read any of these and/or do you recommend them?


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August 2018 TBR

How on earth can it be August already?! Time is seriously going way too fast… July was another good month bookish wise and I managed to read more than I thought I would. And I came really close to finishing my monthly TBR for the second month in a row! Only one book left, although technically I should cross it off as well since I’m currently buddy reading it with Nicki @ Secret Library and will be able to finish it soon.

>>> Find a complete list of the books of books owned and waiting to be read here and my full TBR list at Goodreads here <<<

I’m a bit behind with my pending ARCs, so you’ll find a lot of ARCs on my August TBR. I’m also planning to read my last pending (modern) classic, which counts as my final Reading Through The Centuries titles as well… And I’m hoping to cross off my final international author too. There are a lot of titles I’m really excited about on here so fingers crossed for a great August!

# TBR #

  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (324 pages)
  • The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse (320 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang (364 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Confession by Jo Spain (288 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie (294 pages)

  • Ink And Bone by Rachel Caine (352 pages)
  • Truth And Lies by Caroline Mitchell (348 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Call To Arms by Rachel Amphlett (360 pages) ARC
  • The Birthday by Carol Wyer (316 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (419 pages)

Have you read any of these and/or do you recommend them?


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My Blog’s Name in Books

I saw this book meme posted by Jenn @ Bound To Writing and I couldn’t resist joining the fun. This book meme was originally started by Lynne @ Fictionophile and I thought it would be a great way to shine a light upon some of the books still pending on my TBR list.

THE RULES:

1.  Spell out your blog’s name. (this is where you wish your blog’s name was shorter LOL)

2. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodread’s TBR)

3. Have fun!  

I was actually surprised it was relatively easy to find books for my blog name… Partly because my TBR list on Goodreads is HUGE, and partly because It’s All About Books doesn’t have any tricky letters. (Phew! 😉 ) Let’s go see which books I’ve chosen to write my blog name with…

I : I Let You Go – by Clare Mackintosh
T : Talon – by Julie Kagawa
S : Saint Anything – by Sarah Dessen

A : A Tale For The Time Being – by Ruth Ozeki
L : Lair Of Dreams – by Libba Bray
L : Library Of Souls – by Ransom Riggs

A : An Ember In The Ashes – by Sabaa Tahir
B : Britt-Marie Was Here – by Fredrik Backman
O : Outlander – by Diana Gabaldon
U : Uprooted – by Naomi Novik
T : Tell The Wolves I’m Home – by Carol Rifka Brunt

B : Blue Blood – by Sara Blaedel
O : Outrun The Moon – by Stacey Lee
O : One Of Us – by Asne Seierstad
K : Kids Of Appetite – by David Arnold
S : Splintered – by A.G. Howard


Have you read any of these titles yourself? Would you recommend them? Any of these titles I should avoid reading? Feel free to comment. 🙂


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