Hey all, Dani here.
Wow, here we are on the first day of February. Fun fact: today is my half birthday. And what better way to celebrate than to talk about books? I can’t think of anything better.
All right, so I had a pretty decent month of reading to start off 2017. I read 10 books in the month of January. Okay, fine…so I didn’t quite read everything I wanted to. There’s a few books I’m still in the middle of, but I’m hoping to finish them up this week.
Anyway, let’s just jump into this. If I’ve written up a review of the book, I will link it in case you want to know more.
January Wrap Up
Sleeping with Earth by Ben Ditmars — 5 stars
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova — 5 stars
Ruined by Amy Tintera — 5 stars
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill — 4 stars
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden — 4.5 stars
Scythe by Neal Shusterman — 5 stars
The Magicians by Lev Grossman — 4 stars
Infinity by Jus Accardo — 5 stars
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard — 5 stars
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth — 4 stars
I read some pretty good books in January and I was so glad to have read or re-read some of these lovelies. I still need to buy a copy of The Alchemists of Loom, because honestly it is worth getting right now in hardcover.
Oh, and I guess I should say that I am still reading Windwitch by Susan Dennard and The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I’m enjoying both of them but I feel like I need to take my time and absorb them properly.
January Book Haul
You guys…I bought so many books this month. I really was going to try and rein it in but I couldn’t resist a couple of the good deals on Book Outlet. At least using Book Outlet I was able to buy a lot of books without spending an outrageous amount of money. Seriously, I recommend the store if you want wonderfully discounted books. They have both bargain books and scratch and dent; bargain are in like new condition and scratch and dent have some markings, dents, or dings, but are otherwise perfectly readable.
I used to list off each individual title I purchased each month, but my lists got a bit ridiculous, so now I just give you a photo and move on.
Do you see any books you love (aside from Harry Potter, because I bought another edition of them because they were pretty; I’ve obviously read HP a few different times)? Are there any you think I should bump to the top of my TBR?
Hey, speaking of TBRs, I guess I should probably announce my tentative list of books to read in the month of February. There are actually two that I can’t include in my photo, because they haven’t been released yet. Those are: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard and Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, both will be out on February 7th.
Here’s the rest of my February TBR:
As you can see, February is basically a romance month. Heartstone is a Pride and Prejudice inspired tale with dragons so that sounds awesome. Blackmoore is a historical romance, RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera retelling, The Bronze Horseman is also a historical romance that is apparently full of delightful drama and is super addictive, and obviously Dragonfly in Amber is the sequel to Outlander and it’s about time I read this so I can watch season two of the show. (Yeah, I’m trying not to spoil myself so I read the book first and then watch).
All right, so I think that is all for now. I’m hoping February is going to be just as great as January was.