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01 February 2019

January Bookish Wrap Up

I've been wanting to start doing proper wrap ups for years, but I've never really took the plunge and done one. New year, new start, new feature! Time for me to pledge to do a wrap up every month. Wish me luck.

January Bookish Wrap Up

January Bookish Wrap Up

So how did I get on in January? Well, it turns out that betrayal and a broken heart make for excellent reading motivation, and I managed to finish a mammoth 17 books. And no, they weren't even all novellas and short stories and extra chapters.

Books Read: 17
Pages Read: 5,815

Books I Read

The Year After You by Nina de Pass (gifted)
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Theatre of Cruelty by Terry Pratchett
Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (DNF)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai (gifted)
A Version of the Truth by BP Walter (gifted)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Forbidden Night with the Warrior by Michelle Willingham

Books I Added To My Shelf

All The Lonely People by David Owen
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
We Are Blood And Thunder by Kesia Lupo (gifted)
Mr One Night Stand by Rachael Stewart (gifted)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The Colour of Shadows by Phyllida Shrimpton (giveaway win)
Pulp by Robin Talley
Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom by P.M. Freestone
The Familiars by Stacey Halls (giveaway win)

Books I'm Currently Reading

All The Lonely People by David Owen
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Book Events I Attended

None ☹

What did you read in January?
What are you reading now?


  1. So many Leigh Bardugo books! You had a great reading month I can see! I also read Six of Crows, which was a re-read but in my mothertongue since it got published last year.

  2. I'm glad you had a good reading month! I can't wait to get to Six of Crows.

  3. 17 books oh my goodness! I read 3 🙈 you did awesome!!!

  4. 17 books is amazing! Fantastic reading month for you!! :D

  5. Way to go on reading so many books! That is impressive.

  6. i saw you tweet about the heartvbreak and openly went what the fuvck/
    even saying but hey at least u read so many good books doesnt seem like such a good counter to that kinda experiemnce
    . heres to a better rest of 2019

  7. I really am so sorry you've had such a heinous start to the year life wise, but well done for getting your Goodreads off to such a great start . I managed 13 books in January, which I was quite pleased with as I've had a lot on at school and my health's not been great 💜
    Amy x

  8. Seems you really love Pratchett. He is a great author. You did fantastic, even with that DNF. Happy February!

  9. Great wrap-up! I love your format!! :)

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads

  10. You had a great reading month Cora! I read quite a few books and now I'm currently reading Braid of Sand by Alicia Gaile 😊

    Shirley |

  11. Wow you've done amazingly with your January total! Good luck for February xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

  12. So sorry to hear about the broken heart :( I hope you feel better soon. Well done on 17 books though, that is such an impressive amount! I hope February is a good month for you <3 xx

    Bexa |

  13. I am so impressed with how many books you read this month! And it looks like a good list of books too! I am challenging myself to do a wrap-up every month this year as well. Good luck!

  14. That's a LOT of reading! Glad you managed to get stuck into so many books. I only finished 1 full book in January, which was Ostrich by Matt Greene. And I loved it!


  15. Wow! What a great start to your reading year! Lovely to see some Terry Pratchett on here, the Wee Free Men books were a big part of my childhood :)

  16. You have read so many book sin January! That's so impressive! I have not finished one!

  17. WOW 17 BOOKS? I read one in January! Mind you, I had a lot of distractions! Well done reading that many books - I feel ashamed now haha! x

  18. What a great reading month! I topped in at nine books, which I was amazed at because I had a really slow start. Hmm, I might just browse your list to add to mine, aha! Great post - look forward to more of your wrap-ups now!

  19. How do you find time to read so many books in one month? I need your reading skill. I'm gonna check some of these out, thank you for sharing 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  20. Congrats on your first wrap up post, it’s fantastic. Oh my word, well done on all of the books you’ve read, that’s an amazing start to 2019!

  21. Sorry for the broken heart. And oh my, 17 books?! that's amazing! I hope you're having an amazing February!


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