January 2017: The Month Of The DAReadathon, Contemporary Faves, Ed Sheeran, Ambitions & A Whole Lot Of Anime {Monthly Wrap Up}

January 2017

Hi and welcome to my first wrap up of 2017!

January has been pretty busy reading and blogging wise, so I hope you’re ready for a looong post 🙂 I have read 12 books, 3 of which were re-reads and I think that’s been one of my best reading months EVER, so yay for me! I entered my first readathon of the year and actually did okay. I’ve slowly but surely been discovering some new music. AND I’ve fallen in love with some new tv and movies. So let’s get into it!

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Come On Sweet Catastrophe — Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes {Book Review}

Crystal Storm by Morgan RhodesTitle: Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date:  December 13th, 2016
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: I really liked it.

 

Warning: Since this is book 5 in the series, both the synopsis and the review will contain spoilers for the first 4 books. The review will be spoiler-free for book 5 though.

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Behold My Failure! (AKA Ten 2016 Releases I STILL Need To Read. And I Will!)

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Hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! If last week was all about looking ahead to the shiny new books we are anticipating, today it’s time to get those feet back on the ground and think about all the books from 2016 we STILL haven’t read.

Now, I have a huge backlist. It’s one of my goals to get more older releases read, instead of getting distracted by the sparkle of new books (buuuut, they’re so shiny and I NEED THEM too!). Ahem. We’ll see how well I do this year. Here is a selection of ten 2016 releases I STILL need to read. And I will. I promise. Just as soon as…. oh hey a new shiny book!

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