Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing amazing! January was definitely a crazy month and yet I’m super surprised that it’s already over. Anyways, I hope you had a great month!
I actually had an amazing reading month! I was able to read a lot (mostly because I had a break from school at the beginning of the month) and I really liked most of the books I read! I’ve read 18 books so far in January (with only a couple of days left of the month!) Here are some of my favorites:
- We Are Not Free by Traci Chee – This was my favorite read of this month, and the only one I rated 5 stars. It was such an amazing book about Japanese internment that I would highly recommend to everyone!
- Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams – This was one of the best middle grade books I’ve read in a while. It is definitely not an easy book to read, as it focuses deeply on internalized racism and self-loathing, but is such an important book.
- Famous in a Small Town and Lucky Caller by Emma Mills – I’m so glad I’ve started reading Emma Mills’s books because they are so cute and sweet!
- Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – I was really surprised by how much I liked and related to this book.
Some February releases that I am looking forward to are:
- A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
- Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher
- Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson
I think I did a good job of keeping up with my blog this month! I posted at least twice a week and was able to come up with a pretty consistent blog schedule. One thing that I wasn’t able to do, however, was start up my Middle Grade Mondays series. Hopefully I will be able to in February, since I really love writing those posts and discussing MG books.
Some posts that I’m most proud of from this month are:
I haven’t made a ton of progress on my WIP this month, but most of the progress I made was after reading Elise Bryant’s Happily Ever Afters (which I would also highly recommend) because its discussions about being a teen author really inspired me to write more myself. I’m mostly in the planning stage of writing, so I don’t really have a word count yet, but I really like where my story is going right now.
One highlight of this month was that I got to go to a theatre competition! It was virtual, of course, but it was so much fun and it really forced me to step out of my comfort zone. Theatre is probably what has gotten me through quarantine, and, even though it’s over Zoom, getting to reconnect with a lot of my friends through acting, singing, and dancing has been really beneficial to me.
My goals for January were:
- Start a blog schedule and keep up with it – I did this! I’m also really proud of myself for being able to pot consistently and I hope it becomes a habit.
- Read over 10 books – I did this as well, reading 18 books!
- Keep up with my Bookstagram – I… haven’t really done this. I’m hoping to post more this month.
My February goals are:
- Start up Middle Grade Mondays
- Post at least twice a month
- Read at least 10 books
- Post more on my Instagram
How was your month? What books did you read? What are your goals for February? Let me know in the comments!
10 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up”
18 books is amazing, Ruby. I added two from your list to my TBR. We are not free and Radio silence.
Thank you! I’m glad I could give you some suggestions. Both We Are Not Free and Radio Silence are really good, although they are very different books.
I am going to give them a try. 🙂
I actually read 8 books in January. That was the entire Chronicles of Narnia Series and Castle in the Air
I’ve never read all of the Chronicles of Narnia, only the first two books. I hope you have a good February!
Don’t think I will get very fall in books in Feb- not physically. Yellow-Lighted
BoookShop is taking longer than I thought.
There is a chance a lot of my reading will be on my kindle.
Yay for keeping up with your blog this month! Hope you’re able to complete your goals for next month too!
I became really busy with college this past week and being consistent with my blog went out the window
Thank you! I hope you are able to keep up with your blog this month! I usually have a lot of trouble posting/interacting consistently when I’m busy with school, but this month (thankfully) it wasn’t as much of a problem. I hope you have a great February!
18 books?! Wow! I’m currently reading We Are Not Free so I’m excited to finish it. ❤️
I’m glad you’re liking it so far. It’s definitely not an easy read, but it is such a good book!