january 2018 wrap up


happy friday guys!! it’s almost weekend, we almost made it! 🙂 i can’t wait. these past few weeks were so busy and i just want to relax and go book shopping with my best book buddy! it will be amazing. 🙂

since i was so busy last month, i wasn’t able to read a lot. but that is ok. i don’t want to force myself to reading and if my body tells me no, i know that i need to listen to it. so everything is good. all in all i read six books, almost seven and i am totally fine with that. let’s get to my wrap up. 🙂





books: 6
pages: 2256

paperback: 4
hardcover: 0
audiobook: 0
ebook: 2

female authors: 2
male authors: 3

ya-contemporary:  2
ya-sci-fi: 1
fantasy: 1
mystery/thriller: 1
classic: 1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: 1
⭐⭐⭐⭐: 3
⭐⭐⭐: 2




1.) every heart a doorway

everyheartadoorwaytitle: every heart a doorway
author: seanan mcguire
rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
honestly, i expected something completely different. i don’t know why but i was very surprised with this read. i liked the writing and how much content was put into such a short book. but the mystery totally surprised me and i didn’t like that part.


2.) if you dare


title: if you dare
author: a.r. torre

my review:
after reading “do not disturb” i had very low expectations going into “if you dare”. but i was pleasantly surprised with the last book in the “deanna madden” series. i enjoyed the plot and the characters and i thought it was a very good conclusion of the series.


3.) aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe

aridantetitle: aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe
author: benjamin alire sáenz

my review:
this book hit me so hard. i loved everything about it. the characters and friendships were amazing. the parents were great. the coming of age story was great. it was just a great book and i loved everything. read my full review here


4.) more than this

morethanthistitle: more than this
author: patrick ness

my review:
i love books by patrick ness. why, because he messes with my head. maybe he should have named himself patrick mess. just kidding 😀 😀 😀 this book was so weird, but in a good way, because i expected nothing and i was blown away about what happened. there were so many twists and in the end i really didn’t know what to think. it was so good.


5.) hard times

hardtimestitle: hard times
author: charles dickens

my review:
this was my first book in the great dickens project. and i have to say, that i was disappointed. the writing was great, which was the main reason, why this book got two stars. i enjoyed reading it, because of the way, dickens tells the story. the story itself was nothing for me. i didn’t like it and it was hard for me to enjoy it. the same goes for the characters. i couldn’t connect with a single one of them. it just didn’t click. let’s hope the next dickens will be better again.


6.) the inexplicable logic of my life

inexplicablelogicofmylifetitle: the inexplicable logic of my life
author: benjamin alire sáenz

my review:
after reading “ari & dante” i needed to read more by benjamin alire sáenz. my library had this book so i checked it out. it was supposed to come a month later, because there was a hold on it, but it just came to me and i am so glad. i am not going to lie. this book is hard. it deals a lot with grief and anger and it had passages, that were very hard for me to read. but the characters were amazing and i think i have never experienced such a great friendship in a book before. this was everything. of course i cried too. this was hard. i loved it. but not as much as “ari & dante”, that’s why i had to take half a star of the rating.





that was it guys. that’s my january wrap up. all in all i am really happy about what i read. each month will be different and january was busy. but these books were almost all great, so there is no reason to not be happy with my january reading.

how was your january? let me know in the comments! what was your favorite book?

18 thoughts on “january 2018 wrap up

  1. I’m sitting here like:
    Because now I, for once, don’t have to say I have yet to read that book I already own for forever. Yes!
    Okay, I know I should get my hands on a copy of Ari & Dante but.. shhhh.

    You did great this month! Just keep taking it easy and mind how you feel and it’ll all work out! 😀

    Favorite books of the month are soooo hard though. 180 Seconds, Autoboyography & Faking Friends! Three? There. I did it! 😀

    *Just told a colleague of mine to read 180 Seconds so she can become a crybaby as well.*

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  2. i read Every Heart a Doorway too!! although i think i liked it a bit more than you did :p sounds like your january went well! i hope your february is even better

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  3. If you were expecting more of an adventure story in Every Heart A Doorway then I recommend book 3, I think it is more of what people expected from the first book.I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the mystery!

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