Well, I made it through the first month of 2016! I’m happy to say that I’m quite pleased with what I’ve accomplished. Check out what I did this month!
This month, I read a total of 9 books, which personally I think is super impressive! I got a lot of reading done over winter break and the few snow days that I had.
- Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto (review)
- We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (review)
- Front Lines (Soldier Girl #1) by Michael Grant (review)
- Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (review to come!)
- Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (review to come!)
- Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows #1) by Sophie Jordan (review to come!)
- The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C.J. Redwine (review to come!)
- Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals #1) by Michelle Madow (review to come!)
I have a lot of reviews coming up in February, courtesy of all these amazing books coming out next month! Stay tuned!
Here are some of my favorite posts this month, along with the blog tours I participated on!
- I reviewed Emily Henry’s debut, The Love That Split the World.
- I participated in the blog tour for Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr.
- I participated in the blog tour for The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos | Interview with author!
- I gathered some Edelweiss Tutorial & Tips.
- I helped reveal the cover of The Island by S. Usher Evans.
- I posted the first post of my new feature, Mini Reviews.
- I wrote about why I love reviewing books.
- I discussed how book blogging has changed my life.
As you may or may not know, Panic! at the Disco came out with a new album this month and I spent a good amount of my bus-riding time listening to this album! And yes, I also jammed out to Britney Spears. No, I’m not embarrassed (THEY WERE GOOD SONGS OKAY).
- The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
- Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, arranged by April Genevieve Tucholke
- We Were Never Here (ARC) by Jennifer Gilmore
- Armada by Ernest Cline
- An Ember in the Ashes (ARC) by Sabaa Tahir
- What You Left Behind (ARC) by Jessica Verdi
- I Crawl Through It (ARC) by A.S. King
- Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
- Truthwitch (Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Huge thanks to everyone who sent me books this month!
- As I mentioned in my December 2015 recap, I participated in my Science Olympiad competition on January 9th! My partner and I received 5th place for Protein Modeling, and I got a medal, which was pretty cool.
- I finally finished all my midterms! It was probably one of the worst two weeks of this year, but I’m really glad it’s over.
- I also made a swag binder, courtesy of Aila @ One Way Or An Author! She had this great idea which she posted on Twitter, and I can’t believe how much I love it.
On the blog:
- SST: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin | Review
- Novel Newcomers: Interview with Sophie @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
- Blog Tour: Air Awakens by Elise Kova
How was your month? Tell me in the comments or link to your own monthly wrapup!