January Wrap-Up

2018 is off to a pretty great start! I read seven books this month, which is CRAZY. 😃 I’m usually lucky if I read three or four. I’m glad I started the year strong, and this is definitely going to help me meet — or even exceed! — my reading goal.

Here are my ratings for this month’s reads:

  • The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher   ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Everless by Sara Holland   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*I listened to the audiobook of Everless.
NOTE: I did not write reviews of The Princess Diarist or We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. My reviews for the rest of my January reads are linked above! 🙂

Did I read everything on my January TBR?
Nope. I didn’t end up listening to three of the audiobooks on my TBR — Days of Blood and Starlight, The Raven Boys, and An Ember in the Ashes — and I didn’t read Furyborn or The Hazel Wood. (I’m honestly not sure why I put The Hazel Wood on my January TBR, knowing that it wouldn’t arrive until the 30th and that I wouldn’t have enough time to read it before the end of the month… 🤔 But it will definitely be on my February TBR!)

Did I read anything not on my January TBR?
Yes! The Princess Diarist, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, The Bear in the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and Truly Devious. So… the majority of the books I read this month weren’t on my TBR. 😅 I’M SO BAD AT THIS.

What was my favorite read of the month?
This is hard, because I read so many good books this month. While I loved The Cruel Prince, I have to choose The Bear and the Nightingale, because that book ripped my heart out and won it over all at the same time. ❤️

What was my least favorite read of the month?
I hate to say this, but it has to be The Princess Diarist. I thoroughly enjoyed Carrie Fisher’s writing, and I will definitely be picking up some of her other books, including Wishful Drinking. But I found the subject matter to be surprisingly sad, and I could never seem to get into it.

What were some of your favorite January reads? Comment below and let me know! 😊

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