January Wrap-Up!

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already a month down this year!! I had an AMAZING reading month. I’m sure I will not have another like this. I’ve read a ton of books!! I did a lot of painting in my house and went through so many audiobooks and that contributed a lot. I also had 5 buddy reads and started a 6th today! 3 were with Dini but still! I really hope that I continue to have a lot of buddy reads because they are the best. Thank you, to all of you lovely friends who wanted to do a buddy read with me! ❤

It was a busy month for me. I made progress on all my reading challenges, made a new monthly birthstone post, made some new graphics, and read a ton of books!

I completed 7 books for my PopSugar Challenge

I completed 10 books for my Beat the Backlist Challenge.

January Garden!
I also got a badge!! 🙂

I managed to read a total of 24 books!! I also DNF’d one.. so yeah.. kinda crazy! It’s my all-time monthly best and I don’t know that I’ll ever beat that. Here’s a breakdown of what I read…

I also want to talk about a new monthly post I’ve created. It’s all about highlighting the Birstone of the month with lovely book covers. I really love the way January turned out. I’m really excited for next month because they are purple! Check it out here if you want to see more about it. Definitely join in next month if you think it looks fun! <3<3


The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart- 4 stars – Review is here.

Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You by Misha Collins- 3 stars

The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart- 4 stars- Review is here.

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover- 4 stars- Review is here.

What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell- 3 stars– Review is here.

Songteller by Dolly Parton- 4 stars- Review is here.

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen- 3 stars

Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity by Justin Baldoni- 5 stars– Review is here.

How Y’all Doing? by Leslie Jordan- 4 stars– Review is here.

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi- 4 stars

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell- 3.5 stars buddy read with Nikkie @ Stars Books and Tea

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center- 4 stars- Review is here.

Revenge of the Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips- 4.5 stars– Review is coming in Feb for a blog tour.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo- 3.5 stars- Buddy read with Dini @dinipandareads

All In by Billie Jean King- 3.5 stars-

Heartstopper vol. 4 by Alice Oseman- 5 stars– Review is here. Buddy read with Dini @dinipandareads

Taste by Stanley Tucci- 4 stars

Tucci Cookbook- 4 stars

The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley- 4.5 stars- Review is here.

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang- 4 stars- Review is here. Buddy read with Julie @OneBookMore

Yearbook by Seth Rogan- 4 stars

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover- 4.5 stars Buddy read with Hamad @The Book Prescription

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis- 3 stars

Rumors by Anna Godberson- DNF… I think I’ve outgrown this and will be donating the series.

Lore Olympus vol. 1 by Rachel Smythe- 5 stars


I think I’m going to leave it to just the books I’ve read so this isn’t insanely long. It’s already a pretty long post. Thank you, to all the amazing buddy reads I had!! I can’t wait to do more. ❤

I hope everyone has a fabulous February!!

12 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up!

    • I know, it was kind of crazy! Don’t know that I”ll be able to do that again. haha! Oh yeah, I loved it!! I did not expect it to be as funny as it was. I pre-ordered volume 2 already! Yes, so glad to find another great person to buddy read with. 🙂

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  1. Yay for an amazing reading month, Leslie! I think the buddy reads are definitely helping with keeping the reading momentum going (at least for me, anyway), hehe! Also, I love your little Pondathon garden! You’ve got so many awesome flowers?! I (somehow) only got two for the whole of January but I have a whole load of planters LOL 😂 I hope you have an amazing month of reading ahead and I can’t wait to buddy read more with you 💜

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    • Thank you!! I got them for submitting to the actual main pondathon link and not just the side quest one. Did you do that? It had like 4 or 5 selections for flowers. I did it for each book I finished so I had a lot of options. I hope you have a great month too and I”m looking forward to the next buddy read! ❤

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  2. Congrats on a great month! I’m hoping to read Firekeeper’s Daughter, The Heart Principle, and Reminder of Him asap, so I’m happy to see you enjoyed them. I hope you have a great February!

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