January was kind of a hectic month for me, and I definitely didn’t read all of my TBR list for it. However, I think I’m fairly satisfied with what I did read because I really did enjoy those books!
I started off with a reread of Six of Crows for my school’s book club, which I am president of. That was really fun because I tried out tabbing and made notes on a notecard with all sorts of questions to ask the club! Though, I think if I were to change my original review, I would drop it down a star (from five to four). The first time I read it, I think I was influenced by the hype to put five stars even though I found it a little boring and not really worthy of that rating.
Then I read Our Dark Duet, which I especially loved. It was super dark and mysterious, but poetic at the same time, and I just really enjoyed it. I actually liked it more than This Savage Song! My review for it is here.
I opted for a contemporary next and read Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills. While it was only a four star read, I really did enjoy my time reading it. It was a super cute contemporary with an absolutely wonderful cast of diverse characters. Check out my review for it here.
After that, I brought myself back into fantasy with Flame in the Mist, but unfortunately, I found it incredibly boring in the beginning. However, it picked up pace about halfway through and earned itself four stars because I loved the last half. I don’t think it was the best Renée Ahdieh has put out into the world, but I will definitely read Smoke in the Sun. I haven’t had time to write a review yet, but be on the lookout for that!
Lastly, I picked up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for a reread, but I technically finished that in the beginning of February. It was a really nice reread and was so much fun to jump back into the world of my favorite characters.
I hope you all had a wonderful January. Mine was fairly stressful because of finals and class changes, so I think I’m satisfied with the amount that I read. It did put me already behind my Goodreads challenge, but I’m confident that I can fix that in February.