January was a really good reading month for me. The month felt like it went on forever – and the amount I managed to read reflects this. In total in January I read 12 books – mostly ebooks but I also managed to fit in 3 audiobooks and two paperbacks that I already owned.
I finally got around to reading A Conjuring of Light and I don’t know why I waited so long – it was great! I also got to the latest in The Invisible Library series – which in case you haven’t read it, is a brilliant adult fantasy series based around a secret library that connects worlds, book loving librarians and all sorts of other fun stuff like dragons.
This month I also binge read most of a UK crime series that I’d somehow missed out on but is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. If you like crime novels and haven’t read any David Mark, I’d suggest checking his books out.
Reading more physical books at home is one of my goals for the year, as over the years I’ve managed built up quite a collection of unread books that I really want to start making a dent on. Earlier this year I published a blog post on the books I really wanted to read in 2018 – I haven’t managed any of these yet, but most as physical books that I do really want to get to sometime soon.
My blogging schedule over the past few months has slowed down quite a bit, as various other commitments have been taking priority and I just don’t have so much time to dedicate to post writing. This year I’m going to try and take it as it comes, write about what I’m interested in and not put too much pressure on myself to post at set times – I hope you all bear with me!
- Nomad, James Swallow
- Sorrow Bound (Aector McAvoy #3), David Mark
- A Conjuring of Light, V. E. Schwab
- All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
- Taking Pity (Aector McAvoy #4), David Mark
- Dead Pretty (Aector McAvoy #5), David Mark
- The One, John Marrs
- Cruel Mercy (Aector McAvoy #6), David Mark
- The Winter’s Child, Cassandra Parkin
- The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4), Genevieve Cogman
- The Enhanced, T. C. Edge
- Hybrid, T. C. Edge
Blog posts published:
- 2017 in review
- 8 books I’m definitely going to read in 2018
Goodreads Challenge 2018 progress: 12/80
I hope everyone had a great January! I know I’m a bit late, but what were some of your favourite reads last month? Any plans for February?
7 thoughts on “January wrap up”
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of any of the books you read in January, but I’ll have to look up David Mark. I was just thinking that I haven’t read any good crime novels in a while. xD
I think the best books I read in January were The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and the Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire. Oh, and Wintersong/Shadowsong, but that was this past week, which is technically February, so I’m cheating a little bit. 😉 But they were still really good reads.
I really enjoyed the David Mark books last month! I’ve been meaning to read The Cruel Prince but haven’t had a chance to pick it up – glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 I also still need to get to Shadowsong – I really liked Wintersong!
Read the first of the David Mark books several years ago and loved it. You’ve reminded me that perhaps I should binge read the rest.
I’d definitely check them out – I really enjoyed them! I love it when I find a series that has a few for me to catch up on!
i still haven’t gotten to A Conjuring of Light yet so i’m glad to hear you liked it!!
It was really good – I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
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