Monday, February 2, 2015

January reading wrap up

I've talked a lot in recent weeks about the books I read last year and which were my favourite and least favourites blah blah blah. But I sort of feel like I end up giving my love to the same books over and over again. And as a result, a whole stack of really awesome books slip under the radar. So I figure that each month, I'll do a little wrap up of what I've been reading and give the books that I don't immediately want to force everyone to read a little bit of love.

Books read: 29. Don't ask me how. I have no clue.
New books vs rereads: 19-10. Well, so much for my equal-numbers-of-new-books-and-rereads plan...
Most read genre: Paranormal scraped into first place with six books, but crime and contemporary were close behind with two books each.
Favourite book: Every Word by Ellie Marney. It was everything I wanted and more, and I can't wait until the final book in the trilogy comes out at the end of the month.
Least favourite book: Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence. At least it gave me an excuse to clear out my reaction gif folder...
Favourite cover: A tie between A Thousand Pieces of You and Shadow and Bone. They're both gorgeous!
Diverse Books Project: So far, this is going pretty well! Although I have noticed that I seem to have an unfair bias towards female narrators, so I'm going to try and rectify that over the next little while. In case you're interested, here are the videos I posted in January:

Here's what I read this month - 1 graphic novel, 1 non-fiction book, and 27 novels, all with links to my Goodreads reviews!

Every Word Two Boys Kissing
5 star books: 
Every Word - Ellie Marney || Two Boys Kissing - David Levithan

All the Truth That's in Me
4.5 star books: All the Truth That's In Me - Julie Berry

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1) Frankenstein Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Life After Life: A Novel Nona and Me Parasite (Parasitology, #1) The Dead (The Enemy #2) Fairest: Levana’s Story (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5) Girl, Stolen Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2)
4 star books: A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray || Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard || Frankenstein - Mary Shelley || Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo || Life After Life - Kate Atkinson || Nona and Me - Clare Atkins || Parasite - Mira Grant || The Dead - Charlie Higson || Fairest - Marissa Meyer || Girl, Stolen - April Henry (no review yet, because this is next week's Diverse Books Project book) || Veronica Mars: Mr Kiss and Tell - Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

3.75 star books: Laurinda - Alice Pung

Alex As Well Living With The Dead (Women of the Otherworld, #9) Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, #4) A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4)
3.5 star books: Alex As Well - Alyssa Brugman || Living with the Dead - Kelley Armstrong || Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris || Four to Score - Janet Evanovich || A Fistful of Charms - Kim Harrison

Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) The Lost Continent Anil's Ghost Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2) Finding Jennifer Jones (Jennifer Jones, #2) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate (Season 8, #3) March
3 star books: Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice || The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson || Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje || Map of Bones - James Rollins || Finding Jennifer Jones - Anne Cassidy || Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate - Drew Goddard || March - Geraldine Brooks

Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: A Tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys (Pride and Prejudice Continues, # 3)
2.5 star books: Mr Darcy's Great Escape - Marsha Altman

Lady Chatterley's Lover
2 star books: Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence

What did you read in January?

K xx


  1. 29 books! I am in awe of you! I honestly bow down like you are now the queen of my reading world. I was proud of my 10 but 29 just blows that out of the water. I love your use of the pie chart it’s really interesting to see what type of books someone reads when its broken down like that. I hope you have another amazing reading month and I look forward to see if you top 29.

  2. You win the world for SO MANY BOOKS!! WOW! I read 24 and I was quite pleased, lol, and like 5 of those were even comics. >.> I've severely slowed down of late, but ah, that's okay with me. xD Ahhhh All The Truth That's In Me gave me SUCH feels. I nearly bawled. I love Judith.

  3. Wow. 29 books in one month?! Amazing! Thank you for sharing all of these - I love discovering new books to read!
    Beth x

  4. Yeah, I'm not sure I'll ever top 29. Well. Not unless someone decides to pay me to sit around and read all day and I can stop looking for a full time job!

  5. Seriously, I was NOT expecting anything that happened in All the Truth That's In Me. Probably because I thought it was a contemporary novel. WHOOPS.


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