Monthly Wrap-Up: January ’18

MonthlyWrap-UPJanuary went by so quick. I felt so sluggish at the beginning of the month, but finally feel like I’ve gotten back into the swing of things. I actually found time to blog hop before the month was out. Can you believe it? This month I read five books. My goal this year is to actually spend more time reading books and as a result, I will be reading less. I’m still working on those DIY bookmarks I promised I’d have a giveaway for. I’m almost done, so look for a giveaway to come your way late February, early March. Ish.

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones was my favorite read in January. It was my first five-star read of the year and I fell in love immediately with it. Cover is linked to Goodreads. Gushing review coming soon.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No read this month received less than three stars from me.

Reviews Posted This Month:

Read, Review Coming Soon:

(covers linked to Goodreads)

Notable Blog Posts This Month:

2017 Fourth Quarter Book Haul: No Self-Control – I bought far too many books toward the end of the year and as a result, I’m going to try really hard not buy too many books this year. Yeah, I’m laughing at me too.

Kernels of Nonsense: Why I’m Reading Less in 2018 – A more in depth look at why I’m planning to read less this year.

Reading Challenges:

Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only participating in one reading challenge.

1. The 2018 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This month I read one debut book: By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell.

  • Challenge Goal: 12 books; Current Count: 1 book

February Releases I’m Excited For:

Month in Review

How is your 2018 going so far? Have you read a five-star read yet? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.

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34 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: January ’18

  1. I read, and liked, American Panda. It’s light and funny, but also deals with some serious family issues. Nothing less than 3 stars sounds like a winning month to me. Glad the month picked up for you, and you were able to get back into things.

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  2. Wonderful to have a book to gush over – the best kind of reading. And very wise of you not to pressure yourself into too much or too big a book goal for the year. Reading after all is about enjoyment. Happy Feb.

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  3. Ah, that’s awesome that you had such an awesome reading month! I’ve read 12 books so far (almost finished with my 13th), and I still have yet to rate one 5 stars! I’ve had a couple of 4 stars, but mignonette of my Reads seem to be 3 stars so boo!

    I’ve had an ARC of The Belles since last year, and I still haven’t read it yet. The fact that it’s so big is intimidating. 🙈

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