Wrap Up|| January.

Hey!

January went by way too fast. I didn’t get to do most of the things that I wanted to do or read as much as I wanted to. There are blog posts that I hoped to work on and get posted throughout the month; that ended up not happening. I wanted to catch up with your posts and didn’t get the chance until earlier this week. I feel like the month went by in the blink of an eye! This month I need to play catch up on those posts I didn’t get to. Let’s focus on the positives of the month though…

I read mostly books that I own minus one that was from the library (that I got before 2021 ended) that happened to be a DNF. Since it was a DNF, I don’t count that. I have been mostly staying away from the library so far this year, which is another positive. I do get audiobooks from my library of books that I own and don’t count that against my goal since I am listening to books I do own. And lastly, I was able to post a review and check off an ARC from my list of older ARCs that I didn’t get the chance to read/review last year.

January hasn’t gone exactly to plan with blog posts and stuff, but I have been making progress with some of my 2022 reading goals already! Now, I’ll jump into my January wrap up. You can find a full list of the books that I read in January and the other books I read throughout the year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review. Here are the books that I read and listened to in January...

Print/E-Book Books:
These are the books that I read myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of January.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – 5 out of 5 stars
Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You by Misha Collins – 3 out of 5 stars

Aristotle and Dante was a reread. I wanted to refresh my memory of it since the sequel recently came out and I am hoping to read it this month. I loved it just as much as I did the first time I read it back in 2015 (I think). I mentioned before how I really like Misha Collins, especially from knowing him from the TV show Supernatural. His book of poems Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You was good, but I didn’t love it. I found it hard to really connect to any of the poems. But it was interesting getting a different glimpse into his life and who he is through his poems.


Audiobooks:
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of January.

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Gilded by Marissa Meyer – 5 out of 5 stars – Review
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon – 4 out of 5 stars
Well Met by Jen DeLuca – 4 out of 5 stars

I received an ARC of Gilded from Netgalley last year, but I didn’t get the chance to read it. My library had the audiobook, so I listened to it and it was SO GOOD! I loved it so much. You can check out my mini review (linked above) to see more of what I thought. I really liked Instructions for Dancing. Nicola Yoon has been hit or miss for her books for me. Some I really love and some are “meh”, but this one was great and I enjoyed listening to the audiobook. I’ve been seeing Well Met around for so long and I bought the e-book last year, but decided to give the audiobook a chance since my library had it available. I really liked it! I can definitely see why it was talked about a lot. It made me really want to go to a Renaissance festival again. Where I used to live there was one two weekends out of the year and that was fun. I am excited to pick up the sequel and hopefully it’s just as good.


DNF (Did Not Finish):
These are the books that I tried to read in the month of January, but they ended up not being for me so I will not be continuing them.

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The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

The Unit was a book that I got from the library last year and didn’t get the chance to read it, so I tried to at the start of this year. It sounded really interesting and I probably didn’t give it a fair chance by I reading about 15% of it before I decided I was done. I felt it was taking too long for anything to really happen and I was losing interest fast. Other books were calling my name instead. I kind of want to give it a second chance, but I know I probably will never get around to that unless an audiobook becomes available. I’ve owned Landline for such a long time now and I finally decided to give it a chance and holy crap was it boooooring. I listened to half of the audiobook and just could not do it anymore. I was so bored and I really did not like the main character Georgie. She was beyond annoying.

What books did you read in January? Have you read any of the books that I read? Feel free to link me to your wrap up post, so I can check it out!

I was able to catch up and comment on your posts a few days ago, so that was exciting. I will probably do that again this weekend and also reply to comments. I need to work on those blog posts of mine that I meant to do in January and never did, sigh. Hopefully this weekend I can do that too. 🙂

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| January.

I hope you have a great day!

Book Haul|| January.

Hey!

I am going to just jump right into my January book haul since it’s posted late (wanted to get it up a couple days ago) and I will talk more about things that happened in January in my wrap up later this week. You can check out a full list of the books that I own over here. There’s links to different pages on my blog that show my e-books and my physical books. Here are the books that I got in January…

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I had to get Reminders of Him because it’s Colleen Hoover. I have to have all of her books. I also had to get Morgan Rhodes’ new book Echoes and Empires because I loved her Falling Kingdoms series so much, so I am excited for her new book. When You Get the Chance I decided to get because it mentions LiveJournal and I have had a LiveJournal since high school, so I knew it would bring back memories from those days. I do still use my LiveJournal once in a while. I’m not as active writing in my journal as I used to be back in high school though haha. 😛 I saw Roxy the other day at Target and it sounded interesting and weird. I like Neal Shusterman, so I decided to buy it. Hopefully I like it!

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There’s this store here called “Ollie’s” and they sell a ton of stuff discounted and they also have a section in the store of books, so I got these four above from there. I always go there just to check out their book section because I always end up finding something to buy. I don’t remember the exact price I paid for each one, but they were between $1.99-4.99, which is awesome! 😀

Roxy not pictured because I bought it days after posting this on my bookstagram and didn’t want to retake this picture because I really like it.

E-Books:

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Running Wild by K.A. Tucker
Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall
Well Played by Jen DeLuca
The Lobotomist’s Wife by Samantha Greene Woodruff

I didn’t get a ton of e-books in January. I’ve been becoming more and more picky about buying e-books since I already have so many that I need to read lol. I had to have Running Wild because I love the series so much. I am really excited to read the new book. I really like Alexis Hall, so I decided to get Something Fabulous since it was pretty cheap and sounded good. Well Played was on sale for $1.99 (I think), so I got that because I read Well Met in January and really liked it. The Lobotomist’s Wife sounded pretty good and it was free with Amazon First Reads.

Have you read any of the books that I got in January? Feel free to link me to your haul post if you have one, so I can check it out!

After work today I’m going to catch up with your posts from the last few weeks! I know I didn’t come around much in January like I hoped I would. I also plan to work on my January wrap up, which should hopefully be posted in the next couple days.

In case you missed it;
Mini Review|| Gilded.
2022 Reading Goals.

I hope you have a great!