Here it is, my first monthly wrap-up of the year, and it’s 9 days late. IT’S FINE.
I didn’t get a lot of reading done, but I mostly enjoyed what I did read. as of today, Febrary 9th, I’ve already read 4 books so I’m sure my February wrap-up will be more bigger lol.
#1: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1976) – 3 stars
This is Barnes & Noble’s children’s Purchase-With-Purchase, aka you save like ten bucks off of the list price if you buy another children’s book with it. That being said, we keep them at the register to remind customers that we have that sale going on. We were slow on New Years Day, so I took 3 minutes and read it so I could better sell it to people who asked about it.
All in all, it was a short but sweet book geared towards children under 5. Obviously, it wasn’t quite my cup of tea but if you have a bay or toddler you should take advantage of the sale going on.
#2. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (2021) – 4 stars
Angie Thomas’s 3rd book, and the prequel to The Hate U Give, was P H E N O M E N A L. You can read my full review HERE.
Such a good addition to the Garden Heights world, and I can’t wait to see what happens next in that world!
#3. Lore by Alexandra Bracken (2021) – 4 stars
A new stand alone from the author of The Darkest Minds series, Lore is just as enthralling as Alexandra’s previous books and it was un-put-down-able! You can read my full review HERE.
I ordered Owlcrate’s From Olympus With Love January box, which included Lore as it’s pick of the month, and it was great! You can see my posts for the monthly photo challenge starting February 19th on my bookstagram, @somebooksandramblings !
#4. The Project by Courtney Summers (2021) – 2.5 stars
Pardon my language, but this book FUCKED ME UP. This was my first Courtney Summers book, and I am excited but very scared to read Sadie now, which has been sitting on my bookshelf for about 2 years now.
My review will be posted soon! Please note that though I will explain this in depth in my review, the low rating is because of my feelings about the book. NOT because it was written poorly.
In order, my favorite books were Lore, Concrete Rose, The Snowy Day, and The Project.
What did you read in January? Anything good?