Hey guys! It’s time for the first wrap up of 2016! January passed by so fast. So many good (and bad) things happened, but at the end, I’m glad that it’s over. Here’s a brief wrap up on how my month went by:
It began in an incredible way—I woke up on the New Year’s Day finding out that I became a rep for the wonderful Evie Seo. That’s probably one of the best things that happened last month. I was immensely flattered to have given such an amazing opportunity! 🙂 Then, I moved this blog from Blogger to WordPress—I honestly don’t regret my decision at all. It’s a lot easier to communicate with fellow book bloggers on here, and I also love the variety of themes WordPress provides. But then my midterms started and last week was insanely stressful for me. Sadly, I couldn’t even read much because of that as I was way too busy preparing for the exams. I’m so glad most of them are over; hopefully I’ll be able to read a lot more in February!
Then, just yesterday, I reached 10k on my bookstagram! I can’t even put into words how happy I am about it!! It’s such a huge accomplishment for me. I created that account a year ago in January 2015, and the fact that more than 10 thousand people are following me is just so… AMAZING! Here’s to another great year of reading/blogging/bookstagraming!
Sadly, I could only read 4 books last month because of exams, but the ones I did manage to finish were amazing! All 5 stars:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (re-read): Ah I love this book so much that I re-read it for the third time in January. #noshame xD Lol you guys should definitely check it out!
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines: I absolutely LOVED reading this book. Such a heart wrenching read. It’s about two people, Maggie and West, who have their own family problems, and they help each other solve them throughout the book. It was my first Abbi Glines book but it’d certainly not be the last. (And I’m so excited that this is going to be a series! There are hardly any YA Contemporary series out there. There should be. We need more!)
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski: My friend and co-blogger Nina recommended me this book—it’s one of her all time favorites—and I’m so glad to have finally read it. I really enjoyed the story and am definitely looking forward to reading the sequel.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: I recently posted the 8 reasons why this is such a great book, you should totally check it out to know why this book (and series) deserves a 5 star rating 🙂
I bought more than twice the number of books I read in January, thanks to the amazing deals at Book Outlet. Hahaha. It’s all good. #bookwormproblems
Book Outlet Haul
I’m so excited to read them all, especially An Ember in the Ashes and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour! Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below!
#booksfortrade on Twitter
ARC via Publisher
I was so surprised to find The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan in the mail because a) I hadn’t requested it, and b) it sounds really good! I’m sure I’ll love it. Thank you so much, Harper Collins!
e-ARCs via Netgalley
I’m planning to read a lot more this month since I was only able to finish 4 books in January (and also because my midterms are over!). The books I really want to get to are:
I’ve heard really good things about all of them, especially An Ember in the Ashes, which sounds phenomenal. Super excited to read them this month! Also not pictured: The Heart of Betrayal, He Will Be My Ruin, and Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to finish all of them, but let’s see. 😀 (We all know that I don’t stick to my monthly TBRs. *evil smirk*)
How many books did you read in January? What are some books you’re looking forward to reading this month? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to chat! 🙂