January Review

Posted January 31, 2014 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Books I’ve Read This Month

1.  Time After Time – Tamara Ireland Stone
2.  Charm and Strange – Stephanie Kuehn
3. Red – Allison Cherry
4. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater
5. Sawbones – Catherine Johnson
6. We Were Liars- e lockhart
7. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
8. Downside Up – Hayley Long
9. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton
10. Wonder – R J Palacio
11. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
12. Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea- April Genevieve Tuchlocke
13. The Geography of You and Me – Jennifer E Smith
14. The House of Ivy & Sorrow – Natalie Whipple
15. Independent Study – Joelle Charbonneau
16. Dead Ends- Erin Lange
17. Butter – Erin Lange
18. The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson – Paige Toon
19. The Vanishing Season – Jodi Lynn Anderson
20. Riot – Sarah Mussi

I started 2014 well and read some fantastic books so it’s very hard to pick just one that stands out. I think Charm and Strange blew me away and stayed in my mind a lot. I also really enjoyed The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

I wanted to read more non-YA books this year and in January read The Great Gatsby and The Goldfinch, both of which I enjoyed. I also read six non-review books.

Blog-wise: I attended three blogging events this month at Random House, Faber and Books With Bite. I had a great time and thank you so much for the publishers for organising this and inviting me. Full event posts will be coming shortly!

For the first two weeks or so I managed to keep up with posts Mon-Fri but around midway through the month a combination of personal things and a bit of blogging fatigue set in so I relaxed posting a little, in addition to this I was a bit worried some of my posts were being pushed to the wayside due to new content and I have noticed that while stats are up comments are a little down, but I still think five posts a week is the best way forward for me at the moment.

Personal: This month I officially graduated from university, which was a bit final and daunting! Thankfully I managed to walk in heels (after months of avoiding them) and not fall over in the ceremony.

 

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