January has felt like the fastest and slowest month all at once, and personally I’m glad it’s over. University has started up again, for the last time, and I’m hardly prepared to face the wrath of deadlines again.
However, when books are concerned, it’s been a fairly successful month! I’ve fell in love with new characters, completed one of my favourite series and began reading a few new authors.
My January Reading Goals
This month I planned to read six books, all of which I’ve managed to complete in time for February.
- The Raven King | Maggie Stiefvater (5/5)
- There’s Someone Inside Your House | Stephanie Perkins (1/5)
- Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo (4/5)
- Spellslinger | Sebastien de Castell (5/5)
- Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo (5/5)
- Dear Future Historians: Lyrics and Exegesis of Rou Reynolds for the Music of Enter Shikari | Rou Reynolds (5/5)
Total pages read: 2,116
Current Goodreads Challenge: 6 (12% Complete) 2 ahead of schedule
Male Authors: 2
Female Authors: 3
Genres Read: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, LGBT, Magic, Horror, Contemporary, Mystery, Music, Thriller, Nonfiction
Triggers Found: Strong Language, Violence, Blood/Gore, Anger, Death, Drugs/Alcohol, Depression/Suicide, Abuse
Favourite reads of the month:
Top Five Tuesdays
My new years resolution was to begin creating more content on this blog, and I’ve definitely succeeded with the help of these types of posts. It’s been deeply enjoyable to ramble and decide what to dedicate the post to each week. There’s been a lot of reflecting on 2017 this month, but I’m planning on moving onto more interesting Top Fives in February.
- Best Reads of 2017
- Worst Reads of 2017
- Anticipated 2018 Releases
- Most Heartbreaking Deaths in YA Fiction
Character of the Month
This month’s character was dedicated to Ronan Lynch of The Raven Cycle, in celebration after completing the series as my first book of 2018. He became one of my favourite fictional characters since reading the first instalment, and it definitely suits him to become the face of January 2018.