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January TBR: freeeeeee!

Hey y’all! Happy 2022, hopefully!! We’ll have to see what it has in store for everyone and the world, but for my part I feel confident that it will at least have one constant: boooooks! I didn’t really have much in mind for January because December was mostly wrapping up some challenge books and ARCs for the year. Which I did. So now…. I’m free!

Which was almost a problem there. How did I go from someone who could NOT handle making a tbr list, to someone who’s momentarily baffled when I don’t have one? I fixed the problem the best way I knew how: borrowing and buying books!!! ๐Ÿ˜ Here’s where I settled for the plan this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

Where my heart led me

My heart led me to The Foundation Trilogy because I just finished watching the show with my love, and we both really enjoyed it. So of course, for Christmas, he got me this beautiful purple-leather-bound and gold-edge-gilt collection of the first three novels. WHAT A BABE, RIGHT? ๐Ÿ˜ It’s been really fun to read the original story and see how the show compares to it!

My heart led me to Fate of Flames because I was looking through available library titles, as I often do despite how many books I already have available to read, and found this one which I’d added to my (library-specific) tbr last year. I guess I’m angling towards a superhero kick, because this one is also a nobody-becomes-somebody story with crazy powers and inter-dimensional monsters. I guess I’m just really excited for Spiderman: No Way Home.

And finally, my heart led me to The End of Getting Lost because my heart was granted an advanced readers copy. It’s going to be published in mid-february, so I plan on wrapping it up this month and getting my review prepped for the release! It’s both a travelogue and a thriller/mystery (with amnesia!!) so I’m excited to see those two categories merge.

The Purchases

Alright, so I may have bought myself some books. BUT, they were used from another book blogger, and I always love buying used when I can to make use of things instead of letting them end up in the trash.

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops is a simple read, but one that has been on my tbr list for YEARS. Literally. I just checked and I added this on FEBRUARY 4th OF 2014!!!! I will FINALLY be able to cross this one off! And it’s genuinely one that I’ve looked for a few times, as well, not one of those tbr-lurkers that you forget about and then realize you aren’t actually interested. When I saw it on the blogger’s list of books they were selling, it was fate. And then of course I had to see what else was on offer, right?

I ended up with Little Gods, which I’m surprised I hadn’t already heard of and read. It’s a format I typically love: child of an immigrant going to their parent’s home country and discovering things they never knew about their family and themselves. I’m a simple girl, what can I say? Keep doing something well, and I’ll keep reading it!

The other title is a bit of a twist from there. Focusing on superheros and a path for the sidekick to become the star (whether she wants to or not), Heroine Complex sounds like one I’ll easily fall in love with!

WOW. Considering when I started this post I felt like I had nothing to say, this might be my wordiest tbr post yet! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s to the new year!


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