Wrap-up & Book Haul: January [Jam Jar]

Wrap-upHi Munchworms!

January has poofed, like.. Just like that. Poof. At least it did reading-wise? Outside of that, not so much. I feel like it should be halfway February already?
Translation: I read so many books that I can’t believe January is over already. It’s like reading-time flew by! Other-time? NOPE.

Anyway, this means it’s time for a giant wrap-up.
With a new year, I figured it was time to change some things. So you won’t only see what books I read, what my January haul is but also what posts I read and loved this month!

I saw this feature with a bunch of bloggers and I honestly think it’s a fun way to share interesting posts so why not jump on board, right?

As you know, I used a TBR jar this month. I’m going to have to post my thoughts on that one day and I will! For now, just know that I.. sometimes cheated and didn’t use the jar?

Books I read

FROM MY PHYSICAL TBR

AutoboyographyMoxieA Semi-Definitive List of Worst NightmaresTwitter Diaries, The: 2 Cities, 1 Friendship, 140 CharactersRenegades (Renegades, #1)180 SecondsEverlessLittle Black Dresses, Little White LiesSomeone I Loved

EARC’S AND AUTHOR REQUESTS

The Little Wedding IslandFaking FriendsJames: Witch-HunterThe Demon's Angel
The Fragile Thread of HopeTheir Christmas Miracle (Charity, Montana #2)Indecision (Follow Your Heart #1)Invitation to PoetryParis Adrift

SUMMARY
Total number of books read: 18

My haul

SUBSCRIPTION BOX

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

ORDERED IN NOVEMBER

Mansfield Park

BOOKS I BOUGHT

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

This is seriously the only book I bought myself and only because the hardcover was so cheap at that time and I already have the second installment of the series – so I kinda needed the first one?
Oh, and I preordered the Barnes & Noble-copy of The Cruel Prince because it’s simply stunning, ha! Although the OwlCrate-cover is soooo gorgeous as well..

FROM PUBLISHERS

Faking FriendsIf I Die Before I Wake

I received an uncorrected proof of Faking Friends as a thank you for my review and got a finished copy of If I Die Before I Wake because an excerpt from my review is on the back of the book! Like, can we call this my biggest blogging milestone yet?!

GIFTS [FROM BF & LATE CHRISTMAS GIFTS]

By Your SideAn Enchantment of RavensReign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemBatman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)
Legend (Legend, #1)Prodigy (Legend, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)

So… I read 9 off my owned TBR and added… 17? But I did read some eARC’s for 4 of them? [Counting The Cruel Prince-copies seperately..]
So, my TBR grew by 4 in the end. *sigh*

Check this out!

Lucy @ That Book Gal shared her wisdom on Edelweiss and its filters!
Austine @ Novel Knight is sharing lessons she would tell her teen self if she got the chance. There are multiple posts and they’re all interesting! She also talks about her eReader-solution to migraine.
Jennie @ A Page of Jenniely tells us all about her journey to self-hosting and how she got her own domain.
Destiny @ Howling Libraries discusses TBR-zeroing, which is so not my thing!

Have trouble staying on top of that downpour of comments? Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks about staying on top of your commenting game!
Last, but not least, Jo @ LiteraryJo Reviews tells us why she struggles rating books and why ratings are relative.

Do you have any posts worth checking out?
Or have you shared your own wrap-up?
Feel free to leave the links in the comments so I can check them out!
[I love wrap-ups, really…]

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24 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: January [Jam Jar]

  1. January went way too fast! And now February’s here along with midterms and I’m mini-panicking! Also, The Cruel Prince has such gorgeous covers! I have the Owlcrate cover, but I really, really want the B&N cover.

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    1. Aaawh, that sucks! All the luck to you and try to relax so you don’t over-do yourself!
      Haha, I have the original and the B&N one but.. I want the OwlCrate one as well so I have them all? I might be a bit obsessed..

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  2. Great wrap-up, Kathy! No matter how many times I see Faking Friends, my heart always swells with anticipation! I really want to read it like ASAP! (Not to mention, I love the cover 😛 )
    I enjoyed listening to the audio version of By Your Side by Kasie West. It was a cute YA contemporary book!

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    1. Thank you!
      Haha, I seriously hugged my physical ARC of Faking Friends for.. at least five minutes when it arrived? I felt soooo happy, haha.
      We all need some cute contemporary once in a while! Or.. all the time? I’m looking forward to it though! I’ve hears great things about Kasie West’s books but haven’t read any of them yet.

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  3. I want to read Renegades so badly! Also I loved Everless, I got in a Fairyloot box and it was well worth the wait. I just got Cruel Prince in my latest box and I am so excited to read it! Sounds like you had a great month 😊

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  4. Wow, you had such a great reading month, how do you manage to read so much haha that always amazes me 🙂 I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Reign of the Fallen, that book sounds really good and I only heard positive things about it so far. And yay for the Legend series! I only read the first book, but I’m looking forward to reading the next ones in the series 😀
    Thank you so much for sharing my post!! Hope you’ll have a fantastic month ❤

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    1. Haha, thank you! Having way too much time on my hands and squeezing in reading at all possible moments? Sometimes I only realize how much I’ve been reading when I’m preparing my wrap-up, to be honest.
      Reign of the Fallen was SUCH a cover buy for me! I have a thing with skulls.. And.. well.. yeah.. [I seriously don’t even know what it’s about..]
      I saw a post today of someone who read them all three in three or four days so.. now I want to do that as well with the Legend-trilogy, haha!
      You’re very welcome! Same to you, Marie! ❤

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  5. January went by so quickly! And yes, I received a lot more books than I read, it’s one of the things about having your birthday the month after Christmas 🙂

    Did you get The Cruel Prince in Fairyloot as well?

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    1. Haha, obviously your birthday can “mess” that up completely! Although it’s definitely not a mess-up if you get books for free. 😀

      Yes! I do curse myself for not getting the OwlCrate as well since that cover’s so gorgeous too..

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  6. i actually can’t beleive jan is already over, it’s crazy!!!
    i love how you have two copies of the cruel prince 😛
    i was quite lucky this time round, i read 17 books and only added one book to my (physical) tbr so i feel very proud of myself, like i’ve acomplished something xD

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    1. Oh my god, I’m so jealous right now. Like.. I started the year with 148 books on my physical TBR and got it up to 151.. It’s horrible! And February will not be better since I get to go on a book buying spree and.. and.. *YAY FOR ENDLESS TBR’S!*

      I loved The Cruel Prince way too much. And the black cover. And didn’t want to cancel my FairyLoot.. And now I curse myself for not having the OwlCrate since that cover is sooo gorgeous as well, haha. [Bit of an obsession going on here..]

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