January 2017: A Bookish Reflection

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January has been an excellent month for me on the blog! Whilst this post will mainly revolve around my reading successes, I also wanted to take the chance to celebrate that I have stuck to my blogging schedule EVERY step of the way! I have posted every day except for Thursdays and I’m super pleased with myself. (Although it’s quite possible you are fed up of me!)


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Number of Books read: 10

Number of Pages read: 3,287

A Quiet Kind of Thunder  The One Memory of Flora Banks  Burned and Broken  The Princess Saves Herself in this One

Wing Jones  Three Dark Crowns  1984  Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

Dancing into Battle (Belgravia #1)  Hard Choices

A quick overview of my ratings is listed below. Book covers link to the Goodreads page for each book, the titles below will lead you either to the review on my blog or Goodreads review if I’ve not yet posted it here.

Overall I had a great reading month! Look how many stars I awarded! I particularly fell in love with YA contemporaries this month! Please recommend me some of your favourites!

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Wing Jones

It definitely wouldn’t have taken a genius to predict that my book of the month for January would be Wing Jones by Katherine Webber. This book is simply fantastic. It tells the story of Wing Jones, a half Ghanaian half Chinese teenage girl whose life is turned upside down. It’s a really touching story of self-discovery and self-acceptance and also has a beautiful touch of magical realism. I can’t do this book justice in such a small summary but checking out my review (linked above) would help…. I also went to a panel with Katie and she is literally the nicest person I have ever met, I adore her! You can read about it here.

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All in all January was a pretty amazing month! I’ve really started to love blogging again and totally exceeded my own expectations for what I would read this month! My TBR for February will be up tomorrow!


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What were your favourites reads in January?

Have you read my book of the month Wing Jones? What did you think?


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10 responses to “January 2017: A Bookish Reflection

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  2. My favourite read in January was definitely Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it or learn half as much from it as I did. In terms of YA contemporaries I highly recommend Noteworthy (out May but available to request on Netgalley at the moment), it’s so much fun but also deals with some deeper themes and is really self aware.

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  3. So many of these books are in my TBR 🙈 I’ve had 1984 sitting on my shelf for what seems like since 1984 😂😂 A Quite kind of thunder and the one memory of flora banks sound fantastic.

    Your doing so well with you schedule Im already falling behind in mine 🙈 planning on getting back on track this week. Hope you have a great feb reading month!

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    • I feel like I had 1984 on my TBR for a thousand years before reading it! 😂 AQKOT and TOMOFB are both FAB reads! Highly recommend!
      Hope you manage to get your schedule back on track, I never thought I’d stick to it so I’m pretty happy! 😊

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  4. Ugh, I have too many favorite reads this month! I can’t choose between them, but I think Gemina, Boy Robot, Final Girl, and History Is All You Left Me were all great! 😍

    And yeah for sticking to the blogging schedule! I had my schedule for three days a week, and it hit me so hard that I’m basically posting every day of the week when I post something unscheduled.

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