January Wrap Up & Anticipated February Releases

I figured at the end of every month, I will wrap up what I read and what I bought, as well as list any releases for the next month I am excited for!


Books I Read in January:

  1. The Dream Gatherer by Kirsten Britain
    1. This was a novella in the Green Rider series, and while I enjoyed it, I am mostly just ready for the next book in the series! (4★)
  2. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
    1. This is not a type of book I normally go for, but I got it for wicked cheap at a thrift store. It left me feeling weird, to be honest. (3★)
  3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
    1. This was a reread for me! I was so excited for The Wicked King that I decided to reread this book in preparation. (5★)
  4. The Wicked King by Holly Black
    1. The sequel I’ve been waiting a year for! I enjoyed this one as much as The Cruel Prince and I was really shocked by the ending! I am very curious to see how this series will end. (5★)
  5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    1. I think I will write a proper review about this book, but my coworker recommended it to me. I cried a lot. (4★)
  6. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
    1. Lady assassins + romance + magic = a book I will love. I didn’t love this book, but it definitely was enjoyable and I want to continue the series. (4★)
  7. Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
    1. Review! (5★)
  8. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
    1. This is my first book by Brandon Sanderson and I loved it!! The beginning was definitely slow, but I am eagerly awaiting the sequel. (5★)
  9. Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman
    1. Review! (5★)
  10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    1. I read this book because I saw and loved the movie, and it turns out I love the book as well! Review and book to movie comparison coming soon. (5★)
  11. Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
    1. This was marketed as a Beauty and the Beast retelling and it definitely was, but it had a lot of other magical elements as well! (4★)


Books I Purchased in January:

  • Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
  • The Wicked King by Holly Black
  • Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

February Releases:

This definitely isn’t every release next month, but they are the ones I’m excited for.

  • The Cerulean by Amy Ewing (Feb 5th)
    • This has been on my TBR since it was announced, but I don’t know much about it other than the fact that it sounds intriguing.
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Feb 5th)
    • I loved The Hate U Give, so of course I will read Angie’s next book!
  • Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian (Feb 5th)
    • I really enjoyed Ash Princess, the first book in this trilogy, though I do think I will have to reread that one before diving in to the sequel.
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (Feb 26th)
    • Warrior ladies? Dragons? Sign me up! This a looooong book but I am so ready to read it!

How many books did you read this month? And what February releases are you excited for?

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