January Reading Wrap Up

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January was a really great reading month for me! I read a total of sixteen books, and I loved almost all of them. So, definitely a great way to start off the year. A lot of these books are for all of the reading challenges I’m doing (even though I said I wouldn’t do any). But I discovered some amazing new books and authors, and I’m excited about that.

My favorites of the month are two books I’ve been meaning to read for a while, and finally got around to: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Both were fantastic, and I highly recommend them! And, of course, my reread of Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which is still one of my all-time favorite books. So glad I got around to reading it again!

Hope you all had a great reading month – let me know what your favorites were in the comments!

1. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
Finished January 3
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book with a blue cover
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a historical fiction book
Rating: ★★★★★

2. The Day the Crayons Quit by Daniel Daywalt
Finished January 4
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – read a book out loud to someone else
Rating: ★★★★✩

3. The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
Finished January 4
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★✩✩

4. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Finished January 8
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book set on an island
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a book set on a different continent
Rating: ★★★★✩

5. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Finished January 8
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book set in your home state
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a book about books
Rating: ★★★★✩

6. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Finished January 11
Reading New England Challenge
Rating: ★★★★✩

7. Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Finished January 11
Series Challenge
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years
Rating: ★★★★★

8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Krisoff
Finished January 12
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a romance set in the future
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t
Rating: ★★★★✩

9. And Again by Jessica Chiarella
Finished January 15
NetGalley ARC Review
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a book published in 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

10. The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich
Finished January 16
NetGalley ARC Review
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a crime story
Rating: ★★✩✩✩

11. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Finished January 20
Our Shared Shelf Book Club
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a political memoir
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – a biography, autobiography, or memoir
Rating: ★★★★★

12. The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman
Finished January 23
Grad School Editing Class
Rating: ★★★★✩

13. Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling
Finished January 24
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book you can finish in a day
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – a book under 100 pages
Rating: ★★★★★

14. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Finished January 27
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a New York Times bestseller
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – an award winning book
Rating: ★★★★★

15. Warm Up (Vicious 0.5) by V. E. Schwab
Finished January 30
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – an “between the numbers” book in a series
Rating: ★★★★✩

16. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Finished January 30
Reread for release of Morning Star
Rating: ★★★★★

EDIT: I finished another book after this was posted.

17. Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley
Finished January 31
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★✩✩

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