I woke up to a Brexit hangover, a weakened eyesight, and a problem. I can’t solve the first two items, but here’s my problem: how do I wrap up my months in 2020? To be honest, I had been thinking about it for the last fifteen days. Yeah, I sometimes have time on my hands. Usually at night, with my friend Insomnia!
So here’s a try at a different wrap-up. It’ll probably evolve as the year goes by. Or be totally left to die in a corner!
There won’t be any numbers in my wrap-up posts. Firstly because I have decided not to use a spreadsheet for 2020. I spent too much time last year filling the cases instead of reading. So I won’t tell you how many books I have read each month. To be honest, I don’t even know myself! Well, my reading journal knows but I won’t go and check! Also, numbers keep putting pressure on me. I declare Chocolate’n’Waffles a number-free zone!
Now that this is out of the way, let’s see if I actually have things to put into a wrap-up!
What did I review in January?
January was a CRAZY reviewing month! I was finally able to shout my love for certain books I had read a few weeks earlier. Keeping your thoughts to yourself is HARD, especially after four years of book blogging!
I have stopped giving stars when reviewing except when all stars are needed, but I thought it would be good to have a sort of ranking at the end of the month so 1) I can think back on the reading and fine-tune my opinion 2) give you an idea of where the book is on my love-scale so you could appreciate the reviews better. Here we are!
I took a risk by announcing Three Hours was a 2020 favourite and would be on my top of the year in December, but this shows how much I LOVE THIS BOOK!
I didn’t mean to hand out so many 5-star reviews, but hey, I won’t deny them their shiny badges because they deserve it!
Amazing discoveries! Different books, but equally brilliant. I am glad I finally got to read those authors’ work!
Wow! What a read! Very topical, very contemporary despite the roots being set in the 90s. Everyone should read it!
YA and up-lit around here? See, I don’t always think about murders! I enjoyed those novels.
I had a good time with Dr Gregory, and I am looking forward to the next book.
Which books were added to my shelves?
I really have to make an effort here! I receive the book, I cuddle them, and then I forget to make a list!!! Let’s see if my memory can make it… I will throw in books I bought, those I received or borrowed, and everything in between!
In no particular order…
Book-wise, how did January treat you? I am more than satisfied with my reading to kick off this year, and by the look of things, it’ll only get better!