Oh hi guys!
Well, this year is already chugging along, isn’t it? I’m sorry I haven’t been around much at all this month, but I needed some me time, and I have to say: it was very much needed, but I’m happy to be back. I hope you all had a safe and happy new year, and I hope that the first month of this new year was a good one for you!
Books I’ve Read
Click on the cover to be taken to its respective review!
- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming! 4.5/5 stars
Books I’ve Gotten
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Other Blog Posts
- Reading & Blog Goals for 2017 – I talked briefly about some of the goals I have for this year and what I hope to achieve.
- Why I Set My Goodreads Challenge to One Book – Yup, I set my goal to one book. I explain more in this post!
- Taking Breaks in Reading – Sometimes we all need breaks, and I certainly needed it this month.
- Beautiful Books – 2017 Writing Goals – I talked more in depth writing goals that I want to achieve this year.
- Uppercase Box January 2017 Unboxing – A cool book, a magnet, a scarf, and paper seeds! And by paper seeds I mean seeds in paper that you can plant. Anyway. Yay book!
So the first month for 2017 Flights of Fantasy reading challenge kind of didn’t really exist for me. I haven’t really read anything this month, and what I have read has been contemporaries, so… yeah. Off to a great start! #sarcasm 0/30 fantasy books read so far
Beat the Backlist, if you don’t already know, if a challenge that I’m participating in this year to read books that have been published prior to 2017. So far, I’ve been in the process of reading a couple, and I know I’m going to have a lot on this list, but for now, I have xx completed.
So over on my Instagram I… really didn’t do much. Again: me time had pretty much nothing to do with bookish anything this month. It’s weird, honestly. I only have the five pictures that are remotely bookish this month and that’s it. Yup.
Around the Internet
This is a feature I’ve seen in several other blogger’s wrap ups and I think it’s a fun way to show what else I’ve been reading/seeing around the internets!
- Maggie Steifvater announced a standalone novel called “All the Crooked Saints,” which she keeps referring to as the #darknovel on tumblr. Here’s the article from EW, too! It’s set to be released October 10, 2017!
- Beth Revis sent out a cover reveal of her Star Wars novel: “Rebel Rising,” which comes out May 2, 2017. You can check out the cover & synopsis here!
- Marines @ mynameismarines and Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes did announcement videos for a new book festival: Booknet Fest! (Click their names to be taken to their respective videos.)
- Shadowhunters season two started up again (no, I’m not watching because I’m way behind on season one), and of course Emma @ emmmabooks is doing her weekly episode reviews and discussions again.
- I enjoyed taking a hiatus from reading and the book community and stuff; I kind of needed it. But I’m also glad to be back and doing something that I enjoy.
- My husband and I booked a trip to Disney World for the last week of August and I’m SO EXCITED! We haven’t been since our honeymoon in 2014, so it’s much overdo. I even have a countdown going and everything.
Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦
How has your new year been treating you so far? Anything fun and exciting happen? What was your favorite read of the month? Tell me all the things!