January Reading Wrap Up

January 2020 Reading Wrap UpJanuary was a good month of reading for me. I completed five books, which is about average for me now. Some were fairly middling, but I rated three a four out of five, putting my average rating for the month at a 3.6. And two of the four star reads were from my list of books I’m excited to read in 2020! Not bad, right?

Starting this month, I’ve decided to add another section to these wrap ups. This new section will contain links of bookish articles from around the web that I personally enjoyed reading. I hope you like them too!

Ready to see the wrap up?

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Books I reviewed:

Things in Jars, by Jess Kidd

Readers who enjoy magical realism and an ornate writing style meant to be savored will probably find Things in Jars to their liking.
dotted line separatorThe Wives, by Tarryn FisherThe Wives was compulsively readable but it told a different story than I wanted to read.
dotted line separatorSword and Pen, by Rachel CaineSword and Pen and The Great Library series as a whole was a pleasure to read!

dotted line separatorBehind Every Lie, by Christina McDonaldBehind Every Lie was a solid psychological thriller that explored the mother-daughter relationship in its many facets.dotted line separatorAll the Best Lies, by Joanna SchaffhausenAll the Best Lies, the third book in a wonderfully versatile crime series, was unputdownable.

 

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Other posts this month:

9 Books I'm Excited to Read in 2020

In 9 Books I’m Excited to Read in 2020, I mentioned the some books I’m particularly looking forward to checking out this year. See the full post HEREdotted line separatorHow do you track your reading_In How Do You Track Your Reading?, I reflected on my history with tracking my reading and asked how you track the books you read. See the full post HERE.
dotted line separatorMini reviews - nonfictionIn this edition of Mini Reviews, I shared my brief thoughts on a couple nonfiction books I’ve read fairly recently. See the full post HERE.

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Bookish Links I Loved:

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On the stack for next month:

February 2020 TBR

Three of my upcoming reads for February are some of the 2020 releases I’m most excited about. And The Starless Sea was one of my most anticipated books for 2019, and my library hold finally came in! I’m currently in the middle of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and hope to continue my Chronicles of Narnia marathon with The Silver Chair in February. Hopefully these all live up to my expectations; if so, it will be a great month of books!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

4 thoughts on “January Reading Wrap Up

  1. You’ve read some interesting books! Things in Jars and The Wives are also on my tbr, so I’ll check out your reviews. 🙂 I’m very excited for the Starless Sea, so I think I’ll read it in February too. You have a good taste, nice list! 🙂

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  2. I really like that series of covers for the Narnia books. Once I found out they existed, I went through and changed all my ebooks to them 😀

    And when I first saw your post I was like “geez, quitting early for the month, eh?” and then it hit me that TOMORROW!!!!!! is the last day of the month. Where has the time gone? Talk about a wake up call, hahahahahaa…

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