January Wrap Up + Haul

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

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan // 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).



An Ember In The Ashes & A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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

Thank you to the girls from the Bookish Melbournites for giving me these books and for being wonderful people in general. I love you all heaps. Thank you to Bec, Alex, Dani, Lissa and Anne for these.

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?


4 thoughts on “January Wrap Up + Haul

  1. What a good month you had! I also ended up buying a couple of ebooks this month – like only a couple of dollars worth – which is a surprise for me. I did pay for shipping for another book, but that’s it.

    I think I read the same amount of books as you. Frostbood had to be my favourite last month – it was just too good haha.

    Thanks for the post!

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