Hello guys! So January turned out to be a productive month for reading! I got through my whole planned TBR pile (which you can see in my January TBR post) and some extras too. In total I got through 8 books. Which for me, when working full time was quite good! I usually average about 4 or 5 books a month. So I definitely over-achieved last month. Before I get into my February TBR, I thought I would do a January wrap up to show you my ratings of these books and if you want to know my thoughts in more detail, the full reviews are already live.
So without further ado!
Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Short Knife – Even Caldecott 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town – Adam Christopher 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng 🌟🌟🌟
Little Disasters – Sarah Vaughan 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Whisper Man – Alex North 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty – Florence Given 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Mercies – Kiran Millwood Hargrave No rating DNF
So as you can see I rated the books fairly highly. I DNF’d one (The Mercies) not because it was bad, but I just couldn’t get into it. So I plan to revisit it at a later date. But overall a really good month. I used the TBR jar to select my books for February, exactly the same as I did last month as it seemed to work really well for me. So here is what I will be reading over the next few weeks.
Book club book:
The Secret Barrister – Stories of the Law and How it’s Broken.
The Once and Future Witches – Alix E Harrow
Fabulous Finn – Dave Wardell with Lynne Barrett-Lee
The Man Who Didn’t Call – Rosie Walsh
The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas
So this is my first five books that I’ll be reading, and same as last month, if I finish these with time to spare I will pick more books out of the jar to take me over until March. There are a couple of books that I am really looking for to this month, the first being my book club read. I’ve wanted to read The Secret Barrister for a long time, and I am so looking forward to actually sitting down and giving it a go. The other being Fabulous Finn, as it’s about a police dog and I love dogs. So I think I am going to love those. I am feeling a little hesitant about reading the Sarah J Maas book, as I tried to read A Court of Thorns and Roses in December and I just couldn’t get on with it, so I’m worried that I might find this the same. But only time will tell! I will see you all for my first review. Stay safe lovelies. x