I cannot believe that January is almost over. The new year is already so fast progressing, I hope that the rest of the year will go by a bit slower.
I had a massive TBR for this month and of course I didn’t manage to read all of the books, especially when I had this massive reading slump. I read a total of seven books, six of them were YA fiction and one was a modern classic:
1. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas – Review
I loved the sequel even more than Throne of Glass. There were things revealed in the last 50 pages that blew my mind. I cannot wait to get started with Heir of Fire.
2. The Prince (The Selection, #0.5) by Kiera Cass – Review
Adorable novella from Prince Maxon’s point of view that takes place a short time before The Selection until he meets America. It was nice, although just an addition to the rest of the story.
3. The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass – Review
I enjoyed The Selection so much and then I read this sequel and was not very amused by America’s annoying character. I still had Maxon as a character to hold on to, so that made it worth reading it. I cannot wait to finish this trilogy and then to read The Heir in May.
4. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – Review
After reading We Were Liars by this author and not liking it too much, I went into this one with low expectations and I was definitely not disappointed. I loved it!
5. The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath – Review
It has been such a long time since I read a classic, but this book sounded so interesting, especially after reading Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. I was intrigued from page one. Esther’s character was fascinating and I loved reading about her and her life with her mental troubles.
6. Solitaire by Alice Oseman – Review
A great read with very authentic and relatable characters. The “mystery” and relationships were wonderful: truthful, raw and realistic.
7. Where She Went by Gayle Forman – Review
I liked this more than If I Stay, to be honest. Adam’s point of view was refreshing because of his struggle and him being a successful musician was a very interesting aspect.
Although I am not too happy that I read “only” seven books, I am excited to see what February will bring!
Until next time: happy reading! 🙂