January Wrap Up

January wrap up

I haven’t done many wrap ups before, but I figured I’d make more of an effort to do them from now on. I mean, it gives me one more post idea every month so there we go.

I think this one will be a round up of books (obviously) and maybe a round up of blog posts uploaded, as well as life updates in general.

Be prepared, this post is a long one.

So here we go…


Books I read this month

January was a really good reading month for me! I rated most of the books around 4 stars, and actually read more than I expected.


 

The Wrath and the Dawn

by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn

Rated 4.5/5 stars ~ [Click here to see review]

I loved this book! I fell in love with the story straight away.

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Nimoma

by Noella Stevenson

Nimona

Rated 4.5/5 stars ~ [Click here to see review] 

Probably my favourite graphic novel that I’ve read so far. Really fun and quirky.

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Outlander

by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander

Rated 5/5 stars ~ [Click here to see review]

This very quickly became my latest obsession and newest favourite book! I adore it and can’t wait to continue the series!

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Siege and Storm

by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm

Rated 3.5/5 stars ~ [Click here to see review]

I read this one because I needed to read the third book in January (explanation for that in the next one), so obviously I had to read the second beforehand. Didn’t enjoy this quite as much as the first, but it was still fun and a quick read.

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Ruin and Rising

by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising

Rated 4/5 stars ~ [Click here to see review]

I read this book as part of Emmi’s @ Books with Ems‘ January challenge in the Blogger Bookclub “To finish a series”. This was also a buddy read with Olivia @ Heir of Glitter. I enjoyed this one more than the previous, but was a bit confused with the ending and would’ve liked it to be quite different, if I’m honest.

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Wolf by Wolf

by Ryan Graudin

Wolf by Wolf

Rated 4/5 stars ~ [Click here to see review]

Again, I really liked this book. It was so unique and has gotten me really into historical fiction, so now I’m on the hunt for more.

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I am currently reading…


 

The Sleeping Prince

by Melinda Salisbury

The Sleeping Prince

My local Waterstones had a few early copies of this, and I my boyfriend very kindly bought it me! I did kind of hope to finish it this weekend and have a review up within the next few days, but that didn’t happen. I started it Friday, spent Saturday painting Disney Princesses (I’ll leave photo’s below in the “life in general” section) and Sunday – well, today – I’ll be at my friend’s house so I probably won’t get chance to read all that much. I feel like I might finish this on Wednesday. It always takes me longer because of college, and how tired I am when I return home.


January Blog Posts (that weren’t reviews)


 

My Discussion posts started this month!

Discussion Post No.1 – Booktube

Discussion Post No.2 – Do you ever feel embarrassed to buy a book?

Discussion No.3 – Is reading dominantly female? 

Bookish Reveals: 

Cover Reveal – Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Cover Reveal – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Random:

Bookish Resolutions of 2016

2015 Annual End of Year Book Survey

My Favourite Quotes

Updates – New post ideas and timing

I reached 200 followers!

January Book Haul

New Blog Design

Books I want to REread this year

Awards & Tags:

Dragon’s loyalty Award

Most Likely To…Bookish Edition

Infinity Dreams Award 4th and 5th nominations (& story time)

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Totally Should’ve Book Tag


Life In General


 

January brought back college. Ugh. I say that but I don’t actually mind college. It just tires me out A LOT.

Anyway, I’ll talk about the more exciting things.

Let’s think…

I preordered my copy of A Gathering Of Shadows by VE Schwab, as well as the free preorder gift you can apply for! So excited, I’ve been waiting for this book for so long now.

I received an award as one of the Best YA book bloggers of 2015 (badge in sidebar) so that was amazing!

I’ve made a few bookish aesthetics on twitter which I really love, so you should go on my profile and check those out! Although It may take you a while to find them since I tweet so much…oops. But so far I’ve done four for he Throne of Glass series, and seven for the Harry Potter series.

I started sharing my reviews on Amazon and added a review policy page to my blog. Might not be interesting to you guys but I feel like I’ve upgraded.

I finally found a blog design that I actually like! *Throws glitter in the air*

I REACHED 200 FOLLOWERS! *throws even more glitter*

My little bookstagram account has grown slightly.

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(PSSSSST if you’re feeling nice enough, go check out my page! Link below)

Aaaaaaand….that’s all I can think of right now in the terms of interesting life updates.

OH WAIT. I mentioned earlier in the post how I spent all day yesterday painting Disney Princesses. This is what I mean…

Alice in WonderlandRapunzel

BelleSnow White

So there we have it…Probably the longest Wrap up in history. Wow.

I applaud you if you read all that. *high five*.

Any thoughts on anything mentioned? 

How many books did you read this month? Did anything particularly exciting happen for you? Do you have an artistic side to you, like I do? I’m always wanting to hear more from you guys so…

Let me know in the comments!

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