January Reading Wrap Up

January 2018 Reading Wrap Up

January was a great month of books and reading! I managed to read nine books (a record for me), which were a good mix of review copies and books I’ve been excited to read for some time now. Starting the year out strong with two books I rated a full five out of five, I’m excited to see what the rest of 2018 has to bring!

Ready to see the list?

section separatorBooks I read and reviewed:

Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin

Only Child was poignant, heartbreaking, and powerful. I HIGHLY recommend this one!dotted line separatorMister Tender's Girl, by Carter Wilson

Mister Tender’s Girl will keep you on your toes and always wanting to know more.dotted line separatorSeven-Sided Spy, by Hannah Carmack

Seven-Sided Spy had an intriguing concept but a little too much going on.dotted line separatorLie to Me, by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me had me hooked but the ending didn’t quite jibe with the rest of it.dotted line separatorLines of Justice: Azdaja, by Lee Sherred

I thought I had read some dark and gory books before, but Lines of Justice: Aždaja really takes the cake.dotted line separatorThe Ghostwriter, by Alessandra Torre

I can’t recommend The Ghostwriter highly enough, especially if you like books about books, authors, and stories within stories.dotted line separatorSurprise Me, by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me did, in fact, surprise me; a witty and surprisingly touching novel, this is an easy read for when you’re looking for something more lighthearted.section separator

Books I read but haven’t reviewed yet:

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir is the story of both a true crime and memoir that were both powerful in their own right but weren’t woven together as smoothly as I would have liked.dotted line separatorStation Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven was a thought provoking exploration of humanity through the lens of the apocalypse.section separator

Other posts this month:

Top 5 bookish goals for 2018

My first post of the year discussed my top five bookish goals for 2018, which has me thinking more intentionally about the books I’m choosing to read.dotted line separatorOnly Child, by Rhiannon Navin

To celebrate the release of her debut novel next week, I shared a Q&A with Rhiannon Navin and giveaway for a signed copy of Only Child.section separator

On the stack for next month:

February 2018 TBR

Although the next set of books up on my TBR is heavy on advance and review copies, I’m really looking forward to all of them! They run a range from mysteries and thrillers to fantasy middle grade and even some short stories. And I added Dragon Coast to the mix to work towards three of my goals for this year: reading more books I already own; completing series I’ve started and left hanging for a while; and I worked it in to my Popsugar reading challenge books! Talk about multitasking!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

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