Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January Monthly Wrap-Up

This month has actually really flown by. Here's how I've got on this month!

Books Read in January:


Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland The Memory Book by Lara Avery Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern

And, all of the above books are diverse books! I think this is pretty awesome, considering, as I said in my 2017 Blogging & Reading Goals, that I'm aiming to read to my mood, rather than reading books because I feel I should. Every book I have chosen to read based on the story has been a diverse book in some way, and I think that's great. There are more books being published that are diverse - we still have a way to go, but there are more of them.

Challenges:


Click the link above to see which books counted for which challenge, where applicable.



2 / 12 books. 17% done!

2017 books british challenge


2 / 12 books. 17% done!

Bookopoly Reading Challenge


4 / 32 books. 13% done!

2017 NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge


1 / 25 books. 4% done!

2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge


4 / 11 books. 36% done!

Discussions:


Why Are US Covers Generally Better Than UK Covers? How Do You Discuss a Book When Characters' Marginalised Identities Are Spoilers?
Why Are US Covers Generally Better Than UK Covers? | How Do You Discuss a Book When Characters' Marginalised Identities Are Spoilers?

When It Comes to Diverse Books, Who Makes Them Diverse? Are There Certain Books a Privileged Person Shouldn't Review?
When It Comes to Diverse Books, Who Makes Them Diverse? | Are There Certain Books a Privileged Person Shouldn't Review?

Instagram:


So I now have an Instagram account that is specifically for Once Upon a Bookcase! I wouldn't say it's exactly a #Bookstagram account, because I'm just not that talented or creative when it comes to photos. But I want it to be a kind of extention of this blog, an extra way to find out what I've been posting. So it's the captions: my bite-sized thoughts of books I've reviewed, and my discussion posts. Of course I'll also be sharing what books I receive as and when they come in, but I've also signed up fo #RFabFeb17 from @reviews_from_a_bookworm, a #Bookstagram Challenge, so we'll see how that goes! It would be great if you could give me a follow! :)

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So I've been posting the last few weeks with my book haul and a weekly recap, but I've now decided they will come at the end of the month in a monthly recap, so there will be a bit more in these posts next month!

So that's been my month! How has your month been?

5 comments:

  1. Looks like you've got a really good start on your challenges. I'm so glad you joined Bookopoly because I'm just in love with Hannah's Bookopoly board! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I really love Bookopoly, it's such a great idea! I discovered it through your blog, too!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My IG isn't purely a bookstagram account, although I have upped my efforts as of late. I'm having fun with it so far!

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    1. It is fun, isn't it? I'm really enjoying it!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. You had a really great reading month! I want to read Our Chemical Hearts so bad

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