January 2018 Wrap-Up

January 2017 was a great reading month for me, possibly one of my best reading months to date. So naturally i want hoping for great things from January 2018. It didn’t necessarily work out the way i expected, being far more busy than i planned to be and then also going away for a week made reading a little difficult.

I set my reading goal the same as last year, so i have to read fifty-two books again this year. I’m hoping to surpass that this year and do a little better than my mad rush to finish the challenge in the last few days of the year again. I feel like although i haven’t kept on track in January, i made a solid effort. Here’s what i read and my stats:

The Corbyn Comic Book
I started the year off by reading one of my Christmas presents. I received The Corbyn Comic Book for Christmas and knew that i should get around to reading it pretty quickly, if i didn’t it would definitely turn in to one of those comic books that ends up sat on my shelf. I read it over a few days and quite liked the difference in art page to page. There are a lot of artists involved in this comic book, and it makes each image interesting. I really did enjoy this easy read.

The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life  by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Aristote and Dante was my first read by this author and i’ve been dying to read anything else by him since i finished that about two years ago. I finally picked up his latest release in January as i figured that i would love it and i could start the year off with a bang. I was completely right that i loved it, i found it hard to put down and completely fell in love with the family dynamic and the friendships. I don’t think this book is as special to me as Aristotle and Dante but it will definitely be one of my favourite books of 2018.

The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
When i read Becky’s debut novel, Simon VS the Homosapian Agenda i wasn’t blow away with it. I’m still a little confused as to why it’s so well loved in the YA community. I enjoyed it but definitely didn’t love it as much as everyone else did. I figured i should pick up The Upside Of Unrequited to see if i enjoyed it any more than her first novel. I did enjoy this story, and i feel like i connected with the characters a lot better and i find them more memorable. Plus i really enjoyed the romance of this story.

I also started this month my reread of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Fingers In The Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I’m slowly working my way through Chris Packham’s autobiography, it’s not something that i am rushing to finish but am enjoying dipping in and out of. I’m hoping to get Never Let Me Go finished pretty soon so i can move on to other fiction novels and knock some more off my challenge number.

Books read: 3

Books read this year: 3

Pages read: 852

Pages Per Day: 27

Average Rating: 4 stars

Male/Female Authors: One male, one female, one collection

Years of Release: 2017

Genres: Comic, Politics, YA, Contemporary, Coming Of Age

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