Books Wrap Ups

January Wrap Up

February 27, 2020
January 2020 Wrap Up

It seems to be a recurring theme that over January I always read a tonne of books. I'm not sure if it's the post assignment joy or the desperation to get ahead on the Goodreads goal. Either way, it works. This month I read a real variety of books both in format, genre and most definitely found some new favourites.

Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell

Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow RowellRowell

I didn't know what to expect from a Rainbow Rowell graphic novel. I've only read Fangirl by her and loved that. I do plan on making my way through her backlist. Pumpkin Heads was what I had hoped it would be. Super cute, heart warming and wholesome. I mean it's set in a Pumpkin Patch. What more could you want?

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

I'd heard about this graphic novel through Books With Chloe and I'm so thrilled I did. This was the inclusive, supernatural adventure/love story I wanted. The art is adorable too. Possibly my favourite part of this story was the two grandmothers, they reminded me of the aunts from Sabrina.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Zodiac Starforce Volume One by Kevin Panetta

Zodiac Starforce Volume One by Kevin Panetta

I thought I was going to love this so much but unfortunately, it fell a little flat. The story wasn't as adventurous as I'd wanted it to be but I did like the art style. I think the next volumes might have more potential so I do intend to carry one with the series. All the characters felt a little one dimensional too. I'm hoping it improves in the next volume.

Rating: 3/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night isn't the kind of book you enjoy, it's the kind of book you appreciate. It's beautifully written, if you can say a book about the Holocaust is beautiful. Trying to talk about it isn't easy, I wouldn't call my review a review. It's more a discussion.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

I adore this series, it's so whimsical. This one in particular I loved. It felt like I was reading Christina Rosetti's Goblin Market come to life. In this installation, we follow Lundy, a character we only briefly meet in the first book. Her story was heartbreaking. Her door seemed to lead her to the most perfect life but it was one in which one false move meant disaster, as she found out.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Why I haven't read this series before I don't know. I utterly adored it. It's so heartwarming and just plain sweet. Yet, it still imparts so many important messages like heritage, slut-shaming and the difficulties of single parenting. I flew through the series, the Netflix show and everything. I want more from the Song-Covey clan.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

 

Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence

Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence

Sam picked this out for me from my TBR to leave at his to read. I ended up having to bring it home with me because I was enjoying it that much. It wasn't my usual style of contemporary, I usually go for the really fluffy and also rarely read UK YA contemporary. It was wonderful. I'll be reading more Patrice Lawrence in the future.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Foundling* by Stacey Halls

The Foundling* by Stacey Halls

I read The Foundling* for a blog tour. It isn't my usual kind of book but I'm thrilled I decided to give it a go. I fell for each character for different reasons, they were all so unique and all flawed in some way. I've never read a historical fiction novel that's made me gasp and fear for the characters. I'll be reading anything Stacey Halls puts out now.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The God Game* by Danny Tobey

The God Game* by Danny Tobey

Another one I read for a blog tour, however, The God Game * was my usual kind of book. It's part sci-fi, thriller and in some cases horror. It's like the ultimate game of truth or dares with dire consequences. It's brilliant, creepy and frankly something out of Black Mirror.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in January!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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