Jenn’s January 2017 Wrap-up

This is the first monthly wrap-up of the year! 2017 has started out to be a decent reading year thus far. I was worried that starting a  new semester at work would hinder my ability to read as much as I wanted. However, I did not find that to be the case. In the month of January I read 8 books. I originally hoped to get 10 books read this month. But, I’m still happy with the 8 that I did get to read.


  1. And I Darken by Kiersten White
    • I’m so happy this was the first book I read this year. I loved the story and White’s writing. I did a dueling book review for this one. If you want to read my full review click here.
  2. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
    • What’s better than reading about all of the behind the scenes details from Gilmore Girls from a Gilmore girl herself. Lauren Graham is funny, genuine, and charming as is her book. I did a review on the audiobook here.
  3. The May Queen Murders Sarah Jude
    • This was not my favorite book of the year. The story was interesting and I think Jude has some great ideas. However, I wasn’t in love with the story. Check out our discussion post here.
  4. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
    • Roshani Chokshi is a goddess and this book is a piece of work. To say that I loved this book would be putting it lightly. It was a beautiful story. We did a discussion post on it here.
  5. My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
    • This book took me through every emotion on the spectrum. I fell for little sociopath Rosa and I’m not even sorry about it. We will have a discussion post up for this book this Saturday, February 4th.
  6. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
    • I’m still ashamed this book took me so long to pick up. It was amazing. The world building and character development that Schwab is capable of is crazy. Check out my review here it’s spoiler free.
  7. Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt
    • This is a different kind of book for me. It’s a middle grade tale told from a bully’s perspective. However, it’s all told through free verse poetry. This book was great and really engaging.
  8. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
    • I just finished this book last night and I don’t even know what to think. It was so good I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book. I will be posting a review on Thursday so keep an eye out for it.


What did you read in January? I’d love to hear your wrap-up!


14 thoughts on “Jenn’s January 2017 Wrap-up

    1. I did not read as much as you. Here is what I read and reviewed for Jan.:
      1) “Were Were The Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunt
      2) “Homesick for Another World” by Ottessa Moshfeg
      3) “The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth
      4 ) “One of the Boys” by Daniel Magariel
      5 ) “The Roanoke Girls” by Amy Engel
      6) “The Sleepwalker” by Chris Bohjalian
      7) “Anything Is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout (I read but I probably won’t get this review out till tomorrow so I’m not sure if that counts)

      This was fun. Find all my reviews at and


  1. Yay you read A Darker Shade of Magic and the Bone Season, two of my favourites! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

    I read Talking As Fast As I Can too and loved it, tho it did make want to rewatch Gilmore Girls for the billionth time… which isn’t exactly a bad thing I guess! 😛


  2. Eight books is a respectable number; I completed four of them…all non-fiction, and one was a bit of a beast in its number of pages and fine print. 🙂


  3. Have you considered reading nonfiction?

    I really enjoy it because it allows me to learn the lessons that successful people learned the hard way, from the comfort of where ever I might be reading.

    If you are interested in the nonfiction I have been reading, or if you want to know what the benefits are from reading this genre in specific, please stop by my page. I post book reviews over biographies, classics, and inspiring nonfiction.


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