January was pretty swell for me in terms of blogging, especially considering I met my goal of posting at least 4/7 days a week every week since the year started. I got started on my #ReadDiverseBooks challenge a little late this year, but I’ve made some great progress with that as well! And of course, I promised I would do a book haul post, because I did get a decent amount of books for Christmas + some awesome book mail in the past month as well.
Books I Read This Month
I read a total of 10 books this month, which isn’t bad, but it is still less than my goal for this month was. I plan on reading 150 books this year, so I’d like to read about 12-15 books every month from now on to make sure I meet that goal.
- Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera – ★★★★★
- Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee – ★★★★
- The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke – ★★★
- Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick – ★★
- Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – ★★★★
- Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman – ★★★★★
- A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – ★★
- Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine – ★★★
- Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock – ★★★★★
So far: 5/50 (posts, not just reviews) | Goal for 2/31/17: 12/50
So far: 2/50 | Goal for 2/31/17: 10/50
So far: 4/36 | Goal for 2/31/17: 8/36
Alright, now we’re gonna do the fun part. I got a number of really awesome books in December & January, and I did my best to get quality pictures of all of them.
I am SO HAPPY that I own this beautiful book, and I have some super amazing friends who bought me The Night Court room spray and The House of Mist bookish candle! Raquel just added a TON of new scents to her website, so check them out here!
The only new one out of this bunch is Queen of Shadows, but look how nice it looks!! I couldn’t resist taking a picture of all of them together. I’m super excited for Empire of Storms to be released in paperback in September, so my collection will be complete~
IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL I’M IN ACTUAL TEARS. THANKS MOM YOU’RE SO GOOD TO ME
These are both from my Gran-Jan, and they each came with these personalized notes that were really sweet since she couldn’t come up for Christmas like she originally planned.
This was a gift from a friend of my partner, since they helped her pack up her house to move to Massachusetts. And now it’s mine, haha.
These were gifts from my parents since me & Charlie just finished playing the video game on the PS2. I’m hoping to get Persona 5 for them for their birthday in April, but these are definitely great reads in the meantime.
Fun fact: I didn’t edit this photo at all. That artwork is so detailed and poignant. I love it.
So yeah! That’s my wrap-up post. I’ll be posting a February TBR shortly, if I can get it together before I go to work tonight. Gotta love Wednesdays. Link your own wrap-up in the comments below if you’d like! I’d love to see how your month went.