Today I am launching a new series here on The Paperback Pilgrim, monthly wrap ups. I have loved reading other bloggers, specifically Alana at The Bookish Chick who’s layout I emulated, wrap ups over the last several months and figured the first month of a new year was the perfect time to try my hand at it. January was a great reading month for me, and I was able to finish 10 books. Interested to see what I was able to read for the month of January, keep on reading!
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What I read this month
Reviews for January 2019
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1) by Sally Green
Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
Amber & Dusk (Amber & Dusk #1) by Lyra Selene
Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan
Onyx & Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1) Mindee Arnett
The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch 32) by Rin Chupeco
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiresten White
The Draughtsman by Robert Lautner
Favourite Read of the Month
Onyx & Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1) by Mindee Arnett came to me at a time where I needed a great YA fantasy read. While I didn’t rate it five stars, I see the potential for its sequel, Shadow & Flame, to blow me out of the water.
Least Favourite Read of the Month
I really did want to love Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasta Ngan. While I agree with many reviewers that this book is an excellent example of the need for representation in YA fantasy, given that it is an own voices novel featuring a f/f romance, I just found myself not connecting with the world or characters to care about the explosive battles or tragic deaths littered through its pages.
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And that is my wrap up for January 2019. Did you read any good books this month? Or perhaps you have written a wrap up post of your own? Leave a comment below!