Goodbye January, you have come and gone in the blink of an eye.
This month has been average in terms of reading but it’s still better than nothing. One of my goals for 2016 is to find a good balance between the contemporary/fantasy ratio because I didn’t read as many contemporary books as I’d have liked in 2015.
As always my mood reading decides what book I pick up next. January was all about contemporary books. These three books were all so different from one another and they really reminded me of everything I love about contemporary books.
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett: 4/5 Stars
Something Real by Heather Demetrios: 4.5/5 Stars
Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry: 4/5 Stars
Features at My Midnight Musing
3rd January: End of Year Survey
Favourite Posts in January
Aentee @ The Social Potato talk about the pathetic arguments that have been made against Diversity in Fiction and why they make no sense whatsoever.
Also if you head on over to Read at Midnight, Aentee also has this wonderfully insightful discussion on The Integrity of Book Blogging.
Jess @ Princessica of Books has launched a wonderful new project, Project Positivity. Here you can submit what you love about the blogging community.
Nick and Nereyda @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Playlist introduced the blogging confessions project. I loved this post and I feel that as a community we needed to come face to face with these issues instead of brushing everything under the mat. They also clarified their stance on the project which is something you should also read before jumping to conclusions.
Jeann @ Happy Indulgences talks about the Casualness of Death in fiction.
Tonyalee @ Lilybloombooks wonders if book reviews are becoming a lost art?
Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books provides and insight on the importance of Blogging your Own Way
Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews talks about the role of ARC’s in the blogging community.
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner offers us this insightful post on ARC envy and how to handle it.
Alex @ Fiery Reads asks why don’t we love female villains.
As you can probably tell ARC’s were a big topic of discussion in January. Once again these are but a sample of the wonderful and insightful discussion posts that are created every month.
February To Read List
Once again I refuse to set myself a to read list because I never stick to it. However, there is one book I am 100% reading this month. I have waited long enough for this moment and so as soon as I get my hands on A Gathering of Shadows I will devour the book.
What have been your highlights of January?