Monday, January 30, 2017

January 2017 Wrap Up

I can't believe the time has come to wrap up January. It's absolutely crazy, the month went far too fast. I say that because I've been on school holidays and I go back a week into February. And after this month, the year is very very full on as I realised while filling out my diary this morning. So, I'm glad I managed to read 19 books this month because otherwise I don't know how I'd achieve my goal of 100.

What I read:
-The Young Elites by Marie Lu
-The Memory Book by Lara Avery
-Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
-The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan
-The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Review Here
-The Assassins Blade by Sarah J. Maas
-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay by J.K Rowling
-The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon Review Here
-Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
-Heartless by Marissa Meyers
-Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review Here
-Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
-If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
-The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
- The Last Olympain by Rick Riordan
-The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
-John by Cynthia Lennon
-A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
-Maus by Art Spiegelman

This is actually really impressive and I honestly don't know how it happened. Looking back at my list I'm in awe of myself. I'm going to be honest, I did totally nothing all holidays pretty much so that's how it happened. I was really determined to get in front of my goal so I don't feel as stressed out over the year. I'm currently 11 books ahead of schedule so that makes me feel a lot better about how little reading time I'll have throughout the year.

The only negative is when I read so many books in a month it puts me even more behind in my reviews. I've only got three up from this months reads as you can tell but I've written reviews for all of them, I can assure you. I've currently got reviews still going up from September so I'm trying to post two a week instead of one but it might be a long time before I'm caught up. It's totally insane.

This month has been a pretty good month for blogging, I feel like I wrote less posts that aren't reviews but I was so focused on my reading this month. I think the blog has been going pretty steadily, I'm pretty pleased about that. I got approved for a review book this month so I look forward to getting that and hopefully doing many more. I also started a bookstagram this month, I'd been umming and ahhing over this for so long but I just bit the bullet and did it. My link is on the side, my username is @/brooklynsippingacupoftea. I'm completely obsessed with it and have so many ideas for book pics. I'm very excited about it.

I really don't have much else to say on January but it was a pretty lazy month for me. I was just enjoying the break from everything. I'm surprisingly excited to get back into everything but it does feel like holidays are getting shorter and shorter. I hope you've all had a brilliant start to the year, I know I have and I hope you continue to have a magnificent year! As always, I'd love to know that you read in January and what you did!


  1. Looks like you made great progress this month. Your January looks better than my whole 2016! :D Good luck reaching your 100 books this year.