Monthly Wrap Up

January 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

Wow this month has felt like a whole year, I didn’t think this month would ever be over but we finally made it! Aside from having a pretty decent reading month I haven’t been able to do a lot but I have painted lots of books to add to my etsy shop. You can see them here

I have also decided to take part in readathons which last all year. Beat the Backlist and Year of the Asian. I seriously need to read my backlist books more regularly rather than just new releases and I have wanted to focus more on reading books by Asian authors for a while so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

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So the books I read this month:

Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – I still think these books are over hyped and Jude and Carden’s relationship is really toxic considering her bullied her for years.

Rating: 3/5

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – This is a book I have been meaning to read for a long time and I’m glad I finally did because I really enjoyed it!

Rating: 4/5

This Splintered Silence by Kayla Oslen – This was okay, it had a really great idea which could have been thoroughly creepy but I felt it didn’t quite deliver.

Rating: 3/5

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – OMG I absolutely adored this book! It was sweet and adorable and absolutely hilarious! Review coming soon.

Rating: 5/5

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – This was a really interesting read and I was pretty much hooked throughout although I felt a little let down by the ending.

Rating: 4/5

As Kismet Would Have it by Sandhya Menon – This short story is absolutely adorable omg

Rating: 4/5

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool – Wow I really loved this book! It was so interesting and I was invested in all the characters story arcs! Review coming soon.

Rating: 5/5

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon – This has become my favourite Beauty and the Beast retelling. No BatB retelling can top this. Review coming soon.

Rating: 5/5

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer – I was so disappointed by this book. Full review will be up in a few days.

Rating: 2/5

One of us is Next by Karen McManus – I really enjoyed this book and I loved seeing the group from the first book. Though I do think I preferred the first book.

Rating: 4/5

That Can Be Arranged by Huda Fahmy – Excuse me but this book is absolutel adorable and hilarious and so relatable and as soon as I finished it I wanted to read it again immediately.

Rating: 5/5

I also shared my reviews for these books:

Spellhacker by M.K. England
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C Dao
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
The Arabic Quilt by Aya Khalil

I also did a book tag inspired by Of Curses and Kisses which you can read here. Everyone is welcome to do the tag!

And I shared my favourite quotes from The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty which you can read here. I think that it’s common knowledge how much I adore these books by now!

So that’s everything for this month! What was your favourite read? Share any blog posts you are particularly proud of so I can check them out!

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