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January Review

I have never done a month in review post on my blog but I thought I'd try it out and see how it goes ...

Books read in January
BZRK by Michael Grant
Oliver Twisted by JD Sharpe
The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Desert Angel by Charlie Price
Slide by Jill Hathaway
The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen
Hollow Pike by James Dawson
The Fault in our stars by John Green
12 minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
Starters by Lissa Price
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jessica Rothenberg
Legend by Marie Lu
Daylight Saving by Ed Hogan
The Look by Sophia Bennett
Every other day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Choker by Elizabeth Wood
Dark Storm by Sarah Singleton

Favourite Books read in January

Hollow Pike by James Dawson.
I literally devoured this book in the space of a few hours. I loved every page and cannot praise it highly enough

(Close runners up would have been Chris Edge's 12 minutes to Midnight and that John Green book everyone is talking about!)

Favourite Book released in January

The Court Painter's Apprentice by Richard Knight

I will admit I love Catnip who publish this book. All their books are fantastic, well written and just plain awesome. This is no exception.

(close runner up would have been Phil Earle's Saving Daisy)

Bookish highlights of the month

Going down to London to the RHCB Bloggers Brunch and just as excitingly meeting Non (Catnip's editor) for book chat with several of my favourite blogging people afterwards.

Getting the British Books Challenge off to a flying start (sign ups are still open if you want to join in)

Strangley enough I would also say a highlight for me was dropping In My Mailbox as a feature. I do still love it and looking at everyone's posts but I've found that I've been losing my entire life to blogging and dropping IMM has given me my weekends back and means I can schedule well in advance which suits my working hours quite nicely.

So onto February ... I have a very very exciting prize pack available for February British Books Challengers and will be picking the winner for the January Prize Pack winner tomorrow so add any last links you have asap.

Please also note that if I go a bit AWOL over the next few weeks it's because I am in the middle of marking GCSE scripts for one of the exam boards to really tight deadlines so I might not appear again until half term!


Sheery said…
Wow! You read a lot of books in January! Your favorites sound really, good.
Ooh! Great idea for a post :)

I still can't get over just how fast you can read (I know I've said it before - and I'll probably say it again!)
Looks like a good month! The Court Painter's Apprentice has a lovely cover; I think it looks very interesting so I'm glad to hear about it.