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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan Finished January 14, 2017 | Pages: 294 | Rating: 4/5
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ambitious January TBR | 2017
With the new year comes an overly ambitious TBR!
- The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud
- The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud
I actually managed to read the first book of this series in December (I really enjoyed it) and I found book two at the library so I figured why not. The characters in this book are basically ghostbusters and it’s really cool.
- Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
- Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson
I love superheroes and I love Brandon Sanderson’s novels. I am very ready for this series and I can’t wait to dive in.
- A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
- A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab
This trilogy has so many fans and the author has written so many popular books (that I have read absolutely none of) that I recently can’t wait to start reading her novels.
- Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman
- In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
Most of the novels on this list are pretty popular. Scythe is a relatively new book and honestly it sounds brilliant.
I also plan on reading In Real Life as a bit of a break bewteen all of the books I pla on reading this month.