January 2017 | Wrap Up

If you’ve been around on this blog for a little while you will note an utter lack of consistency when it comes to monthly features expected of all good little book bloggers, namely monthly favourites, TBRs, and/or wrap-up posts.

My own take on this kind of consistency is sporadic, at best, usually when struck with a sudden urge to look back over the reading month I’ve just had, or to set ridiculously hopeful reading goals for the month ahead. More often that not, I only remember to do monthly wrap-ups when I’ve ended up reading a not insignificant amount of books in any given month… January 2017 is one of those months so this is that wrap-up.

Because 6 days into February is definitely the extremely prompt time to wrap up January, right?

In January, I read a total of 12 books – 10 fiction and 2 non-fiction, amounting to 3046 pages in total, and, of these, 7 books were re-reads. 

In terms of format: were e-books, 5 were hardcover, 4 were paperback, and 1 was an audiobook. 

And as for genre, very broadly speaking: was poetry, 2 were non-fiction/memoirwere graphic novelswere fantasy.

Onto the books themselves…

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A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 2/5 – review
Genre: fantasy; young-adult; romance
Pages: 433
Read: 1st – 7th January
Challenges fulfilled: Mount TBR; Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 30); Book Riot Read Harder (#12)

The Bad Beginning (ASOUE #1) – Lemony Snicket

Rating: 3.5/5
Genre: children’s; fantasy
Pages: 162
Read: 13th – 14th January
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 17); Book Riot Read Harder (#9)

The Reptile Room (ASOUE #2) – Lemony Snicket

Rating: 4/5
Genre: children’s; fantasy
Pages: 195
Read: 20th January
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 7)

The Wide Window (ASOUE #3) – Lemony Snicket

Rating: 3/5
Genre: children’s; fantasy
Pages: 217
Read: 21st January
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 6)

Wishing for Birds – Elisabeth Hewer

Rating: 5/5
Genre: poetry
Pages: 85
Read: 21st January
Challenges fulfilled: Mount TBR; Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 29); Book Riot Read Harder (#21)

Talking As Fast As I Can – Lauren Graham

Rating: 4/5 – review
Genre: non-fiction; memoir
Pages: 224
Read: 21st January
Challenges fulfilled: Mount TBR; Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 28)

Saga, Volume 1 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Rating: 4.5/5
Genre: graphic novel; sci-fi
Pages: 160
Read: 21st January
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 36)

Saga, Volume 2 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Rating: 5/5
Genre: graphic novel; sci-fi
Pages: 144
Read: 22nd January
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 24)

Saga, Volume 3 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Rating: 5/5
Genre: graphic novel; sci-fi
Pages: 144
Read: 22nd January
Challenges fulfilled: Mount TBR; Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 14)

The Miserable Mill (ASOUE #4) – Lemony Snicket

Rating: 3/5
Genre: children’s; fantasy
Pages: 208
Read: 22nd January
Challenges fulfilled: Mount TBR; Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 43)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

Rating: 4/5
Genre: fantasy
Pages: 636
Read: 19th December – 24th January
Challenges fulfilled: –

We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rating: 5/5
Genre: non-fiction
Pages: 65
Read: 24th – 26th January
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 8)


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6 thoughts on “January 2017 | Wrap Up

  1. Diana 07/02/2017 / 08:17

    It seems like you had a good reading month. Quite a number of 5 stars. I never reread books so I am impressed to see that you reread quite a number in January. I hope that you will have a great February. Happy reading.

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    • Emma 07/02/2017 / 08:43

      Thank you! I’m a serial re-reader, and I wanted to re-read A Series of Unfortunate Events after watching the Netflix adaptation this month. I’m also re-reading Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom trilogy via audiobook and it’s wonderful to revisit something I loved when I was younger. :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting and I hope you have a great February too. :)

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  2. Liz Whitehouse 06/02/2017 / 23:28

    I have a feeling that quite a few of these books will be on upcoming Wrap posts for me, especially Saga, We Are Feminists, Talking As Fast As I Can, and Wishing for Birds.

    P.S: Can I borrow them?

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    • Emma 07/02/2017 / 08:41

      Of course you can borrow them! Except for We Should All Be Feminists which I borrowed on ebook from the library but you can get that too. :P

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  3. Congrats on a good month! :) how was We Should All Be Feminists? I’ve seen it a few times in Waterstones now and am curious! Heard some good things about it!

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    • Emma 07/02/2017 / 08:40

      Thank you! We Should All Be Feminists was amazing, a really effective little read that made me check some of the things I do/think, which is never a bad thing. I’d definitely recommend.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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