Dani & Jessie's January Recap

Sunday, January 31, 2016
January was a bit of a rough start for me. I had some home issues (my hot water heater exploded and ruined the wood floors in the second bedroom) and my first 20 reads had only one 5-star read. Which was a reread of a favorite named The Night Circus - you maaaay have heard of it. I had a few 4-stars and some very enjoyable 3-3.5's but it was not the best month of reading. I also didn't manage to read as many books per month as I usually do but I feel like my mojo is coming back just in time for a February.

Also -- I've only bought four books this month. Two of which were Kindle Daily Deals so I got them for about $2. Not too bad!

Books Read: 24

Notable Favorites: 
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (The Young Elites #1)
The Rose Society by Marie Lu (The Young Elites #2)
Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson (review to come later this year!)
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (The Impostor Queen #1)
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas (The Elemental Trilogy #3)

Reviews Posted:
Discussion Review: Underwater by Marisa Reichardt - ★★★
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto  - ★★★
The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt -  ★★
Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers - ★★
Discussion Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow  by Lena Cockley - ★★★
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine - ★★★★
In A Handful of Dust by Mindy McGonnis - ★★★
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace - ★★★
January DNFs

Favorite Bookstagram:

Important Posts: Something New.... 

January wasn't my most productive month. While I did rally in the second half, the most "reading" I did in the first twelve days was the wiki summaries of Goodkind's books to figure out which one had the evil chicken. Still, I may have only read eight books, but one of them was 1100 pages, which is basically three regular books. I'm counting it.

Books Read: 8

Notable Favorites: 
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Countess by Lynsay Sands
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

Blog Posts:
TTT: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To
Review: The Countess by Lynsay Sands  - ★★★★★
TTT: Top Ten Books Recently Added to My TBR

Favorite Quote: 

(My actual favorite quote is too spoilery to put here, but if you've read WoR, let me say Swallowed by the Sky.)

That was it. That was how I died. Kayla Davis, age twenty-four. Cause of death: Sexed into oblivion by one Michael Bradbury, Internet billionaire and master of cunnilingus. 
—Rebekah Weatherspoon, SO SWEET


  1. Oh noooo I'm sorry to hear that January was a bit rough for you. :( That's no fun. I have The Young Elites and The Imposter Queen on my TBR but haven't read them yet. I enjoyed Gena/Finn :) Whoaaaaa evil chicken whaaat? 0.0 Kudos to you for reading a 1100page book! *cheers* I hope February is a better month for you both! <3

    1. It was just a bit unfun but it evened out by the end :) And yes the Evil Chicken is from an author named Terry Goodkind and it is terrible and hilarious and the only memorable thing he has contributed to the world. I'm serious :D <3

  2. That bookstagram post is so pretty Jessie!!! I hope February is better for you. January was similar for me bookwise, although on a smaller level haha. I really want to try The Young Elites and The Impostor Queen. Reading an 1100 page book TOTALLY counts as 3, Danielle! That's a lot of reading.

    1. Oh thank you! That book is so pretty I had to find a way to get the colors.

      And yes Morgan! I think ypu'll like both but especially The Impostor Queen would be a good one for you with your love of theories and worldbuilding and ice and fire ;)


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