January Wrap-Up!

Hi all! It’s been such a long time since I’ve done a wrap up. I hope to continue them though, because I love reading them on other blogs. This month, I read 8 novels — which is great considering I was in a big reading slump in late 2021. Anyways, I hope you enjoy!

Novels I Read

(ARC) The Girl Who Ruined Christmas by Cindy Callaghan: (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was surprisingly good! It was funny and odd in the best ways possible. Review to come!

The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese: (4.25 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was really sweet. I’ll definitely be checking out more books by the author now.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: (4.25 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have so many mixed feelings on this book. I loved it, but also disliked it at times. Review to come!

The Double Life of Danny Day by Mike Thayer: (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐The narrator of the audiobook really brought the characters to life! I highly recommend listening to it. Review to come!

(ARC) When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord: (3.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐ I’m sorry to say that this book was a bit disappointing. You win some you lose some I guess. Review to come!

Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma: (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was so magical! Review to come.

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden: (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐I was itching to read a thriller, and this was the perfect read for me! It had a sweet message, but was still very scary. I hope to continue the rest of the series as well. Review to come!

Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis: (3.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐ Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one as much as I had hoped. I think my expectations were too high. The cover is stunning though. Review to come!

Graphic Novels and Manga read

Children of the Whales Volume 5 by Abi Umeda: (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐The illustrations are beautifully done. It’s such an interesting series as well.

Shortcake Cake Volume 10 by Suu Morishita: (3.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The plot was a bit too confusing in this volume. It’s still a fun series though!

The Promised Neverland Volume 20 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu: (4.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was the last volume in the series! I loved the earlier volumes, but didn’t particularly like the ending of the story.

This was a picture I did for the Game On book tour TBRandBeyond Tours hosted!

Total Number Of Books Read: 11

Total Number Of Posts Published: 5

Average Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars or 7.5/10

Some of my goals for February include…

  • Finish two Netgalley ARCs
  • Read 5 novels
  • Drink lots of water

And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed reading about my January in books, I’d love to know about yours too! Have a lovely day!

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  1. The double life of Danny Day sounds really good. I’ve added it to my tbr. Can’t wait for your review. Hope you have a good month.

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    1. you too! and thank you so much, I hope you love danny day as well ❤

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  2. Great wrap up! Looks like you had an awesome month of reading. I can’t wait to read The Mistletoe Motive cos I absolutely adore Chloe Liese’s romances 😍 Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance looks really cute so I’ll defo be on the lookout for your review of that! I also just bought the first few vols. of Promised Neverland it looks so good! I hope you have a fab February!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you love it. It’s nice to know that you liked Chloe Liese other works, I’ll def check them out too! Yes, Radha and Jai was really sweet. Ahh The Promised Neverland was such a roller coaster, I hope you love it! Thank you so much so much, have a great february too ❤


  3. great post! i really need to read The Song Of Achilles soon. hope you have a great february 💕

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    1. Thank you! haha yes, the song of achilles is worth the read. While I didn’t love it, it’s such a unique read. All the best in February to you too! ❤


  4. You did well to read so many books considering you were previously in a slump and I’m glad you enjoyed a fair few!! Especially the Chloe Liese book, I really want to check out their books!! I’m glad you enjoyed Small Spaces too. It sounds really good!!
    Thank you soooo much for sharing my post. I’m glad you liked it!! 💕💕 Best of luck with your February goals (I need to drink more water too) and I hope you have a great month! 🥰

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    1. Aww thank you Sophie! yes, me too. Chloe liese looks like a really fun author! Ahh Small Spaces was so great. It’s really spooky hehe. Ofc, I love your posts! haha yes, why is staying hydrated so hard? You too!! ❤ ❤

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  5. may says:

    Great wrap up!
    I’ve read The Mistletoe Motive in December and loved it as well. I’m excited to pick up more books by Chloe Liese when I’m in a mood for romance again (which doesn’t happen very often but sometimes I just crave something cute and lighthearted!)
    Have a great February 💛

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    1. Thank you! Yes, sometimes that’s all I want to read haha. I’m glad you also liked The Mistletoe Motive! Have a wonderful february too ❤


  6. Looks like you had a great reading month! I’m so happy to see that you liked Small Spaces, I like the series a lot 🥰 I’m only on Volume 2 of The Promised Neverland but I’m loving the books and I hope to finish the series this year 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing my post! ❤️

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    1. Yes, thank you Caro! Me too, I look forward to reading Dead Voices and Dark waters as well. I love TPN, I hope you love it too hehe. Ofc, it’s my pleasure! ❤

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