January Possibility Pile

This is an image of a stack of books on a white shelf next to a blue green curtain.

I saw another blogger post about a “possibility pile,” as an alternative to a monthly TBR pile. I really love this idea, since I have trouble sticking to a strict list of what to read. I’m very much a mood reader, but I still like to look ahead at what I want to read next.

This month, I want to focus on some books off my TBR shelf, including some of the ones I just bought last week. One of my 2020 goals is to read new acquisitions within 30 days of purchase, so I’m going to try to read these pretty soon.


  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
  • Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen
  • Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This is an image of a stack of books and two cats looking at the camera.
Here’s a bonus picture of two of my cats being very judgmental.

I’m especially excited for My Dark Vanessa, because I got the ARC a couple months ago and haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s gotten a lot of good reviews in the bookish community, and I think it’s going to be good. Starsight is for my mini book club and also part of my goal for this year to read all of Brandon Sanderson’s books. Billy Jensen’s Chase Darkness with Me has been on my radar for a while. He helped finish Michelle McNamara’s book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark about the Golden State Killer after she passed away suddenly, and he was a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, My Favorite Murder. Citizen participation in crime solving is something that really interests me (being a crime solver is my greatest fantasy), and I trust his storytelling ability.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these, or tell me about what your possibility pile is this month! Don’t talk to me about The Starless Sea. I already know how great it’s going to be.

Happy reading!



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