I’m super excited to start sharing all sorts of new (and hopefully interesting) blog posts with you all. I have a whole list of things I want to do this year! This post was actually a last minute idea I got from my friend Gwen over at The Geeky Squib! First off, I love booktubing! It’s actually my favorite form of YouTubing. (Other than hauls, that is.) I used to do book reviews on my channel called, “Book Talk” here and there, but stopped after a while. Probably because traveling and my lack of reading. But it’s 2015! That means resolutions! And one of mine is to read more. I have a goal of 50 books I want to read. (I always use Goodreads, so make sure to follow me! Let me know if you use Goodreads, so I can follow you back!) Anyways, I’m digressing. Gwen came up with the idea of booktubing… without the tubing part. Yep, it’s a bloggers version! I love this idea! While I will slowly go back into making booktubing videos, I thought this would be great for right now and would help stay on track with my reading.
So here’s how it’ll go: At the first of the month, I’ll post my TBR aka To Be Read list. Then at the end of the month, whichever books I read from that list, I’ll do a short review on each one in one huge post! Did that make sense? I sure hope so. Anywho, here’s my TBR for the month of January!
Horrorstör: A Novel by Grady Hendrix
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination. A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstörcomes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts…he’s at Hogwarts.” Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
When Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his furry best friend—Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same… and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang to try to escape from Riverdale!
Those are my picks for my January TBR list. I didn’t want to pick too many books to tackle since I do have work and school, but I’m hoping to read maybe one or two more than those three this month. I’d love to read the first book in The Thrawn Trilogy, Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn and finally finish 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Guess we’ll see!