I usually start these posts by saying how quickly the previous month flew by, but that was so not the case with January. Does anyone else feel like January lasted, like, six months? Holy crap. I’m glad to have it behind me, to be honest. Between traveling for work and the stress that came with that and having bronchitis, two sinus infections (or maybe just one that went on forever) and getting basically the mini-flu from the flu shot, I’m done. I’m ready to start fresh with February. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay healthy and get back in some type of routine.
The books were probably the one positive thing about January. While I didn’t get a lot of reading time early in the month because of convention, I more than made up for it later on. I guess those sick days were good for something, huh? Well, aside from allowing me to get to feeling better, of course. I read A LOT of fantastic books in January. I definitely started the reading year off right!
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Now, here’s the breakdown of my month of reading/blogging.
- Total number of books read: 18
- Young Adult: 2
- New adult: 1
- Adult: 15
- Historical Romance: 0
- Reviews posted: 21
- Discussion posts: 0
Nevertheless, She Persisted
2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge Signup
In Review: Ryan’s Bed by Tijan
In Review: Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers #1) by Meghan Quinn
In Review: About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis
First up, the Goodreads Reading Challenge! I didn’t get my usual screenshot before finishing my first February read, so this’ll have to do. I’ve read 18 books so far and I’m feeling good about the start of my bookish year!
My goal for the Tackle My TBR Challenge is three books each month. I read 4 in January — and I even reviewed them!
The 2018 Audiobook Challenge is a new one for me this year and I hate to admit I didn’t do such a great job right out of the gate. My goal was to read two audiobooks each month, but I only managed one (and, like, 3/4 of the second). I’ll do better in February! I just overestimated the amount of audiobook time I’d have with convention. Being sick didn’t help, either.
It’s my birthday month! Woo! I’m going to celebrate by not doing a whole lot of anything. Not to whine, but it’s tough to plan birthday celebrations when you’re born in winter. I’ve been disappointed so many times when the weather wrecks my plans that I’ve kinda given up making any. The two most exciting things I’m doing for or around my birthday are lunch with friends, which will be a lot of fun, and going for a massage, which is much needed. I’ll do the rest of my celebrating in March during ApollyCon. I am, however, really looking forward to the Olympics. I’m that kind of nerd. 🙂
Now, onto the books!
February Book(s) I Need in My Life Immediately!
Some of my most-anticipated book(s) of the month… or the one(s) I haven’t received an early copy of, anyhow. 🙂
February releases I need to read immediately!
These upcoming releases are at the top of my TBR! Soon, my pretties, soon.
Book(s) YOU need in YOUR life immediately!
The bonus of waiting to post my month in review until the 4th day of the month is that some of these releases are live already and others are coming soon!
That’s all for now! I hope you have a great month!
How’d your January go?
What are some of your favorites you read?
What are you looking forward to this month?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!
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