TBR | January 2021

New year, new me! I want to start this year off with a great selection of books I’m excited about! As you can probably see, most of the books with the exception of Layla and The Project are books that were published a long time ago. The reason for my choices is that I want to focus on series I always wanted to read but I never got the chance to read. The Project is an arc I got from NetGalley that is going to be published in February. So these are the books I picked for my January TBR:

  1. The Project by Courtney Summers
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  3. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  4. O Fantasma de Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
  5. Layla by Colleen Hoover
  6. Life, the Universe and Everything (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #3) by Douglas Adams
  7. Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu
  8. Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu
  9. Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West
  10. Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West
  11. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  12. The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

I hope you liked my selections for this month! If you are curious about what is currently on my tbr categories, click on the tab “TBR” above to find out.

xoxo, Neide

Books I want to finish before 2021

I always get inspired by new beginnings and fresh starts, so naturally one of my favorite times of the year is New Year’s Eve. Before you ask: yes, I’m the kind of person who likes to make plans for the year and define goals – and actually stick to them throughout the year. But for that to happen, I always try to take care of my unfinished business before going into the new year so I can start it with a clean slate. 

I have the habit of reading more than one book at a time because I like to pick up what I’m feeling at the moment. If I’m in the mood for a romance, I can pick up the romance novel I’m currently reading. If I’m craving mystery, I can easily pick up my current mystery book. This is how I do my reading and it always worked well for me. But as a consequence of this constant rotation, I’m currently reading 5 books at the same time. My hope is to finish them before 2021 so I can create a fresh TBR list and focus only on what I want to read next. 

There is just a teeny tiny problem. I’m going through a reading slump right now so I don’t know if I will finish all the books before the beginning of the year. But hey, I’m always up for a challenge and I still have hope I can do this!

Without further ado, here are the 5 books I need to finish before 2021:

  1. Vox by Christina Dalcher (219 pages left)
    I’m about a third of the book right now and I’m not very impressed. I wanted to read it because I thought the concept was really cool but I don’t like where the story is going. We will have to wait and see, but I’m not super motivated to finish this.
  1. Fable (#1) by Adrienne Young (278 pages left)
    I’m liking Fable and I think I can finish this book easily. I haven’t gone too far yet, but I will say it’s probably the most interesting book from this selection!
  2. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover (54 pages left)
    I’m confident I will finish this today. I’m really enjoying this and I’m even more motivated to finish it because I know I’m almost done with it!
  3. The Whisper Man by Alex North (344 pages left)
    I only read about 10% of this book but I’m really enjoying it. This is the book I made the least progress, but I’m not too worried about it because I’m liking it so far.
  4. Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (547 pages left)
    Last but not least… this book. Oh boy, this book. This is the one that I’m the most worried about! I’ve been reading this book for months now and I’m not even halfway through it. It’s not that I’m disliking the story, but the book is SO big that it feels like it will never end – it’s almost 900 pages! I feel demotivated just by looking at it. The story itself is really good and I’m enjoying it a lot, so I want to make an effort and finish it before 2021. Wish me luck!

It’s not a big list, but since I’m on a reading slump I know this will be a challenge. Like I said, I’m still hopeful I’ll finish all of these but I will be more impressed with myself if I finally finish Imaginary Friend. Wish me luck!

xoxo, Neide

TBR | December 2020

December is almost here! So many things happened this year that I just want to end the year softly by reading good books. Some of them I’ve been wanting to read for a while but never got to it, and others I just found out and got curious. So these are the books I picked for my December TBR:

  1. Vox by Christina Dalcher
  2. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  3. The Whisper Man by Alex North
  4. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  5. Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  6. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  7. Fable (#1) by Adrienne Young
  8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  9. Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
  10. Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
  11. How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black
  12. The Project by Courtney Summers

I hope you liked my selections for this month! Like I’ve been doing lately, I added different options for when I’m in the mood to read a specific genre. If you are curious about what is currently on my tbr categories, click on the tab “TBR” above to find out.

xoxo, Neide

TBR | November 2020

November is right around the corner and I’m very excited to switch up my TBR! This time I decided not to use my TBR jar to pick the next books for a special reason. The first round of the Goodreads Choice Awards is here and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with this year’s releases. Some of them I’ve been wanting to read for a while but never got to it, and others I just found out and got curious. With the exception of three books – The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Red Hood and The Game -, all of the picks are nominees for the award. So these are the books I picked for my November TBR:

  1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  2. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  3. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
  4. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  5. Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  6. Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
  7. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  8. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  9. Beach Read by Emily Henry
  10. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
  11. The Game by Linsey Miller
  12. Fable (#1) by Adrienne Young

The only book that was not published this year was The Girl Who Drank the Moon, unlike all the other picks. As you can see, there is a lot of variety with genres. We have romance, thriller/horror, fantasy, contemporary, adult, young adult and middle grade. This is great because this way I have different options if I’m in the mood to read a specific genre.

Like I said – unlike what I did this month – I usually pick my books with the help of my trusted TBR jar. If you are curious about what is currently on my tbr categories, click on the tab “TBR” above to find out.

xoxo, Neide

TBR | October 2020

Even though I usually decide what to read next after finishing a book, I love to make a generic plan for what I want to read in the next few weeks. And it’s not set in stone that I will read all of these books in the next few weeks, but it’s really fun for me to create these “to-be-read” book lists. I really want to start sharing my plans here with you, so here is my first ever TBR list post!

The Fall season is my favorite time of the year! I just love how the weather starts to cool down and I start to get cozy with blankets and drinking hot beverages – especially lattes and yes, I’m that kind of girl. So I decided my next “to-be-read” book pile needed to be perfect for this time of the year. I wanted the books to be mostly thrillers and darker novels to fit this mood.

Like I usually do, I decided to pick up the books I want to read next with the help of my TBR jar – you can see the categories by clicking on the tab above labeled “TBR”. So here are the twelve books I’m looking forward to reading according to the categories that were randomly chosen!

  1. Title Starts with T: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  2. Pet pick: Trust by Kylie Scott
  3. >500 Pages: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
  4. Horror: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  5. Old in TBR: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  6. Published Before 2015: Steelheart #1 by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Picked by Friend: The Other People by C.J. Tudor
  8. Flowers in the Cover: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  9. Name in the Title: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
  10. Mood Reading: They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
  11. 5 Star Prediction: Hood by Jenny Elder Moke
  12. Published this Year: Fable #1 by Adrienne Young

There are some great books here that I really want to pick up in the near future. I tried to pick different styles, so I have some contemporary books, fantasy books, thrillers and romances here. And they all have a common element: darkness. I’m just really in the mood for dark novels right now because I think it pairs well with this time of the year. Time to grab my latte, blanket and get my geek on!

Like I said, if you are curious about what is currently on my tbr categories or maybe you want to know more about one of the categories mentioned above, click on the tab “TBR” to find out.

Happy Fall and stay cozy!

xoxo, Neide