January Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.

It is seriously mind-boggling how fast moves as you get older. I mean, I’m 27 now…. HOW AND WHEN DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN?! At least I can be consoled by the fact that so many releases are coming out this year, that with time moving so quickly, I’ll get to all of the amazing books faster. That’s how it works, right?

Books Read

  • Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4) by Pierce Brown – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn – audiobook, 3/5 stars
  • Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson – physical book, 4/5 stars
  • The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – physical book, 4/5 stars
  • These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • Beast of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • Ash and Quill (The Great Library, #3) by Rachel Caine – physical book, 5/5 stars, FULL REVIEW
  • The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1) by Soman Chainani – physical book, 3/5 stars
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – audiobook, 3/5 stars
  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – physical book, 5/5 stars, FULL REVIEW

Okay, I’m just a tad behind on my reviews. I’m really sorry!

Total Books Read: 10

Overall in 2018: 10

Reading Challenge Updates


  • A book about time travel – The Jane Austen Project
  • A book about feminism – The Female of the Species
  • The next book in a series you started – Ash and Quill (The Great Library, #3)
  • A book that’s published in 2018 – Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4)

Goodreads Challenge

Total: 10/75

Previous Total: 0/75

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How did your reading month in January go? Did you read more books than you were expecting? Did you participate in #24in48?

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3 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.”

  1. Silently mouthing to City of Brass & Forbidden Wish *I will read you* LOL! looks liek you had a good reading month quality wise & you read so many I’ve had on my radar. Of course Iron Gold takes the cake for the month cause yassss! I reallllly wanted to participate in the Popsugar challenge this year but my goal really is to take care of my arc backlog so that the 2nd half of the year is free for the taking. I’m enjoying seeing those participating getting through each of the prompts.I hope you have an even better February Larkin! ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. Girl, you will love them! City of Brass is now officially in my top all-time favorites. It’s just soooo freaking good! I will literally push this book on every person I meet, haha… IRON GOLD!!!!! So, so, so freaking good. I’m like kind of obsessed with Lysander. He kept surprising me by his decisions! His chapters were definitely my fave… Thank you! You could totally still participate in POPSUGAR and just use your backlisted ARCs for the prompts. I basically just used my personal TBR to fill it. We’ll see how it works, haha!


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