Tuesday, 5 February 2013

January Round Up and Book of the Month!

So this post is coming a little later than I would of liked. It was suppose to go up on Saturday but I was going to London the next day for The Fault in Our Stars event and I kind of overestimated how much time I'd have. ANYWAY I had a fantastic reading month to kick off 2013 and wanted to share what I've been reading with you guys so better late than never right?

 January's Book of the Month is Just One Day by Gayle Forman

I've heard that whilst everyone enjoyed this book a few people were disappointed by it but I have to disagree. Although I read some amazing books in January I'm trying to be a lot stricter on what gets a 5 star and so Just One Day was the only 5 star read this month. This book was everything I hoped it would be and more and is definitely one of my new all time favourite books. Hopefully I'll have a gushing review for this up sometime this month because I have so many feels I need to talk about.


Read in January
1.) Pantomime by Laura Lam (4*)
2.) The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (4.5*)
3.) The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (3.5*)
4.) Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (3.5*)
5.) The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris (4*)
6.) Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (4*)
7.) Undone by Cat Clarke (4.5*)
8.) Shadows by Paula Weston (3.5*)
9.) Just One Day by Gayle Forman (5*)
10.) The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna (4*)

January's Book Awards 
Best Plot: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Best Writing: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Best Cover: The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris
Best Characters: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Best Ending: Undone by Cat Clarke
Best Romance: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Most un-put-down-able: Undone by Cat Clarke
Most Memorable: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Best Moral: Undone by Cat Clarke

Top 3 Most Recommended Books: Just One Day, Undone, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden 

Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading/Being Released in February 
Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
Altered by Jennifer Rush
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Dead Romantic by C.J. Skuse
Sever by Lauren DeStefano

 How was your month in reading? Did you read any of the books I’ve read? What are you looking forward to reading in February?


  1. That David Tennant gif makes me so sad. That programme was frickin' HEARTBREAKING, he should get medals or something. I've put Just One Day on my mental birthday list, as promised! :)

    1. IT WAS! Wasn't that the one where his wife died or got sick or something? Good because as I've said before YOU NEED IT!!!

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    1. You're welcome Lenore and thanks for stopping by!

  3. I have Undone and The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden to read so I am thrilled you gave them such great scores, I managed 10 books in January aswell, book twins, haha!!

    1. Oh I loved them so much and I'm sure you will too :) book twins for sure!

  4. You read some really good books!! I kinda wanna read the Jessica Sorensen book but I think the plot seems a lil bit tired. I really do need to read a Cat Clarke book! I am so excited for The Indigo Spell, hope we both enjoy it :)

    Cait x

    1. TBH the plot kinda was but the romance and characters were just to die for! You haven't read Cat Clarke? YOU NEED TO! Ah hopefully we'll both read The Indigo Spell soon and get our VA fix :)

  5. The First Last Kiss was my only 5/5 of January so that one was my fave, but I really enjoyed Just One Day too! :) I must pick up a copy of Undone -- I've been hearing lots of good things! I want to know about that great ending!

    1. They were both really great books! Oh I really think you'd enjoy Undone it's a contemp with a thriller aspect so I think it'd be your cup of tea :)

  6. Oh Just One Day definitely made it to my top read of the month, along with The Gathering Dark and The Lost Girl! I'm also thrilled that you loved The First Last Kiss, I'm hoping to pick that book up soon! Also you have some great books coming up in February I can't wait to see what you think of Burn for Burn and Drowning Instinct!

    1. Jas you are quickly becoming one of my book twins, loved those two as well! You'll have to let me know how you get on with The First Last Kiss and I'm so excited to read Burn for Burn and Drowning Instinct :)

  7. Ahhh I'm so looking forward to reading Just One Day. Can't wait for my boyfriend to bring it for me in a few weeks.

    I read The Indigo Spell which was fantastic and I can't wait for Sever either!

    1. I'll definitely be wanting to know what you think of it! I'm really looking forward to reading my copy of The Indigo Spell I'm kinda shocked I haven't read it yet but I think I want to savour it lol! I'm really sad for things to end in Sever but can't wait to see what happens!


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