Title: Your Own Worst Enemy

Author: Gordon Jack

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published Date: November 13th, 2018

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Politics, Contemporary

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 448

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Goodreads Summary:

Three candidates, three platforms, and a whirlwind of social media, gaffes, and protests makes for a ridiculous and hilarious political circus in Gordon Jack’s second highly satirical novel. Perfect for fans of Andrew Smith and Frank Portman.
They say that with great power comes great responsibility. Unless you’re student body president at Lincoln High School. Then you get all the responsibility but none of the power. And the three candidates running for president know all about that.

Stacey Wynn is the front-runner, but she didn’t count on Julia Romero entering this race. Julia is challenging Stacey for the title while also putting the moves on Stacey’s campaign adviser and only friend, Brian. And then there is Tony Guo, the way outsider. Tony is usually oblivious to the school’s political campaigning, as he’s oblivious to anything that isn’t about getting high and drinking all the Space Cow chocolate milk he can stomach. But when his favorite beverage is banned at school, a freshman political “mastermind” convinces Tony to become the voice of the little guy. But what kind of voice is that, really?

If this were an ordinary high school election, the winner would be whichever candidate was the most popular. But this year, each candidate may have to sink to a new low to win an election that could change the course of…very little.


My Review:

“No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.”

In You’re Own Worst Enemy we get to see 6 different pov’s that show all the different sides of each campaign and the real reason they are each running for student body president.

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Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Book Review

Title: Little White Lies

Series: Debutantes

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publisher: Freeform

Published Date: November 6th, 2018

Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, YA

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 400

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Goodreads Summary:

“I’m not saying this is Sawyer’s fault,” the prim and proper one said delicately. “But.”

Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother’s “society” might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life-her father’s identity-she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn’t expect to find is friendship, but as she’s drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn’t the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet. There are people in her grandmother’s glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer’s search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

Set in the world of debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines a charming setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off.


My Review:

“This isn’t a fairy tale… This is a revenge story, and it’s going to be epic.”

That this story is. Little White Lies is exactly the book I wanted to start my 2019 finishing. It had mystery, friendships, families and a ton of secrets.

Sawyer Taft is used to having to take care of herself and her mom since she was a child. Because of this when her grandma Lillian offers her the chance of a lifetime for just 9 months of her life she takes it. What she doesn’t expect to happen during these months is for her life to change completely and to finally get answers to questions her mom has always avoided.

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Guest Post | Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith | Book Tour | Giveaway

Match Me If You Can
Tiana Smith
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 8th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Mia’s best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, which forces Mia to take matters into her own hands. She uses Robyn’s matchmaking service to make sure popular Vince Demetrius falls for her.

Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn’t count on Logan, the persistent school newspaper photographer who seems to like her out of the blue. Now she has to choose between Vince – the guy she knows is right for her – and Logan, who insists that she give him a chance. And she needs to make sure Robyn doesn’t find out that Mia’s been matchmaking behind her back.

Mia has two weeks before homecoming. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever?

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Author Bio:

Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Wild West of Montana. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja boy, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She’d love to be fluent in sign language, but for now she gets by with awkward hand gestures and even more awkward French. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school to be a lion tamer.

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Favorite Things from Writing Match Me If You Can

Ask almost any writer and they’ll probably tell you that they can’t not write. They have to do it. Writing Match Me If You Can was a lot like that. The words poured out of me and I had to get them down on paper.

There were so many flirty scenes. And I loooove writing flirty scenes. Almost kisses (and actual kisses) are my favorite, so I had so many fun moments to explore in this book. Plus, my book is a rom-com, which meant I got to do a lot of embarrassing scenes where my characters were put in awkward situations, and those are always a blast to write. I mean, come on, embarrassing my characters is like a personal hobby of mine, and sometimes my main character Mia made it so easy…

Perhaps my favorite character to write was Logan. He’s a lot like my husband, believe it or not, so I felt like I got to capture a part of him and put it in writing. Logan has some of the best lines in the book, some of which I stole directly from my husband when he and I were dating. (Don’t worry, he knows, and he’s okay with it.) Logan is a smooth-talking flirt, so it was fun to get inside his head and think of how he’d react to a situation.

While I loved writing Logan, Mia is a lot more like me, so slipping into her emotions was easy. Her and Robyn are probably the characters I found the easiest to write. My publisher actually had me add more scenes with Robyn because they liked her so much, and I have to agree, Robyn has this snarky low-key kind of humor that you can’t help but relate to.

But even with all that said, I think my absolute most favorite thing about Match Me If You Can is the relationship between Mia and Logan. Put those two together and magic happens.

I hope you’ll agree! If you read the book, I hope you’ll love the fluffy romance and the funny interactions between all the characters. I had so much fun writing it and can’t wait to share it with the world.


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Book Tour | You Won’t See Me Coming by Kristen Orlando | Book Review | Giveaway

You Won’t See Me Coming
Kristen Orlando
(The Black Angel Chronicles #3)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 8th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult

After finally taking down Torres, her mother’s merciless killer, Reagan and Luke have two targets on their backs and are forced into hiding. With new names, looks, and cover stories, they’re living quiet, “safe” lives, but revenge comes at a steep price. Reagan’s actions continue to haunt the pair and put the people they love in danger.

When Reagan discovers her best friend Harper is on the verge of being kidnapped, she and Luke defy Black Angel orders and risk blowing their cover to save their friend. After the rescue attempt goes wrong, the three friends must go on the run with an army of assassins hot on their trail and the list of trust-worthy Black Angels getting smaller and smaller. Will they make it out alive? And at what cost?

Fast-paced and suspenseful, this is the explosive finale of Kristen Orlando’s Black Angel Chronicles series.

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Author Bio:

Writing is one of the great loves of Kristen Orlando’s life and she has been lucky enough to make it her living, first as a television producer, then as a marketer and now as a novelist. Kristen graduated with a B.A. in English literature from Kenyon College. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with the other great love of her life, Michael. You Don’t Know My Name is her debut novel.

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My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Review:

Thank you to XpressoBookTours, Netgalley and Swoon Reads for a free copy.

May Contain Spoilers

Going into You Won’t See Me Coming I was extremely nervous. It’s the end of one of my favorite trilogies that never left me disappointed which is some pretty big shoes to fill for the final. I can gladly say though that this book did not disappoint for the most part and It had me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book.

You Won’t See Me Coming starts a little while after You Won’t Know I’m Gone ended. We see the fallout that happened from the choices that Reagan made and how they have affected the people she loves most.

“You know how some people have the golden touch? I have the poison touch. Everything I do turns bad.”

That quote is very true when it comes to most of this book it seems. It’s easy to see how Reagan feels that way when you consider everything that has happened to her in the past year. She’s lost so much and is still dealing with what see saw and made happen in South America. This is also why I’ve loved this series so much, not everything is happy go lucky or oh this bad thing happened but everyone is still okay. Instead we get reality which is some people end up broken because of what they saw and things aren’t instantly forgiven. Reagan has a lot to make up for in this book and while she doesn’t realize it right away she does know what she needs to do.

“She said I wasn’t meant to be happy. I was meant to change the world.”

Luke is still very present in this book, besides Reagan’s dad he is the one current constant in her life and I think the only thing keeping her from completely losing it in the beginning. No, things aren’t perfect between them and it shows, it’s more realistic for a change in real relationships and that’s why I actually truly do like them as a couple.

“I’ve been trained my entire life to maybe die one day for someone else.”

In this book, we also get to see some characters we knew in You Don’t Know My Name. Harper was Reagan’s best friend and when it becomes obvious that she’s in danger Reagan takes things into her own hands again with Lukes help. This sets of a chain of events that really brings the whole trilogy together, by tying up the loose ends that were left from the previous two books. 

“Torture of the heart is far worse than torture of the body.”

It lead to some of the most heart-stopping moments of the whole trilogy. I didn’t want to stop reading and I truly couldn’t read fast enough at some points because of what was happening. Orlando did an amazing job of keeping the heart-stopping moments coming while also giving you little reprieves where you could try and figure out with Reagan how they were going to get out of the situation.

Overall You Won’t See Me Coming was the perfect ending to one of my all-time favorite trilogies. I’m going to miss Reagan and Luke so much. I truly do love spy novels and this one was my favorite YA one I’ve ever read. I’m sad to see the trilogy end because I’m going to miss the characters, but I’m also very happy with how everything was wrapped up.

I now leave you with my favorite quote from this book:

“I find it kind of unnerving that this man has anything resembling a normal life down here. Like, it’d be less disturbing to me if this basement was filled with trophies from murder victims and machetes.”

Previous Books:

  1. You Don’t Know My Name
  2. You Won’t Know I’m Gone


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Love For Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone | Book Review

Love for Two Lifetimes

Title: Love For Two Lifetimes

Author: Martina Boone

Publisher: Mayfair Publishing

Published Date: September 2018

Genre: Contemporary, Romance,YA

Page Count:216

Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Goodreads Summary: 

Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . . A modern Pride and Prejudice story.

When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can’t imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew–including the identity of her father. 

Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover’s obligations to his family, title, and estate. It’s a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young aristocrat who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other–only to find that who their parents are may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.

Thrown together on a journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand estate in the Cotswolds to a hospital bedside in India and ultimately to the Taj Mahal, Izzy and Malcolm try desperately not to fall in love. But some things are impossible. . . 

And some loves are worth any sacrifice… 


My Review:

Thank you to Martina Boone for a free digital copy in exchange for my honest review.

This book is a major roller coaster of emotions. Love For Two Lifetimes is told in dual perspectives of Izzy and Malcolm. This dual point-of-view is done amazingly well as always by Boone and really helps make the story so special.
First, we have Izzy who loses her famous piano-playing mother in a car accident her senior year of highschools months before she graduates. Her mother’s death leaves her heartbroken, lost, and confused. While going through her mom’s papers to pay the bills, she finds a box full of unsent letters her mom had written to a mysterious guy Izzy had never heard her talk about before. The more Izzy reads these letters the more she learns about her mom’s life before her. With the clues in the letters and some internet searches, she finds out where the guy lives. After that, she decides to see why her mom loved him so much and if he could give her any clues about the part of her mom’s life she knew nothing about.
Izzy also has a faithful best friend Elli by her side through the book rather it be in person or through texts she is always cheering her on and lending a helping hand when needed. I loved Elli so much throughout the book and I am so glad that Izzy had such an amazing best friend by her side that was so supportive.
We also have Malcolm who is so kind, caring, and just so easy to love the more you get to know him. I loved seeing things from his point of view and getting to know him and his life. It was such a vast difference from Izzy’s that it made the two of them work so well together as a team to try and figure out this mystery of her mom’s life.

Overall I really did love this book. We all know Contemporary that leads more towards the romance genre isn’t my typical favorite type of book, but this one just did something for me. We had the mystery aspect as well of figuring out her moms past which I loved, and then we had Malcolm’s family history and all that they do to help keep history and knowledge alive. Boone did an amazing job as always with this book and I am so glad she wrote another YA book! I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

2018 Wrap-Up and Stats

This is a bit late, but I wanted to get everything together and updated properly so I could show proper stats and info for how 2018 went. First let’s see how I did with my 2018 Goals.

The Goals:

I want to post 3-5 times a week. 
2-3 of them being reviews
2 of them being meme’s
I really want to become a rep for one of the publishers I have a few in mind and have already started working on this. 
Not every book I read will be getting a review on here anymore you’ll always be able to find them on my Goodreads.


My Goodreads goal is going to be 50 books as a part of Beat the Backlist
I want to get my Netgalley up to at least 85% 
This means no more read now, option for me unless it’s a book already on my tbr.
I have 45+ books on my shelves that I really want to read this year. 
I want to read 6 classics
I want to read 6 nonfiction

Now Let’s see how well I did at completing these goals:

  1. I stopped reviewing every book I read on my blog. For me, this one was huge and freed up a lot of time that was being spent reviewing books I didn’t really love. I’m still writing reviews for them, just shorter ones.
  2. Post 3-5 times a week. I did really well on this until about the last three months of the year and then real life just got in the way.
  3. I read 14 non-fiction books!
  4. I did read over 50 books, but I didn’t keep up with Beat the Backlist sadly. I am however trying to do this challenge again in 2019! You can read all about that here and see my TBR for it.

While I sadly didn’t accomplish all the goals I set out to in 2018 I am happy with how I did.


Now it’s time for one of my favorite parts of a reading year ending. The stats! While I’m not the best person with numbers, I love stats. The following stats were from Brock Roberts @Letsread who kindly makes a spreadsheet every year. You can see the 2019 spreadsheet that he made up here. (I’m already using it and loving it!)

The Stats

In 2018 I was able to read 150 books. 149 of those were new to me books and one was a re-read. It shows that I only DNF three books but I sadly stopped keeping track of this halfway though the year so that number isn’t accurate.

Here’s what the 150 books genre’s were

As you can see Contemporary somehow became my genre last year with 27.3%. Who Knew. In second place we have Historical fiction at 22%. Third place went to Fantasy at 10%. With the lowest genre read being Science Fiction at 1.3%.

Now let’s move on and see how I rated in 2018.

I’m really surprised with these numbers actually as I tend to rate a lot of books three stars in past years. I guess this means that I’m finally starting to read more books that I know I will enjoy for a change!

My reading average for 2018 was a 12.5 books a month. This is really surprising to me as I felt like some months I really wasn’t reading much at all. I also averaged around 3000 pages a month which is amazing to me. (I’m not sure why Decembers page count isn’t available, but I’m not to worried about it at this point.)

I read 91 books that were published in 2018. I read 49 books published between 2010-2017. 5 books published in the 2000’s, and 5 from the 90’s.

The age group is one of the most fascinating things to me as I’m really starting to expand what I read. It comes as no surprise though that 49% of the 150 books were in the Young Adult age group. With Adult being the second most popular at 31%.

Now let’s move on to my stats according to Goodreads

You can check that page out here if you want to see everything.

According to Goodreads, I read over 40k pages. Whereas the one from my stats page shows I read only around 36k. Not really sure which one is accurate at this point. It should be noted that a lot of the time Goodreads adds pages to audiobooks that I don’t since I always get the digitally without any pages. I also only count the pages that are actually the story part of a book instead of what Goodreads does which counts all the pages in the binding.

The biggest book I read was War Storm at 662 pages, and the shortest was the advent book the Living Gospel which was 64 pages.

The most popular book was the Great Gatsby, and the least popular was How Nick and Holly Saved Christmas. I ended up enjoying both of these books.


Those were all my stats for 2018!

Do you keep stats? If so let me know how you did.

New Year, New Blog!

New Year! New Blog!
readingwithwrin.wordpress.com

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to the new blog for Reading With Wrin!

It will still have the same great content as the old one did, now it will just be in a new and improved format.

The choice to move blog hosting websites was one that has been weighing on me for a long time. I wanted to do it, but I wasn’t for sure where to go or if I even should move at all. During Blogmas 2018 though I realized that I just wasn’t happy on Blogger anymore. I wasn’t able to make my blog how I wanted it to be and I couldn’t really see what people were actually liking about my blog. This unhappiness led me to start looking into several other platforms before deciding on WordPress. Now I cannot wait to start writing reviews again and sharing my love of books in a place that allows me to have creativity and structure already built in.

I do ask for your patience’s as I finish fully make the move to the new Reading With Wrin blog. I’m still needing to completely redo the Blog Archive, and I also need to create an About Me page.

Thank you so much for making this move with me and I cannot wait to see what the New Year brings!

Home for Christmas by Daphne James Huff, M.F. Lorson, Kayla Tirrell | Book Review | Blogmas

Home for Christmas: A Collection of Sweet Christmas Shorts #christmas #christmasreads #ya #youngadult #anthology #homeforchristmasTitle: Home for Christmas
Author: Daphne James Huff
Published Date: November 15, 2017
Genre: Christmas, Contemporary, YA
Page Count: 134
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Goodreads Summary: 
All across the country, people are heading home for the holidays. Special presents are wrapped beneath the tree, mistletoe is hung, the smell of cookies is in the air, but what if you don’t have someone special to share it all with?

Will the magic of Christmas reach these characters? Or will they end up being a bunch of lonely grinches?

Three up-and-coming young adult authors share their Christmas stories about hope and joy during the holiday season.

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 My Review:
Thank you to the author for a free copy in exchange for my honest review. 

Home for Christmas is three short Christmas stories.

Dirty Santa by Kayla Tirrell

Dirty Santa is the story of Jordin and how she is struggling after leaving college after one semester.

Overall I thought this story was okay. It was very short compared to the other two stories so I feel like a little bit was lost. I really did like the friendship that was shown between the Ben and Jordin that has played out throughout the year. Personally, I would have loved to see past Christmases to really see how their friendship evolved over time into what it was during this Christmas. I did like that family Christmas party was shown as those aren’t something we see often in Christmas anthologies.

The Christmas Redeemer Spectacular by Daphne James Huff

Jamie is our main character in this one and she has recently become the almost sole provider in the family after a tragedy. She has had to drop out of college and give up her dream of being involved in the theater. She’s had an ongoing crush with a guy who comes to the smoothie shop every day and when he asks to set up a flyer for a Christmas program they start talking.

Overall this was my favorite story of the three. Jamie’s story is one that was done really well in a very short amount of pages. We learned what happened to her family recently and why they are struggling so much this Christmas. Christmas Redeemer Spectacular also has a really great girl friendship, and a possible love interest who is kind and helps her get back to what she loved doing.

I can’t wait to read more by this author in the future.

The Night Sale by M.F. Lorson

The Night Sale is the story of Elizabeth who is a college Freshman and is now home for Christmas. Once home though she learns that her family business isn’t doing so well and that her ex-boyfriends family is part of the problem.

This one really reminded me a little bit of the Netflix movie Christmas in the Smokies with the ex-boyfriend ending up playing a big part in the story.
Overall I really did enjoy this story. Elizabeth was a really likable character and I loved her parents.

Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle | Book Review | Blogmas

Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle #bookreview #blogmas #paperback #holiday #romance #hallmark #youvegotmail #adult #contemporary #christmasTitle: Dear Santa
Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin 
Published Date: October 16th, 2018
Genre: Christmas, Contemporary, Adult
Page Count:338
Format: Paperback

My Rating: ★ ★ ★.5

Goodreads Summary: 
Angela Carson wants nothing more than to be the third-generation to run her family’s holiday store, Heart of Christmas, successfully. They’ve weathered over sixty tourist seasons, major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But the national chain that set up shop in their small North Carolina town of Pleasant Sands may be more than Heart of Christmas can survive.

Encouraged by her niece to ask Santa for help, Angela gives in and lets the words fly in a way that, if Santa were real, would no doubt land her on the naughty list. What’s the harm when it’s just a computer-generated response?

Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the town’s Dear Santa letters in her stead. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?

When Geoff reveals that he’s her Dear Santa, will Angela be able to set aside their very public feud to embrace the magic of the holiday and possibly find true love?

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 My Review:

Dear Santa is one of those books that feels like a Hallmark movie. For any other time of the year I would dislike this, but for some reason during Christmas, I’m all for it.

This book is full of family, holiday cheer, and some drama. 



Angela runs her family business, that has been around for several years and is inside of an old lighthouse. The business is called ‘Heart of Christmas’ and sells Christmas related items all year long. Angela is also a history buff especially when it comes to her hometown and helping other people know all the important and interesting details of it. 
Things start changing in Angela’s life though when a new megastore ran by Geoff comes to town. This new store is called ‘Christmas Galore’ and reminds me a little bit of like a Walmart/Menards type store just more Christmas related. Christmas Galore also has a Santa app where they answer kids Christmas letters to Santa. This is a big part of the story as Angela seeks Santa’s help as Heart of Christmas starts struggling.

With Angela and Geoff facing off though and having some hostile feelings in the beginning things get a little interesting whenever they end up interacting.  As times goes on and they really start to get to know each other things start changing and they start understanding why each other have done certain things. 

Overall I really enjoyed this story. It truly did remind me of a Hallmark movie at times. I liked the character growth we saw in both the main characters (Angela and Geoff) and in the side characters. I think it was a great showing of how things can get skewed at times with family business and how lines get crossed and other things get overlooked. I’m really looking forward to reading more by this author next year for Christmas!


I did kind of dislike how rushed the last 30 or so pages felt. Did anyone else feel like it was rushed?

T5W | January 2019 Releases | Blogmas 2018

T5W | January 2019 Releases | Blogmas 2018
It’s less than a week till Christmas! I have no idea where this month has gone truly, but I do know that I am very excited for Christmas and the New Year!
In the meantime let’s talk about some January 2019 releases I am very excited for. 

Match Me If You Can T5W | January 2019 Releases | Blogmas 2018Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
This one I’m really hoping is a nice contemporary, that isn’t too fluffy. Yes I know that’s contradicting themes, but let’s face it you can have contemporary without it being super lovey.  
I do have an e-arc of this one so be expecting a review for it around its release date!
Release Date
January 8, 2018
Publisher 
Swoon Reads
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) T5W | January 2019 Releases | Blogmas 2018In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire ent Dream
(Wayward Children #4)
This is the 4th and I think maybe the final book in the Wayward Children series. I am so excited to see where this one takes us, and be reunited with these characters. 
Release Date
January 8, 2019

Publisher 
Tor.com
Even If I Fall T5W | January 2019 Releases | Blogmas 2018Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson
I was sold on reading this book as soon as I read murder and the brother confessing to it. Sign me up. I’m fascinated to see how this pans out and the main character deals with becoming a social outcast. 
I did receive an e-arc of this one as well so expect a review close to its release date.
Release Date
January 8, 2019

Publisher 
Inkyard Press
(Reign of the Fallen #2)
This is the second book of the Reign of the Fallen duology (or is it a trilogy/series)? When we left off last time we had some things left undone, and I cannot wait to find out the answers to those things and continue on with the characters that I fell in love with! 
Release Date
January 22, 2019

Publisher
Razorbill
All Is Fair T5W | January 2019 Releases | Blogmas 2018All is Fair by Dee Garrison
This is the first 2019 historical fiction YA book that I’m excited for! With so many good ones released this year in 2018, I cannot wait to see what 2019 brings. 
All is Fair has a boarding school, WWI, and possible a love across social circles? Not sure about that last one but I’m very excited about a boarding school and WWI being the main focuses. I’ve not seen a lot of YA books arou
nd this time period so I’m really hoping this is the start of seeing more of that. 
Release Date
January 22, 2019

Publisher
Swoon Reads


Those are all the books I’m most looking forward to in January 2019. Should I start doing this every month to show what I’m looking forward to most?