January 2016 Reads

So, something truly insane happened this month… I read 42 books (!!!)

Yeah, I’m as shocked as you are. And before you thumb your nose at how many of them were illustrated books, note that 12 of them were full-length novels. I don’t think I’ve ever read 12 novels in one month before, especially in addition to all the other kinds of books I read. It might be my best reading month ever. EVER!

How did I manage to read this many, you ask? Hmmm, should I let you in on my secret? OK, fine. I’ll tell you: I made reading a priority. I barely watched Netflix and Hulu this month. I tried my best to cut down on my social media channels. Basically, I spent all of my “off-time” reading books. And it felt incredible.

As you might remember, I was in a terrible reading slump for six months. It was a very sad time (reading-wise/ book-blogger wise). So, I suppose I decided to make up for all that lost time in the month of January. I feel rejuvenated. I’m looking forward to picking up books again. The more I read, the more I want to read. It’s a fabulous feeling.

And so, for posterity’s sake, here’s all the books I read in the month of January 2016:

  1. Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
  2. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  6. The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
  7. The Winter King (Weathermages of Mystral #1) by C.L. Wilson
  8. The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  9. Tin Star (Tin Star #1) by Cecil Castellucci
  10. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  11. White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  12. Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

Graphic Novels:

  1. Oddly Normal Vol. 2 by Otis Frampton
  2. Snoopy: Party Animal! By Charles M. Schulz
  3. Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen
  4. Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle
  5. Unicorn vs. Goblins (Heavenly Nostrils #3) by Dana Simpson
  6. Marvel’s Jessica Jones #1 by Brian Michael Bendis
  7. The Sandwich Thief by Andre Marois
  8. Crystal Cadets by Anne Toole
  9. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party (The Princess in Black #2) by Shannon Hale
  10. The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange of Heart by Kory Merritt
  11. Orphan Black #1 by John Fawcett
  12. Miami Vice Remix #1 by Joe Casey
  13. The Motorcycle Samurai Vol. 1: A Fiery Demise by Chris Sheridan

Children’s/Illustrated Books:

  1. Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill
  2. If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle
  3. Noni Speaks Up by Heather Hartt-Sussman
  4. Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver
  5. Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson
  6. Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott
  7. Little Red by Bethan Woollvin
  8. Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annemarie van Haeringen
  9. Two Long Ears by Jacob. A. Boehne
  10. Rosie the Raven by Helga Bansch
  11. An Armadillo in New York by Julie Kraus
  12. Over-Scheduled Andrew by Ashley Spires
  13. As Time Went By by Jose Sanabria
  14. Mr. Hulot at the Beach by David Merveille
  15. Gordon and Tapir by Sebastian Meschenmoser
  16. Babak the Beetle by Fred Paranuzzi

Other Genres:

  1. The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat by Grumpy Cat

How was your January?
Get any substantial reading time in?


  1. I definitely need to hurry up and read Leigh Bardugo's series. I've heard such good things!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I loved The Grisha trilogy! Especially the last book. I didn't enjoy Six of Crows nearly as much, though.

      Thanks for stopping by, Krystianna!


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