Hello everyone! So, with January just about over, I thought I would write a post on all the books I read in January. I am really, really, pleased with the amount of reading I got done this month, but I know that it was mainly because I had a lot of vacation time. So, these are the books I read this month:
- The Way of Kings Part 1 & 2 by Brandon Sanderson. Okay… so I don’t want to say that I thought this was better than the Mistborn trilogy, but HOLY COW IT WAS BETTER THAN EVERYTHING! I just loved these two books, and they were just so… ARGH! Wonderful. I loved them. Loved. LOVED.
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I cried. A lot. Like a baby. This book was a lot to handle, and I am still trying to process it – review coming soon though, so I won’t say anything more about it.
- Wake by Amanda Hocking. Yeah… no. I am sorry, but this book didn’t do it for me – the characters were awkward, the plot was strange, the language wasn’t so great, the romance… just nothing about this book really did it for me.
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Okay, so word to the wise – don’t read this book at 2 am, and then have to go downstairs to get a glass of water. That is what I did, and honestly? I was so scared. Other than that, I really loved this book. It was great, and I am going to pick up the next one in the duo-logy.
- The Chaos of Stars by Kirsten White. This was an easy and light read after Anna Dressed in Blood, which honestly, I needed. I really liked this book – if you just need something fun for a couple of hours, this is definitely the book for you.
- Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. So, I finally managed to get a copy of this book, for 50 rand no less (that is, like, $4), and I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Some of the stuff going on was just a little too sickly sweet for my taste, plus I’d been looking for this book for a really long time, so my expectations were kind of high… I might get the second book if I can find it.
- American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout. I was really excited when I thought that I had discovered that Jennifer L. Armentrout had written a book about vampires… except when I saw that it was a ArmItrout that has written a book about vampires. Like, really? And then this book was just kind of weird and boring – and I honestly didn’t like any of the characters.
- The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. Now we’re talking! I absolutely love this book! It had just the right amounts of everything, and I really am looking forward to getting the next books in the series. If you like Steampunk, then buy this book.
- The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. And the books just keep on getting better and better. Another book series that I love, and it felt kind of weird when it came to an end. I picked up the first Mara Dyer book when it came out, and… I really liked the trilogy, but I was kind of sad to see it end? There were a couple of weird things that happened, but overall, I was really pleased with the conclusion.
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman. HOLY AFWGVEQB! Okay… so, that was awesome! I was so excited when I found this book (in the most random store ever, FYI), and I spent all night staying up and finishing this book. But I love it. However I am kind of jealous of the main character – I want to have a romantic day in Paris!
- Just One Night by Gayle Froman. Yeah, okay, maybe I should have read the second book before reading the novella, but I couldn’t help myself. And I just died when I read this. It was so good – and I needed some closure after the previous ending.
- The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass. Yes, I got the whole series and marathoned it over a weekend. Yes, it was wonderful. I still feel ambivalent about it, because there were some parts that I thought were really strange, and other parts that I thought were amazing… so yeah, I have the mixed feelings.
And those… were all the 15 books I read in January! I don’t normally read that much – but, I have been sick and on vacation, which has been good for my TBR pile.
Unfortunately, right now I am going through a bit of a reading slump – must be those 15 books – so I don’t know how many books I’ll read in February… plus I have a lot of tests coming up. I’ll try!
But I hope you had a good reading month, and I’ll see you soon!