Wrap-Up || January 2015

The first month of the new year is over, and it's been quite a month for me. I’ve been swarmed with assignments this entire month, and I’m so incredibly glad it’s over – at least for a little while. I’m trying out a little bit of new things in this wrap-up. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it, but we'll see.

It wasn't the best reading month for me… I know, I know, eight books aren't bad at all, and I did read some really great ones. However, at the end of the month I ran in to a smaller reading slump after reading The Conduit. After that, everything just went on a little slow, but I still got some reading in, so it's all good.

Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace 
I did enjoy the first two or three chapters of this book, but after that it really went down hill. I had so many different problems with this book, and I almost put it down a number of times. However, in the end I did finish it, and I can honestly say that this book was not for me at all.

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ★★★★★
I already did a post about my thought on this entire series. I will say though, that this was one of my favorite books in this series, and I really enjoyed reading it.

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan ★★★★★
As said about Battle of the Labyrinth, I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was a great conclusion to the story. I’m going to miss these characters, but I will be reading on with The Heroes of Olympus.

Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan ★★★
I kind of picked this one up on a whim, but I was glad I did because I enjoyed it. I have a review up of the book, so if you want to know more of my thoughts on this, you can check them out here.

The Conduit by Stacey Rourke ★★★
This was a fun book to read. I think it was a good first book to a series, and I’m definitely going to continue on with it, however I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller ★★★★★
This was a phenomenal read. I practically flew through this book, and I have a small feeling that this is going to end up on my favorite list this year – but we’ll see. Also, I have a review up of this book as well, and you can check that out here.

Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book 3 by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★
This story is just getting better and better. This is by far my favorite installment of the series yet, and I can’t wait to continue on with this series.

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith ★★★★
This book was really good, incredibly strange, but really good. It took me a good while to get through this book, but I will get more into my thoughts about this book in a review in a few days.

Books acquired in January:
So I got a lot of books this month, both eBooks and also a good stack of physical books from the library (even though I swore to stop buying so many books) I wont show you all of them, but I will share some of the books I’m most excited to read and have in my possession – at least for a little while.

TakeThem by Storm by Marie Landry

Library Books:
Blankets by Craig Thompson
TheLost Hero by Rick Riordan

Things I’ve been into in January:
Movies: So this month I have basically been binge watching Guardians of the Galaxy – if that’s even a thing. I think I’ve watched this movie about five times this month, or maybe even more.

TV Shows:
This month I’ve started a re-watch of Prison Break. I watched it when it first came out, but for some reason I stopped watching around the middle of season three. Therefore I never really got to see the ending of this one, and I found it on Netflix, so I couldn’t pass that up. I’m currently in the middle of season two, and I’m loving this series as much as I did when I first watched it.

So for music there is really only two people who have dominated my month, and those two are Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. I love both of these artists, and I’ve just been listening to both of them none stop for at least a couple of months. Currently, the Flawless Remix and Feeling Myself are the two songs that are on repeat.

How was your January?


  1. Jeg fik læst 14 bøger - herunder 1 digtsamling, 1 billedbog og 1 børnebog (Fortunately the Milk, Gaiman). Ret tilfreds! Og fik også set en hel del serier :) Men jeg har så også haft ferie. :)

    Er spændt på Grasshopper Jungle. En af de bøger, jeg gerne vil læse, men hele tiden udskyder, fordi den lyder lidt kedelig, når jeg tænker over det. Kan ikke helt forklare det :P

    Irene - www.boghunden.dk

    1. 14 bøger, det er sgu godt gået! Fedt at du har fået læst så mange! :)

      Grasshopper Jungle er virkelig også en underlig bog, som helt sikkert ikke er for alle. Den kan godt være lidt kedelig en gang i mellem, fordi der er nogle gentagelser, men den er også virkelig interesant! :)

  2. Hurray for Percy Jackson! :D And no, I don't think you had such a bad reading month. I was in one of the worst reading slumps EVER just recently and I read the same amount of books that you did this month in about 4 months! Yeah, it was bad.

    And I LOVE Guardians, so I totally get why you've been watching it on repeat :) But really I just love any Marvel movie, hehe.

    1. I think it was just the feeling - I know the month wasn't bad at all, but I just felt a bit like I was reading nothing.
      Oh, that doesn't sound fun at all - that actually sound like a really shitty slump. I mean, every slump is not fun, but that just sounds bad.

      I'm with you there - Marvel movies are just amazing!