Januray's almost coming to a close! That's already one month down this 2018. *cries* I wish we had 100 hours in a day. There's just so many books and so little time! But anyway, without further ado, here's my January wrap-up!
HOW JANUARY KICKED 2017'S (and 2016's) ASS
I AM FINALLY OVER MY MISERABLE 2-YEAR READING AND BLOGGING BURNOUT. The book gods have spoken, and they say that I am BACK IN THE GAME. *cue evil laughter* Although I'll be blogging a bit less than I did from 2013-2015, I will be blogging more fabulously. (If you end up disagreeing with this statement at any point in my blogging career, feel free to throw chocolate cake at my face. Then I shall eat it.)
That kid reminds me too much of myself!!!^
Here's another thing that I thought was weirdly awesome this month: there was this one time I accidentally missed my bus stop because of a really good book. It was a funny first experience. Good thing the bus conductor realized I was still there while we were still near my stop. IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT, THOUGH. No regrets!
You can find more awesome January happenings for me in my January appreciation post.Have you ever missed your bus/train stop because you were reading? @aimeereads has! Click To Tweet
Now onto the books!
I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE I HAVE NO RESTRAINT
- Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: LOOK AT THE PRETTY COVER AND THE AWESOME CONCEPT. I needed to buy this one, friends. I actually already attempted to read this one, and I did like what I read so far (a chapter. Mehehe), but I got distracted by other pretty shinies (and, oddly enough, I prefer reading ebooks
but I still love hoarding hardcovers) so I had to put this one off. I WILL read it within the year; I swear. ALSO! Check out my Instagram account stories for a sneak peek of the GORGEOUS bookish map inside this one!
Total spent on books this month: P999 / $19.60 (I would like to thank my mother from restraining me every time I picked up 384723984 hardcovers.)
FROM PUBLISHERS BECAUSE I'M TOO CUTE TO RESIST
- Furyborn by Claire Legrand (May 22nd): Early reviews for this YA fantasy about two girls who are centuries apart have been absolutely SPECTACULAR. I can't wait to see if this one lives up to all the hype!
- Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood (March 27th): This one sounds so different and unique! It's about a daredevil post-World War I pilot who wants to perform at an expo to earn a Hollywood contract. Very curious about how the author will handle this!
- To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (March 6th): I loved Alexandra as a book blogger, and now, I love her as an author! I already read this GLORIOUS read about sirens and mermaids and pirates and PURE AWESOMENESS. You can find my thoughts on Goodreads. Full review will be up closer to the release date!
- In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner (March 13th): Hooray for mental health YA! Really curious to see if this author can make this different from all the other YA contemporaries dealing with grief. (I actually already read this and DNFed it. *cries*)
- Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee (May 1st): I am in DIRE need for a sweet, quick contemporary read, and the cover gives me Miranda Kenneally/Kasie West vibes so I NEEDED THIS.
- August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (May 1st): I already read two books by this author before (one that I enjoyed a lot, and one that I didn't), so I'm curious to see what side of the fence I'll be on this time. Plus it sounds angsty, so obviously I'm in.
Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire, Flux Books, Hot Key Books and St. Martin's Press! *hugs*
AWESOME POSTS FROM ME THAT YOU SHOULD TOTALLY CHECK OUT BECAUSE YOU'RE COOL
- I Want to Read More Books in January and Plan a New Blogging Strategy!
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
- 3 Reasons Why You Should Write (and Read!) Reviews for Backlist Book
- Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
- 3 Instances Where Readers Feel Heart-Eating and Brain-Damaging Guilt
- Warcross by Marie Lu
- A Step-by-Step Guide to Reading Like a Fangirl
- I Love You All and Want to Tackle-Hug You! Here’s a Giveaway!
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
OTHER BADASSERY FROM AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Evelina @ Avalinah's Books wants to help you create an awesome NetGalley/Edelweiss profile.
- May @ Forever and Everly shares some WordPress tips and tricks! Highly recommend this to newer bloggers who need some formatting help!
OTHER DISCUSSION POSTS
- Jeann @ Happy Indulgence talks about the importance of the book blogging community! *MUCH BEAR HUGS FOR THIS LADY*
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight totally understands that sequels are hard and we suck at reading them.
- Sydney @ Fire and Rain books did a quick research on diversity in children's literature, and the results were unsurprising, but still very much important.
- Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight discusses separating books from their authors, which was super thought-provoking.