January 2019 Wrap Up

Posted February 1, 2019 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 33 Comments

January 2019
The month of January started out rather calm.  It has been a frigid month with a few warmer days thrown in just to make you wonder what the heck Mother Nature is doing.  The month is ending much busier than it began with a college visit during the final weekend of the month  February starts with several more college visits.  I am actually writing this post from my hotel room since my daughter will be auditioning for a college early on February 1st.

I read a lot during the month of January.  I am really surprised by my totals if I am being honest.  I started the year out pretty excited by my reading goals for the year and the excitement hasn’t let up.  I didn’t read any particularly long books and a couple were really short but I am still proud of what I was able to accomplish.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Books Read
My plan to read from rotating categories seems to be working pretty well.  I was hoping for more balance in my reading which I think I have achieved.

The Old
(Past Due ARCs)


The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry – Review
The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke – Review
The Widow by Fiona Barton – Review
Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline – Review
Heartsong Cottage by Emily March
Girl Last Seen by Nina Laurin
This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

The New
(Current ARCs)


Now or Never by Victoria Denault – Review
Tear It Down by Nick Petrie – Review
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly – Review
Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis – Review
Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen – Review
Ransacker by Emmy Laybourne
The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

The Anything
(Whatever I felt like reading)


At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost – Review
Omega Days by John L. Campbell – Review
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – Review
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Priest of Bones by Peter McLean – Review
Tricked by Kevin Hearne
The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Reading Stats
Books Read: 22
Audiobooks: 11
Digital Books: 7
Print Books: 4
Re-Reads: 1
Book Source for Books Read in January
NetGalley: 11
Edelweiss: 0
Kindle Unlimited/Prime Reading: 0
Direct from Publisher/Author/Publicist: 3
Library: 8
First to Read: 1
Bookish First: 1
Goodreads Giveaway: 1
Purchased/Freebie: 4
*some books may fit into more than one category

Challenges
Goodreads: 22/100
Blogger Shame: 9 read towards the challenge in January / 9 total for the year
Audiobook Challenge: 11 read towards the challenge in January / 11 total for the year
New Release Challenge: 7 read towards the challenge in January / 7 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 83%
530 Approved | 439 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
12 books to review  | 82 downloaded

Favorite of the Month

Up Next

How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for February?

33 responses to “January 2019 Wrap Up

  1. Good luck to your daughter. Can't wait to see what college she decides on. Looks like you're reading plan is working well. I have to admit, I like the appeal of the books in your "Anything" category. Keep up the great work!

  2. Auditioning for a college? I've never heard of that except maybe from like Rory in Gilmore Girls lol. I hope she does well!

    Ooh! I'm so excited to read your thoughts on My Sister, the Serial Killer! I really want to read it this year. I'm so intrigued by the summary. That's great that you read so many backlogged ARCs. I only reviewed one and I read/reviewed one months beforehand. What a concept! I've got to review a few backlogged books this month. Your post reminded me of that, thanks!
    I want to complete my theme challenge this month. I was off last month but that's fine. I really just want to read great books as well. For blogging I want to set up my challenges on a page and just update some things if I can.

  3. Sometimes those more chill months are really good. So I am glad you were able to have some restful time, especially with how busy December was for you! And reading 22 books is a great amount. I've loved reading the reviews x I managed to read 15 books!

  4. I hope your daughter's audition went well. Fingers crossed! I read The Year We Turned Forty a while back. I liked it. I loved the Denault and Shalvis book, and I recently bought Overnight Sensation. I have another heavy month of ARCs, but then I want to get to some of the books I bought.