Reading Plans

January-March 2019 TBR [New Releases + Backlist books]

Today, I’m going to post about books that I plan on reading in the next three months. I’ve been doing my TBR posts every quarter since more than a year now – I just find it easier this way – it gives me more room (and time) to read all my TBR books and also fit in some other books according to my mood. Let’s get into the books!

New Releases

The Wicked King by Holly Black: This is the sequel to The Cruel Prince which came out last year and it’s this dark, evil fantasy about fae and humans and I actually really enjoyed it! I don’t remember much of what happened in the last book so I’m planning to reread that one before I read this book.

In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire: This is the fourth book in the Wayward Children series and I read the first 3 books last year, and am pretty excited for this book. I enjoy this series (though I didn’t really like Beneath the Sugar Sky – the third book) and it’s basically about all these children who travel to fantasy worlds and then once they’re back to their own world, they find it hard to come back to their own world. It’s a lovely series and I’m super excited!

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne: This book is by Sally Thorne who wrote The Hating Game which was one of my favorite books last year – so I’m super excited for this one! I have no idea what it’s about – except that it’ll be the cute, romantic contemporary that I want in my life.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: This is Angie Thomas’ second book and she wrote the absolutely amazing The Hate U Give a couple of years ago – so for this book too, I’m interested without even knowing what the book is about. Hopefully, it’ll be as hard-hitting and important as her last book.

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James: This is a new adult fantasy series by Marlon James, who wrote the award-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings and that book’s on my TBR too! This fantasy sounds like it’ll be dark, atmospheric and no, I don’t really know the premise or the plot – but I’d still like to check out this book!

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This book is so not the kind of book I’d read or enjoy – but I’m going to give it a try only for Taylor Jenkins Reid. I have very mixed feelings about the author – she’s written one book I hate (One True Loves) and one book I love (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) so I don’t really know how I feel about her. This book is about a boy band in the 70s and their rise to fame and their fall. Hopefully, I enjoy the book!

Backlist Books

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff: This is an adult literary fiction (?) about a couple, and follows their relationship over a time period. That is literally all I know – I also know there’s some other plot to it, but I don’t remember at all. I have had this book on my TBR for years now, and I finally ordered it on Amazon, and will be reading it soon!

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: This is an adult literary fiction about a couple – and the man gets accused of a crime which (I think) he did not commit. I want to read this book since the premise is interesting and the book has received a lot of praise and everyone seems to love it.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig: I read this author’s The Humans last year and quite enjoyed it. It was a tad bit underwhelming, but I’m excited to give this author’s other books a try. This one is a nonfiction about Matt Haig’s own life experience and what he thinks are the reasons to stay alive.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johanssen: This is the first book to the fantasy trilogy about a young woman inheriting a kingdom at the age of nineteen and the politics and intricacies of queenhood.

The Hero of the Ages by Brandon Sanderson: This is the third and final book in the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. I read the first two books last year and they were AMAZING and I can’t wait to finish off the trilogy this year.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid: Everyone who talks about this book calls it a wacky psychological thriller and I need to read a good psychological thriller (coz I haven’t in a while).


I’ve listed only about 12 books (for 3 months) which clearly isn’t a lot (at least for me) but honestly, I just want to keep some room for other books I might pick up, as well as read these books that I’ve listed. Hopefully, at the end of March, I’ll have read most of these books!

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What books do you plan on reading in the coming months? What are some of your reading goals for 2019? Do you plan out your TBRs or are you a mood reader? Share below!

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