I’m much later than usual in getting to this wrap up, but I’ve finally gotten time to write this up! 😁
Friends, what a month… Quit a job, started a new one, moved to a different state, and tried to join so many buddy reads haha. It’s been B U S Y!
Last month I read 46 books*!
*counting novellas and graphic novels
A good solid amount considering how busy I was…. seriously, I’m surprised.
Here are the top 10 books I read this month:
- Demi-God of San Francisco by K.F. Breene [Re-read]
I re-read 1-3 and read #4. These were my first books of 2020 and I loved visiting this world again.
- The (Alien) Nanny for Christmas by Amanda Milo [Re-read]
Another re-read. I wanted to read something funny to deal with the stress of leaving my job and all that. So funny– 100% recommend.
- Hillcrest University by Candace Wondrak [Buddy Read]
I read 1-5 and wow what a wild ride. I can’t wait to read the last book.
- Feralsong by TJ Klune
Not showing the image since it is super long. But wow, way to break my heart… Can’t wait for the last book.
- Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn
This was so good! I don’t know why I love reading hockey romances, but I’m not questioning it when I get to read such great books like this one.
- We Hunt the Flame by Hafash Faizal
Such a fun journey.
- Dark Lover by J.R. Ward [Re-read/Buddy Read]
I’ve been hesitant to return to this world, but it is such a great book. Not a favorite, but so easy and fun to get through.
- Love According to Science by Claire Kingsley
I re-read the two pre-quels and loved them, but thought I’d show the new book off which features adorable nerds.
- The Weight of the Sky by K. Ancrum
It seems to be a trend now that I read a K. Ancrum book in January and wow… the written style just brigns me in.
- Nerdgasm by Kimberly Reese
Short, cute, and lovely. I’m looking forward to the next couples’ books 🙂
We Own Tonight I was able to grab for free — the audiobook version even so I was pretty excited. Unfortunately, after listening for 45 minutes I was not a fan and DNF’d it.
Before Girl I nabbed for free from Claire Kingsley’s newsletter. I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but it looks cute.
Reading Challenges/Goals Highlights
Last year I went over every single challenge, this year I’ll make this section shorter and include the ones I’m more excited about/want to talk about and do quarterly (maybe) updates on everything.
»Goodreads Challenge 46/325
We are off to a good start!
»Listen to 10 Audiobooks
This is where I’m rocking things. I listened to 2 audiobooks completed and DNF’d 1. This is thanks to the road trip. I also am currently listening to another one, so I’m happy about this.
»PopSugar & Read Harder Challenges
Popsugar I’ve completed 24 out of 52 challenges — Almost halfway through!! Without even trying so this is great.
Read Harder is a little more difficult and I’m halfway through it (8/16). I’m feeling so good about these.
Look, I’ve been busy and stressed… I’m trying, but ugh. I’m hoping February is better for me here.
Does the road trip count for anything??? We went out and I’m trying to do at least one productive thing a day even if it is just making dinner, cleaning dishes, etc. In February I’ll start keeping track of this.
Exercise etc, I’ve just been so tired… again, once I’m hoping that once I’m completely moved in I’ll get into this.
So much happened in January. I’m glad with the progress I’ve made and hope this keeps up for next month!