January is over! *celebratory tap dance*
I, April Lee, read a grand total of 1 book from my tbr this month. Seeing how the last few months I’ve read a grand total of 0 books from my tbr, we are going to take this small victory and call it a win. We do love being an extreme mood reader.
I also participated in the Hamilton Readathon hosted by the @asher_reads over on Instagram. I have not done many readathons in the past, but I had so much fun filling in the prompts based on my favorite Hamilton songs!
5 🌟 Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala
Dare I say, I’m dazzled??
3 🌟 People Like Us by Dana Mele
Regina George, a boarding school, and death
Buddy read with the lovely @booksofmagicandmystery
4 🌟 The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
the chair *intensified screeching*
3 🌟 Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illustrations)
perfect for a quick read!
3 🌟 Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
part 4 of Audrey Rose thinking using herself as bait is the only effective way to solve a murder
5 🌟 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab
Me: I am emotionally prepared to handle this
V.E Schwab: lol no
4 🌟 All the Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
HIGHLY recommend wow wow wow
This book (along with the rest of the Throne of Glass Series) has been removed from the wrap-up because the author is problematic. I will not be supporting Sarah J Maas in any way, shape, or form. I encourage you to inform yourself on the reasons for her being problematic and avoiding financially supporting her and her book in the future.
3 🌟 A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer
- I chopped 200 books from my tbr. I went through Goodreads and deleted every book where I couldn’t remember why I added it. I’m slowly whittling away at the book monstrosity that was once my tbr, but for now #feelingaccomplished
- I dabbled in editing for the bookstagram this month. Most of the books I read are ebooks, and I got tired of the glare, so I edited some book covers onto the screen. I still can’t do it for physical books yet, but thats what we call progress
- I wrote two discussion posts! It had been a long time, but I’m really proud of how they turned out!
Katie @ Whispering of Pages recommended some heartwarming and emotional books. Nothing beats a book that makes you stare into the void with tears dripping down your face, so I look forward to picking some of these up!
Marley @ Dragon on a Book wrote a discussion about bookish memes. They wrote a lovely discussion post with many points that I 100% agree with!
Jayati @ Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile reviewed These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong and created a playlist with major enemies-to-lover energy!
Riddhi @ Whispering Stories answered common bookish questions from Google! This is such a creative post!
Sara @ Words with Wings wrote a very interesting discussion post about if not posting negative reviews affects credibility. I never would have thought about this, but it was super interesting to hear her perspective!
- Solid start to the second semester. It has been a bit of an adjustment with a new schedule and everything, but so far, so good.
- 8 inches of snow. 8 inches.
- The local library is reopening. I cannot wait to go and browse the shelves once again!
- I watched the Mandalorian this month and I am obsessed.
- Catch up on your tags. Seriously.
- Write some book reviews. It has been a hot minute since I actually wrote a review (shoutout to my drafts folder for saving me). I need to rub my remaining two brain cells together and turn my notes into coherent thoughts. I know you can do it.
- Schedule your pins on Pinterest. This has been a goal for months, but I have yet to actually do it. I’m thinking if I make some templates on Canva, I might be more consistent?
- Be bold and write another discussion post. I have a few ideas bouncing around that I’d love to actually write about.
- Be even bolder and post 3 times a week??? Follow up question: what day should be magical day 3 be?? I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to consistently do this, but I’d like to try it out. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t.
- Reach 150 followers on the blog
- Reach 1.4k followers on the bookstagram
And with that, we are going to call January a wrap!
How was your January? What is the favorite book you read? Least favorite? Anything else exciting happen?