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Monthly Recap: January

Books Read This Year (by End of Month): 15
Books Read in January: 15

    Adult Novels: 8
    Children’s & YA Novels: 5
    Picture Books (new): 2
    Non-Fiction: 0

Total Books Added to My Library in January: 34

    Review Copies Received (print): 2
    Books Won: 0
    Kindle E-books: 2
    E-books From Netgalley: 6

Favourite Book Read in January: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (so much fun!)
Most Disappointing Book: The House on the Cliff by Charlotte Williams
Currently Reading: The Kept by James Scott for TLC Book Tours (review coming 4th February)
Books Read for Book Tours: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (Penguin Books USA tour); Playing St Barbara by Marian Szczepanski (TLC Book Tours, review coming 4th February)
Books Read for Challenges:

    Around the World in 12 Books Challenge – 2 (The Fever Tree, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World)
    Canadian Book Challenge – 0
    Australian Women Writers Challenge – 2 (Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy; I’m Green and I’m Grumpy!)

Books Read in January

1. Sugar Spun Sister by Anna Garner (4/5)
2. Rapunzel by Paul O Zelinsky (3/5)
3. The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh (4/5)
4. The House on the Cliff by Charlotte Williams (3/5)
5. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee (5/5)
6. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (5/5)
7. Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman (5/5)
8. I’m Green and I’m Grumpy! by Alison Lester (5/5)
9. The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (5/5)
10. The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Jackie Morris (4/5)
11. Beauty by Robin McKinley (4/5)
12. The Girl With All the Gifts by MJ Carey (4/5)
13. Alienated by Melissa Landers (4/5)
14. Playing St Barbara by Marian Szczepanski (4/5)
15. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (4/5)

I’m a bit behind in reviews, as you can see – I was staying on top of it really well until the last week of January. Real life, sigh, what can I say? It’s all a bit sucky at the moment. But I read some awesome books this month, especially Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World, I’ve Got Your Number, Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy and The Fever Tree, and lots of 4-out-of-5 ratings too, as you can see.

You can also check out the first monthly round-up post for the Around the World in 12 Books reading challenge, here.

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