It’s time for my January 2021 tbr. I don’t have a lot planned this month. I think I’m still recovering from the holiday season. My brain hasn’t returned to the real world. Plus, the books that I do have planned are chunks, so it will probably take me a minute to read them. Here’s to hoping that audiobooks will save my number count this month. But let’s get to it.
The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and–at the specific request of Leland Gaunt–a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…
It’s been a bit since I picked up a book by Stephen King, but it’s time to return to his world. Needful Things really caught my attention. It’s such an interesting concept.
Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a pattern: UZUMAKI, the spiral–the hypnotic secret shape of the world.
Manga is a new format for me, but Brittany the Bibliophile raves about it. It caught my attention, so I thought I would give it a try.
Girl, Wash Your Face
If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .
- Something else will make me happy.
- I’m not a good mom.
- I will never get past this.
- I’m defined by my weight.
- I should be further along by now.
. . . then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.
Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.
My monthly prompt from the Uncorked Reading Challenge is read a Truth Bomb Nonfiction. I felt like this fits the challenge. Plus, I will finally be able to mark it off of my tbr list. It’s lived there for a long while.
So that is my January 2021 tbr for now. I’m sure it’s going to change a ton throughout the month, because I can’t make up my mind. What are you reading this month?