This is my monthly wrap up, where I sum up what I read, what I reviewed, what I bought, borrowed, received, and awesome bookish posts I found during the month.
January was eventful! I had way to much Christmas money left to spend on books, so there’s a large book haul. Plus, it was Australia day, three family member’s birthdays, first round offer’s for uni and confirmation of my GAPbreak this coming August. Also, this week was when school went back in. So January was also the month I realised I will never go back to highschool ever again.
Welcome to the real world, breezer.
Anyway, back to books! I found two $5 book shops this month, where I bought –
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole ~ Burn Mark by Laura Powell ~ Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres (I love this cover!) ~ Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon ~ Radiant Shadows & Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
I also found a book exchange in my town! So second hand books I bought were
This month I also took part in a book swap hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swaps (there will be a separate post for this).
Me and my Aussie partner, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity, swapped three books. In this exchange I got these amazing books!
and *drum roll* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!
I also read The Wolf’s Cry by Natalie Crown as part of a tour by CBB Promotions. Review to be posted in March.
I read Forager by Peter R. Stone as part of a tour by Reach for the Stars. Review to be posted in March.
Netaglley – This month I was accepted for Captivate by Vanessa Garden, Me Since You by Laura Wiess & Sun And Moon by Elizabeth Paradise. Since my e-reader decided to croak, I’ve only been able to read Captivate. See review.
To sum it up, I read a total of 11 books in January
Defy by Sara B. Larson
Pushing the limits by Katie McGarry
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Clan by Realm Lovejoy (what an awesome name?!?!)
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Forager by Peter R. Stone
Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
Captivate by Vanessa Garden
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
The Wolf’s Cry by Natalie Crown
Awesome posts from other book blogs!
Discussion: Reading before bed by Miranda @Tempest Books
ARC: Yay or Nay? by Stephanie @ Rantings, Ravings and Ramblings
Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn – Ashley @ Nose Graze
Authors behaving badly by Book Nerd Canada
Sister review – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Mime & Cait @ the Notebook Sisters
Australia Day: a guide for non-Aussies by Diva Book Nerd
To DFN or not to DFN – Bookish
Aussie Author Awesomeness by Book Nerd Reviews
Beauty and the Beast Retellings by Icey Books
Books for thought: The Kryptonite to my Superman by Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity