Sunday 31 January 2016

January Monthly Recap

Here is my recap for January!


January Monthly Recap
  • Unforgiven by Lauren Kate - I was pretty disappointed with this, as I was originally wary of.
  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - This book is brilliant! Wonderfully diverse, and absolutely gripping! (Not pictured.)
  • This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin - Such a good book! I didn't connect emotionally with the characters, but I still really enjoyed it! An asexual main character, and another diverse element - it's spoilery, so I won't tell you, but I talk about it in my review. The first book I've heard of that covers this diverse element. I think it's going to be groundbreaking.
  • Playing With Matches by Suri Rosen - This book was cute, but I thought it was a little far-fetched, with all the bad things that happen. But I loved learning about Jewish traditions and their culture.
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry - This book was so beautiful! I really don't know why I hadn't read it before. So, so good!
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard - I didn't connect with Caddy, who narrates the story, but this story is really important, and a wonderful, wonderful friendship.
  • Changers: Drew by T. Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper - This book had an interesting premise, but there wasn't much in the way of world building, so I was quite disappointed. However, it ended on an interesting note, and I think there will be more world building in the next book, so I'm a little intrigued. (Not pictured.)
  • The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry - This was such a sweet novel! A great romance between two characters who are facing difficulties; Aidan recently lost his arm, and Kate has diabetes. Such a great story!
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer - Oh my god, WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS SOONER?! So, SO good! I love how it was based on a fairy tale, but brought so much that was new to the story. So eager for the other books in The Lunar Chronicles!
Other posts:
    Reading Challenges:
    • Debut Author Challenge 2016 - I've read two, so that's 2/12.
    • LGBTQIA 2016 Reading Challenge - I've read three so that's 3/40.
    • 2016 Diverse Reads Books Challenge - I read 5. There's no target for this challenge, just an aim to read more. Of the six goals I personally set myself, I've read at least one book for each goal.
    • Retellings Reading Challenge - I've read out, so that's 1/12.
    • Contemporary Romance 2016 Reading Challenge - I read two, so that's 2/20.
    • 2016 Classics Challenge - I read one book, so that's 1/12.
    • Unique Formating Book Challenge 2016 - I read one book, so that's 1/15.
    • NetGalley Reading Challenge 2016 - I read three books, so that's 3/30.
    • Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 - I bought 9 in January, I read 1. The aim is to read 40-60% of the books I buy, so I really need to keep on top of this.
    Elsewhere online:
    And how was your January?


      1. So glad to hear that you loved Cinder, that series is definitely my all time favourite in terms of re-tellings! The Summer I found you looks super sweet! Lovely wrap up! :)

        1. Thank you! :) I am so looking forward to reading the other books in the series. The Summer I Found You is such a lovely story! I loved it!

      2. I think that The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry could be a lovely reading for Valentine's Day! Thank you for your brief feedback, I guess this book will be a great present to my friend

        1. It was such a great story, I really loved it!