we made it to 2020 y’all!!!!! (technically we did 3 months ago, but pretend along with me, will you?)
yes, i’m aware this is very late and i should not even be posting, but see the thing is, i’ve read some amazing books in january and absolutely had to share them with you guys because i Need to know your thoughts on them or convince you to read them if they have not yet crossed your radar.
and okay, maybe this is a little presumptuous, but i THINK i may have found some *gasp* new favourites of the year, already!!! so let’s get on with the books
I read a total of 15 books. 5 physical books 📕, 4 e-books 📱, & 6 audiobooks 🎧
YARC reads will be represented with this emoji: 🍚
Links will take you to my reviews for each book.
📕 Pumpkinheads: ✦✦✦✦✧
this was absolutely precious!! a perfect fall read (even though i read it late) with adorable artwork and a charming story, ugh i want one for every season!!
🎧 Illuminae: (reread #6 hehe) ✦✦✦✦✦
love the fact that every reread makes me more obsessed with this series 😗✌️
📱 Love and Other Train Wrecks: ✦✦✦✦✦
this book snuck up on me and stole my heart. an adorable story about a boy and a girl who are stuck in a train during a winter storm and try to outsmart it, only for everything to go horribly wrong (or,,,,,,horribly right,,,,,,,,i’m sorry)
there was just something so warm and sweet about this book that didn’t allow me to put it down.
📱 Come Tumbling Down: ✦✦✦✧✧
i adore the wayward children series but this one was the first to feel flat to me. i thought we spent too much time recapping and not enough time doing adventures
📕 A Curious Beginning: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)
VERONICA AND STOKER HAVE MY ENTIRE HEART!!! this is like adult/mature version of audrey rose and thomas cresswell from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series and i’m absolutely in love
(even if you don’t like to Stalking Jack the Ripper series, i highly suggest you try this series out bc it is very different from SJTR, it just shares the victorian setting and the very angsty, banter-filled relationship between the main leads)
🎧 Edgedancer: ✦✦✦✦✧
sanderson literally cannot disappoint and this novella was fun and filled with pancakes and strange adventures. i love my child, lift.
🎧 Mrs. Everything: ✦✦✧✧✧
this book felt unnecessarily tragic. this followed two sisters throughout the course of their life and the character profiles were incredibly well written, but it just felt entirely depressing and i was looking for some highlight and it felt like there were none.
📱 Lucky Caller: ✦✦✦✦✦
emma mills stealing my heart for the 5th time! go queen!!
📕 Thirteen: ✦✦✦✧✧ (3.5 stars)
this was a really interesting courtroom novel. i thought it was smart and clever in so many ways i couldn’t process. the only thing that took my enjoyment down was how the ending turned quite theatrical and the lawyer jargon that flew over my head.
definitely interested in more of the authors work
🎧 Frankly In Love: ✦✦✦✧✧ 🍚
this wasn’t a groundbreaking book in any sense but it was a fun and lighthearted and while i definitely had issues with the relationships, it gave me a few hours of entertainment.
📕 And Then There Were None: ✦✦✦✧✧
agatha christie’s mysteries are SO MUCH FUN to read. they are all fast paced, incredibly clever, and always offer twists you won’t anticipate. while this one didn’t blow me away, it was really intriguing and i’m definitely picking up more.
📱 If We Were Villains: ✦✦✦✦✦
pretentious theater kids + unhealthy coping mechanisms + shakespearean retelling is kind of my new favourite thing
🎧 The Rest of the Story: ✦✦✧✧✧
sarah dessen’s books kind of feel like reading the same story over and over. the main characters feel like they are interchangeable with each other and there’s nothing that stands out once the story is over.
🎧 The Bromance Bookclub: ✦✦✦✦✦
AAAAAAAAA THIS MAY BE MY FAVOURITE ROMANCE OF THE YEAR!!! i adored the bromance bookclub, the story, the characters. usually we only see couple gets together, but this is about a married couple trying to fix their relationship and oh my goodness this is what i’ve been waiting for
📕 The Toll: ✦✦✧✧✧
i just want,,,,,,,the time i invested into this book to be given back to me. too much page time was spent on nothing and i felt like we didn’t get the conclusion or passion of the previous books
and that concludes january’s reading month for me. i had a lot of great reads and im really happy with the progress i was able to make for the start of the year despite flopping on every other aspect of my life, lol love that for us.
How has your january been? any new favourites on the horizon? tell me what you’ve read? any books you absolutely detested??
i hope you all had an amazing start to the year and have been enjoying all the books!!