Intro

cannot believe that it is February as I type this! I have no idea what happened to January! (Actually, I do. I was busy posting about it on instagram. In fact, the tl;dr is that I had a whole host of medical issues & grad school started.) January was a really busy month because I was doing readings for two intensive grad school courses as well as dealing with all those medical issues, so I read twenty three books this past month. Which is rather low for me. So, how was my month overall?  

What I Read This Month

Pretty good to be quite honest! I had four five star reads, The Queens Rising and The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross, Fire by Kristin Cashore and Namesake by Adrienne Young. 

I had a whole bunch of four star reads as well! My reread of A Court of Wings and Ruin was a four star. Other four star reads were: Sweet & Bitter Magic, The Once and Future Witches, A Sky Beyond the Storm, An Ember in the Ashes, The Lives of Saints, Master of One, and The Burning Shadow.  

As far as three star reads I had a few of those as well! Bitterblue, A Reaper at the Gates, Divine Blood, The Chalk Man, The Hiding Place, The Swallows, The Book of Two Ways, A Deal with the Elf King, The Assassin’s Blade, and To Love and to Loathe were all my three star reads.  

I only had one two star read: Truth, Lies and Second Dates.  

And I had no one star reads! Which is really fun. Sometimes I get one or two a month, but I think I picked books I knew I would like this month, and I think I did pretty well with that. 

My Thoughts

The most surprising thing this month for me was that Fire, was a five-star read. I liked Graceling and Bitterblue, but I adored Fire. And Namesake is now my highest rated Adrienne Young book!  I started several series, and some I plan to continue (Master of One, Origins) and others I don’t plan on continuing (Divine Blood). I also finished a few series’ and they had an epic conclusion. There were a few standalones I enjoyed by CJ Tudor and surprisingly I did not cry at Jodi Piccoult’s book. 

The most disappointing thing was that Deal with an Elf King I didn’t like as much. I really wanted to love the book, but I just thought it was okay. Kova has other works that are far superior to this one. I guess I was also disappointed in To Love and to Loathe because I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other book.  

I realized that I read a few novellas this month. Both for very popular series. I didn’t like The Assassin’s Blade as much as I wanted to. But it was nice to get backstory. The Lives of Saints was ridiculously gorgeous. The illustrations were beautiful and I enjoyed learning about the saints that make up that world. 

Looking to February…I don’t have a lot of books on my TBR. Mostly because my budget is shot due to medical issues. I don’t own a lot of TBR books at this point. (Only one; Wicked.) But I have a few books I own that I’m rereading that I didn’t like for some reason or another that are getting second chances before being sold or given away.  

Wicked, The Family Upstairs, Red Rising, Crier’s War, and There Will Come a Darkness are books I aim to read this month.

How was your January? What are you thinking of reading this month?  

Wow! It has been a few months since I’ve done any sort of wrap-up, but here we are. I had an excellent month, and I couldn’t ask for more! So…onto the monthly wrap up!

Overall Stats

Books Read: 38
Books Hauled: 6 +2 free ones
Book Reviews on Blog: 0
Other Posts: 1
ARCS Received: 1 (only because I’ve quit requesting)


What I Read


Favorite Books


Last Thoughts

I had an amazing month, and I did really well in terms of reading. I also found a new favorite genre: Regency Romance! I have really been enjoying my foray into it. It has one of my favorite tropes in about 80% of them: enemies to friends to lovers.

I love it.

How did you all do? What are you excited for next month?

Seriously, WHAT HAPPENED TO APRIL? I feel like we were just in March and *poof* it’s May. I keep saying “it’s April”. It isn’t. It’s May. A LOT has happened in the past month. Some good…some not so good. At this point the only reason I know what I had for breakfast is because I’ve pretty much had the same thing for breakfast the past month. Toast. And some variety of cream cheese. I don’t even know what is going on anymore. I do know what I read, however, so woo!

Books Read: 27
Books Hauled: whose counting anyways??! (It was 12.)
Book Reviews on Blog: 8
Other Posts: 12
ARCS Recieved: 7

I got back into doing some weekly memes, Goodreads Monday and WWW Wednesday specifically! I have enjoyed them. I reviewed 8 books this month. Some were older reviews, some were newer. I think I had a pretty good posting month, and I am happy with what I did!

Onto what I read! I had another great month of reading!

I had four five stars reads this month! Super exciting!

Not only did I have a great month in terms of reading, I started a Booktube Channel! You can find me here.

Keeping my fingers crossed for an awesome May!