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January TBR - #amreading

New year, new TBR!

2021 is here, and with it new reading goals for the year. This year, my reading goal is 31,000 pages / 100 books. But my bigger goal is to continue a commitment to reading more diverse books, especially new releases. To make that measurable, my goal is to read at least 60 books by own voices authors, but the way my current anticipated books for the year is set up, I'm planning to have closer to 75%.

January TBR

  1. The Poppy War - R. F. Kuang

  2. The Dragon Republic - R. F. Kuang

  3. The Burning God - R. F. Kuang

  4. Elatsoe - Darcie Little Badger

  5. The Secret History - Donna Tartt

  6. The Kiss of Death - Auryn Hadley

  7. A Sky Beyond the Storm - Sabaa Tahir

The Poppy War trilogy by R. F. Kuang is first up on my TBR, and I've already read book 1. This is an incredible series that blends Chinese history with fantasy seamlessly, and tells the very nuanced story of the war orphan Rin who tests in and ascends through the ranks of the prestigious military academy years before war comes once more to her war-torn homeland.

Elatsoe is a middle grade magical realism / fantasy about an American shaped by magic and legends, and the young girl Elatsoe who can raise ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. It's a debut work by Darcie Little Badger with beautiful illustrations by Rovina Cai.

The Secret History is dark academia about a class of eccentric students who get caught up in the magnetism of their classics professor, and end up having their boundaries and morality tested.

The Kiss of Death is book one in The Demons' Muse paranormal romance reverse harem series. This has been sitting on my TBR for months, and I've been waiting to pick it up after I finish my draft of my paranormal reverse harem.

A Sky Beyond the Storm is the fourth and final installment in the Ember in the Ashes series. I've loved this series so far, and I can't wait to see the fulfillment of this journey for Laia, Elias, Harper, and Helene!

What books are on your January TBR? What book are you most looking forward to this month? What are your 2021 reading goals?

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