January was tough, work wise. I had a ridiculous amount of stuff to do – and I did not feel like reading anything that challenged me in my free time. What also suffered from my month of hell was blogging in general – I have neither written very many blog posts nor have I read very many of other people’s (which is something I am truly sorry for but which cannot be helped at the moment. I really am drowning in work.).
Books I read in January:
- The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden: 5 out of 5 stars (Review)
- Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh: 2 out of 5 stars
- Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3) by Nalini Singh: 3,5 out of 5 stars
- Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
- Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling #5) by Nalini Singh: 2,5 out of 5 stars
- Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling #6) by Nalini Singh: 4 out of 5 stars
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4 out of 5 stars (Review)
- Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7) by Nalini Singh: 2 out of 5 stars
- Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom: 4 out of 5 stars (Mini-Review)
- 300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso: 3 out of 5 stars (Mini-Review)
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: 4 out of 5 stars
- Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling #8): 3 out of 5 stars
- Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9): 4 out of 5 stars
Favourite of the Month:
The Winter of the Witch was an absolutely stunning conclusion to a series I have loved immensely. I cannot wait to read everything Katherine Arden comes up with next.
I also really enjoyed binge-reading the a large chunk of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. There is something about her writing and her world-building that I particularly enjoy. The whole is also better than the sum of its parts and I don’t see myself stopping reading this series anytime soon.
I read the ridiculous amount of 13 books with 4366 pages. Obviously, all of this books were written by women. Two books were non-fiction, two general fiction, one fantasy, and the rest Urban fantasy/Paranormal Romance.
Books I should get to soon:
As it doesn’t look like my work load will decrease anytime soon, I will not put myself under even more pressure and do anything resembling a TBR. I will read whatever I want to read and if I don’t get to my ARCs in time or if I keep reading mostly super easy fun stuff, then so be it.
(Some of the) blog posts I loved:
Mogsy brilliantly reviewed the wonderful The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden.
Rita talks about the books she had to read in her first three semesters of university, a post I just adore.
Cathy’s review of Rosemary’s Baby made me consider reading it – even though I get scared so easily!