Happy Sunday, Bookworms!
How was your first reading month of 2021?
Mine went fairly well. I was able to stick to two of my bookish resolutions: 1) read more for the enjoyment and not for the numbers, and 2) write more reasonable/doable/realistic tbr lists. I got through all four books on my tbr and additional reads.
Here are my reviews posted in January:
How To Fail At Flirting by Denise Williams | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Booked for Christmas: A Short Story by Lily Menon | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart by Angela Farris Watkins, Illustrated by Eric Velásquez | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! by Stephen Shaskan | ⭐⭐⭐
Bloodsworn by Scott Reintgen | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Feel the Fire by Annabeth Albert | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
*reviewed on Goodreads only ⇓⇓⇓ *
Yona of the Dawn Vol. 14 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yona of the Dawn Vol. 15 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yona of the Dawn Vol. 16 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
An Incurable Case of Love Vol. 4 | ⭐⭐⭐
An Incurable Case of Love Vol. 5 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
An Incurable Case of Love Vol. 6 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Royal Tutor Vol. 13 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Royal Tutor Vol. 14 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A bazillion gold stars to my hands-down favorite reads of January: Celestial, Bloodsworn, and Feel the Fire 💛💛💛
Here is my January/Christmas book haul:
With all these new books I’ve had to rearranged my bookshelves. I hope to be able to share another bookshelf tour soon.
I’ve been painting this past month and it’s been really fun and relaxing:
Top Left: inspired by one of my favorite video games, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Bottom Left: inspired by another fun video game, Kingdom Hearts. Right: inspired by one of my favorite anime of all time, Haikyuu. I used pencil and acrylic paints on 8 x 10 cotton canvas.
Here are some great posts by other book bloggers you might like:
THE UNOFFICIAL RANKING OF TOP QUEER VILLAINS: A GUEST POST BY BE DAZZLED AUTHOR RYAN LA SALA | LGBTQ Reads
I loved everything about this guest post by Ryan La Sala. It was so rather eye-opening and super funny. 😂
Bookish Memes / Let’s Talk Bookish! | Marley @ Dragon on a Book
This is a really great discussion post on book memes and tags and their pros and cons.
BEST AUDIOBOOKS I’VE LISTENED TO | Laura @ thebookcorps
I’m not much of an audiobook person in part because of my attention span but I’m going to keep Laura’s list in mind for future possible audiobook reads, such as of TJ Klune’s books.
ARC Review: Fable by Adrienne Young | Karen @ Twisted In Pages
I’ve been seeing this book makes its way through the book community recently. I wasn’t sure about this book because of hype but Karen’s review convinced to want to give this book a try.
Favorite Historical Romance Reads of 2020 | Julie @ One Book More
If historical romance novels are your thing, then this list is a good one to check out for the recommendations and the lovely covers.
Sunday Smiles | Kim @ By Hook Or By Book
I missed a good chunk of the Inauguration so I had no clue about this Bernie Sanders meme until my friend showed me. Kim picked out some great ones that will make you smile wide. 😆
My 5-year blogiversary was Friday, January 22. I meant to do a special post but didn’t have time for. So I’ll just say a huge thank you to everyone for reading my posts. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 😊💙
That’s all for today and for January. Who knows what reading adventures await in February, but I’m excited nonetheless.
Have a great day!