January 2019 Wrap Up, Book Haul & Thoughts

img_7631Hello friends! Welcome, welcome. Today’s post is my January 2019 (!!!!!!!!) Wrap Up and Book Haul. 

It’s been long time since I last posted a monthly TBR on my Instagram… When I first posted my TBR for January, I wasn’t sure on whether or not I’d end up completing the TBR pile since I was pretty sick between the day after Christmas until through halfway of January.

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The books I had planned to read this month were:

  • Princess Jellyfish Volumes 01-04 by Akiho Higashimura
  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
  • We We’re Liars (re-read) by E. Lockhart
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie
  • 3 ARCs

That would have made 11 books this month! I actually did not manage to read any of the books I had wanted to. But! I did get to read 4 ARCs, which is honestly a huuge plus in my opinion.

Here’s what I actually read in January, in the order that I read them:

  • That Wolf-Boy is Mine! by Yoko Nogiri
  • The Whispering of Trees by C.Y. Bourgeois
  • Trust the Wolf (Shift, #1) by Zoe Ashwood
  • Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson
  • Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Bearly Married (Shift, #0.5) by Zoe Ashwood
  • 806 by Cynthia Weil
  • Foreign to You by Jeremy Martin

I read so many good books this month! I don’t even know how to properly express how much I enjoyed these stories individually… Like, I read some urban/fantasy this month, I read some contemporary. I read more than I thought I would too. I’m pretty happy with the amount of books (8) I was able to read!

What did I post this month? 

I posted quite a bit to be honest with you. I didn’t think that I would have ended up posting this much in the beginning of the year. Actually, no. That’s a lie. I intended to dive back into blogging, 100%. I wanted to go full-boar, right back into the game.

Quickly into January I figured out just how exhausting and time-taxing going back into blogging at 100% fully was. So I came up with new plan. — 1. I would try and read more books, and pace my reviews so I would both have more time in my life to pursue other things. 2. Hopefully with having more time to pursue other things would enable me to not confine myself to my room, but I’d hopefully be able to produce better blog posts.

BACK TO WHAT I POSTED THOUGH… it doesn’t seem like much, but I actually ended up posting way more than I wanted to. Especially in terms of non-reviews.

The books I reviewed in January were:

I even reviewed two mangas !

Here are the books I acquired:

  • The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Forlorn Dimension (Ellen’s Friends, #1) by Matthew Satterlee
  • Winter’s Guardian (Her Guardian series #1) by G. Bailey
  • Golden Curse (Fantasy and Fairytales #1) by M. Lynn
  • Thief of Sparks (Starside Saga, #1) by Eric Kent Estrom
  • White Stag (Permafrost, #1) by Kara Barbieri
  • Afterlight by Rebecca Lim (library buy; .50 cents!)
  • For Finlay (For You Book 1) by J. Nathan
  • Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) by Patricia Briggs

There were sO many books I bought/downloaded for free in January. I am AMAZED. Hopefully I get around to reading a few of these soon because DANG. The titles have me hooked already.

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WHERE TO FIND ME:

 Instagram | Goodreads | Twitter

January Journal:

Jan. 24; January has past by so slowly, but also seriously quickly as well. I can’t even believe that it was only a month ago that it was Christmas Eve!

Jan. 30; If you want to listen to a chillhop lofi playlist on YouTube, then may I suggest “That 2 A.M. Fresh Air” — I like to listen to it when I have nothing really going on. Or even when I am editing my end-of-the-month-posts.

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So that’s all for January’s monthly wrap up, friends. 

Did you read anything this month?
And yes, I totally count fanfiction, manga, essays….anything you can think of!

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

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