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Monthly Wrap-Up: January

Hello, hello! I thought I would start doing Monthly Wrap-up’s again. This way I can keep track of how much I read, check in on my Reading Challenges, and share my favorite books of the month, so I have some idea for the end of the year ^_^

January has treated me right. This is the last winter break I’ll have. A moment of silence for that wonderful month of absolutely nothing besides cleaning to do. 



Yes, well I have officially started my last (hopefully!) semester of my Master’s program which is also a good thing. I’m actually read to move on from school and get myself a grown-up job…. I’ll start applying in March…. 
Anyhow, I took this Winter break to get a jump start on my reading and it went really well, even if I haven’t gotten to everything I wanted, and instead jumped off my designated TBR list. 

I’ve read 51 books this month! I feel great about that number. 

Here are the top books I read this month:

aka books I still think about or want to/have recommended

jan 18 top books

  • The Burning Page & The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman
    I couldn’t decide between these two books, #3 and #4 in the series, respectively. Absolutely excited to read the next book which I hope will come out in 2019….
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner
    My audiobook for January and it was a magical ride 🙂 
  • The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
    I read #1-12 this month! I only have one left… I wasn’t planning on reading it, but I couldn’t help myself. 
  • In Death series by J.D. Robb
    I read #5-9 this month. This is a series I love to read in between other books. I can’t too many in a row, but I just really enjoy them. 
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
    A group read which was as fun as I thought it would be!
  • Clean by Alex Hughes
    A recommendation which surprised me. I keep thinking about this one, so I hope to read the second one soon.
  • Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
    This Netgalley approval came at the right time. Didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did, but now it is one I’ve already recommended to 2 people. 
  • Watch Me by Jody Gehrman
    Weird, creepy, yet made me think. This is one I want to recommend to more people. 
  • Warrior Wolf by Amy Green
    This series is such a guilty pleasure of mine. I ended up buying the 4th/final book in the series, so I’ll read that soon. 
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
    Honestly, this book was on the edge of meh for me until sh*t went down. Now, I’m dying for the next book, wishing I hadn’t read it so I wouldn’t feel this need for the next one… 
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
    If you like Scooby Doo and H.P. Lovecraft elements, this is the book for you — this is me recommending it to you! 

Yeah, I’m not good at picking a favorite book, but I narrowed it down some!!

Reading Challenges/Goals Update

»Goodreads Reading Challenge

Jan GR reading update

Look at the sweet, sweet number ❤ I can’t believe I’m 1/4th of the way through! This will really help when I get busier towards the middle of the year 🙂 

»Pop Sugar Reading Challenge

Currently sitting at 19/52 prompts done! All without actively picking books to read based off the prompts ^_^
Of course… this also means I’ve completed all the easy ones…. 

I’m doing the advanced version (extra 10 prompts), but I’m waiting to fill those until I complete the first 42 prompts! Trying to make it harder on myself 🙂 

19 books is a few too maybe for me to share the entire list, but if you want to see my progress, you can check it out on my Google Sheet. I found this template on the GR group and was soooo thankfully the creator said we could use it. 

»Read 12 audiobooks/one a month

HuntedJanuary audiobook: Hunted by Meagon Spooner. Loved it! 
1/12 ^_^ right on target

»Series TBR Takedown

Ah, my main challenge… I actually did pretty good with this, but um… I’m not reading in the order I originally planned. 

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Image result for the hollows seriesEver After (The Hollows, #11)

The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12)

Total Read: 15/54    27% completed

So, I’m doing real good. I wasn’t planning on reading The Hollows until April, buuuut oh well! I do need to finish TMI eventually though….


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