#MyTBRL ~ January 2021 ~ A New Year, New Logo, New Books

Posted January 2, 2021 by Michelle in My TBR List / 17 Comments

We sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. As our piles get bigger we realize there is just not enough time in a day to read all the books that we wanted to read. So I had a great idea, pick 3 books from my TBR Pile and have you all pick which one I should read next. This is a monthly MEME and you are more than welcome to join me. Just create a blog post with your three books and link the post below. Need the full rules? No problem, you can find them all right HERE. Don’t forget to stop by the blogs on the linky below to help the other bloggers by voting on their next read!


New Year and NEW LOGO! You are welcome to continue to use the old logo but if you wish to grab the new one, send me an email (Limabean74@gmail.com) and I will send you the file unless you can grab it from above. 🙂 I have had the other logo for so long and just felt like I wanted something new. So let’s start the new year with some new books I got for Christmas!

Once again thank you for joining me and thank you for voting!

So this month I picked

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)
by Rachel Caine
352 pages


Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

Scritch Scratch
by Lindsay Currie
256 pages


A ghost story about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie the two together.

Claire has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She’s a scientist, which is why she can’t think of anything worse than having to help out her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. She thinks she’s made it through when she sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus. There’s something off about his presence, especially because when she checks at the end of the tour…he’s gone.

Claire tries to brush it off, she must be imagining things, letting her dad’s ghost stories get the best of her. But then the scratching starts. Voices whisper to her in the dark. The number 396 appears everywhere she turns. And the boy with the dark eyes starts following her.

Claire is being haunted. The boy from the bus wants something…and Claire needs to find out what before it’s too late.

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
by Hallie Rubenhold
333 pages


Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London – the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women.

For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that ‘the Ripper’ preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time – but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.

 Let’s Vote….

Pick one of the three books in the survey to help me find what book I will read this month


Thank you so much for stopping by to vote 🙂

Check back next week to see which one I will be reading!

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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17 responses to “#MyTBRL ~ January 2021 ~ A New Year, New Logo, New Books

  1. Great idea to do the poll. I picked Ink and Bone because 1. The series sounds great and 2 the author recently passed away and I was a follower of her on Twitter – she was just such a lovely person. ❤️

  2. Happy new year. I love the new logo!
    I really need to sit down and go through my Goodreads TBR list. It’s grown out of control over the years. I’m sure I’m not longer interested in reading a good portion of them.

    Kristin recently posted: The Darkest Year
    • Thank you!
      I need to clean my out again. The want to read is always filled with stuff I don’t want to read anymore lol. I wish they had an easy way to delete stuff but I might just spend a day hitting the little x and getting rid of some of those books.
      Thanks for Voting

  3. I love the new logo and it has cats in it! As Nikki in Dork Diaries would say, “SQUEEEEE!” I was able to save the one above and will use that starting next month. The Five is one I really want to read myself, but I loved Ink and Bone and so am going with that one. I read it this year. I hope you enjoy whichever of these three wins, Michelle. Have a healthy and happy New Year.

  4. I just deleted like 5000 books from my Goodreads shelves, because they were on my ‘might read one day’ shelf, and most of them, I have no idea why I added, so I got rid of them. Feels good!
    I voted for the one I would like to read, maybe we can buddy-read if it’s the chosen one?
    Have a great weekend, Michelle! Miss your face *hugs*

    Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms recently posted: 2021 Audiobook Challenge – We’re in!
    • I did that like two years ago and added two shelves of have books and have ebooks and a want to read. I kept it simple but I might need to go through my want to read again because I bet I don’t want to read some of those lol
      If it wins we can totally buddy read. I am a super slow reader but I am trying to read more. Buddy reading might be a good motivation.
      Miss you too!