Hai Spicy Hoomans!
Yeah, I said it!
I have been in a reading slump all December because I’d caught the travel bug which, if you have travelled, takes up a lot of your time and energy, leaving little room for reading.
Good news is, I’m back and ready to smash through my TBR;
bad news, my TBR is still stuck in 2019.
I couldn’t just waltz into the first month of a new year, let alone a new decade without doing a TBR post and part of me feels as if I’m letting myself down by, well, having a suckish TBR. I just mean I would love if this month’s TBR was different to December’s of 2019 but then I wouldn’t have such a clickbait-y title.
New Year, Same TBR.
I did an optimistic post about my three-novel December TBR which honestly seemed quite possible to read in one month. If I’d actually read all three novels, I would have completed my Goodreads reading goal for 2019 but alas, I only read one.
I have some real existential moments from time to time. One of these moments being when I realised that a new year is not a new start, rather just a moment in time that we celebrate to distract us from the fact that time is continuous and the dawn of a new year is just reason for celebration.
Anyways, because of this, I wasn’t going to throw away my December TBR and start a new one. No, I am going to continue reading and let my unread books flow through into the next month just as I would any other month.
My January 2020 TBR consists of only two books by two Aussie authors.
Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden (kindly send by publishers)
Vengeance Blooms by Chloe Hodge (purchased from Chloe’s website)
The first is a genre that I am unfamiliar with and the second is fantasy, something I love to read. I wanted to challenge myself last month by reading various genres but WPD has put me in a little bit of a slump and I am so so determined to finish it. Instead, I am writing this post and watching Lucifer for the fourth time.
Once I post this, I’m switching off and reading.
I’m bad at promises to myself.
I really want to finish this book.
I hate DNFing novels…
What books are you starting off the year with??
See you back here on Monday’s (book reviews), Wednesday’s (storytime/ writing updates) and Saturday’s (other bookish content).