January Wrap Up & Favourites!

Hey Book Lovers!

It’s officially the end of the month which means Wrap Up Time!
I’m not sure how I feel about January being over, the month seemed both to drag and go so fast at times. In terms of how I thought January went, I think the month went great for me. I had some bad moments with my anxiety but overall right now I feel happier.
I’m getting so much better on not pressuring myself in my university work, blogging and reading and I hope it continues.

Here’s what the month held for me…


All Reviews are Spoiler Free

Dear Martin by Nic Stone| Review
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | Review
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare |Review
Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu | Review
The Amateurs by Sara Shepard | Review Scheduled 
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | Review Scheduled

I read 6 books this month?! Which I think is really good considering two of which were over 500 pages and I had my reading for university alongside these. I’m so happy that I’m starting to tick off books of my TBR of books I own. 4 of these were off that list. Dear Martin and Batman Nightwalker were both new releases. 

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Stephanie @adventuresofabibliophile wrote 10 Reasons You Should Read Whatever You Want 

This post was so timely for me, I promised myself that for 2018 I wouldn’t pressurize myself to read the popular books. This was a great reminder to read whatever I wished without worrying about other people’s thoughts, statistics etc.

Marie @drizzleandhurricanebooks wrote My Book Blogging Essentials 

Marie’s post on her Book Blogging essentials is great for both beginner and those who have been here a while. I liked reading how our styles differ in essentials and what other tips I could pick up to help me out with my blogging. 

Kelly @anotherbookinthewall wrote Lets Talk About Unique Character Names  

This was such an interesting discussion from Kelly and one I haven’t seen discussed before on a blog. It prompted me to realize that for me, names are important. If I struggle to say a name then it can make me lose interest in a book because I get so annoyed not knowing the name.


I never usually include a music section in my wrap ups but this month I have felt so inspired by the music I have been listening to.

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I have yet to see The Greatest Showman Movie but I was listening to some of the music online and THIS SOUNDTRACK IS PHENOMENAL!
It’s so good, so catchy and the music really lifts me up. It makes me feel like I’m going to have a great day.
Some of my favourites are; This Is Me | Rewrite the stars | The Greatest Show


I have also been listening to the Pixl Radio on Youtube | Pixl do so many great remixes but they also do a 24/7 radio which is just pure music. I have come across so many amazing songs from this. It is mainly a Pop and Dance Music station.

So there we have it. How many books did you read this month? What were some of your favourites?


19 thoughts on “January Wrap Up & Favourites!

  1. I still really want to read Dear Martin. It’s been on my radar for so long!
    I think I’ve read a similar amount of books this month, but they varied heavily in terms of length and I made a decision to not review everything I read a long time ago hahaha
    The music is truly the best thing about The Greatest Showman! I got goosebumps with almost every song. I thought the movie itself was sweet, but the CGI was terrible. However, it did have a lot of heart. They glorified the people this is based on for sure, but it was very entertaining and the Zendaya/Zach thing almost had me in tears.

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    1. I need to see the actual movie so bad, can’t wait for it to come out on DVD so I can! By then I will know all the words to every song (pretty close now) I hope you manage to get to pick up Dear Martin soon, would love to hear your thoughts. It’s smaller than THUG in terms of length, I was surprised it wasn’t longer to be honest!x

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  2. I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better and happier, that makes me so happy ❤
    You had such a lovely reading month as well! I can't wait to read Dear Martin, especially after reading your fantastic review. I have read six books too this month, yay!! 😀
    Hope you will have a GREAT february ❤ ❤

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  3. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling happier! Hope that continues ❤️ Dear Martin is definitely on my tbr, it sounds phenomenal 😀
    I can’t wait to see The Greatest Showman – I haven’t listened to the soundtrack yet as I don’t want to spoil myself, but I’m so hyped!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! When you do listen to the soundtrack then you need to watch the youtube video of the actress practicing This Is Me. Just at a table read sort of thing but it will hit you. The emotion in that video is so strong!x

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  4. Great month, Hannah 🌸
    I’m SO happy you’re not pressuring yourself, I know how hard that must be and I’m so proud of you!
    Yay – you read The Thousandth Floor, I really hoped you liked it (I really loved it) and I can’t wait for your review. Also SO jealous you read Crooked Kingdom, I still need to read Six of Crows and I don’t know when I’ll get the time 😭
    I just watched the trailer for The Greatest Showman and I’m so excited to go and see it!

    I hope you have a wonderful February ❤️

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    1. Thank you love! I really liked it, (got my review up now but finally catching up on comments late because life 😫) I still need to see the Greatest Showman too and I can’t wait for you to experience Six of Crows! Your definitely going to love it xx

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