Monthly Wrap Up || January 2019

Sooooo…January 2019 is already over??? What??? Where is the year going??? Already time has passed and I’ve given up on my New Years Resolutions whaatttttt anywaysss

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Reading

1. Grace and Fury: 4 stars | I enjoyed this feminist tale of sisters!
2. Six of Crows (reread): 5 stars | This book was amazing the first time and even better the second.
3. The Forest Queen: 3 stars | This gender bent robin hood was a cool premise but unfortunately poorly executed.
4. Crime and Punishment: 3 stars | Technically I started this in 2018 but I finished it this year and it was a monster.

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5. The Wicked Deep: 4.5 stars | I loved this creepy paranormal story way too much for my own good.
6. Caraval: 4 stars | This was such a wild ride, especially the ending, and I can’t wait to read the sequel!
7. Always and Forever, Lara Jean (reread): 5 stars | Ahh I love Lara Jean so much and I love this series it is perfection.
8. East: 3 stars | This was also a really cool concept with the East of the Sun, West of the Moon retelling, but poorly written.

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9. Waiting for Godot: 3 stars | All I have to say is that this was really absurd.
10. Small Town Hearts: 4.5 stars | This summer contemporary had so much food it was adorable and cute and perfect.
11. The Brightsiders: 3.5 stars | I didn’t love the story itself so much but the diversity in this book is simply incredible!
12. Shadow and Bone: 4 stars | I was so excited to read the original Grisha trilogy after loving SoC so much and it’s great ahh!

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Blogging

 

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Posts I Loved

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Life

  • I started my second semester of the school year this month! I’m taking it a lot more easy than I was last semester, and have more time for blogging now as a result, so that’s lovely!
  • I’ve been totally obsessed with Ariana Grande like the rest of the world haha! I love love breathin, thank u next, and 7 rings. I’ve basically had her on repeat all month!

 

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Let’s Chat

How many books did you read this month? How was your January? I’d love to chat in the comments below 🙂

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24 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up || January 2019

  1. If you love the Nordic legend East of the Sun, West of the Moon and was disappointed with West can I suggest Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George? It’s basically a straight expansion and retelling of the original tale and it’s one of my favorites. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read and re-read it! The author actually studied Scandinavian mythology at University and had a passion for Norway and the tale and it’s evident in every line. 🙂

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  2. Grace and Fury has been on my radar but I just haven’t gotten to it ah. Definitely want to read The Wicked Deep sometime soon! Hope you have a great February Kay!

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  3. Sameeee—I’m also failing at most of my 2019 goals 😂
    Also, glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Grisha trilogy so far! I just reread it and adored it. ❤
    Omg East, what a throwback. I probably read that like 7 years, lol. Dang, that's a bummer that you found it mediocre. Any recs on good East of the Sun, West of the Moon retellings?

    And I read 5 books in January, so I'm doing well for me (lol the ONE goal I'm still on top of; my goal is to read 50 books this year). Tho one of those reads was a novella and another was a graphic novel, so I haven't read a lot of pages, whoops. 😅

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      1. True true— better a few days than no days!
        And dang, we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled then. I think I might have read one other retelling around the same time as East, but I can’t remember how it compared. Probs around the same quality. :/
        And thanks! 🙂

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