January was such a weird month. It was very stressful and my mental health was all over the place. But there were good things too and I read a lot of good books! I have yet to reply to all your wonderful comments from the past few days, but I promise, I will! I’m currently finishing up my bachelor end thesis so I haven’t been in the right state of mind nor have I found the time.
- A Charm & A Curse by Jaime Questell ★★★★ This book was very magical and cute and it had adorable romance, you can find a full review here.
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness ★★★★ I was told this book was sad, and it was but it somehow didn’t really have that punch I thought it was going to have. I really did enjoy it though! I loved the monster and it was actually quite funny.
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ★★★★★ Strange the Dreamer was so wonderful, with rich storytelling and amazing writing and great characters. I just really loved it. Full review here.
- George by Alex Gino ★★★★ This book was so cute! I adored the transgender rep and reading about this little trans girl that wanted to play Charlotte in Charlotte’s web! My only complaint is that it was so short, I would have loved more!
- The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven ★★★★★ I’m in the street team for this book and I’ve talked about it before but I cannot tell you enough how much I loved this book. It dragged me from a really bad mood and cheered me up and some scenes in the book really meant a lot to me personally. I really cannot wait for this book to come out and change the world. Review to come.
- Warcross by Marie Lu ★★★★.5 Warcross was so fun and engaging and had so many twists, I loved it! So action-packed and I loved the sci-fi aspect. Full review here.
- Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi ★★★★ I’m actually part of the blog tour for Down and Across, which will be my first ever blog tour. I really enjoyed this, it was funny and diverse and I loved the characters! Full review to come.
- Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid ★★★★ I’m a bit conflicted about this because I loved the characters and it was very funny and the romance was cute but some aspects of it were so frustrating, but yet realistic! I just don’t know!
- At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson ★★★★★ How is Shaun David Hutchinson so underappreciated?? His books are amazing: they’re queer and fun and a little depressing and space-y and also so original and creative and weird. I love it.
In January of 2018 I added to my tbr:
I’ve gotten an eARC of The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, Sneaking Out and The Price Guide to the Occult, which I’ll read in February. Some of the others (Love, Hate & Other Filters and Unearthed) got recently released and therefore moved from my anticipated-releases shelf to my to-read shelf. I’ve added The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and Chameleon Moon because people won’t stop recommending them to me soooo I guess I’ll be reading them :P. I added A Closed and Common Orbit, which is the second book in the Wayfarer series and I’ve added The Fandom because it’s the Cronebloggers Book Club book for February!
I’m not really my happy chatty self right now but I will definitely get back to that once I handed in my thesis on Friday. I promise I’ll get back to commenting and blog hopping soon! I hope you’re having a better week than I am!