January Wrap Up 2016!


January was a good reading month for me as I read 12 books! I think that’s a pretty good way to start off the year.

I’m going to be changing the style of my wrap up posts by putting the books into categories:

  • Adore – for books I love
  • Good – for books that were good, but didn’t blow me away
  • Passable – for those books that were between OK and almost bad.

I might add a ‘bad’ category later on if I, unfortunately, come across a book that fits into that category.

I’m also going to write my own synopsis for each book without looking at the actual book synopsis, so this is going to be a test to see if I actually remember the books too.

So here are the books I read in January!




  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – Seraphina, a gifted musician, hides an incredible secret which ends up pulling her into the hunt to discover the killer of a royal.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers – A girl is taken in by nuns and she is trained as an assassin to work for Death himself.
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – The socially inept geneticist Don wants to find the perfect wife, so he starts The Wife Project. Then he meets Rosie and everything becomes crazy and his set routine flies out the window.
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – Ember must go behind enemy lines if she is to save her brother from the horrifically brutal ruling classes.



  • The Habitué by Douglas White – A boy starts experiencing strange things and it appears he has been chosen for something.
  • White Hart by Sarah Dalton – A girl is the only one with powers left to save the kingdom, but she refuses to show them, and, instead, lets another girl claim she has them so she can marry the prince. Then all hell breaks lose.
  • Shadow Sight by E. J. Stevens – Whatever the girl touches she sees exactly what it’s been through. This makes her a great personal investigator, especially in the supernatural world. When something incredibly important is stolen and only she can find it.
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – She kills whoever she touches. That’s why she is locked away. But then she is released and forced to take part in a war she wants nothing to do with.

Can you tell I’m quite bad with names? I actually have no clue how accurate many of the descriptions are. Oh well. I tried.

I have also reviewed four books this month, which isn’t bad I guess. Just click the titles if you want to check said reviews out:

  1. The Habitué by Douglas White
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  4. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

I also posted my January Favourites on my other blog, One Tea at a Time, so if you want to see that post click here.


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