Monthly Wrap-Up

January Wrap Up

Can you believe that we already a month into 2021? I, for one, cannot. This month has been great as well as a complete mess as I had an amazing two weeks reading and relaxing before college started and then two weeks of utter chaos as I continued to read more than I thought I could ever would. So, all in all, I spent my time reading and ignoring all the college stuff I needed to do leading me into a huge pile of mess to sort through.

Let’s not talk about how much I can screw things up for me, and instead talk about all the good things that happened this month!


5 STARS

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Jade War by Fonda Lee
Ace of Shades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

4.5 STARS

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

4 STARS

The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert
Radha and Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma
Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power
First Comes Like by Alisha Rai
The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

3.5 STARS

To Love Jason Thorne by Ella Maise
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Wanna Bet by Talia Hibbert
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Herron
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

3 STARS

Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

TOTAL: 17 BOOKS
MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Jade War by Fonda Lee

Goodreads Challenge: 16/75 books
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge: 7/50 books
Book Riot’s 2021 Read Harder Challenge: 1/24 books
Beat The Backlist Challenge: 13/50 books

2020 Wrap Up
Here’s how 2020 was for me and an overview of some of my bookish stats and a compilation of some of my favourite books of 2020!

2021 Look Ahead
I share some of my goals and wishes for 2021!

2021 Reading Challenges
Are you participating in reading challenges in 2021? I am! I want to challenge myself so let’s see how I do, although I’d be okay even if I don’t succeed – the point is to try, right?

2021 Bullet Journal
I love using Bullet Journals so here’s a look into my 2021 spreads

Books I want to get to in 2021
There are so many books I wanted to read on 2020 but there was limited time and unfortunately, I couldn’t get to them so here’s to hoping I can read them in 2021!

These Violent Delights|Review + A Playlist Curated by Me
I absolutely loved TVD and here’s my review of it, and a playlist that I think is perfect to listen to along with it!

5 Characters I’d Like to go on a Picnic with
Here’s another discussion post where I share some characters I think would be great to go on a picnic with!

Queer Lit Book Club
Do you know I’m starting a book club? Here are the details!

Fantasy Winter Retreat Tag
I love going book tags and this one was a fun one to do so do go check it out!

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WHAT I DID IN JANUARY:

As you have seen, I read a lot in January. It was basically all I did for quite a little while since I had free time and had just gotten out of a reading slump which made me very excited to read again!

I also watched Haikyuu!! in January after being told to repeatedly do so on twitter and wow am I glad I did that! It was an amazing show which made me excited volleyball even though I don’t even like sports! Shoya Hinata is so full of love and energy which somehow made me continue watching and absolutely fall in love with the show.The character development was also on point and omg I can not wait for Season 5 but I am going to go and read the manga in the meantime because I need to know what happens next!

PLANS FOR FEBRUARY

I want to concentrate on studying in February since college is back on and I want to do well and not lag behind. I also want to be more consistent with blogging than I was in January but I also want to reduce the amount of times I blog a month since I want to write better, longer posts which are better formatted and edited instead of trying to put out two posts a week which are not very good.

I also want to try and interact more with the blogging community and journal more consistently! I am also doing well with my bookstagram and want to continue being consistent with it and posting there is also been a lot of fun and I’ve been making friends and I really love that!

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That was January for me! How was January for you? How many books did you read? Which one was your favourite? What are your plans for February? Let me know in the comments below!

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16 thoughts on “January Wrap Up

  1. That’s such a great wrap up! You definitely achieved a lot in Jan!☺️

    I read 7 books in Jan and there was some heavy lifting reading that I did. My favourite read of Jan was Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger ☺️

    I intend to fill Feb with only fantasy or romantic fantasies with maybe one non fiction lol

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  2. Wow, what a good reading month it was for you !! No DNF and everything 3stars & up is amazing! You did quite a nice cut in your goals too!
    On my side, everything was good.. but I was kinda dissapointed within the french books i’ve picked up lately :/ they’re fine.. but kinda meh too. I wanna keep trying to read in my own language.. but i’m sad that the Quebec ones that I picked don’t seem to hold the “greatness” they ever were for me. (that said- iguess translation from english written ones can work too..)

    It’s been a while that I wanna get into animes on my own again.. I just doesn’t XD I have no idea what to pick for one, and i’d like something as “deep” as my hero academia & Seven deadly sins had been for me (though I wouldnt be against less violence)

    May february be as good as you want it to be, friend! xx
    Ofcourse time for yourself is always more important — but studying is always a good idea, you indeed don’t wanna fall behind now! :p just a few more months to go!

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    1. Yess! Although 3 stars isn’t that good of a rating for me? It means that nothing was wrong but I didn’t really enjoy the book.
      Oh no, hope you’re able to find some good French books to read!
      Ohh I’ll check those anime out! Have you watched Haiku yet? It’s soft and cute and fun!
      Thank you! Hope February is good for you too!

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      1. I infact havent yet— only seen thoses, cardcaptor sakura & soul eater thus far.

        Yeeah, i see- but atleast it isn’t too too horrible or a read? For me it stands more like « meh- enjoyed within the moment but like.. that’s it. Wont pick up again » kinda thing

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  3. Wow! Looks like you’ve had a great reading month, congrats!

    I’m happy to see you read and enjoyed These Violent Delights! It’s a 2020 favorite of mine for sure. Jade War, on the other hand, is one that I have heard SO much about, all glowing reviews. and I hope to check it out soon 🙂 ❤

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