I had another big reading month in January – I can mostly thank insomnia for that. I finished my TBR and they were all 4 star reads: If We Were Villians (though I actually started and finished this in December, so it was a bit of a cheat), The Lathe of Heaven, Winter’s Heart and The Mad Women’s Ball (I haven’t yet posted a review for that, thanks to being busy with the move). I was then in the mood for a light romance, and tried first Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams then Rescue You by Elysia Whisler. I had heard that both of them were good. Well the first one I DNF’d within the Kindle sample – didn’t even finish it. The second one was better, but was decidedly average, just 2.5 stars for me. I don’t think I’m even going to bother writing a review for it, because it was largely forgettable and I finished it a couple of weeks ago now. Her Majesty’s Royal Coven arrived, so I tried reading it, and DNF’d it, unfortunately not as soon as I should have. Then read The Dawnhounds which was as Jan purchase for me, and it took out the top spot for the month with 5 stars. Finally, I picked up my copy of Swanfolk by Kristín Ómarsdóttir for book club. Alas, it ended up being a DNF too.
Now onto my reading plans for February. I started Witch World by Andre Norton at the weekend, but with how tired I have been dealing with everything since I arrived back in Rotorua, I’ve been struggling to focus at night when reading and have kept needing to reread pages, so I’m only up to page 44. I’d like to finish it this month.
If you have read my recent posts, the next book will come as no surprise. I’m finally starting my reread of Wars of Light and Shadow, with book 1, The Curse of the Mistwraith.
In my continuing attempt to read more Sci-Fi, this month I’d like to get to Ammonite by Nicola Griffith. Of course I had to pick a thicker one, so there is every chance this will be swapped out with a slimmer pick.
And with finishing Book 9 of Wheel of Time in January, I’m able to start reading the volumes that I had put aside until series completion. But I’m changing the tempo down to one book every 2-3 months, so I’d like to start Crossroads of Twilight this month, but I’m not aiming to finish it.
Of the books here, the only one that is a definite is The Curse of the Mistwraith. I’m almost always in a mood to read Janny Wurts. But otherwise, though I start the month thinking that these are the books I would like to read, if my mood changes at any time during the month and I feel like reading something else, then I will. Reading is relaxation and enjoyment for me, so I’m never going to introduce strict structure.
Do you make TBRs and if so do you generally stick to them, or use them as a guide?