Monthly Wrap-Up: What I read in January


I can’t believe we’re already in February, It feels like January flew past! I had another great reading month, I think it might be the most I’ve read in a month. There were a couple of disappointing reads, most I loved though. Some books in this post were gifted by publishers, these are clearly marked.

Happy reading!

Last Christmas curated by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise:

Last Christmas is an anthology of essays by refugees, people who have been homeless and some famous faces looking back on past christmases. This was a very different read for me as I rarely read non-fiction,

I really enjoyed this one though and definitely recommend giving it a read!

My rating: ★★★★

The Christmasaurus Musical Edition by Tom Fletcher:

I was a little late with my annual re-read, though I firmly believe it’s never too late or early to read Christmas books! The Christmasaurus is one of my favourite Christmas books!

My rating: ★★★★★

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer:

I was really looking forward to this one. It started off okay and I was really enjoying it, I think it was too long for me.

My rating: ★★

What I Did by Kate Bradley: Gifted

I’ve been very into thrillers recently and couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review this for the blog tour! I’m really enjoyed it, You can find a link to my review in the blog tour section of this post.

My rating: ★★★★.5

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern:

It took awhile to get into this one, I’m still not 100% sure I know what was going on. Weirdly, it worked though. I couldn’t stop listening to it once I had started.

My rating: ★★★★★

Imaginary Friends & Serpentine by Philip Pullman:

I will never get bored reading books set in the world of His Dark Materials and Serpentine was a lovely companion short story. Imaginary Friends is one of Pullman’s essays from Deamon Voices, which was published ahead of it’s

publication. I really enjoyed reading it and eager to read the rest asap!

My rating: Imaginary Friends ★★★★ Serpentine ★★★★★

Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph: Gifted

I loved this one! I’m not going to talk too much about it here as my review will be going up later this week. I definitely recommend giving it a read of you like YA thrillers!

My rating: ★★★★★

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam:

I really wanted to love this. I just didn’t though. I don’t like talking about books I didn’t like so I won’t go into detail. All I’ll say is I was disappointed.

My rating: ★★

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas: Reread

I’m rereading this series again in preparation for A Court of Silver Flames and I’m loving every second! SJM is one of my favourite authors and I’m so ridiculously excited to return to Prythian again. This series is

one of my go-to comfort reads, I can’t wait to start A Court of Most and Fury!

My rating: ★★★★★

Blog tour:

What I Did by Kate Bradley

6 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: What I read in January”

  1. Oh no, Leave the World Behind was on my TBR so I’m sorry to see you were disappointed in that! I’m definitely hoping to read The Starless Sea this year so it’s great to see another positive review for it


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