Monthly wrap-ups

January 2021 wrap-up


My wrap up for January



Another month over already!  Our state is beginning a 5 day lockdown today.  Nothing compared to what other places in the world are going through, but my daughter is very sad because she was due to start kindergarten today!  I had also intended to get lots done while she was at school, instead I’m sticking fake eyes on potatoes and dressing them up this morning 🤷‍♀️ 😂

I read 16 books in January, 12 of which were ARC’s, so thank you to all the lovely publishers for sending those to me!

My favourites for this month were:

Influence:  I’m loving books about the dark side of influencers!  It’s like watching those addictive TV shows, like Pretty Little Liars (and one of the authors of this book wrote the PLL series!).  This one was brilliant.

Verity: This is the first time I’ve read a Colleen Hoover book!  I’m not a fan of romance books at all, so when I saw this one was more of a thriller I decided to give it a try and I loved it!

Ace of Spades: This was an incredible teen thriller!  Fans of books like One of Us is Lying will love this one and it goes above and beyond the normal teen mystery type novels, tackling racism,  bullying, family issues, sexuality and financial differences.

A Vow so Bold and Deadly:  I’ve loved The Cursebreakers series and this was a fantastic conclusion!

People Like Her:  Another one about the dark side of influencing, with a mummy blogger who’s fabricated life online lands  her in trouble with a stalker.

The Nothing Man:  A truly terrifying thriller about a serial killer and the lone child survivor who is writing a book about her experiences, in then hope she might be able to catch him.

A  Conjuring of Light: I finally got to listen to this one on audio.  I love everything V.E. Schwab writes and this series has been no exception!

Night:  If you haven’t started Alexandria Warwick’s  North series yet, I’d highly recommend it!  It gives me Labyrinth vibes and is set in an icy, difficult land, the MC battles a demon known as The Face Stealer.

Amari and the Night Brothers:  An amazing supernatural mystery book aimed at middle graders, but with a storyline and writing that is beyond a juvenile middle grade novel.  Super fun with twists I didn’t see coming, check out my review and add this one to your TBR!

The Boy from the Mish:  An absolute favourite I just finished last night.  An own voices book, with a queer Australian Aboriginal MC, about his struggles to come to terms with being different in a place where it could cost him everything.

As usual, clicking on the pics below will take you to my reviews (Some reviews may not be live on my blog yet as I post them on the book’s release date due to publisher’s requests, so keep your eye on my blog for those reviews in February)  🙂

Let me know in the comments what your favourite read was for January!


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