So, school finally started up this week, and it’s about 8 times busier than I thought it would be. I’m taking a bunch of English classes, so it’s basically taken over my entire reading life. I sense a major reading slump in my future…. The good thing about my school starting at the end of January is that I had a ton of time to read in January, and I’m so proud of the amount of reading I did do.
I managed to read 20 books in January, and since there are so many, I’m not going to do reviews for all of them, but I will at least put the rating! Now, on to the books!
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland: ★★★★★ A new favorite for sure.
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles: ★★★★
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel: ★★★★ I love the musical and this was so interesting because it provided a lot more of the backstory.
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon: ★★★★★ I can’t stop thinking about this book and how good it was.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: ★★★★
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett: ★★★★★ I didn’t think it was possible to capture the attitude and demeanor of a cat.
Room by Emma Donoghue: ★★★★
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs: ★★★
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane: ★★★ You can read my full review of this book here.
Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall: ★★★★
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by EK Johnston: ★★★★
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner: ★★★★★
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke: ★★★★
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: ★★★★
Saints and Misfits by SK Ali: ★★★★
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: ★★★ I was really disappointed by this one, honestly. I didn’t really like any of the characters and the romance was kind of… gross?
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann: ★★★★★ This book is so important on so many levels and it has carved out a little place where it will forever live in my heart.
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid: ★★★★
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire: ★★★★ Probably my least favorite of the series, but I still loved it.
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: ★★★★★ I am not at all surprised by how much I loved this.
2018 Challenges Update
Top 12 to Read in 2018: 0/12 (I did read Shatter Me, but it won’t count until I finish the series)
Goodreads Challenge: 20/150
Backlist Books Challenge: 14/60 (Semi Definitive List, Fun Home, Shatter Me, Amazing Maurice, Room, Tales of the Peculiar, Been Here All Along, Inevitable Victorian Thing, Girl with the Red Balloon, Amy and Roger, Saints and Misfits, Stalking Jack the Ripper, North of Happy, Language of Thorns)
2018 Debut Author Challenge: 3/12 (Let’s Talk About Love, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, Tyler Johnson Was Here)
Read it Again Sam Challenge: 0/12
Series Ender Challenge: 1/5-8 (Beneath the Sugar Sky)
Blog Discussion Challenge: 1/11-20 (Reading Classics)
How was your January reading month? Are you keeping up with all of your challenges? How has your year been so far? Tell me in the comments!