Book Reviews, Wrap-up

January 2019 Wrap-Up

I am not a fan of January. It drags on forever and everyone is in an awful mood. But I wasn’t expecting this one to pass so quickly! Okay, some days felt never-ending, but overall, this first month was busy enough for me not to check the calendar every 5 minutes.


What’s New?

Three years. This baby is three years old. Does that make me an old blogger?? A seasoned one? A mummy? :p

I now know how to handle water leaks and threaten landlords to get things fixed. Yay for stern voices and not-so-happy voicemails. It’s sad to have to come to this for things to happen, though.

Muscles! My body is growing stronger thanks to my regular Ashtanga practice and I no longer whine for two days after a class!

I need bookcases. But that’s not new.

I am slowly but surely figuring out the boundaries of social media…

I need to stay away from NG again. Like, really. Or start reading day and night.

Oh, and monthly TBR mostly work (if I stop adding books to the pile)

Books I read this month

New record! 17 books read! Technically, 17 and a half as I started my current read when January was still up…

Books I reviewed

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbours? #DirtyLittleSecrets by Jo Spain @SpainJoanne @QuercusBooks @Millsreid11

Spit It Out: Tell Me A Secret by Jane Fallon @JaneFallon @MichaelJBooks

Tell Me Your Name: My Name Is Anna by Lizzy Barber @ByLizzyBarber @Rachel90Kennedy @arrowpublishing

What If…: The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge @Bloodhoundbook #PublicationDay #BlogBlitz

Take Off Your Masks: The Man With No Face by Peter May @authorpetermay @QuercusFiction @riverrunbooks

No Signal: The Last by Hanna Jameson @Hanna_Jameson @VikingBooksUK

Hide & Seek: Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox @candicefoxbooks @SarahHarwood_ @PenguinUKBooks

Ready for the Rollecoaster of the Year? Twisted by Steve Cavanagh @SSCav @orionbooks @AMHeathLtd

Wanted: Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb @crimethrillgirl @OrendaBooks #TeamLori

Let’s Go For A Walk: Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @gilbster1000

New Books

See what I mean? I need more hours in a day!

Book of the Month Award

The more you read, the harder it is to choose… I was lucky to read many amazing novels this month. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE???

Okay, after a piece of cake, a few song sang out of tune, and some thinking… It’s a tie!

I fell in love with Jane Fallon’s Tell Me A Secret, and I was blown away by Dead Memories, the new installment in the Kim Stone series. I can’t choose between those two! And I’m glad Dirty Little Secrets doesn’t count this month as it was read in December, or it would have HAD to be awarded too!

That’s it for January! How was your month?

20 thoughts on “January 2019 Wrap-Up”

  1. God girl, how did you do this, 17 books! I have to admit there are some really good ones to fly through that you listed there! I want to read Twisted (after I read Thirteen :-)) and I really want to get all the feels of Louis&Louise. It doesn’t even matter that I don’t like the cover all that much, it sounds amazing and I read so many reviews that talk highly of that novel already! Oh and I have Never Tell and Red Snow to read too, so cool that we’re both reading these :-). Happy February Meggy!


    1. I have no idea :p I was surprised when the number came up from my spreadsheet!! I think finding fabulous reads has helped (that and a humongous NG pile!!!) I’m not a huge fan of the cover of Louis & Louise but the story sounds good! Happy February to you, lovely! xx

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  2. I’m glad January didn’t feel that long to you, this month always feels like an entire year to me haha I’m glad it’s over! You’ve read SO MUCH this month my sweechie, this is so amazing I’m so proud of you!! Here’s to a wonderful February, sending you tons of love ❤


  3. Happy three year blogging anniversary! It flies by, doesn’t it? I think my blog is only a little bit older than yours so we’re at a similar place in the blogging journey. 🙂 You had a fab reading month, I hope the rest of the year is just as good (if not even better!). xx


  4. Thank you so much for these recommendations, I had been so busy with work and other errands that I haven’t had the time to read. This will come in very handy and I’ll be sure to pick one from the list recommended xx


  5. Wow, 17 books!! I don’t think I could read that many even if I tried!!! Some great reads there though. I’m really surprised at the 2 you chose as your favourites. I knew Kay would be there, but Jane Fallon too. Now I will have to push that one up my tbr.
    Amanda. xx


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