My Reading List for January

For most of 2017, I didn’t read by a set reading list, mostly because I didn’t have the time or motivation to read specific books, and I was tired of regulating my reading experience each month.

However, for this month, I thought it would be best to return to that format to remind myself of all the books I hope to finish by the end of this month. There are so many that I’m eager to read that a set reading list wouldn’t hurt. I’ll be in the mood to read all of them, so now I just have to promise myself to read and review them!

Currently Reading

The Last Magician | Lisa Maxwell

I bought this one a couple months ago but haven’t gotten around to it until now. I’m not that far in, but I can tell that I’ll LOVE this one! The old New York setting and the magus elements are two of my favorite things to read/watch. I’m really excited to see how this story will go!

Batman: Nightwalker | Marie Lu

Batman is possibly my favorite superhero of all time, so I just had to start reading this one the moment it was released. Also, Marie Lu. So far it’s going well. I’m only a few pages in with this one as well, but I enjoy the characters and the connections to older Batman storylines. However, I’m not sure how I feel about the slightly modernized setting and culture of Gotham. Selfies?? I dunno. Guess we’ll have to see how this turns out.

Books to Read

The Upside of Falling Down | Rebekah Crane

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission. They tell her she’s the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she’s lucky to be alive. But she doesn’t feel lucky. She feels…lost . . . more

Thunderhead (Scythe #2) | Neal Shusterman

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology . . . more

City of Glass (TMI, #3) | Cassandra Clare

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. . . more

Unearthed | Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered . . . more

The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” . . . more


My two most highly anticipated reads are The Hazel Wood (which I’ll be doing an ARC review for sometime next week, hopefully) and Unearthed, a sci-fi I feel like I need more of in my life!

I’m really excited to read the other ones as well, especially Thunderhead because Scythe was so AMAZING and shockingly underrated. Please please please read it if you haven’t. You won’t be disappointed!!

I really hope I manage to get through all of these this month! And hopefully I can stay on top of my reviews, too!

Azia Sig


20 thoughts on “My Reading List for January

  1. I actually plan on reading City of Glass this month as well! 😀 I just really want to finish The Mortal Instruments as soon as possible. Good luck with your TBR, I hope you manage to read everything on your list! 🙂

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    1. Oh yay! You’re always welcome to join Daan and me in our buddy read of TMI! But we read kinda slowly, so we can discuss the events in detail LOL. I hope you’re enjoying what you’ve read so far! And thank you! You too 😀

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      1. Haha, thanks for the offer! But I’m already buddy reading them with a friend and I have no idea how slow/fast we are going to get to them. 😀

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      1. Oh yaaaay! So glad that it managed to hook you! I was really invested once Bruce’s house was invaded LOL. And yes, I completely agree. Madeleine is excellent!


  2. Is the Batman book meant to be in the same vein as Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo? I’ve not heard a lot about it, especially compared to the latter, but I think the cover looks really similar.

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    1. It is! It’s part of the DC Icons series. YA authors are taking up the project of writing stories of well-known DC superheroes in their youth 😀 Sarah J. Maas is next with a Catwoman tale!

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  3. I really hope you continue to enjoy The Last Magician Azia, it’s a brilliant read so I’m sure you’ll love it. Also my copy of Batman: Nightwalker arrived this week so hopefully I’ll be able to get around to that one as well. 😀
    You have some great books on this list still to-read as well. Unearthed is a high-priority of mine because it’s written by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner so you know it’s going to be amazing, and oh I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The City of Glass as well. That one was actually my favourite of the first three books the TMI series. 🙂
    Again these all seem like great books, so I really hope you love them. Happy reading! 😀 ❤

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    1. I really hope so too. I think I’ll be taking the entire month to get through Last Magician as the January releases are my top priority! And can’t wait to read your review for Batman!
      I just got my copy and I plan on reading Unearthed sometime this week. Or maybe I’ll read Hazel Wood first to release my ARC review for it! Either way, I think they’ll both be amazing reads 😀 And I can’t remember a thing that happened in City of Glass so it’ll be like reading it for the first time! I’m so excited 😀
      Thanks so much, Beth! You too!

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      1. For me my January priority is some of the books I meant to get around to last year, and my ARCs still to read as well. 🙂
        Oh I really hope you enjoy both then. I’ve yet to get to Unearthed but I haven’t got my copy yet so I have to wait for that one still.
        Hopefully that’ll make City of Glass even better for you.
        That’s all right! 🙂

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      2. Oh yeah, I should definitely try to get to some of the many books I failed to read last year LOL. January just has so many amazing releases!
        Well, I’ve started a few pages of Unearthed and so far it seems like it’ll be a really fun read! Hope you enjoy it too 😀

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