Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2020

Hello everyone! 

Welcome to my first wrap-up of 2020. I started off 2020 with a bang by reading 10 books! I don’t know where I found the time to read, but I’m glad I did. I’ll be starting a new job this month that will demand even more of my time.

This year, I’m using a reading planner for the first time and I’m having a fabulous experience with it. Its been great keep tracking of what I’m reading, how long I’m reading it for, and how many pages I read a day. So, here are a few of my stats!

Number of pages read: 4375
Number of print books: 6
Number of e-books: 4
Favourite quote of the month: It’s funny that my favourite quote of the month came from a book I wasn’t too crazy about. 

[..] his religion is buried in the silence of freshly fallen snow, in a carefully crafted cocktails, in between the pages of a book somewhere after the beginning but before the ending.” – The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern 

 

Without further ado…. here are my two favourite books of the month from differing genres.

 

Best Books of the Month 1

blood of empire

 

Blood of Empire is a satisfying conclusion to an explosive story full of war, strategy, political intrigue, and magic. Don’t let the size of these novels intimidate you. They read quickly and easily. There’s no going back once you’ve started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

inappropriate

 

Inappropriate was exactly what I wanted: a swoon worthy romance with a little something extra. I will definitely be reading more Vi Keeland soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

everything else 1

 

 

 

The Starless Sea, in my opinion, is a failure in execution of an engaging idea. This book has everything I want, but still failed to capture my attention and love.three stars black

 

 

A Favor for a Favor is a great sports romance that will make you laugh out loud and swoon all within the same chapter. four stars black

 

 

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? was not what I was expecting. It kept me reading until the end, despite figuring out the novel was not going to be what I wanted it to be. Would I recommend it? Probably not. three stars black

 

 

The one word I would use to describe Clockwork Prince is heartbreaking. Clockwork Prince is a fantastic sequel that leans heavily into the romantic elements that I found lacking in its predecessor. five stars black

 

 

Blood of Empire is a satisfying conclusion to an explosive story full of war, strategy, political intrigue, and magic. Don’t let the size of these novels intimidate you. They read quickly and easily. There’s no going back once you’ve started.five stars black

 

 

 

When Time Stopped is an engaging historical account of World War Two as told through the eyes of a Jewish family doing everything possible to survive. Their incredible strength and resilience will stay with me forever. Through the inclusion of photos and documents, the Neumann family history is brought to light.four stars black

 

 

Blindsighted offers more than a disturbing murder mystery. It offers compelling characters that you’ll want to spend more time with, but only if you’re brave enough to keep reading.four stars black

 

 

Resurrection is a decent bully romance, but doesn’t lean into the reverse harem aspect as much as I would have liked. Will I be continuing with the series? No. I was hoping the reverse harem aspect would change my opinion of the bully romance genre, but instead it cemented my dislike.three stars black

 

 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a moderately engaging story that I wish went in another direction.three stars black

 

 

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of January?

2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2020

  1. I haven’t read any of these but I enjoyed your thoughts on them! And I hadn’t read as much in January as I’d have liked but 10 books is awesome 🤩 I hope you’ll share some excerpts of your reading journal :))

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