January 2018 Wrap-UP!

First wrap-up of the year! I’d almost drop a tear. Almost! This January was both extremely good and desperately bad. I think life has shifted gears in the roller coaster that is my path!

jan 18 wrap up

What’s New?

I wasn’t sure I was going to do a wrap-up this year, but I don’t feel like losing some good habits I’ve enjoyed so far simply because I’m lazy!

I survived my first semester! Issues happened, are still happening, but nothing serious enough for me to lose the fight, and I have a lovely team to rely on in class. Congrats everyone!

Also, something big happened!!! I signed a contract with my favorite bookstore to work one weekend per month! Not much, I agree, but it reminds me I’m good at what I do!

Last but not least, a new hairdresser! I have found MY red! I know I’ve said it before, but this time, it’s for real!

Books I read this month


Keeping in mind how busy I found January to be, I am glad I managed to read those books. Especially because none of them got less than three stars and most books were just awesome.

Books I reviewed

The Longer the Wait, the Better the Read: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris @BAParisAuthor @StMartinsPress

Let’s Make it Stop: Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour @JenLGilmour

Deadly Scottish Post Card: I’ll Keep You Safe by Peter May @authorpetermay @riverrunbooks @QuercusBooks

Look Behind You: Watch Me by Jody Gehrman @jodygehrman @StMartinsPress

Speak Now or Forever Hold your Peace: The Confession by Jo Spain @SpainJoanne @QuercusBooks #BlogTour

Take a Closer Look around You: Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan @Lisalregan @bookouture #BlogTour

Listen to the Birds: The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer @kate_hamer @FaberBooks

Question Everything: Need to Know by Karen Cleveland @karecleve @BeckyShort1 @TransworldBooks

Eternal Bond: The Daughter by Lucy Dawson @lucydawsonbooks @bookouture #BlogTour

New Books (won, purchased, for review, whatever)

Not going to let you know, at least this month! I was lucky to receive books I shouldn’t talk about now, and I am at uni, which means I don’t have access to all the new titles I brought back home as I’ve been a bad blogger and forgot to add them in my spreadsheet!

Let’s just say I’ve got a LOOOOOOT of reading to do! I’ve reached the 250 books on my TBR, physical and kindle… Oops!

What’s Next?

I’m hoping February allows me to blog at least as much as I did in January, and as my internship is only half-time, I’ll get more reading time!

Blogging time!

15 posts!
Lots of fun!

This Week in Books

This Week in Books (January 3rd 2018)


2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge! @BeatTheBacklist

Resolutions I Will NOT Make #ByeJanuary!

Cover reveal

Open the Curtain: The Child Next Door by Shalini Boland #CoverReveal @bookouture @ShaliniBoland


Suntag: The New Year Book Tag

I hope January treated you well! Let’s have a great (and not too rainy) February!

30 thoughts on “January 2018 Wrap-UP!”

  1. Congrats with your new job and the exams that went well I assume ;-)! God I’d love to work at a bookstore too :-). It’s amazing that with classes and exams and all you still managed to read more than me :-). Oh I so want to know about the new books you received.. is it from the big O?


    1. Thank you, love ❤ The exams went… okay! 🙂 Some went well, others okay, one was terrible, haha! I can't believe I've read this much this month! But February doesn't look as good reading-wise! Nope! Those secret books come from a friend, and when I review them, I won't mention it *loves being mysterious* XD xxx

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  2. YAY YOU!!! Glad you survived your first semester, would have been devastated if that were the thing that killed you :/ and even more YAY for working at the bookstore. It doesn’t matter how often, it only matters that you enjoy it.
    Wohooo for the new red working out! ❤


  3. It sounds like you had a good month. Working in a bookstore sounds amazing, dream job amazing so congratulations and I do hope that you enjoy it. I like the package for Need to Know with the CIA tag. It looks really cool.Have a wonderful February:-)


  4. Congrats on finishing your first semester. Stressful probably but hopefully you have a big sense of achievement.
    How brilliant that you have a job in a bookshop, that sounds fab.
    I look forward to hearing about the books you can’t talk about yet.
    Amanda xx


    1. It was a little ruined by the fact a teacher did not allow me to retake an exam, meaning everyone got the term validation except me, but I know I’ve worked hard so it’s only a matter of time before I get the confirmation with my grades. I can’t wait to have more time to read! It should happen when my internship starts! xxx

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  5. Wow, you’ve had a great month on your blog! I’m always so impressed with how many fab reviews you write, especially when you have such a busy life with studying. I know how hard it is to go to Uni in your 20s, it’s what I did too a few years ago. It’s so worth it but it can be a slog at times to get things done. I have so much faith in you and am always here if you want a chat. x


    1. I can’t believe I managed to do so much, haha! It’s a miracle! Thank you so much, darling Hayley ❤ I still fear my studies and job might change the way I review and I don't want this to happen. I need to keep my voice (which is difficult when you know your teachers read your blog :p) Thank you so much for your support, it is hugely appreciated and so comforting to know you are just one message away xxxx


  6. Congratulations on the job, my Sweechie, I’m so happy and proud of you!! ❤ Also, it seems like you managed to read A LOT this month, how do you do it haha 🙂
    Hope you'll have a fantastic February! ❤


  7. Yay for progress! It’s so awesome you get to work at your favorite bookstore… And 250 books is nothing; I’m at almost 400 right now haha. xD I hope you’ll have a wonderful February! ❤ xx


  8. I’m glad you’ve finally found THE color for you!! I am terrified of dying my hair, although the older I’m getting it’s seeming more appealing to me. Especially for the winter time. My hair looks so dull. Good luck with your new weekend job! That’s exciting!


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