2019 just started, and the first month is already over. Not that I am complaining – January is exam season in Hungary, so while it was quite stressful at times, I managed to pass all my subjects and had quite a lot of time to read as well.
CHANGES TO THESE WRAP-UPS
There are a couple of things I’m doing differently in this new year. Most importantly, I actually started using a set of spreadsheets, partly because it is much easier to keep track of my reading this way, and partly because the charts just look really neat. I also started tracking exactly how much I spend on books, and how fast I actually read those books, because I feel like I need a reality check in that area.
I will also stop listing all the books I read in my wrap-ups: instead, I will share some statistics about my reading, and talk about the books that were the most interesting to me for any reason. I will try to keep this positive and talk about books I liked, but it’s possible that some wrap-ups will have angry vents if a book I read deserves it.
🌍 Around the Year in 52 Books: 26
🍬 Popsugar Reading Challenge: 23
🧚 Cornerfolds Retelling Challenge: 8
📚 #BeatTheBacklist Bingo: 25
❄️ January Jam Jar: 5
🦊 Total: 34
STATE OF THE ARC
State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).
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🦄 Review copies read: 9
🐇Review copies remaining: 13
POSTS ON THE BLOG THIS MONTH
- My Favourite Books of 2018
- A Little Familiar: Magical Queer Story with Witches [Review]
- 2019 Retellings Challenge TBR
- More Likotsi!! – Once Ghosted, Twice Shy [Review]
- Just Checking In
- Rescues and the Rhyssa: F/F sci-fi adventure [Review]
- New Years Resolutions Book Tag
- TTT: Recent Additions to My TBR
FAVOURITE BOOKS READ THIS MONTH
🏳️🌈 LGBTQAI+ representation
💐 POC/Indigenous representation
🌱 Disabled or Mental Health representation
🏳️🌈💐Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve: Nonbinary protagonist, Muslim lesbian protagonist, queer supporting cast; urban fantasy
🏳️🌈 Peter Darling by Austin Chant: Trans M/cis M romance; fantasy
🏳️🌈 Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller: Nonbinary protagonist; fantasy
🏳️🌈 The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy: Aroace protagonist; historical fiction
🏳️🌈 In Ageless Sleep by Arden Ellis: F/F Sleeping Beauty retelling; sci-fi
🏳️🌈🌱Waves by Ingrid Chabbert: Miscarriage & depression with a lesbian couple; graphic novel
💐Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor: Nigerian protagonists, one of them is albino; fantasy
🏳️🌈💐 Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole: F/F romance with Black main characters
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire: Urban fantasy with faeries. First of a pretty long series.