Monthly Wrapup

MONTHLY WRAPUP JANUARY 2019

Ok before you yell at me, yes I am aware that we are more than halfway through February. I was meant to write and post this two weeks ago but I kind of forgot and I haven’t ever missed a monthly wrap-up so I might as well post it even though it’s super late.

But anyway, for the first month of 2019, I thought it was pretty decent. Of course, I didn’t uphold any of my resolutions for more than a day but that happens every year, so nothing new.

In terms of reading, I was able to read quite a lot and definitely got to some books I had been wanting to read for a while. I finished my Harry Potter reread and was quite depressed after but I also managed to read a few new books as well.

My only regret is that I didn’t read any January releases which I’m kind of disappointed about but right now I’m doing my best to catch up with all the books I missed out on last month.

There are honestly so many good books that came out this month like King of Scars, the Wicked King, the Gilded Wolves and the Vanishing Stair. And I know there are more but these are the ones I was most excited for.

In January, I read 6 books with a total of 4,218 pages and with an average rating of 4.5/5 stars. In terms of genres, I basically read all fantasy with one contemporary and one classic.

I’d say my favourite book I read this month is definitely the Half-Blood Prince which was part of my Harry Potter re-readathon. I don’t know, I just found that I enjoyed this book so much more than I remembered!

But anyway, I’m going to try outa new format for this wrap-up and actually write a sentence for two for each book because I think these wrap-ups need a change.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: ★★★★★

I actually spent my new years eve reading this and then finished it around 2 in the morning so technically I was already a little way into this but wanted to count it for January anyway. I mean there isn’t much I can say about this because Harry Potter kind of speaks for itself but I obviously loved this and every time I read it, it just brings back so many happy memories. I think no matter where I am in my life or how old I am, Harry Potter will always make me feel at home. (sorry SORRY that was super cheesy)

 

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: ★★★★★

I always loved this book but I feel like this time I loved it so much more. I don’t know but I just felt like they were at the perfect maturity level. They weren’t little kids or angsty teenagers or responsible adults but somewhere perfectly in the middle. I just enjoyed all their banter and all the character interactions seemed much better than usual. It was also their last year at Hogwarts so I was really trying to soak up as much of the school as possible. Ok, I also forgot how much I freaking love Ginny and would marry her if possible.

 

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: ★★★★★

I will say that I think this is my least favourite in the series. Not to say that I still don’t love it but I just don’t really like the section when they’re all in the woods, not really doing anything but getting annoyed at each other and then Ron leaves. But I do still love this book and the battle at Hogwarts always makes me want to throw myself off the astronomy tower because of all the deaths.

 

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Queen of Air and Darkness

Author: Cassandra Clare

Rating: ★★★★☆

I’m sad to say that I didn’t enjoy this as much as the other books in the series. I think my expectations were a little high and I felt like a lot of the book was just setting up for the next series. I know that that is important but I just feel like we could have done with more of a conclusion to the series. It was also a little too long and I felt like there were definetly some parts that dragged on. But asides from that, I did still enjoy it! I loved all the moment with old characters and of course the Blackthorn family.

 

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Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Rating: ★★★★.5☆

This was my classic of the month and I also have a full review which is already posted on my blog. But to sum it up, I really really enjoyed this. I thought it was really sweet and enjoyable and I absolutely loved the March sisters. I thought they were all the nicest people ever and I loved seeing them grow up and just be a perfect little family together.

 

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Luna

Author: Julie Anne Peters

Rating: ★★★☆☆

This isn’t a book I would usually think to pick up but I’m still glad I did. I have read books with transgender rep in them but after reading this, I realised this was the first proper book which talked solely about what being transgender is like. It’s a very quick read which flies by really quickly. I thought the story was also really enjoyable and I also quite liked the characters. I really learned a lot from this book and I’m glad that I read it.


But anyway, that was my monthly wrapup and even though it’s extremely late, better late than never 😉

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Feel free to chat with me anytime. Was January a good reading month for you? What was your favourite book you read?

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