January 2017 Wrap-Up!

January 31, 2017 // Posted by Lisa & Becca in Monthly Wrap-Ups // 10 Comments


A quick glance at what we’ve been up to this month!



Well, I have to admit, I had a pretty rough month.  I have some stuff going on in my personal life that is taking a lot out of me.  I’ve also been super busy cleaning the house, going through closets, getting rid of old toys of my son’s to make room for the new ones, stuff like that… so I’ve had very little reading time.  I think I read like 5 books this month.  I also kept starting books, but not finishing them… so I’m currently riding like six books right now. (Which is maybe why I only completed FIVE! *eye roll*  Here’s hoping February is a more productive and less stressful month for me!! 🙂

What have you guys been up?  Anything super fun happen in January?


Anything You Can Do

I’ve loved everything I’ve read by the ever-talented R.S. Grey, but I think this one just may be my fave!


Lucian Divine I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions Checkmate: This is War (The Checkmate Duet, #1) Upside Down (Off the Map, #1) Anything You Can Do

Currently Reading:

By Your Side Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) This Adventure Ends Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) Vicarious (Vicarious, #1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Seriously.  Like, what am I even doing right now?!?!


Checkmate: This is War (The Checkmate Duet, #1)

Travis wins this month’s best crush for me!! I just loved that silly man!



I started with a new theme this month, and I’m really loving it! What do you guys think?

Do you have a bookstagram account? If so, leave the link below so I can check it out! 🙂


Long Way Home (Thunder Road, #3) The Edge of Everything Stay (Bleeding Stars, #5)



I adjusted my reading goal for the year to 80 books instead of 100 because I was already having difficulty keeping up. Last year I didn’t meet my goal of 100 and was really upset by it. I have been finding it so hard to find the time to read and it has been so disappointing! There are so many books on my shelves that I am dying to read! I just wish I had more time! So instead of focusing on the quantity of books, I am trying to focus on the quality! I am hoping that will put it in a more positive light! January was an awesome month in books for me! I read so many amazing things and I am so happy about that!



Caraval (Caraval, #1)

Hands down Caraval! I read some awesome books this month, but Caraval was magical, intriguing, mystical and so mysterious. I loved every single second!



A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) Gold Rush Lucian Divine We Are Okay Nothing Less (Landon Gibson #2) Caraval (Caraval, #1) Womanizer (Manwhore, #4)



A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Well, I finally read both ACOTAR and ACOMAF so I think it goes without saying that it is without a doubt Rhysand! I finally get what all of the hype is about and I completely understand the adoring fans of this very sexy high fae!





By Your Side Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)












What was your favorite read of January?

What are you looking forward to in February?


Lisa & Becca

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  • I’m reading four books right now (no idea why), so it’s nice to see that it’s even worse for other readers. 😉

    Happy Reading!

  • Sadness you haven’t had a great month, Lisa. I hope things sort out and get smoother soon for you? (And I totally get the feel of starting so many books!! Sometimes it’s hard not to right?!)

    And Becca, I totally understand about lowering goals and not having as much time as you need to read. Omg I’ve already felt really stretched thin this January trying to fit everything in. *flaps about in a panic* 😜 But hey, any amount of books is still good, right?!?

    My favourites this month have been A List of Cages and Weight of Feathers! And OH my reread of a few Lemony Snicket books while I saw the show. (The show was sooooo good.😍)

  • Sorry January wasn’t a good one Lisa. That is a lot of books you are reading!! Good luck finishing and loving them. Becca I think it is better to have a goal that doesn’t stress you out. I understand wanting to read ALL THE BOOKS though. I think my favorites this month were Wanderlost and On Second Thought. Have a great february ladies!!

  • Lisa, I can you understand the reading of multiple books as each catches your eye but not always keeping your attention when you’re so busy.

    Becca, 80 books is still an amazing number of books and focusing on quality vs. quantity you can’t go wrong!

    I see lots of fabulous books and I hope February brings some great reads for you both!!

  • You both did very well… reading less just happens sometimes. It’s happening with me too. 🙂
    Happy February!

  • Sorry January wasn’t a great month for you, Lisa. I hope February is better.

    Becca, I’m also wlways disappointed about not having time to read all the books. I think quality over quantity is a fantastic plan. That’s what I try to stick to too.

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    Lisa, I hope all goes well in the coming weeks. I hope February is more productive and less stressful, too. We don’t need this kind of stress!

    Becca, it’s OK to lower your goal. I secretly wish to read 150 books this year, but I know I will most likely barely eek out my 52. Don’t feel bad about it. Time is a big factor many of us have to find in our days. Don’t be discouraged. Quality is a good goal to aim for, and 80 books is nothing to sneeze at! Also, love your Sadness.

  • Sorry to hear you’re having a rough time, Lisa. I hope things work out soon. I’ve yet to read anything by R.S. Grey even though I have a friend who is constantly twisting my arm to get with the program. 🙂 And that series by A.L. Jackson… I need to start it stat! I know that Stay is supposed to be a stand alone novel but I still want to read them all in order. I loved Long Way Home. So sad to the Thunder Road series end because I could keep reading about those characters for a long time.

    That’s great that you had such an awesome reading month, Becca! I LOVE that your crush of the month is Rhys. {swoon!} Oh my gosh, the more I read the more I adored him. So selfless! I really enjoyed By Your Side – hope you will, too. Not my favorite by West (that goes to P.S. I Like You) but still a really good read.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  • Lisa, I hope February will be less stressfull for you! But you’re currently reading a lot of great books 😀 Every single one of them look great and are either on my TBR or I’ve already read and loved them. Your Bookstagram is fabulous! Mine doesn’t really have a theme and is quite a mess :0 I’m still trying to figure out what I really want to do with it.

    Becca, I’m happy that you had a great month! May February treat you just as well. 😀 You read some great books! I just ordered ACOMAF a few days ago and can’t wait to start it. I didn’t enjoy ACOTAR too much, but I’m willing to give it another try.

    Yasmine @ Swissbookworm
    My January Wrap Up

  • Oh gosh, I don’t think I can pick a favorite from Jan. I loved The Untold Tale and Under Rose Tainted Skies.

    And I read a couple of diff books at a time as they’re all in different formats. I’ve never done more than 3 though.

    Sorry, this month was so rocky for you. 🙁