Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year, I know I did! One of my blogging goals for 2019 is to have a better schedule so hopefully by completing monthly TBR’s and reading reviews will improve this and give my blog some much-needed structure! Most of the books I plan to read this month are heavily university-based but another reading resolution was to make time to read books for my own enjoyment so I’m currently in the process of finding that balance! I want to start the year off with some success so I’m trying to make this TBR realistic and achievable!
The Handmaids Tale by Margret Attwood – The nice thing about this book is although I have to read it for university its one of those books that I’ve been dying to read for a while now. I’ve also purposely put off the TV show as I want to binge it after I’ve read the book and compare both of them. I’m honestly really excited not only to read this but to also analyze all the clothes and gender roles!
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf – A classic that everyone but me has read! I really enjoyed Orlando so I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll enjoy this one too!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – I wasn’t expecting to receive this book for Christmas but its managed to make its way to the top of my TBR after hearing so many good things about it! I’m really craving a new fantasy series and after reading this book’s synopsis I know for a fact that I’m going to love it!
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford – What a better way to start the new year than by reading a book all about love and romance! Like many, I’m a sucker for a good romance and so far I’ve loved all the books on my Fashioning Fiction module so I have high expectations!
July’s People by Nadine Gordimer – This is a book I have to read for my South African literature module and I’m really enjoying learning more about the history and people of South Africa so I already know this is going to be a quick read.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – I want to read something a little different this month and again this is another book I know I’m going to fly through as I’ll want to solve the mystery asap!