January Wrap-Up

January was pretty good, as far as reading goals went. I only didn’t finish one of the books I set out to read and that was mostly due to the fact that my hold was up and I had to return it to the library. But otherwise, pretty good start to 2020!

What I Read

How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann

Pages: 320

Format: eBook (ARC)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

| My Review |

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Stephen Scott, & Harmony Becker (Artist) (Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge Prompt: Read a Graphic Memoir)

Pages: 208

Format: Paperback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (Women Reading Challenge Prompt: A book Featuring a Woman with a Disability; Book Riot Reading Challenge Prompt: A Book with a MC/Protagonist with a Disability, Fic or Non; #startonyourshelfathon; Diversity Reading Challenge 2020)

Pages: 310

Format: Hardback (Personal copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh (Diversity Reading Challenge 2020 Mini Challenge Prompt: Diverse Folktales/Culture/Mythology or Diverse Re-telling or a Non-Western Setting)

Pages: 336

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier

Pages: 336

Format: eBook (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Pages: 255

Format: Audiobook

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

Total Pages: 1,765

Total Books: 6

Favorite Book of the Month:

This book was just so much fun to read! It too some time to get going, but once it did, I was thoroughly enjoying myself! The mystery, the atmosphere, the characters, and the Forbidden Cat all made this book a very fun read and I’d definitely recommend it.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

I know I like to promote this series a lot (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles), but I’d never gotten to this book when I was a child. I’d only read the first three. But this one, I recently learned, is actually the first book Wrede wrote, and the rest of the series came after, even though they take place before the events of this book (making them all prequels). I can sort of tell, now, because I felt like this book was the least imaginative, the most annoying, and the other subsequent books, I think, are much more polished and have a lot more going for them. This book was just…not fun to read. It didn’t have the same magic as the others. Dealing with Dragons will always be my favorite. This one can take a hike.

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up

  1. They called us enemy has been on my list for so long!! (honestly, so many books have been on my list for so long 😅). I will make sure to get my hands on it!
    I read A little life this past month and I feel like my review will make a looot of people angry.

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    1. Ooh, yeah, it’s always tough when you have a different opinion than the majority! I look forward to reading it! And yes, definitely read They Called Us Enemy. It won’t take you long and it’s so good!


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