January 2017 Wrap Up

January 2017 Wrap Up

Guess who didn’t follow their January TBR!

I really wanted to start off this year with a bang. So naturally, I got too many hyped books out from the library and put wayy too much pressure on myself. I will probably come back to the books I didn’t get to this month but for now I think I will try to be more calm with my TBRs for each month.

  • Books I Read in January:
Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Finished January 03, 2017 | Pages: ­386 | Rating: 3/5

First book of 2017. I didn’t love this but I still really enjoyed it. I love the worlds that Brandon Sanderson creates so this was a treat for me. I’m interested to see where this story goes so I’m pretty excited for book two.

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson
Finished January 04, 2017 | Pages: ­96 | Rating: 3/5

This novella didn’t really do much for the overlying plot of the series (as far as I’m aware) but it did give me a look at what the world looks like after the events of the first book. It was a short and fun novella, if you reallly enjoy the characters in this series and want something quick to read this is for you.

Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)

Another Castle: Grimoire by Andrew Wheeler, Paulina Ganucheau
Finished January 04, 2017 | Pages: ­152 | Rating: 3/5

A story with brilliant art and a kickass heroine, what more could you ask for?

My review of this comic will be up further in the month.

Another Castle: Grimoire

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson
Finished January 04, 2017 | Pages: ­416 | Rating: 4/5

I guess I’m marathoning this trilogy?

This series is predictable. Ugh, I’m finding it pretty meh but at the same time I’m really enjoying it.

Firefight (Reckoners, #2)

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
Finished January 05, 2017 | Pages: ­175 | Rating: 4.75/5

LOVED THIS! I definitely recommend this – it shares an important message. The characters are relatable and the artwork is amazing, a must read for everyone, gamer or not!

In Real Life

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
Finished January 06, 2017 | Pages: ­120 | Rating: 4/5

I read this earlier in 2016 and really didn’t like it, I think maybe I was having a bad day or was too tired to properly read the comic but after rereading this I feel like I’ve read an entirely different story.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Calamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson
Finished January 07, 2017 | Pages: ­421 | Rating: 4/5

Time flies when you’re having fun.

It feels like just yesterday I started Steelheart and now just over a week later I’ve finished the trilogy. I love all of Sanderson’s works and I’m excited to move onto some more of his series and standalones.

Calamity (Reckoners, #3)

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) 
by Rick Riordan
Finished January 14, 2017 | Pages: ­294 | Rating: 4/5

DUNDUNDUN

I’m so happy that I randomly decided to pick this up yeasterday. I’ve been in a reading slump for the past week so I’m hoping I can dive back into my reading now – whether that means finishing this series or continuing on with A Darker Shade of Magic.

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) 
by Rick Riordan
Finished January 15, 2017 | Pages: ­342 | Rating: 4/5

This is one of my favourites in the series, you can really see the characters growing up. So much happens in this book, the characters go through so much – plotwise and emotionally. We meet new people and we lose characters. I can’t wait to reread book 5, it’s been a long time!

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)
by Rick Riordan
Finished January 16, 2017 | Pages: ­342 | Rating: 4.5/5

“Could be a problem for another generation of demigods, I agreed. Then we can kick back and enjoy.”

I suddenly got the urge to reread the rest of this series over the past few days and boy, am I glad I did! This series is soo much fun and now I kind of feel like rereading the Heroes of Olympus.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra (Zodiac Starforce #1-4)
by Kevin Panetta & Paulina Ganucheau (Illustrator)

Finished January 21, 2017 | Pages: ­136 | Rating: 4/5

I really, really loved this! This girl group is basically an all female, all badass group of power Rangers!

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Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why 
by G. Willow Wilson (Goodreads Author), Adrian Alphona (Artist) & 
Jacob Wyatt (Artist)

Finished January 21, 2017 | Pages: ­136 | Rating: 3.5/5

I enjoy these comics and I found the message to be really inspiring – it really resonated with me. However, I found myself skimming most of the second half.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2 by G. Willow Wilson

Silver Surfer, Vol. 4: Citizen of Earth by Dan Slott

Finished January 30, 2017 | Pages: ­144 | Rating: 4/5

I’m not going to lie, the reason I probably enjoyed this one so much and finished it so quickly (still in my reading slump) was because there was so much Spider-Man in it (there was squealing – you could say I’m a fan). Highly anticipating volume 5!

*cries* the power cosmic

Silver Surfer, Vol. 4: Citizen of Earth

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin A Storm of Swords: Steel 
and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire #3, Part 1 of 2)  
by George R.R. Martin 

Finished January 31, 2017 | Pages: ­663 | Rating: 3/5

If I hear “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” ever again I will scream.

A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire #3, Part 1 of 2)

  • Books I DNF'd in January:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams
DNF'd January 02, 2017

I really wanted to like this one but I think Douglas Adams just isn’t for me. I didn’t really like Hitchhikers and I am just bored by this. I only got an hour into this but honestly, I think I’ll just go rewatch the Netflix show.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab
Dnf'd page 227 January 31, 2017

I have put this on hold, I know, what am I thinking? I have been reading this for over a month, I really enjoy this book but it’s taking me too long to read it and I am not feeling motivated to pick it up.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

4 thoughts on “January 2017 Wrap Up

  1. I’ve read the whole Reckoners Trilogy also! Glad you liked them! Personally I wasn’t a huge fan of Calamity because it felt like they beat him a little too easy. Glad you read Percy Jackson too! I’m a die-hard fan of Rick’s work. I’ll probably end up buying every book the man puts out there! Good Post!

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