January Wrap Up

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Wow, is this what it feels like to actually be productive again? Honestly it’s such a relief to finally be getting back to my old routine with reading and blogging. I’m still working on it but thank you all for bearing with me! My anxiety has kept me from commenting, reading, and blogging but I’m finally feeling like I can do this again!

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January Wrap-Up

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I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m stuck in an eternal slump. Please send help! I honestly think the cure for me would be to take a break from review copies and read the books I have that I’ve been dying to read. I just have so many review copies I still need to finish that I feel guilty doing that but it’d be better than this endless “everything slump”!

Thank you all for your comments and support, know that I appreciate it all even if I’m still really absent!

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January Wrap-Up

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So surprisingly enough January ended up being a decent month even though half way through I felt like I was on the verge of both a blogging slump and a reading slump. However, I kind of forced my way through it and now I’m hoping to get a little bit more on track this month.

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Books Read This Month: 9

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel CaineHeart of Iron by Ashley PostonDaughter of the Burning City by Amanda FoodyThe Ravenous by Amy LukavicsBad Romance by Heather DemetriosLocke & Key, Vol. 2 by Joe HillLocke & Key, Vol. 3 by Joe HillLocke & Key, Vol. 4 by Joe HillLocke & Key, Vol. 5 by Joe Hill

I have to say I was kind of disappointed that I didn’t read more and that all of the books were “meh”, the only ones I enjoyed were “Bad Romance” and the Locke & Key graphic novels. Everything else didn’t live up to my expectations, unfortunately.

Reviews Finished This Month:

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Tags & Memes Done This Month:

Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors I Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read in 2017…and Failed

Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Bookish Goals and Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read and Loved!

Other Posts Done This Month:

December Wrap-Up

January TBR

1,000 Followers Q&A Announcement

Down The TBR Hole #12

January New Releases

Q&A Answers

Down The TBR Hole #13

2018 Beat the Backlist TBR

Down The TBR Hole #14

Christmas & January Book Haul

Books I Recently Added To My TBR

Discussion Post: Longer Reviews vs. Shorter Reviews

Currently Reading:

Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)

I am in love already, this series is badass.

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How was your reading and blogging month this January?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, February?

Let me know in the comments!

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January Wrap-Up


Well I didn’t get as much done this month as I wanted to but it was still pretty decent! I’m trying to finish up some ARCs (which can take a while if I’m not enjoying them) and still trying to catch up on comments and posts, I’m really awful at this sometimes it’s like I’m in a commenting slump if that makes sense? However, I’m trying my best to chat with you all!

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Books Read This Month: 6

This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabNight Film by Marisha PesslEverything I Never Told You by Celeste NgExo by Fonda LeeThe Walking Dead, Vol. 02 by Robert KirkmanThe Walking Dead, Vol. 03 by Robert Kirkman

I’m continuing on with The Walking Dead graphic novel series (and boy is it not disappointing) and the only book that really blew me completely away this month was “Night Film” which is honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read. I need to get my review up, sorry!

Reviews Finished This Month

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab

Amulet #1-7 by Kazu Kibuishi

Exo by Fonda Lee

Tags & Memes Done This Month

Ringing In The New Year Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Totally Should’ve…..Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Graphic Novel Favorites & TBR

Other Posts Done This Month

Best Books of 2016 Part 2: Backlist Books

2016 End of Year Book Survey

December Wrap-Up

January TBR

HUGE Christmas 2016 Book Haul

Most Anticipated Releases: First Half of 2017 (Part 1)

Discussion Post: Things I Want To See More Of In Books

What I’m Currently Reading

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I was supposed to have finished this already but reading “Exo” took me too long so here I am, but I’m actually really enjoying this book so far! I’ve seen a lot of “meh” and negative reviews for it so I wasn’t expecting something this enjoyable.

How was your reading and blogging month this January?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, February?

Let me know in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2016

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Well January wasn’t exactly kind to my reading/blogging schedule. I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump, when I finally finished my books I just couldn’t get the reviews written and posted. I apologize for my crappy blogging this month guys, hopefully February I can get back into my groove and post regularly.

I actually read more books than I reviewed and I’m really ashamed of myself, hopefully I can just sit and type them all up this week……

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Books I Read/Reviewed This Month: 11 (6 Were Graphic Novels…..)

I enjoyed most of my reads but a lot of them were just so-so and not super impressive. I’ve been on a graphic novel binge since reading the INCREDIBLE “Nimona”, I’m slowly wading through and finding the hidden little gems in the graphic novel world.

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)

“The Monstrumologist” by Rick Yancey – 5/5

I really enjoyed this book I don’t have any complaints about it, it blends historical fiction and horror excellently. It’s the perfect amount of gore and slow, suspenseful scares. If you’re looking for a horror book that has a ton more to offer other than scares, this is definitely worth a look.

Review here.


The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

“The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket – 3/3

No I never got the chance to read this series when I was a kid and I really should have, because it really isn’t enjoyable for me as an adult. The writing is very simple because after all it is a children’s series and overall that’s what it read like. While Harry Potter is an enjoyable “children’s series” for all ages, A Series of Unfortunate Events is not.

It was interesting enough but I really should have read it when I was younger, it would have been so much better I’m sure.

Review here.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo – 4/5

All aboard the hype train! Choo-choo! This book definitely lives up to all expectations, usually you can’t trust overly hyped books but this one is definitely the exception. It’s fast paced and full of action.

I have a lot of love for this book, even though I really didn’t like “Shadow and Bone” that much. So if you have a similar problem “Six of Crows” is still worth a look.

Review here.


“Nimona” by Noelle Stevenson – 5/5

My first and favorite graphic novel! I’ve just started reading graphic novels and from the few I’ve read “Nimona” is still the best in my opinion. It’s hilarious, quirky, and beautiful. I have zero complaints about it at all, it really is perfect.

If you’ve never read a graphic novel before this is the perfect one to get you started and hooked.

Review here.

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)

“Ice Like Fire” by Sara Raasch – 3/5

This is the sequel to “Snow Like Ashes”, which I loved. A lot of people did not enjoy this book as much as the first one so I had very low expectations for it when I started. Honestly it was not as good as the first book but it still had the world and characters I love so I still found myself enjoyed this book.

I haven’t written a review for this yet….I’m such a slacker. Sorry.

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“Saga, Vol. 1” & “Saga, Vol. 2” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – 3/5

These are HUGELY popular graphic novels, seriously the whole series has nothing but five star ratings. So my expectations were ridiculously high and thus I was a little disappointed. I have some complaints but the volumes I read were moderately enjoyable. I liked them but it wasn’t anything I was crazy about.

Combined review here.

Through the Woods

“Through the Woods” by Emily Carroll – 4/5

This is a graphic novel composed of five short stories, the artwork was gorgeous and the stories were creepy. That is a perfect recap of this book pretty much. In my review I rated each story separately if you want some more information.

Review here.

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

“Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – 3/5

I like Joe Hill so I had to check out his graphic novel series, plus it is pretty popular. Overall there was some creepy stuff and some disturbing stuff, so I don’t really know how I feel about the book as whole. I liked how interesting the plot was but I also really HATED the artwork, not a fan at all.

I’m kind of meh about it, I might have to read the next volume before I really determine that or not though.

I haven’t written a review for this one yet……awkward.

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

“Truthwitch” by Susan Dennard – 3/5

Everyone has been talking about this non-stop for at least half a year. At least. Seriously, this book has a CRAZY amount of hype. It fell a little flat too. That’s all I’ll say on this for now since I DO still have a review to write.

Review to come soon, sorry guys!



Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery

“Rat Queens, Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery” by Kurt J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch – 4/5

A very awesome graphic novel, plenty of great humor and fantasy elements. I love fantasy and this was a fun fantasy to read. I LOVED the Queens, they were hilarious and badass all at once. Definitely going to invest in more of the series!

I just finished this yesterday so my full review will be later, I have other reviewing priorities. Like books I read a few weeks ago…….

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So that wraps up my books for January! There’s definitely quite a few so I’m pretty happy with it, even though most were graphic novels.

Sorry I’ve been such a crappy poster lately though, I’m definitely hoping to get a bunch of reviews up soon though!

How was your January for blogging and reading? Let me know in the comments!