Month in review: January, 2018

Month in review

Bye-bye January, hello February and – hopefully – warmer weather and longer days.  I long to see the sun after five in the evening!  For the first time in a while, I feel like saying a month didn’t fly by.  It was nice.  With school starting late after the holidays and a bit of a leisurely start to the month as a result, it hasn’t felt rushed for once.  Reading wise, it was pretty good too, with some great books (clicking on the links will take you to the reviews)…

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Death house   perfect death  Hide and Seek

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the hoarder  26588555  Dark Matter   I see you    helathyish

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lying game  white bodies

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And that’s it for me for January.  How was your month, reading and otherwise?  What books should I be adding to my TBR?

Emma x

This month, I’m linking with Kathryn at Book Date and Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction with their monthly round-up posts (clicking on the images will take you to the posts to check out what others have been reading).

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24 comments
  1. You had a really good month and love/liked most of your reads that is good! 🙂 Hope February is the same!

    1. I know! So far so good for February (but i am only one book in!)

  2. Love the way you staged your wrap up 😊

    1. Thank you 😍

  3. I loved I See You and I’m wishing for the author’s next book, Let Me Lie. Every time I see one of M. J. Arlidge’s books, I am reminded that I need to read Eeny Meeney, so I can continue the series. (I bought my copy a year ago).

    Great month! Enjoy your February reading.

    1. I thought it was great. You must read Arlidge.

  4. That’s the second time I’ve heard a negative report about the Mark Billingham book. Glad you had such a strong start to the year and the book that I’m most interested in is Dark Matter and The Death House:). A great reading month and I hope that 2018 continues in the same vein for you, Emma:)

    1. Yeah, I so thought I would like it more. It just didn’t click though. Interesting a lot of my likes a lot books weren’t in my normal comfort zone .

      1. Yes, I noticed that:)

  5. Perfect Death looks great, and I still need to read I see You (heard it was great). Dark Matter I liked and thought the Lying Game was good too.

    1. It really is. I wish I’d like The Lying Game more. I think my expectations were too high ☹️

  6. For me January felt too long haha. I guess that is because people aren’t so much in a rush anymore after the holidays. So I can imagine that being nice too.

    1. Not rushing is good though I think. At least I’m not eating chocolate every day now though!

  7. The month still flew by for me xD

    1. I quite like that it didn’t – it just all means I’m closer to another year older.

  8. I was the opposite, I thought January dragged on forever lol. But I’m glad you had a good month and it looks like you had a really good reading month as well. I really loved how you set up your wrap up!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

    1. Here’s to a quicker February for you. It was a good month – which makes me happy. Glad you like the layout. I don’t do well rating books x

  9. February’s been pretty cold so far – hopefully it will warm up!

  10. YES! I really want the sun to stay up later. I hate walking the dogs in freezing darkness. It looks like you had a good reading month. I hope you’re having a great February!

    1. It was a good month, though slumping a bit in February but swings and roundabouts. This weather makes me glad we went with a cat x

  11. I am glad you had a good January overall. I really want to read Hide and Seek. I am glad you liked it so much! The Hoarder and Dark Matter are both ones I would like to read. I think you’re the reason I want to read The Hoarder. 🙂 I haven’t read Sleepyhead yet, but I want to. I’ve never seen the television show (didn’t even know there was one). I’ve enjoyed a couple other books by Billingham and really enjoyed them. I’m sorry you didn’t care for Sleepyhead. I hope you have a great February in books, Emma!

    1. Yes, it was good. I hope you enjoy The Hoarder. I wonder if I would have liked Sleepyhead more if I hadn’t seen the show. It’s why I rarely read what I’ve seen or watch what I read.

  12. We had a very cold January and first half of February here too. I so long for more sunshine and longer days. Tomorrow is forecast to be in the 60’s so we now have flooding watches and warnings. But maybe I can open the windows for fresh air. Great month of reading for you!

    1. 60’s would be wonderful. We are excited about the mid-40’s here!

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