New year, new me, new attempt at blogging a wrap up every month. Let’s see how long this lasts! I’m going to try and keep it pretty simple and to the point, in the hope that I can keep it up for the whole year, but we’ll see how that goes.
- A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers ★★★★★
I loved this just as much as A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet but in a completely different way. Could not recommend Becky Chambers enough.
- One Day in December by Josie Silver ★★★☆☆ (3.5)
I listened to this one via audio and it was enjoyable and I could way to pass the time, but I just wasn’t mad about it.
- The Wicker King by K. Ancrum ★★★★★ (4.5)
This was Dragon and Tea Book Club’s first read and I enjoyed this one so much. Such a brilliant portrayal of mental health and co-dependency.
- Fire Falling (Air Awakens #2) by Elise Kova ★★★★☆
Shout out to the amazing Jordan for gifting me this series, it is such a great fantasy series and I’m living for it so far.
- The Wicked King (Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black ★★★★★
Y’all, this is phenomenal. I couldn’t cope and I don’t know how I will survive the wait until Queen of Nothing. Full review here.
- Beautiful Broken Things (BBT #1) by Sara Barnard ★★★★☆
A beautiful contemporary that I read because I had an ARC of the second. It’s good, but the second is where it’s at. Full review here.
- A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro ★★★★★ (4.5)
This was gifted to me by woman of my heart, Melanie, and I read it for #CatchUpOnClassics. This was surprisingly dark and I loved it. Hopefully I’ll get a full review coming at you soon.
- The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig ★★★★★
This was such a lovely children’s short story, it warmed my heart and really helped me when I was having a really mad mental health week mid-month.
- Fierce Fragile Hearts (BBT #2) by Sara Barnard ★★★★★
This book. No words. Truly beautiful and again, exactly what I needed during my bad mental health. Sara Barnard is phenomenal. Full review is here.
- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas ★★★★★
I am so honoured to have been given an early copy of this, and it was brilliant. Set in the same neighbourhood as The Hate U Give, but telling a completely different story of racism, poverty and a girl with a dream. Full review here.
- Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen ★★★☆☆
I read this one via audiobook (narrated by Rosamund Pike) for the Ardently Austen Book Club and while I enjoyed it, it just wasn’t gripping me, especially in comparison to Pride and Prejudice which I loved.
- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★☆ (4.5)
Wow. This book held a lot of nostalgia for me with so many references to both the previous Grisha series’ and it really did love it. It was, however, very much a set up book so I can understand why some people are saying it’s slow to start. The next book though, we all know will be banging.
|2019 Reading Challenge||Goal||Actual|
The below charts are taken from my reading spreadsheet, created annually by Brock Roberts.
|2019 Reading Aims||Goal||So Far|
|Male protagonist / author||25||2|
How did your January go? If you posted a wrap up, link me in the comments!