January 2020 Monthly Goals | ARCs on My Immediate TBR!

2020 is officially here and my holidays are over, which means long office hours, a lot of running around and basically trying to do all the tasks that piled up over the holiday season. 

I hope January is treating you well, and you don’t get caught up in the hectic routine of “catching up”! 

Even though my month is going to be (and is already) very busy, I’m still planning to get some reading done. Sometimes I get carried away and go on a requesting spree on NetGalley thinking that I won’t get approved for most of the titles, and then I get them all at once.

Publishers were probably clearing up their queues because at the end of last year I got most of these books finally approved, and suddenly I have too many ARCs on my TBR, which I’m not complaining about by the way!

2019 ARCs

These are 2019 ARCs that I still need to read. I finished «The Vampire of Maple Town» on the 2nd of January and already wrote my review that should go up some time this month.

2020 ARCs

January 23rd, 2020

agency by william gibson

San Francisco, 2017. Clinton’s in the White House, Brexit never happened – and Verity Jane’s got herself a new job.
They call Verity ‘the app-whisperer’, and she’s just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas… more

January 24th, 2020

grace is gone by emily elgar

Meg and her daughter Grace are the most beloved family in Ashford, the lynchpin that holds the town together. So when Meg is found brutally murdered and her daughter missing, the community is rocked by the tragedy. Her daughter, Grace, has been sick for years and all Meg has ever done is look after her. Now Meg is dead, Grace is gone – and fears are growing for her life… more

February 6th, 2020

saving missy by beth morrey

For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving “coming-of-old” story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself–at any age.
Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Woman meets dog… more

what kind of girl by alyssa sheinmel

The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides. It all started when Mike Parker’s girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principal’s office and said Mike hit her. But the students have questions: Why did she go to the principal and not the police? … more

February 20th, 2020

keeper of the lost cities by shannon messenger

The first book in the New York Times bestselling series!
Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret.
She is a Telepath, and has the power to hear the thoughts of everyone around her – something that she’s never spoken about, even to her own family.
But everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who also reads minds… more

March 1st, 2020

In an instant by suzanne redfearn

Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive.
Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives… more

April 7th, 2020

ruthless gods (something dark and holy #2) by emily a. duncan

The stunning sequel to instant New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints!
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war… more

April 21st, 2o20

if i had your face by frances cha

Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a “room salon,” an exclusive bar where she entertains wealthy businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client one evening suddenly threatens her livelihood. Her roomate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art in New York. Returning to Korea after college, she finds herself in an impossible relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea’s biggest companies… more

April 28th, 2020

the fantastical exploits of gwendolyn gray ( The Chronicles of Gwendolyn Gray #2) by b.a. williamson

Gwendolyn Gray faces an overwhelming battle every day: keeping her imagination under control. It’s a struggle for a dreamer like Gwendolyn, in a city of identical gray skyscrapers, clouds that never clear, and grown-ups who never understand.
But when her daydreams come alive and run amok in The City, the struggle to control them becomes as real as the furry creatures infesting her bedroom… more

What books are you planning to read in January? Are you prioritizing the ARCs?
Let me know in the comments below!

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18 thoughts on “January 2020 Monthly Goals | ARCs on My Immediate TBR!

  1. Good luck on all of these arcs and getting through the beginning of the year chaos at work! I mainly plan to just read some of the books I wanted to read in 2019 but didn’t get to. I’m still really in the mystery/thriller mood so it will probably be a bunch of those 😋 I hope you have a lovely January!

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  2. Happy New Year! I still have quite a few ARCs from 2019 to get through.. And still keep on requesting more, oops, haha. I did start reading David Mogo, but kinda abandoned it half-way through. I just couldn’t get into the story. I might pick it up again, because I do feel guilty for not finishing it, but that won’t be any time soon.

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year, hun! ❤ Ahaha, I can't stop myself from requesting ARCs either, it's a real problem. lol
      I started reading David Mogo in the summer but left it after 5-7% 😦 so… I don't know if I should give it a second chance and read a bit further. But I do want it gone from my TBR list 😀


  3. Good luck on getting through all your ARCs this month! I’ve been on a NetGalley requesting hiatus because I have way too many backlist books still sitting on there that need to be reviewed. 😭If I Had Your Face sounds so interesting, and I absolutely love the cover! Going to have to take a look at that one!

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  4. Good luck getting through all your arcs! You’ve got some awesome sounding books on your list.

    One of my goals this year is to start requesting arcs so I can feel like a real book blogger. Haha.

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      1. That’s great advice!

        I got approved for The Unspoken Name and The House in the Cerulean Sea which are two of my most anticipated releases. But, I’m still hoping to be approved for Docile. *fingers crossed*

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  5. I have a ton of ARCs to read as well! I was lucky enough to get approved for many of my anticipated releases, but now all those deadlines are creeping upon me faster than I can handle lol. if i had your face by frances cha sounds very interesting! I hadn’t heard of it before but am now adding it to my tbr! 🙂

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    1. I hope you’ll read them all (and love them all, which is very impostant! 😀 ) I’m actually doing pretty well with the ARCs this month. I think I’m already on my 5th or 6th. I had to DNF one, but another one made it to my “favourites” shelf on Goodreads!


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