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Month in Review: January

It's hard to believe January is over, but I must say "Good riddance!" It was not a good start to the year for many personal reasons, so my husband and I are starting the new year with this new month. Things are bound to get better!

I did manage to read some good books in January, so that's the one positive. Actually, I realized that all four books I read in January were for my pleasure only. I didn't read any review books or book club books last month. It was refreshing, but now I need to get working on all those review books!


  1. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - reviewed
  2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - reviewed
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir - read and reviewed
  4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - read and reviewed
  5. The Shining by Stephen King - read and reviewed
  6. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry - read


Total Books Read: 4
Total Reviews: 5

Historical Fiction: 0
Middle-Grade Fiction: 1
Picture Books: 0
Young Adult: 0
Contemporary Fiction: 1
Mystery/Thriller: 1
Science Fiction: 1
Nonfiction: 0
Memoir: 0

For review: 0
For book club: 0
For me: 4


Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge - 1/10
Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge - 1/10
Library Challenge - 1/6
Finishing the Series Challenge - 1/7
Follow my progress here


  1. I don't know if it's the weather or things are just crazy, but I have been seeing a lot of people who said January did not go well for them. I hope February is much better for you and your family and that you have the chance to read lots of wonderful books!

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you have a fabulous February too!

  2. You had an alright month for books though. Stephen King is always good!
    Happy February reading!

    1. Very true. I enjoyed all of the books I read in January, so that's a good thing!


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