Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Confessions

The theme of this month has been snow, snow and more snow. We got hit hard with a blizzard and it was our first snowfall of the season.  I am glad we got some snow (since my son loves to play in it), but now I am ready for spring! Who is with me?

Books Read in January:

1.  Passenger by Alexandra Bracken - 3.5 out of 5 stars
2.  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - 5 out of 5 stars
3.  The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson - 4 out of 5 stars
4.  The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright - 3.5 out of 5 stars
5.  Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers - 3.5 out of 5 stars
6.  Truthwitch by Susan Dennard - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
7.  Banished (Forbidden #2) by Kimberley G. Little - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
8.  The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon - 4 out of 5 stars

1.  Favorite Book:  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas was my absolute favorite of the month. I LOVED this book and can't wait to continue with the series. I highly recommend it if you are fans of YA fantasy. 

2.  Biggest Surprise: The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson - I am trying to read more adult fiction and I am so glad I checked this one out. It had a bit of everything that I enjoy: historical fiction, family drama, a coming of age tale, and romance.

3.  Biggest Disappointment: I wouldn't say I was disappointed by any book in particular, but I read a lot of just "ok" books this month....books that were definitely middle-of-the-road reads, but compelling enough to finish.

4.  Favorite Post from January:  What I Want to See More of in Young Adult Literature

5.  Favorite Part of January: I loved watching my son play in the snow, thanks to the Blizzard of 2016. Thankfully we didn't lose power, so we were able to enjoy all the snow while still keeping the house warm. My son definitely enjoyed the snow more this year than last....we couldn't get him inside! (I'd still rather be at the beach!) 

What was your favorite book that you read this month? 


  1. I didn't read as many books in January as I'd hoped to. I think that is because I had a couple of dud books this month that I couldn't finish but I spent too much time on them when I should have given up earlier!

    I am glad you liked A Court of Thorns and Roses. I can't wait for the sequel. I also plan to read Truthwitch soon.

    Glad you didn't lose power during the blizzard and that your son was able to go out and play in the snow. I miss being able to enjoy snow. I used to play in it as a kid when we had snow days. Now I hate snow and winter and worry about bad roads. Can't wait for spring!

    1. Yes, that will do it, Christina! That happened to me in December. I can't wait for the sequel of Court of Thorns and Roses as well....loved that book!

      Yes, if you have to drive in the snow, it's not fun. It's much better if you get a snow day! :) I can't wait for spring as well, but you already knew that. haha. Thanks for visiting!


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