January Round-Up

January Round-Up

The first month of the New year has swooped past! How has your January been? Are you still keeping up your resolutions or do you need a reset?

See my round-up for 2018, 2018 Blogging Stats or 2019 Goals.


Books read

Total: 35

Picture books: 17

Graphic novels: 0

Middle Grade: 6

Young adult: 9

Adult: 3

Non-fiction: 1

Poetry: 0

Sources of books

Library: 24

Bought/Owned: 3

Won: 0

ARC: 5  (3 e-ARCs from Netgalley)

Books read that count towards the #YARC2019 Reading Challenge: 3! I will need to read a lot more to get anywhere near my target!

Highlights this month have included: Romanov, Sorcerer to the Crown, Mira’s Curly Hair, Lots and The Enchanted Sonata.

January Posts

Book Reviews: The Twisted Tree, The Girl King, The Gilded Wolves, Witch for a Week, The Monkey King’s Daughter, The Hairy Hand, Colour of People, The Antidote, Welcome to Our World.

Other posts: 2018: My Year in Books, 2018 Blogging Stats, 5 Simple Steps to Learn a New Language, 2019 Goals, New Year’s Bookish Resolutions, 5 Ways Blogging Makes You Better, Netgalley Tag:Book review secrets revealed, Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019.

Reblogged posts: Author Interview: Joanna Ruth Meyer, Q+A with Lucy Strange, Author Interview: Akemi Dawn Bowman.

I also took part in:

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird.

Six for Sunday: New Year, New Books; Bookish Wishes; Bookish Loves; Bookish Hates.

Library Loot: Fantasy, Intrigue and Misunderstandings; Magic, Romance, More Magic;

January Achievements and Highlights

January has been a whirlwind of a month!

Happily, we were finally able to exchange on our house and will hopefully be getting the keys next week.

I’m proud of managing to do so many book reviews this week – despite the fact that reviews are usually the least-viewed posts on a book blog, screaming about books I have loved is an important part of why I started this blog so I am trying to do more.

I’ve also managed to post on most days, which I will count as a major victory considering some health challenges which arose partway through the month and have led to me needing to take some time to recover.

Here’s hoping February is going to be even better!

January Favourites

Food/Drink: I have been sticking to old favourites and basic food, due to some ill health this month.

Skincare: I have also been terrible with my skincare! One thing I have come back to, aftr using it years ago, is Boots Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Night Gel. It is easily absorbed, smells nice and is great to help avoid spots and perk up your skin.

TV/Film: We have just finished Season 2 of American Horror Story and watched the first episode of Season 3 – it is all about witches so I am looking forward to it!

What did you think of my monthly round-up for January?

How did your month go?

What are you looking forward to next month?

Let me know in the comments!

Also, please link your monthly round-ups below so I can catch up with your blogs!

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Thanks for reading!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. So pleased you’ve managed to confirm the house, but really sprry to hear you’ve not been well. Hope things improve soon 💜
    Amy x


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