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.


Do you want to see more posts like this? Subscribe to ChooseYA via email!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.