Wrap-up & Book Haul: January [Jam Jar]

Wrap-upHi Munchworms!

January has poofed, like.. Just like that. Poof. At least it did reading-wise? Outside of that, not so much. I feel like it should be halfway February already?
Translation: I read so many books that I can’t believe January is over already. It’s like reading-time flew by! Other-time? NOPE.

Anyway, this means it’s time for a giant wrap-up.
With a new year, I figured it was time to change some things. So you won’t only see what books I read, what my January haul is but also what posts I read and loved this month!

I saw this feature with a bunch of bloggers and I honestly think it’s a fun way to share interesting posts so why not jump on board, right?

As you know, I used a TBR jar this month. I’m going to have to post my thoughts on that one day and I will! For now, just know that I.. sometimes cheated and didn’t use the jar?

Books I read


AutoboyographyMoxieA Semi-Definitive List of Worst NightmaresTwitter Diaries, The: 2 Cities, 1 Friendship, 140 CharactersRenegades (Renegades, #1)180 SecondsEverlessLittle Black Dresses, Little White LiesSomeone I Loved


The Little Wedding IslandFaking FriendsJames: Witch-HunterThe Demon's Angel
The Fragile Thread of HopeTheir Christmas Miracle (Charity, Montana #2)Indecision (Follow Your Heart #1)Invitation to PoetryParis Adrift

Total number of books read: 18

My haul


The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)


Mansfield Park


Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

This is seriously the only book I bought myself and only because the hardcover was so cheap at that time and I already have the second installment of the series – so I kinda needed the first one?
Oh, and I preordered the Barnes & Noble-copy of The Cruel Prince because it’s simply stunning, ha! Although the OwlCrate-cover is soooo gorgeous as well..


Faking FriendsIf I Die Before I Wake

I received an uncorrected proof of Faking Friends as a thank you for my review and got a finished copy of If I Die Before I Wake because an excerpt from my review is on the back of the book! Like, can we call this my biggest blogging milestone yet?!


By Your SideAn Enchantment of RavensReign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemBatman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)
Legend (Legend, #1)Prodigy (Legend, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)

So… I read 9 off my owned TBR and added… 17? But I did read some eARC’s for 4 of them? [Counting The Cruel Prince-copies seperately..]
So, my TBR grew by 4 in the end. *sigh*

Check this out!

Lucy @ That Book Gal shared her wisdom on Edelweiss and its filters!
Austine @ Novel Knight is sharing lessons she would tell her teen self if she got the chance. There are multiple posts and they’re all interesting! She also talks about her eReader-solution to migraine.
Jennie @ A Page of Jenniely tells us all about her journey to self-hosting and how she got her own domain.
Destiny @ Howling Libraries discusses TBR-zeroing, which is so not my thing!

Have trouble staying on top of that downpour of comments? Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks about staying on top of your commenting game!
Last, but not least, Jo @ LiteraryJo Reviews tells us why she struggles rating books and why ratings are relative.

Do you have any posts worth checking out?
Or have you shared your own wrap-up?
Feel free to leave the links in the comments so I can check them out!
[I love wrap-ups, really…]



24 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: January [Jam Jar]

  1. January went way too fast! And now February’s here along with midterms and I’m mini-panicking! Also, The Cruel Prince has such gorgeous covers! I have the Owlcrate cover, but I really, really want the B&N cover.

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    1. Aaawh, that sucks! All the luck to you and try to relax so you don’t over-do yourself!
      Haha, I have the original and the B&N one but.. I want the OwlCrate one as well so I have them all? I might be a bit obsessed..


  2. Great wrap-up, Kathy! No matter how many times I see Faking Friends, my heart always swells with anticipation! I really want to read it like ASAP! (Not to mention, I love the cover 😛 )
    I enjoyed listening to the audio version of By Your Side by Kasie West. It was a cute YA contemporary book!

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    1. Thank you!
      Haha, I seriously hugged my physical ARC of Faking Friends for.. at least five minutes when it arrived? I felt soooo happy, haha.
      We all need some cute contemporary once in a while! Or.. all the time? I’m looking forward to it though! I’ve hears great things about Kasie West’s books but haven’t read any of them yet.

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  3. I know exactly how you feel. January was wayy too short. Hectic, but short. I’m glad you had all these books with you to go through January.

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  4. I want to read Renegades so badly! Also I loved Everless, I got in a Fairyloot box and it was well worth the wait. I just got Cruel Prince in my latest box and I am so excited to read it! Sounds like you had a great month 😊

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  5. Wow, you had such a great reading month, how do you manage to read so much haha that always amazes me 🙂 I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Reign of the Fallen, that book sounds really good and I only heard positive things about it so far. And yay for the Legend series! I only read the first book, but I’m looking forward to reading the next ones in the series 😀
    Thank you so much for sharing my post!! Hope you’ll have a fantastic month ❤

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    1. Haha, thank you! Having way too much time on my hands and squeezing in reading at all possible moments? Sometimes I only realize how much I’ve been reading when I’m preparing my wrap-up, to be honest.
      Reign of the Fallen was SUCH a cover buy for me! I have a thing with skulls.. And.. well.. yeah.. [I seriously don’t even know what it’s about..]
      I saw a post today of someone who read them all three in three or four days so.. now I want to do that as well with the Legend-trilogy, haha!
      You’re very welcome! Same to you, Marie! ❤


  6. January went by so quickly! And yes, I received a lot more books than I read, it’s one of the things about having your birthday the month after Christmas 🙂

    Did you get The Cruel Prince in Fairyloot as well?

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    1. Haha, obviously your birthday can “mess” that up completely! Although it’s definitely not a mess-up if you get books for free. 😀

      Yes! I do curse myself for not getting the OwlCrate as well since that cover’s so gorgeous too..

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  7. i actually can’t beleive jan is already over, it’s crazy!!!
    i love how you have two copies of the cruel prince 😛
    i was quite lucky this time round, i read 17 books and only added one book to my (physical) tbr so i feel very proud of myself, like i’ve acomplished something xD

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    1. Oh my god, I’m so jealous right now. Like.. I started the year with 148 books on my physical TBR and got it up to 151.. It’s horrible! And February will not be better since I get to go on a book buying spree and.. and.. *YAY FOR ENDLESS TBR’S!*

      I loved The Cruel Prince way too much. And the black cover. And didn’t want to cancel my FairyLoot.. And now I curse myself for not having the OwlCrate since that cover is sooo gorgeous as well, haha. [Bit of an obsession going on here..]


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