Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2020

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January is finally over! Seriously though, how did January last about 12 years? I’m really not sure what it is about that month that seems like time has stopped moving, but now we are in February and all is right with the world!

I got a lot of reading done in January — 12 books total! I also hauled a buttload of books and was sent some gorgeous ARCs by publishers.


Books I read

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver (review)

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White (review

Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis (review)

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (review)

Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis (review)

The Deep by Rivers Solomon (review)

Grimm Tales for the Young and Old by Philip Pullman (Goodreads review)

The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold (review)

A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff (review)

Wilder Girls by Rory Powers

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

I read 12 books last month, ranging from 4.5 to 1.5 stars. Things were a little all over the place in terms of ratings! I’ve been pretty good about posting reviews, so go ahead and check out the links for my full thoughts.

My favourite of the month was definitely The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep, while my least favourite was Wilder Girls (which I wanted so desperately to love!).


Books I bought

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Daughter of the Empire by Janny Wurts and Raymond E. Feist

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

The Serpent and the Bear by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susannah Clarke

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

Listen. I tripped and fell in a bookshop or two. It happens.


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The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne

Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Howling Dark by Christopher Ruocchio

The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso

Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

I was lucky enough to receive a TON of amazing books this month! I can’t wait to read them all — keep an eye out for reviews coming up!


How was your reading in January? Read any good books? Pick up anything new? Let me know!

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