Monthly Wrap-Up – January 2020


Hello everyone,

We are already through the first month of 2020! This year my overriding goal is to enjoy and get the most out of every day, and so far I have done relatively well, with only one or two exceptions.

I began the year with a chest infection but thankfully it cleared up, and January has been productive in terms of work, reading and to a lesser degree, writing.

I was lucky to have read some excellent books last month. Through focusing mainly on my most anticipated reads and priority TBR, it has enabled me to choose better books in the main, and I have already had a five-star book!

Here are the five books I read in January:


The Woman In Cabin 10 ⭐⭐⭐.5
The Binding ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Friday Edition ⭐⭐
With The Fire On High ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
All The Rage

In terms of my writing, a new year has brought a new WIP. I had an idea for a mystery which I liked, and I thought why not make a start?! That was completely disregarding the fact that I already have a WIP that is 25,000 words long, which I don’t want to abandon.

I am also close to finishing on my next magazine article, and I reached a milestone on this blog during January as I published my 100th book review, which just so happened to be a five-star read in the shape of The Song of Achilles.

Overall, I am pretty happy with how my 2020 has begun. I shall finish with some of favourite blog posts from January…

Sofii discussed her thoughts on writing book reviews and their impact within the book blogging community. It was a marvellous discussion post!

Anniek gave some excellent advice on how to read more books – she reads one per day!! I already score highly on some of these tips, but not on others.

Caitlin began a new series on her wonderful blog, and the first post saw her try out some of the books that other bloggers have read, including me! It also included live updates and a summary of her thoughts. I adored this post.

That is everything! Have a brilliant February and happy reading 🙂

43 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up – January 2020

  1. I’m so happy you enjoyed With The Fire On High, is an adorable book but it also discusses so many important topics and has great meaning! 🥰 & thank you SO much for mentioning my discussion post, it was a lot of work, but I’m so happy and pleased with it because I finally encouraged myself to do it. 😊
    Again, thank you SO much for your support, it makes me happy that you’ve liked it!! 😍

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  2. What were your thoughts on All the Rage? I bought it the day it was published and finished it within a couple days! 😀 Sounds like you read some great books in January, hope the trend continues in February! Congratulations on your 100th book review as well!

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    1. Hmm I had very high expectations for All The Rage but it didn’t completely deliver for me. It was still a great read but not quite as good as the others in the series. I gave it 3.5 stars. It sounds like you loved it – I’m really glad about that!

      And thank you, Darina. I hope your February is full of amazing reads! 😊

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