Oh hey there guess. It’s January 31st, which unfortunately brings this first month of 2017 to an end. It also mean that Book to the Becky is almost a month old now which is a bit crazy for me. When I started this thing, I wasn’tot sure how it was going to go. I have a bad tendency to be really gung ho about a blog for the first week and then forget about it a week later. I’m proud that I have met a few friends, and that this thing is still alive to be honest.
Like my blog tendencies, my reading tendencies kind of work the same way. I get super into reading and read like ten books in a month, then the next month read nothing. One of my goals for this year is to be more consistent in my reading. I’m happy to say that I’ve read almost all of the books on my TBR for January!
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, #5) – While this was not my favorite Throne of Glass book, I enjoyed being back in this world and with the characters. You can find my Review/Discussion here. Warning: if you have not read the Throne of Glass series yet, don’t click on it. There are some major spoilers to Queen of Shadows (Book 4) and I don’t want to accidentally ruin anything for you. There is both a spoiler free section (provided you’ve read the rest of the series) and spoiler section for Empire of Storms. The spoiler section is clearly marked so you have time to bail out! (Rating 3.75/5 Stars)
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – If I had to pick my favorite book that I read this month, it would be this one! I did not do a formal review for it because I was lazy, but I loved this book. The story was everything I want out of a contemporary novel. It was heartfelt, genuine, funny, and real. Not only was it told in a unique way, but I loved that Yoon really showed a mother-daughter relationship. Usually we don’t get to see full fledged relationships between YA characters and their parents, so it was refreshing to see that addressed in this book. I did not give it a full 5/5 Stars because I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending. That being said, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good contemporary story to read. (Rating 4/5 Stars)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, #1) – This is the first book in the Six of Crows Duology. You can check out my full review here. Don’t crucify me because I was not as crazy about this book as I thought I would be. Still solid and would recommend. (Rating 4/5 Stars)
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty – I read this for the new Book Club my two friends and I just created. We have yet to meet and discuss, so I might type up a full review/discussion to let you know what we all thought. If I don’t, you’ll have to settle for my brief GoodReads Review. I did not love this book, but I did not hate it either. It was an interesting look at how guilt can effect people. I just don’t think the story was told in the best way. I would not recommend unless you like Liane Moriarty’s writing or this sort of stuff. (Rating 3/5 Stars)
The only book I did not get to on my TBR for this month was illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I’m currently reading it at the moment and plan on finishing it sometime soon! I’m still pretty proud that I read four books this month though. My schedule was a little crazy so I did not have a ton of time for reading. Some background on the life of me (Becky). On top of reading, I am also trying to stay current with TV/movies and work on my other creative projects (I’m writing a book and some other stuff!). Plus there’s my full time job. I’m actually hoping to average at least a book a week with all that I have going on. We shall see what happens though.
Comment down below with your favorite book that you read this month and/or a link to your own wrap-up. Would love to hear about the books that you read this month!
P.S. I will be posting my February TBR sometime tomorrow. So be on the look out for that!