So this year I am limiting how many books I put on my TBR. I have decided to limit myself to five books each month, I could choose less than five books some months but I can never go over five books. Some months I might be able to read more than five books in which case I will pick something else to read off my bookshelves. But I think limiting my TBR will only make me pick books that I actually want to read and might also mean that I won’t fall behind as much.
This month I plan on reading-
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
One of my goal for this year is to read the entire Throne of Glass series again, but this time finish it all. I have read this book I think twice already and I think it does start the series off to a good start and from what I can remember I did enjoy reading it both times, so hopefully it won’t take me that long to get this read this month.
Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus
Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.
The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone’s declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.
Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous–and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.
I have been so excited to read this book ever since it was announced. I adored One of Us is Lying last year and this looks like its going to be just as interesting. I love a good mystery book and with this being a young adult novel as well makes it even more intruding.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.
Nobody ever knew why. Until now.
They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently.
The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot, on to the stage at the Whisky, the band were irrevocably changed.
Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.
This was sent to be by the publisher for review and I cant wait to start reading it. Just by reading the early reviews I know this is going to be such an amazing read. I haven’t read many if any books about the 70s so I am intriguing about this and hopefully love it just as much as other people have.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
This is the second book by Taylor Jenkins Reid that I plan on reading this month. I recently bought The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo after everyone was putting on their favourite reads of last year. I don’t know too much about the story but just by looking at the reviews I am excited to see what its all about.
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
I was lucky enough to be sent an early copy of this book from the publisher for a review and I am no excited to start reading it. I loved The Hate You Give when I read it and I have been patiently waiting for the release of this second book for what seems like forever. I am hoping it is just as amazing as THUG.
Have you read any of the books on my TBR?
What do you plan on reading this month?