Hello world! As promised I am back with my recap for January. I know I am late, but I made some great reading in this first month of the year, and I want to share them with you all. I know that I won’t write a review for every book I have read, even if I hope to talk about some of them, and so the least I can do it’s talk a little bit about them all here!
January Reading Stats:
Books read: 20 books + 2 DNF
Ebook: 10+ 2 DNF
ARCs: 1 + 1DNF
Those three books were amazing! The best of the best is Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien De Castell. In January 2018 I have read the first book of this series and I loved it with all my heart. I am happy to have read the second one this January and it was even better of what I was hoping. I loved this book and I loved the characters! This one was the best reading of the month, that’s for sure, but the other two books were pretty awesome, too! Manners & Mutiny was a great conclusion for a great series. Gail Carriger is a genius! To be honest, I prefer the first series to this one, but it’s a tight thing! And then we have Shadow’s Bane by Karen Chance, the fourth book in the Dorina Basarab series. I enjoyed this book immensely, even if it’s not so perfect as I was hoping.
They were really good!
All those six books were a bit short of awesome, but I loved them all. I really loved them, don’t be mistaken! All in all, I appreciated a lot Altered Carbon and I would go on with the series. I think I prefer the tv series, to be completely honest, but I enjoyed the reading and I am looking forward to the other books in the series. Warcross was quite a surprise because usually, I like the author but… not so much, I enjoy her books, usually, but I don’t fall in love with them, but the world-building here intrigued me and now I am eager to read the sequel! Another surprise was A study in Charlotte. I was curious about this one, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so good. It’s not the best book ever, that’s true, but I enjoyed the idea and I really liked this taken on the retelling! Until Love Do Us Apart is a chick-lit by an Italian author but since they have translated it in English, here I would use this edition. This is one of my favorite romance authors, and this book was soooo good! Lost in a Good Book wasn’t a surprise. The author is a genius and I got what I was expecting. If you love some absurd in your books, and a great deal of irony and genius well… I really suggest this series, too! And then there is The Bullet Journal Method. I loved this book, it was a really needed back to the basis for me, and I loved it!
They were good!
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy Idol so much. Truth be told, it’s not perfect and it’s not the best but I enjoyed it and I would go on with the series. I wasn’t in need of new series but… I can’t complain too much! And, finally, I have read Age of Assassins! I was dying to read this one and… meh. I liked it and I enjoyed the reading but… but I was expecting more. The biggest problem for me it was that I was expecting an “adult” book but this one is more YA and so, yeah, not quite what I was expecting, even if the reading was quite interesting and I would go on with the series. Quello che i tuoi occhi nascondono is a book by an Italian author. She uses different pen names, but when she wrote fantasy she is one of my favorite author ever, so I was curious to try her other books, too. Not bad but nothing special. In January I also managed to continue some series that I have started ages ago (I am not exaggerating, sadly) and the thing makes me sooooo proud! One of them was the one by Fforde (see above) and the other two were The Eternity Cure and Fire. I enjoyed those books, both of them are the second in their series and I have to say that they were pretty good, especially being the second in a trilogy, that is not always the best position ever for a book! And I have finished Arcadia Bell‘s series, too, with Banishing the dark, but this one is my less favorite in the series. I was hoping for more and this book, even if pretty decent, wasn’t as good as the other ones.
Those three books were good but not so good. A tyranny of Petticoats is interesting and I’d like for it to be more famous, because it’s full of short stories about strong and brave young women, and it shows us the different kind of courage that can exist. It’s quite good, but most of the story didn’t really do something for me, except for the show of courage. I enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express, too, but I didn’t fell in love with it, sadly. And the same can be said for Bossypants and Bear’s Perfect Match.
This one was bad. Nothing else to say!
I think that both Tess of the Road and They Mostly Come Out at Night could be pretty decent books. The idea is interesting and the worldbuilding, especially for the second one, are good but… they aren’t for me.
– The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste
All in all, I managed to continue a pretty number of series, and three of them are series that I have started a lot of time ago (shame on me, I know!) but I am so happy to have finally returned back to them! And I have also finished 2 series, I think it’s a great way to start a new year, don’t you think?! I am also taking part in some wonderful reading challenge, the Harry Potter Board Game Challenge hosted by Noura of The Perks of Being Noura and Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi hosted by Annemieke from Dancing with Books, and I am having fun with them, but I would write down a post for them at the end of this month, to speak about January and February together because this post is a long one and I don’t want to overdue, but I am looking forward to share my progress with you all!
Anyway, that’s all folks! How was your January in books???