January has been a good month in terms of reading and buying books. It was also a time where I got to see many of my bookish friends again and meet new ones, which was fun. The YA Room had an inauguration picnic where we snacked on delicious sweets, swapped books and talked about books and life outside of the bookish community. Thank you to Sarah and Alex for hosting this. It was sad that some couldn’t make it, but hopefully we have another meet up where everyone will be present.
I also attended the Penguin Teen Showcase which was fun! We all received a not-so-mysterious black box from them (most of us spoiled ourselves by seeing the Sydney people unbox it. I also bought Valentine by Jodi McAllister, breaking my ban of not buying books. Oops, I’m very bad at this.
I read 17 books in January. So here are the books I read in January. Most of these are library books and I have returned them, which is why there is no photo for this.
Saga Volume 1 by Brain K. Vaughan // 5/5 stars
Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven // 3/5 stars
Ida by Allison Evans // 3/5 stars
When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah // 4/5 stars
Saga Volume 2 by Brain K. Vaughan // 4/5 stars
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo // 5/5 stars
Monstress Volume 1 by Marjorie M. Liu // 2/5 stars
Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat // 3/5 stars
Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan // 4/5 stars
Frostblood by Elly Blake // 4/5 stars
Princes Gambit by C. S. Pacat // 4/5 stars
Kings Rising by C. S. Pacat // 4/5 stars
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone // 5/5 stars
The Blazing Star by Imani Josey // 3/5 stars
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo // 4.5/5 stars
The Crucible by Arther Miller // 4/5 stars
And finally, my haul which may look like a lot, but trust me. I only spent $94 on these (yes I calculated this. I also calculated that I saved around $200-$300).
Half Lost by Sally Green
The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
Rebel In The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Benard
Valentine by Jodi McAlister
So these books came last minute and I’m very excited to read these. I also have another book coming but I’ll include that in my February haul.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
That’s all I have for you today. How many books did you read in January? Did you have a good reading month?