Reading wise, January was a very average month for me. I read some very good books, but nothing blew my mind like it has in the past, which is unfortunate because a lot of these books had such potential. Even though I said I wasn’t going to, I did end up reading mostly review copies. This is good, because it means I’m getting through the giant stack, but I also want to try to balance my reading with my own books as well. Hopefully that will improve in February.
On the Blog
Tatum and I reviewed a bunch of books: No One Else Can Have You, Erased, Avalon, Taste of Darkness, Eleanor & Park, And We Stay, White Cat, Bitten, Fugitive X, and Cress.
January was also the month that I relaunched my Debut Showcase feature, which had been on hiatus for a while. Speaking of relaunching, I also posted my first book haul post in forever.
Judith and I hosted Epic Recs, which was once again open for the public. As far as we can tell, everyone has been having a great time, especially Gaby and Lisa, who are so enthusiastic about this project. Love it!
Me in January
Nothing much happened out in the real world. It’s now only six weeks until I visit Dee in Virginia, which is so exciting that I can’t handle it. I am currently on a random health kick, and am trying to eat healthily. Well, I’m trying not to snack so much. Healthy is subjective. I watched The Wolf of Wall Street, and it kicked off my intense adoration for Leo DiCaprio again. I kept up with my new year’s resolution to comment on other blogs more often – I hope the people that I’m following are appreciating the new me!
As you can see, I didn’t reach double figures, and I’m definitely not going to since I won’t be able to read two more books before midnight. This is a bit disappointing, but I’m determined to pull through in February!
You know I said that I was going to be doing things a bit differently this year? Well, one of the things I’ll be doing differently is this Book of the Month section. Of course, I will still be telling you which book was my favourite out of the ones I read. But I will also be giving a copy of that book away! I figured you should all get to experience the epicness that I did.
Like I said, January was a pretty average month for me, with nothing I read being absolutely too epic to handle. However, I did very much enjoy quite a few books, which made picking Book of the Month difficult. In the end, I went with Crown of Midnight, due to the fact that it surprised me, I love Celaena, and I got some feels from the ending.
I’m hoping to hit the double digits in February, because I always like to read a nice round number. I’m going to be a bit busy, but I hope I can manage it. Here are some of the books that I’m hoping to read, although they’re all subject to change if the mood takes me.
Look Forward To
Coming up in February are more Epic Recs, some interesting discussion posts that I hope you will enjoy, another Debut Showcase, my first Book Club discussion post, and, as always, more reviews!