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A strong start // January Wrap Up

After reading 10 books in January I have now hit a slump. Whyyy!!! As evident by my February TBR there a bunch of books I want to be reading right now but just physically can’t. It’s annoying.

I’m hoping that once I share my thoughts and feelings on the books I’ve read recently it’ll free up brain space and get me motivated to read again. (Please. I beg).

Like I said, I read 10 books in January which I am very happy with. Considering the fact that my goal for the year is 30 books, I’m already 1/3 of the way towards that. I definitely made the most of my three weeks off uni :))


I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

I wasn’t sure about this book when I first picked it up. The characters were a bit younger then I was expecting and the writing not as mature.

This book follows two girls who, while part of the same friend group, have a kind of rivalry which hits an all time high when they have to team up to make a movie for a film festival.

The characters being on the younger side (I feel so old saying “young” they’re like 15-16) actually ended up being for the best as a lot of the characters actions can be blamed on the hormones. In the end I ended up really enjoying it.

Review


You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

The end of December and start of January was dedicated to catching up a little bit more on the McManus releases I’ve been meaning to get to. Unfortunately You’ll Be the Death of Me turned out to be my least favourite of her books I’ve read so far.

While I liked the fact that this moved away from high-school gossip and drama and focuses on more “heavier” stuff it just didn’t hit the same. I wasn’t as invested in the action or characters which is a shame. Still glad I’m almost caught up on McManus’ books though.

Review


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January Wrap Up + Reading Challenge Update

Howdy and hello!

We have officially completed the first month of 2021. Let’s give ourselves a round of applause. I think we need it. 👏👏👏

I started the year off with a reading slump but you wouldn’t think so considering the fact that I read eleven books this month. Eleven! That means I’m over 25% of the way through my reading goal for the year and I’ve just started.

The thing that ended up helping me get over the slump I was in at the start of the year was the New Years Reading Resolution Challenge created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura. Writing out my TBR to fit the prompts was a motivator or sorts so thank you to Laura for tagging me in the challenge!


A weird thing about my book slump? I was still reading, and wanting to read, but the only thing my brain allowed me to read was the Heroes of Olympus series. Why!? I have no answers. I have no explanation. In the end I ended up reading the entire series except from The Lost Hero which I skipped over because I re-read a year or two ago and didn’t want to do it again. I literally read The Son of Neptune, a 500+ page book, in one day. It was wild.

If you’re, for some reason, interested in my thoughts on every book in this series, I did a whole post about it the other day:) This also completed the challenge of: Screw Resolutions, I Quit! // Re-read an old favourite, specifically the bonus question:  Re-read an entire series.


Back in late December/early January I made a list of series I want to start and also some series I want to continue on with and I got started on that list straight away by reading:


Get a Lift, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert has been on my radar for a while now as I try to dip my toes in some more adult romance and I can now officially say that it deserves the hype!

I was initially taken aback by the fact that sit is set in England and the vibes just weren’t what I expected but I got over that pretty quick and came to love everything about this book from the various types of representation to the romance which I couldn’t help but ship (Red🖤). Apparently the sequel is even better. How that could even be possible, I don’t know but I’m excited to find out.

This completed the challenge of Learn a New Skill // Read a book from a genre you never usually read.

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January Wrap Up

Hi, hey, hello and welcome to my blog 🙂

January is finally over. I’m not trying to wish my life away or anything but January has just felt like the longest month ever.

This month has included: my mum talking about divorce causing my anxiety to flare worse then it has in months (thank fuck that’s all ok now), my bio dad just seemed to forget I existed and someone really close to me and my family is in hospital. And if that wasn’t enough there was also talks of World War III, a whole country on fire, and now a virus spreading across the globe. And through it all I’ve just been like:

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We’re really living in apocalyptic times my dudes.

Thankfully the one thing that went well this month though is my reading! And really thats all that matters.

I managed to read 5 books this month and pretty decent, hefty books too. I set myself a TBR this month and I’m thrilled to say I managed to tick some of those off so without further ado …

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