Wednesday, 4 February 2015

January Wrap Up

This will be my first wrap up post, which sounds pretty ridiculous to me since I've had this blog for almost a year now! but I simply never got around to doing one (schedule keeping is not my strong suit as you might be able to tell by the lack of consistency in my weekly memes...) So when I got tagged on good old instagram to post a picture, I thought why not include it in a blog post as well!


So in January I read 16 books, getting me ahead of my goodreads reading challenge by 5 books
Though it's only the first month... out of 12...
Side note: I also finished season 3 of Supernatural, and my god THAT ENDING!! Argh so many... bad... things have happened to my favourite characters today; I don't think I could take any more.

Anyways, the books I read last month which you could see in the pics ^^ are:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6931356-the-duff?from_search=true
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
My first book of the year and I loved it! <3 Got me out of a slump and distracted me when life was being it's annoying self. Not only will it be one of my favourite books this year, but all time! Definitely worth checking out, and before the movie (though it looks so different, I'm not sure if I'm going to like it as an adaptation).

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16150831-in-the-afterlight?from_search=true
In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexander Bracken
Pretty sure I gave this book 5 stars, even though it had a rocky start and my review (which has already been written) is on it's way to being posted sometime soon. Along with a series review, in the meanwhile you should definitely pick up the first book; if you haven't already!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7631105-the-scorch-trials?from_search=trueThe Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner
Honestly, I wasn't much of a fan though I did think it was better the the first book. You can see my review here.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7864437-the-death-cure
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
Okay this book was even worse than both the 2 previous combined. Such a disappointing ending :(

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16280607-split-second?ac=1Split Second (Split Second #1) by Sophie McKenzie
I was lucky enough to receive this through Edelweiss a few months back and finally got around to reading it. Definitely worth the wait. As I hoped it would be. The sequel is already out and I'm hoping to buy it soon, so make sure to check out my review to see if it's something you'd like as well!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16069030-the-winner-s-curse?from_search=true
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
I still can't find the words to express my love for this book...! It was a literal one sit read that almost made me late for school :D and just look at that cover *swoons*


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20443207-the-winner-s-crime
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Another beautiful cover, but the book was even better! This time around I did manage to gather my thoughts into a review posted before it's release coming March since I won a giveaway *happy dance* I couldn't have survived the wait, but now I'm impatient for the next book.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15749186-to-all-the-boys-i-ve-loved-before
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
In all honesty, I can't really remember what I thought about this one. I gave it 3 stars because I did enjoy it, I just don't know why... The sequel's cover has just been released and I' tempted to buy it when it comes out May but that's a decision for later.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12507214-girl-of-nightmares?from_search=trueGirl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
My heart <3 </3 (that's my heart breaking fyi), this was such great book which I gave 5 stars even though I wasn't completely happy with the ending. This is obvious from my very short review on goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13597728-asylum?from_search=trueAsylum (Asylum #1) by Madeleine Roux
This was a very unique book with the creepy black and white pictures every so often; something I hadn't seen before. However it wasn't my favourite and since writing a quick few lines on goodreads decided not to read the sequel.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17416065-looking-for-alaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My second John Green book, and I loved it a lot more than originally thought (though not more the The Fault in Our Stars). Especially since until the second half it was only a 3 star book for me, and then it was a 5 star!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22674815-fire-in-the-woods
Fire in the Woods (Fire in the Woods #1) by Jennifer M. Eaton
This was one of those books which I wanted to read for ages, and never got around to it until a spur of the moment decision when I bought it and started reading immediately. AND LOVED IT! My review's here for you to check out. Always nice when the cover is gorgeous too.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23162817-sound-of-sirens
Sound of Sirens (Tales of Skylge #1) by Jen Minkman
Currently reading the sequel, this is definitely a quick read to check out. Along with my review is the book trailer.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23365048-first-year
First Year (The Black Mage #1) by Rachel E. Carter
Such an easy 5 stars for me; I have written a review but as I say at the beginning it can't even begin to do the book justice. Also there's a lot more I have planned to do with this series so keep an eye out!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7740152-tormenthttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6487308-fallen
Fallen & Torment (Fallen #1 & 2) by Lauren Kate
I have a lot to say about these books (not incredibly positive) which you'll be able to see in upcoming reviews, so for now I'll just say that I was surprised I lasted so long with the series though I did stop part of the way through Passion: Torment's sequel.


I know this post has dragged on a bit since I didn't quite realise how many books there was but I'm happy with what I read and found some new favourites among the not-so-good ones.

What did you read in January? And have you read any that I've mentioned above?

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