Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pitiful January 2020 Wrap Up




  


PITIFUL JANUARY 2020 WRAP UP

      So January happened.... I had such high hopes for 2020, but this year is already kicking my ass. My personal life has pretty much fallen to shit in every single aspect possible, so reading was like the last thing on my mind. I have so my stress and anxiety right now, and for some reason Youtube has become my safety net more than reading has been in the past. It sucks because I have goals for this blog and reading-wise that I really want to accomplish, but I don't know if that's going to be possible with the way my life is going right now. But I'm going to try because that's all I can do right now.

      Due to the shitty state of my life, I read a measly two books this month, and both of them are books I technically started last year and finally finished up in the beginning of the month. But hey, it's better than nothing.

39679076       My favorite book of the month was hands down "House of Salt and Sorrows" by Erin Craig. This was a great book to start the year off with. I really enjoyed the writing, the plot, the main character, and the romance. This was the perfect YA fantasy/paranormal romance book to get me into the mood of reading. I wrote a full review which you can read here. I highly recommend picking this book up if you haven't already given it a chance.


40680738. sy475       The second and last book I read in January was "In the Darkness" by Mike Omer. This is the second book in the Zoe Bentley series, in which the first book is "A Killer's Mind". I read "A Killer's Mind" in 2018 I believe, and super enjoyed it. Mysteries used to be my bread and butter in middle school and high school before I joined the online bookish community, so reading "A Killer's Mind" was a nice dive back into that world. That said, I don't know if the timing just wasn't right or what, but I wasn't the biggest fan of "In the Darkness". I had a lot of issues with the characters, the plot, and there were a lot of microagressions and stereotypes present that I did not vibe with. I wish I had enjoyed the book more, but at the end of the tea it wasn't my cup of tea. It wasn't a terrible book, but it also wasn't great. It was just your average run-of-the-mill murder myster.

      Well those were the two books I read in January. To be honest I don't feel like February will be any better. A lot of things are kinda coming to head at the end of February beginning of March, so my life is going to be crazy and the last thing I'm thinking about is reading and blogging. But hey, you never know- maybe I'll get into a crazy reading and blogging frenzy.
















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