January Wrap up | Trying a new bookish challenge & a couple of ARCs 🎍

 🎍 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day full of good readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new post… my first Wrap Up of the year *happy celebration* where I’ll tell you ALL about my readings of the month. Super excited to be here for another year, sharing with you and having the beautiful possibility of expressing my thoughts on the books I read, so obviously, I’m very grateful to you for letting me be part of a bit of your life, means so much to me. 🥰 Now speaking briefly about the month, in general, I think it has been a pretty good month, I’ve heard many people say that it’s a very long month and that it has been slow but for me, personally, it has been super fast and I can’t believe that February almost starts, it’s crazy. I’m super excited for this new year on the blog and in my life in general, so I’m living it very peacefully, really feeling these new cycle vibes.

I really want this new year to be one of organization and planning for me, I’ve always been a person who has had multiple goals and this year I want to start working on them and learn to be focused 👏🏻, one of them was to be more organized and I think I’ve started well with it, especially in terms of the blog, I also wrote my first discussion post which I know sounds kind of simple, perhaps for many of you, but it has always been a huge challenge, and I dared myself to do it, finally, and have had such an amazing support of you all, like is so crazy… makes incredibly happy and encourages me to try to make more of those posts, it was a positive experience, really. 😍 Another of my goals is that I want to start several reading challenges for myself and also clean my TBR once and for all, and I’ve also done both, which you have surely seen on the blog during this January. I plan to continue this initiative next month and try to bring you more original posts and new ideas to share with you. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT, my loves, keeps me wanting to create more and more. 😍 

In terms of reading, I think it has been a great month, you’ll see, as always in my statistics of the month below, but in summary, I’ve read most of my TBR and I’ve also been able to complete my challenge of reading a series chosen by you & I’m really excited about! It was a super fun experience. 💞  I’ve read a couple of ARCs with quite successful results, and I’ve also read a highly YA popular series… which I’m dying to tell you more about, so without further ado let’s start, and I hope you enjoy it! 🎍


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January Statistics

💫 Books Read: I’ve read 6 books this month 😊
💫 Total Pages: 2871… I haven’t read SO MANY pages in a long time, super proud of myself 🎊
💫 Authors Gender: All the books I’ve read this month are by female authors 💞
💫 Book Genres: All the books I’ve read are YA || Within this, I’ve read Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance & Magic
💫 Releases: I’ve read 2 2020 releases & the other ones are from 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018


📱 Monthly ARCs 🔮

 

🎍 Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | This is an absolutely adorable story, where the growth of the characters, as much as its creation itself, is perfect and very realistic. Maybe I don’t connect the way I see everyone connect, but that’s super normal on my own because it’s not a genre that I usually read, even so, I enjoyed it a lot and I think it’s a story worth reading. In addition to enjoying each character very much, because I think they’re very realistic and relatable, I really liked the romance, it was so addictive and adorable, I love how they communicate through texts and how they don’t know the true identity of the other but still connect in their everyday life and it’s super fun and entertaining to read.
It’s a book very focused on Tweets, but that wasn’t something that I enjoyed much, I think that the whole tweet war situation due to the food chains of each family makes sense, but not as it was started and the way was handled, not only seemed unrealistic but also over-exaggerated. Even so, as I said before, I enjoyed reading it and I’m happy to have had the chance to read an ARC. It’s easy to read and handles some very interesting family situations and dynamics that you could enjoy. | BOOK REVIEW |

3.5 Estrellas


🎍 The Ninth Sorceress by Bonnie Wynne | Wow, this book was a pleasant surprise, LOVED IT! It’s very complex to explain so I don’t want to start trying here, I’ve written a full review but I haven’t yet published it on the blog because I wanted to wait for a date closer to its release, so soon you’ll see it in February, I’m super excited to tell you more about this book and put it on your radar because I think that if you like fantasy and want to read something that has all the complements but also an original twist, this book is for you and you can’t miss it. Love how atmospheric it is and how there are many plot twists that make it begin as an average fantasy like many others but end up being completely unique and different. It has a solid beginning, well-created characters, and a captivating plot. On the other hand, I think that to be the first book of what will be a series, rebels too much information, so much that it can be overwhelming and I would prefer that the plot movement and revelations be a bit slow, you know? but overall it’s a good book and I’m excited to you to know my full thoughts on my review soon

4 Estrellas



👑 Reading a Popular YA Series 👏🏻

 

🎍 Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard | So, I started this challenge where I’ll let you choose an old YA series to read during that month and the first was Red Queen & I must say that it was a whole journey and a roller coaster of mixed feelings and thoughts. Summarizing a bit the plot, in general, is about an endless war between two social classes divided by the color of their blood, in this world if your blood is red you’re destined for a life of misery and exploitation, but those born with silver blood, on the contrary, they’re those who dominate the world, are powerful and have incredible powers. Until one day a girl named Mare discovers that she also has powers even though her blood is red and from here the plot develops. The plots of the series were always very entertaining for me, and even more when there are powers involved, I simply love that. I have many feels to share with you, but here I’ll only give you a very simplified picture because I’ll be talking more in detail in a separate post, where I’ll share with you my reviews of each book and my general thoughts, as well as this challenge that I’ve begun.
I enjoyed the first book a lot, but after that, the story began to feel kind of monotonous and the rhythm began to get a little slow and heavy, even so, I enjoyed several aspects of the plot in general and the last book was better than the sequels, which I’m really happy about.
Some of the things I enjoyed were the political intrigues, the blood war for power, the powers & that reminded me of some of my favorite series, I think it has several good cliches, you know? In fact, I really enjoyed the experience of reading it and soon I’m excited to tell you much more about my thoughts about the series.

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Tell me, What’s your favorite book of the month? | Have you read any of these books?

🌿 Let me know everything in the comments, you know that I always love to know what you think 🌿 

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40 thoughts on “January Wrap up | Trying a new bookish challenge & a couple of ARCs 🎍

  1. You read almost an entire series in one month 😱😱 that is really impressive! I’ve been trying to do that but have been miserably failing at doing so 😅
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    I loved all the posts you have uploaded this month and the discussion post was so damn awesome 👏
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    I’ve read 8 books this month, 4 mangas and 4 novels.
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    My favourite book is the month was definitely Queen of Nothing (we’ll actually it was Storm Front by Jim Butcher but since it was a reread I’m not considering it). I’ve introduced a new genre into my life this month and in general this month was okay for me

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    1. Aw, thank you SO much, it’s a new challenge for me and it has been a lot of fun, so I’ll continue to do it from time to time. 😊

      OMG, it means so much to me that you enjoyed my posts, really 😭

      Do you mean Queen of Nothing by Holly Black? I LOVED that book, I read it in December and now I miss the characters 😅
      I’m glad you had a good month, I hope February is even better ❤️

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  2. Yeah, January felt kind of fast for me too, which is weird because I’m so used to January being a long, slow month.

    Umm…I don’t know how I missed your discussion post, but I’m going to go check it out once I catch up on reading all these other posts I have open on my computer right now, lol. I enjoy discussion posts, but they can be a challenge to write, and I find that they take a lot more work than a standard review or wrap-up.

    Also, hey great job with reading so many books/pages in January. That’s great! I hope your February is just as awesome, if not better!

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    1. 100% agree with you about writing discussion posts, I was always stopped by the fact that they’re more complex to write, but they’re also very fun to read and informative and I love that. You’re so kind, I understand that there are many posts to check, so don’t worry about it 🥰
      Thank you SO much, honey!! I hope your February is also incredible for you ❤️

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  3. Seems like you’ve had a great month! January went super fast for me too. I can’t believe one month has already gone by. Good on you for already doing so much to follow your goals for the year, I also want to get more organized! Red Queen is on my list of popular ya books to finally get to this year and I am scared! Glad to hear that at least you liked the first one. Oh and I’m very excited about all of your futurw discussion posts! 😁❤

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    1. Thank you SO much!! ❤️
      Don’t worry about Red Queen, I think it’s a good series in general and has a super entertaining plot, so you’ll not get bored, I’ll talk more about it in a post soon 😊
      Thank you so much for your support, honey, I hope you have an incredible February 🥰

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  4. You started 2020 very strong! I still wasn’t able to read a series (or even a trilogy) in one month. I need to work on my series though.. 😀
    Can’t wait to see your full wrap up of Red Queen series, maybe I will pick up the 4th book this year too? 🙂

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    1. It was, indeed, a better month than I expected and it makes me happy to have read the Red Queen series because despite not being perfect it was very entertaining in general, and I’m glad to have finally given it a chance, to chat with you all about it, which I can’t wait to do 😍
      I hope you really enjoy the fourth book if you get to read it! ❤️ I personally liked it a little more than the middle books

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    1. Thank you SO much, Anna! you’re so sweet. 🥰 It’s really amazing to write a discussion post but it’s also a learning process. I’m excited to continue trying and see how it goes. I encourage you to try to do one someday, it’s a lot of work but it’s also super fun to share our thoughts
      I hope you have an amazing day ❤️

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    1. Oh, I get that, honey, it can be intimidating but I encourage you to try it, I think it could be a good experience for you as well and it’s always great to have good conversations and exchange opinions 😊
      I hope you love Tweet Cute, it’s adorable & have the best month ❤️

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  5. That’s a wonderful month, Sofii!! Hmm, my favs of the month are definitely The Starless Sea and Radio Silence! I read them one after another at the beginning of January and I was surprised to find two new favourites so early in the year ❤

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    1. Thanks, sweetie! 🥰 Radio Silence is an INCREDIBLE book, I love it so much, it’s one of my favorites of life & I’m dying to read The Starless Sea, it sounds so good! That’s great, when you find new fave always feel so incredible and more when it’s at the beginning of the year. I hope you find more favorites this month! ❤️

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