January TBR


This will be my first TBR on this blog and also, of this year. Quite honestly, this year would be quite chaotic for me as it’s my last year in high school and i can’t guarantee that i’ll be able to read much or be in the mood to but hopefully, this blog + my good reads reading goal would spur me on and motivate me to read more books.

Anyway, on to the TBR!

The first book that’s on the list is something i have already decided last month when i received the gift vouchers that my Sister got for me for Christmas. I used them last night to buy this book and the book i’m talking about is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It’s about two boys named Aristotle and Dante, as seen from the title, who meet one day at a swimming pool and what seems like an unlikely friendship starts to grow from then on and they discover things about themselves that they didn’t know before on the way.

I’ve heard so much great stuff about this book and the fact that one of the main themes is sexuality, possibly the characters figuring out their sexuality, just makes the book even more appealing to me and i honestly can’t wait to get into it.


Goodreads page for this book:

The next book is a debut book by a new author that came out recently and i’ve been hearing about it from the booktubers i have subscribed to on youtube a lot. The plot has me intrigued and the fact that it’s a book that focuses a lot on female friendships already has me hooked. There are honestly not much books that i know of that have really good female frienships, most usually include a boy-girl relationship (romantic and/or platonic) or female rivalry. Just thinking about it lowkey makes me annoyed.

This book is Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. It is the first book in the Witchlands series, i am unsure if it is going to be a trilogy but it’s definitely a series.

From what i know, it is about two women who are a special kind of witch. One of them, Safi, is a truthwitch and she can tell for sure the difference between the lies that people tell and the truth. I think that this is such a cool power and it can be so helpful in so many situations, especially in a setting like the one in this book, i would assume as many people are hunting Safi for being a truthwitch. Safi meets Iseult, a threadwitch who can see the bonds between people, and they form (again) an unlikely friendship. (Is it just me or do i seem like i’m into unlikely friendships recently? Hah, i blame gimli and legolas.)

I haven’t got the book yet but i’ll hopefully be able to get it by the end of this week or next week. I really really do want to read it and get into it as i have high hopes for it.


 Goodreads page for this book:

The third book in my TBR list is a book that i’ve been wanting to read since last year but never really got into actually reading it, honestly i don’t even know why but i’ve just been putting it off. BUT! Not this time. This time, i’m going to actually read it because the movie is coming out and i’d very much like to read the book before watching the movie. I know there have been quite a mix of reviews on it but my most trusted booktubers that i subscribe to love it and i’ve never really disliked or hated a book that they recommended so i’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one. Plus, it’s about aliens so hoo rah!

This book is The 5th wave by Rick Yancey.

For this book, i only really know that it’s all about aliens and some kind of apocalypse and honestly, i’d prefer my knowledge to be just that. So, here’s a part of the sypnosis which i find is intriguing enough for me to be compelled to read it.

‘After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.

After the 2nd, only the lucky escape.

And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.

After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.’

I haven’t bought this book either but i’ll be borrowing it from the library soon once it becomes available because apparently everyone else wants to read it too so all the copies have been taken but fingers crossed that they’ll be returned soon.


Goodreads page for this book:

Only three books, i know how it looks, but because it’s the start of the year and a new school year, i can’t really be sure i’d be able to read a lot so i’m going to thread carefully for now.


So, there’s this great site called NetGalley.com where you can sign up for free and request to read books (in ebook format) before they are published and in return, you must give a review on the book. Cool, right? So a month ago, i was bored and discovered it as i was scrolling through my twitter timeline (my @ is below of the post, just saying) when i came across this and thought why the heck not. So, i went and signed up and looked at books i could request until i finally decided on one. Recently, they have finally gotten back to me and i was pleased to see that the author approved of my request! What book is it? Why, it’s Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen (Thanks suzanne and her team for accepting my request, if you ever see this).

It’s a new adult book with LGBTQIA+ as one of the main themes and not only that, but it apparently includes Mars too! The sypnosis tells of a young man named Raleigh who made a promise to his brother to scatter his ashes on the moon (Same, raleigh’s brother, same) and on the journey, he meets someone whom i assume is extremely handsome or intriguing or just both and who he calls Meteor Man because of the way Raleigh found him. If you want to see the full sypnosis, you can head over to the goodreads page and check it out but it sounds really cool to me and i’m quite excited to read it.


Goodreads page for this book:

So, yes, now that makes it four books in my january TBR. Hopefully, i get to read ALL of them but we’ll see.

That’s all for now, Byeeeee!

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