Monthly Wrap Up

January 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

We finally made it through January! It can’t just be me that felt like this was the longest month ever, can it? I set some lofty reading goals with the help of a really good friend of mine, and she got me to step outside of my comfort zone and read some books that I wouldn’t have chosen to read on my own. My goal was to read 25 books, and I’m pretty proud of how close I had come to reaching that goal.

I helped Kristy at Caffeinated Fae create Fae Fridays, a weekly post that any blogger is welcome to join! She also was kind enough to share her amazingly thorough tracking spreadsheet that indulges my inner Ravenclaw with detailed statistics. It goes far beyond what I have been tracking in 2019. Even though I didn’t quite hit my reading goal for the month and haven’t written reviews for all of the books yet, I still view January as a success. I’m really excited to share my January wrap-up.

January Totals

  • Books read: 23 Pages Read: 8,673


  • Days per book: 2.43
  • Pages read per day: 279.77
  • Books read per month: 23.00
  • DNF’d books per month: 0

Genres Read

  • Biography/Memoir: 1
  • Fantasy: 12
  • Folklore/Fairytales: 2
  • General Fiction: 2
  • Historical Fiction: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 4
  • Sci-Fi: 1

Backlist vs. 2020 releases

  • Backlist books: 21
  • 2020 releases: 2

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

  • Fiction: 22
  • Nonfiction: 1

Format Read

  • Print: 19
  • Digital: 4

Age Range

  • Adult: 10
  • YA: 12
  • Children’s: 1

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert was the most enjoyable book that I read this month.

Books read in January:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi — 4 stars
  2. Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin — 4 stars
  3. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard — 4 stars
  4. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo — 4 stars
  5. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas — 5 stars
  6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik — 4 stars
  7. Night by Elie Wiesel — 5 stars
  8. Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller — 2 stars
  9. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld — 4 stars
  10. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo — 5 stars
  11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon — 4 stars
  12. Night Riot/Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch —5 stars
  13. Legendary by Stephanie Garber —4 stars
  14. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate — 5 stars
  15. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia —5 stars
  16. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo — not yet reviewed
  17. Pan by Gina L. Maxwell — 5 stars
  18. A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher — 4 stars
  19. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor — 3.5 stars
  20. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson — not yet reviewed
  21. The Prince’s Special Bride by Devika Fernando — 4 stars
  22. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert — not yet reviewed
  23. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon — 5 stars

How did your January reading go?

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