january roundup!

january roundup!

Happy February everybody! Before we plunge into my birthday month, I want to have a look back at January and see how I’m doing with my various bookish goals, plus share some stuff I got up to and some blogs I loved reading!

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So far, I have read 10 out of 50 books for my goodreads challenge!

  1. The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander
  2. The Happiness Project by Pippa James
  3. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  4. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
  5. As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
  6. Belinda Blinked 3 by Rocky Flintstone
  7. Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias
  8. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  9. The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  10. Release by Patrick Ness

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So far, I’ve read 8 Beat the Backlist books! BTB is a challenge hosted by NovelKnight where you read through your TBR of books published before 2019.

  1. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  2. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
  3. As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
  4. Belinda Blinked 3 by Rocky Flintstone
  5. Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias
  6. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  7. The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  8. Release by Patrick Ness

And for the bingo I’ve filled 4 squares:

  1. Borrowed or gifted – Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (Thanks Michaela! Release would have counted for this one too.)
  2. Standalone – Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (but catch me wanting a sequel)
  3. 2018 release – Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias
  4. One word title – Release by Patrick Ness

How are my resolutions going?

Authors & Characters of Colour:

  1. Meddling Kids – Latina Main Character (Andy), Latino Author (Edgar Cantero)
  2. Kindred Spirits – Vietnamese Main Character (Elena)
  3. Release – Korean Supporting Character (Angela)

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Uhh, nope. I watched the final series though?

Friends’ Favourites

  1. Meddling Kids is a book several of my friends have read and enjoyed, so I’m counting it!

In January I also launched The Book Rec Lottery with Michaela @ A Novel Idea! Each month we’ll choose a theme then we want your recommendations that fit it! We’d love for as many people as possible to get involved so check it out and share with your pals.


And before I finish up, here are some of my favourite blog posts from this month:

Astrology Book Recommendations: Aquarius by Aurora Librialis

20(ish) Books For Readers Who Are 20(ish) by Kat @ Novels and Waffles

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Character Book Recommendations by Fangirl Fury

10 Things I Want to Try in 2019 by Becca Leighanne

Things A Bright Girl Can Do Review by Michaela @ A Novel Idea


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13 thoughts on “january roundup!

  1. HEY, THAT’S ME!

    I love this post!!!! You’re already doing so well in your goodreads challenge, and you’ve made a pretty excellent start to some of your resolutions so far, too, Esbop!! Look at you go!

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    1. It was a good one!! Meddling Kids is so great and it was also partially inspired by Enid Blyton adventures which were my childhood (and basically a quaint, British version of Scooby Doo!).

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  2. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Kindred Spirits, this is definitely one to add to my list! I love the way you’re approaching getting through the backlist – I think I need to do something like that, mine’s insane! Great post!

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