January was a good reading month for me. I struggles last year with mediocre books and I feel like January was off on a good start. I’m going to slightly do my wrap ups a bit different than the previous years, only because I feel that I don’t give enough information on the books I’ve read. I’m not going to go in depth with my reviews, but I will give a brief overview on my reasons for my ratings. I’m thinking of doing cumulative reviews in between months to books that I don’t get a chance to write an in depth review, but that’s still in the works. I feel like last year I didn’t really do any reviews and I want to remedy that this year.
Anyways, on to my wrap-up.
This month I read a total of 6 books and four of those books were on my January TBR.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada – 4.5/5 Stars
I was in a science fiction kick the beginning of the month so I decided to pick this up. I believe its a debut novel of the author so I didn’t really have any expectations for the book, so I was really surprised when I actually enjoyed this book. I loved every minute of it. The mystery, the action and the science fiction in the novel is great! I would have wanted more world building, but we’ll see where Suvanda takes this story.
The Diabolic by S.K Kincaid – 3.5/5 Stars
I was on the fence on this book. The fact that I really enjoyed the first book, I figured I might as well start the year strong and picked this up. I hear so many good things about it, but I didn’t like it as much as other readers out there. I got a bit confused on the whole Diabolic aspect of Nemesis. I understand that this is Science Fiction/Fantasy genre, but I wasn’t all that sold with the sc-fi parts of the novel. I want to continue with the story, but just not right away.
The Amateurs by Sara Shepard – 3/5 Stars
Out of these four books I was actually disappointed on this book the most. The ending was interesting, but the storyline wasn’t as intriguing as her other books. I’ve read Pretty Little Liars and those books were hard to put down, but this I found myself stalling in finishing it. I actually picked up another book while reading this novel, which rarely happens for me.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – 4/5 Stars
I’m still craving science fiction and fantasy books so I thought this book should be read this month. I’m really glad. I’m a fan of Disney’s Aladdin, so of course I wanted to read this. I enjoyed how Khoury wrote her characters, especially the different relationships that she included in the novel. I can’t wait to pick up another book by her.
Along with the 4 books that I finished on my TBR, I was also able to read 2 more books.
Meet Cute: YA Anthology – Rating Varies on each story, overall 3.5/5 Stars
I picked this book up because I needed to read a book of short stories, and this is actually the only one that hooked my interest. I’m glad I did. I actually enjoyed reading the different stories in the book and even though I didn’t like all of them, the lowest rating for me is 3/5 stars. I wrote a full review on it here.
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – 3.75/5 Stars
This is my most anticipated read of 2018 and I feel somewhat let down. I wrote a full review of it here, but to sum it up, it wasn’t as great as the Starbound books. I know it’s really unfair for me to compare the two, it’s just really difficult when there are aspects of Unearthed in These Broken Stars. Of course I’ll keep reading the books, because of that ending!
Ok, so those are the books I read in January and I had a pretty good reading month. I hope that this will continue on throughout the year.
I usually add around 5-6 books on my TBR because I know if push comes to shove, I can finish 5-6 books. Even if my month is hectic with life and work, but this month I’m keeping it simple because I’m going away on holiday and I don’t usually do a lot of readings during holidays. Also, I will try to participate in one readathon this month, but I’m just not sure which one. As usual I will be creating a different TBR for that.
Anyways, here are the books that I want to get to this month.
These are the two books that I want to get through this month. I might just pick up one book for the sake of my TBR challenge, but if I have enough time I’ll read both.
Anyways, that’s it for my wrap-up and TBR. Let me know if you read some these books and give me your thoughts on them.