JAN WRAP UP | The Books & the Stats

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.

  • jan2019A 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 ChallengeGoalActual

The below charts are taken from my reading spreadsheet, created annually by Brock Roberts.

2019 Reading AimsGoalSo Far
Backlist Must-Reads120
Friend Recommendations100
Graphic Novels60
Pre-1995 Books61
Male protagonist / author252

How did your January go? If you posted a wrap up, link me in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “JAN WRAP UP | The Books & the Stats

  1. meltotheany says:

    Thank you so much for buddy reading A Study in Charlotte with meeee! I am so excited for Feb and buddy reading with you and just… reading all things f/f with you! I love you so much, Imi! ❤xx


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