January Wrap-up & my TBR for the next three months

Wow, how is it February already? I can’t believe January is already over, it feels like the new year has just started! January flew by so quickly – which means that it’s time for my January wrap-up and my upcoming TBR. I decided to make this my February, March and April to be read, because I don’t really have a lot of time to read during these months. Please read along if you’d like to know what books I’ve read last month, and what books I’m planning to read in the upcoming three months.

Since January was a super busy month for me (because I had some very important exams coming up), I was planning to read just two books: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp and You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. I managed to finish both and I really enjoyed reading them! I gave them both 4 stars.

Besides Before I Let Go and You’re Welcome, Universe, I also read another book: Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill. I decided not to write a full review for this book, since I didn’t really have any time to write it. I did gave the book five stars, though, because I absolutely loved it! It was mind-blowing, and just SO good! If you haven’t read the book yet and you love mysteries, I can really recommend this novel. Besides the three book’s I’ve read in January, I’m also halfway through with The Invasion of the Tearling, which is the sequel to The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. I read the first book in the series a little while ago and I really liked it back then (though it was a bit too slow-paced for my liking), and I’m enjoying the sequel so far!

I don’t always write full reviews about the books I’ve read due to lack of time, so if you want to know which books I’m reading and how I feel about them, I suggest you follow my Goodreads page!

And now it’s time for my TBR for the next three months (February, March and April). Due to not having enough time, I’m planning to read a total of only six books in the upcoming three months. I know that it’s not a lot, but I’m also trying to squeeze in a couple more books I’ll read, but then I’ll just don’t write full reviews about those (again, check my Goodreads to keep up to date with every book I’m reading).

I’m super excited for every read on this TBR! Hopefully I’ll be able to finish them all in time (I’m positive that it’s doable, don’t you agree?).

1. Everless by Sara Holland 
“In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. (…)” – Goodreads

First of all: this book sounds SO good! And that cover is just stunning. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you have to agree: sometimes we all do. And this cover is gorgeous, so I’m super curious to see how the story itself is. The synopsis sounds great, and I’ve got high expectations! I also heard a lot of good about this book already.

2. The Hazel Wood by 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.” (…)” – Goodreads

I received the Dutch copy of The Hazel Wood as a surprise from the publisher! I’ve heard a lot about this book and was planning to buy it, but when I found a surprise package waiting for me when I got home, I was so happy to see it was The Hazel Wood! I can’t wait to read it.

3. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
“Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.” – Goodreads

I’ve loved John Green’s books ever since I first read The Fault in Our Stars, and I’m so excited for Turtles All the Way Down. I must admit that I haven’t read all of John Green’s books yet – I really want to, but my TBR is just so long(!) that I put off reading them for a while. I saw Turtles All the Way Down everywhere on Bookstagram, so I just had to order the novel and read it. The story sounds really great, so I’m very curious to start reading.

4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black 
“Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. (…)” – Goodreads

The Cruel Prince is one of my most anticipated book releases of 2018 (as you might’ve seen from my other blogpost), and I’m really looking forward to finally reading it! When I received the package with the book, I was amazed by how gorgeous it was, with the golden and white colours! I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book so far, but a lot of them are really positive and I can’t wait to find out for myself!

5. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
“In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined. (…)” – Goodreads

I’ve been wanting to read Nevernight for a long time! It was on my to-buy list for forever, but when I wanted to purchase it, the hardcover I wanted was sold out (I think it was the UK hardcover version?). The US hardcover was a lot more expensive, so I wanted to wait to see if the UK version would become available again. A few months passed, and when it still wasn’t available, I just bought the US version. I received my copy a couple of days ago and I’m so excited to finally start reading it!

6. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
“Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?” – Goodreads

I know this book isn’t shown on my TBR photo, but that’s because I don’t have a copy yet since it isn’t yet released! Restore Me will be published on March 6 and I’m super excited to read it. I can’t wait to dive back into the world with Juliette, Warner, Kenji… I want to read the book right now!

Those are the six books I’m planning on reading in the next three months! I’m excited for all of them, because they all sound amazing. Have you read any of the books I’m planning to read? And what books are on your TBR for this month? I’m curious to know!

With love,
Charlotte

4 thoughts on “January Wrap-up & my TBR for the next three months

  1. I already read The Cruel Prince (pretty good), but all the other books are also on my to-read list. Especially Nevernight, I’m so excited about that one! I’ll have to buy it first, though…

  2. I’ve wanted to read Nevernight ever since it came out. I own it and everything but I still haven’t picked it up ?
    I’m really curious about Hazel Wood and Cruel Prince, everyone’s been raving about both of them! ?
    Happy reading in February ?

    1. Ooh, you should read it. I’m so excited to finally read it this month, the book sounds SO great! 😀 Same for The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince. I’ve just started reading the latter and so far it’s really good! Happy reading!

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