Today I’m sharing my TBR for January. TBR stands for ‘To Be Read’. I’ve decided to try something slightly different for this month’s selections. Instead of choosing and sharing ten books or more (I always get so optimistic!), I’m going to share three books with you today. That’s right, three!
While I have a much longer TBR list in my head, on Goodreads, and on many, many lists floating around my home, I want to try a less restricted reading plan. I will definitely read these three books during the month of January. These are books I’m excited to read and looking forward to sharing with you! But as for the other books I’ll read this month? Those are a bit more up in the air. I can let the reading magic sway me any which way, with considerably less pressure on my end. If I like this format, I’ll continue with it for as long as it suits me!
And now, onto the books!
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
This short story collection received quite a bit of buzz last year. The stories blur genres and detail the lives of women, their bodies, and violence enacted upon them. These stories seem to be shocking and haunting. Roxane Gay loved it.
Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
This book comes highly recommended from the Reading Women Podcast. It was even nominated for their yearly non-fiction prize! This is a memoir in which the author shares her experiences and recovery after having a stroke at the age of thirty-three. This promises to be a beautiful and touching story. Plus, Roxane Gay loved it (clearly I value her as a trusted source) which means it’s going to be great.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (out January 2!)
This book is receiving such incredible praise. And with comparisons to the Hitchcock classic Rear Window, I know this book is going to be a huge hit for me. Anna, a recluse, lives to observe her neighbors from the safety of her own home. But when she hears and sees something she shouldn’t, the race is on to uncover the truth.
That’s it for this month’s TBR! What books are you excited to read this month?