January – My Month in Review

Posted On 2 February 2020

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This is my first monthly review for 2020 and frankly I can’t believe how quickly this month sped by.  I’ve definitely not caught up with everything (pre Christmas) but still trying to make progress and I only have two reviews to catch up for this month (although I do have a few books left to review from 2019 – soon).  Also, if I’ve not visited your blog yet I am gradually blog hopping and making way with my comments – too much fun over the past two months – the toll has to be paid.  Anyway, here’s my month in review:

Books read:  this month = 9

  1. The Shadow Saint by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  2. The God Game by Danny Tobey
  3. Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke
  4. The Other People by CJ Tudor
  5. The Woods by Vanessa Savage
  6. Highfire by Eoin Coffer
  7. Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis
  8. A Sea of broken Glass by Sonya M Black
  9. The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson

Backlist books


Unfinished series completed:

None –  I did complete a few series last month and intend to post about this soon.

Books Bought: 

  1. All Systems Red (Kindle Single): The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells – I figure it’s about time I jump on this series as everyone seems to adore it.
  2. Howards End (Classics To Go) by E. M. Forster – thank you Jessica for your review that tempted me to buy this.
  3. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – so many blogger buddies love this book.
  4. Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier – I confess, I can’t remember who recommended this one – if it was you then let me know.
  5. Owl and the Tiger Thieves (The Owl Series Book 4) by Kristi Charish – I have to know what happens, the third ended on a cliffhanger.

Audio Books Bought:

  1. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (my current listen)

Review Books:

I’ve been quite restrained this month I think and I have some absolutely fantastic books to look forward to – feast your eyes on these little beauties:

  1. The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso
  2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  3. A Time of Courage by John Gwynne
  4. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
  5. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
  6. The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
  7. The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

SPFBO: I’ve read two books this month, at the moment I am one book behind schedule and I do have a fairly heavy review month for February but I’ll catch up in March which I’m keeping fairly quiet.  I should have my next review up this week.

What I’m looking forward to reading this month (this may be a bit of a stretch but I’ll give it my best shot and I did read 9 books this month so we’ll see):

  1. The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso
  2. Stormsong by C. L. Polk
  3. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  4. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  5. The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag
  6. The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood
  7. The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
  8. The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits
  9. The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan

Hope you’ve all had a good month this month and that February treats you all well.


13 Responses to “January – My Month in Review”

  1. devouringbooks2017

    It very well could have been me who recommended Jar of Hearts bc I LOVED that book!!! Amazing unreliable narrator/unique perspective! Everything you read this month looks up my alley. I loved The Bards Blade and I have a copy of The God Game but I havent read it just yet. How was it?? What was your favorite read of the month?

    • @lynnsbooks

      The God Game was awesome. I found it really gripping and it was definitely one of my favourite reads last month.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Great month, Lynn. I’m sad I haven’t yet read The Shadow Saint, but it will be read this month for sure.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, be aware that it took me a while to get into it, I had a feeling of having to rediscover the world and there was quite a lot of politics involved so a different feel than the first.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    What a great month. Some good books coming as well. I NEED that Oren-Yaro book!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve just started it and it’s very easy to get on with so far.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Ohhhh, you will soon meet MurderBot! 🙂
    I can hardly wait to know your reaction, but I’m sure you will love it!

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Might have been me with Jar of Hearts – I know I reviewed it and loved it! Super dark and disturbing/twisted thriller!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Cool – I genuinely couldn’t remember but it was on the list 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    9 books is still a great month! I know my January flew by too, mostly because I was flying through playing catch up with blogging LOL. Hope February has been good to you so far.

    • @lynnsbooks

      January and February have been great but I seem to be incredibly social at the moment and so my reading and blogging is taking a hit – I need to catch up and then I’ll feel a lot better.
      Lynn 😀

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