Monthly Rundown: January 2017

Posted February 2, 2017 by Bonnie in Monthly Rundown / 8 Comments

Books Read = 17

First month of a new year and I’m feeling like it was a productive month. I managed to post 7 reviews for ARCs (sure 3 were DNFs but it counts!), I finished my Harry Potter re-read that I started back in October, and I read a surprising amount of poetry. It was a fairly middle of the road sort of month where I didn’t love anything but I didn’t loathe anything either. Hoping I can find some to really love in February. 🙂

Posted Reviews

Unreviewed Reads

Much thanks to Dani for Late Wife and Here, BulletLate Wife was sooo beautiful and I’m really going to have to find more of Emerson’s work.

The following are a few reads from the month that I won’t likely review:


Short & Sweet – Half-Blood Prince, The Rose and the Dagger, The Lover’s DictionaryBest of the Month: The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan ★★★★★

Last month my best of was also a re-read. I only list this one instead of Dark Matter which likely came in second as best of the month because I actually loved this even more than my first read which doesn’t happen often.
Short & Sweet – The Book of Mirrors, The Atomic Weight of Love, Rosemary & Rue

Least Favorite: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici ★★★
The Book of Mirrors was definitely my least favorite. This one is being compared to Night Film and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter but I just do not see it. Don’t compare a book to another big name title just for interest. Never works out.

Short & Sweet – The Book of Mirrors, The Atomic Weight of Love, Rosemary & Rue

Biggest Surprise(s): Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire ★★★
You ever read a book and think it’s boring, mediocre, and you’re not quite sure what the fuss is about? Do you ever down the road try to re-read it and end up with vastly different results? That’s what happened with Rosemary and Rue for me.

Short & Sweet – Half-Blood Prince, The Rose and the Dagger, The Lover’s Dictionary

Biggest Disappointment: The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh ★★★½
This one wasn’t terrible but after I lurved The Wrath and the Dawn, I just had some crazy high hopes that just didn’t pan out for me in this follow-up.


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8 responses to “Monthly Rundown: January 2017

  1. Looks like a mixed bag of books. At least you loved the Harry Potter rereads. I am curious about The Late Wife book. Hope you have a terrific February reading month.

  2. Ooh I need to do a HP reread. I keep saying I should, read the first two or three and then get sidetracked.
    I passed by Dark Matter at BEA and I am kinda regretting that now. 4 stars from you and a few other trusted review friends enjoyed it as well. It seems like a book that could give me nightmares, tbh hahah

    (I couldn’t even finish TRaTD! XD Hahah I just put it down after about 50 pages and never went back? Maybe one day but I don’t feel too rushed. That whole series felt overhyped to me, sadly.
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