Hello readers and welcome to my first monthly wrap up post of 2023! January has just flown by, and I’m really glad to have started the new year with some amazing reads. In a change of plans, I have decided to pick up a couple of reading challenges for the year and will be including updates for them in these posts going forward. One of my new challenges is to read atleast one classic each month, and another is to read atleast two titles from my backlist each month. I’ve also changed the format of my book reviews and monthly wrapups this year, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. Let’s take a look at my January!
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 10/150
Book of the Month
All of Our Demise – Amanda Foody & C. L. Herman
The veil separating the tournament grounds from the city of Ilvernath has fallen, and the press is all too eager to get a good story. Hendry Lowe is alive – sort of – and no one quite knows what to make of the dead boy returning to life. One relic has been destroyed and as Briony continues in her quest to end the tournament curse forever, the lines of war have been drawn between the champions – though the alliances remain as shaky as ever.
Alastair and Gavin, each for their own reasons, remain convinced that the only way out of this is to end the tournament the proper way, by winning. Both struggling with deadly curses on their magic, they agree to team up in order to find a cure. Briony, Finley and Isobel turn their attention to destroying the next Relics, but are faced with a major obstacle when one of the Relics is rendered useless.
The pressure and attention from the outside world weighs heavily on them all, and for the first time in tournament history, the curse – and rules – are changing, as a new champion is bound by the curse. It is time for each of the surviving champions to decide where they stand once and for all, and what they are willing to sacrifice to reach their goal.
Read my full review here!
Classic of the Month
This challenge is one I’ve set for myself this year in an effort to read – or re-read – more classics. My goal is to read one classic each month, and I’m not following any sort of prompts but rather choosing a book out of a list of titles I’ve been hoping to get to for a while now.
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
The classic I chose for January was one I’ve read many times before, Pride and Prejudice. I’ve been wanting to reread for a few months now, and of course, it also gave me the excuse to finally open and read the new special edition that I got last year instead of just admiring it on my bookshelf 😁
Books I Read in January 2023
|1.||NEW RELEASE [ARC]||The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre||–||Natasha Lester||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|Stardust In Their Veins||Castles In Their Bones #2||Laura Sebastian||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|The Undercover Secretary||–||Ellie Midwood||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|4.||BACKLIST||Kingdom of the Feared||Kingdom of the Wicked #3||Kerri Maniscalco||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|5.||BACKLIST||All of Our Demise||All of Us Villains #2||Amanda Foody & C. L. Herman||🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2|
|6.||BACKLIST||Nine Liars||Truly Devious #5||Maureen Johnson||🌟🌟🌟1/2|
|7.||BACKLIST||Legendborn||Legendborn #1||Tracy Deonn||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|Bloodmarked||Legendborn #2||Tracy Deonn||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|9.||BACKLIST||Five Survive||Holly Jackson||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
|10.||RE-READ||Pride & Prejudice||Jane Austen||🌟🌟🌟🌟|
Other Posts & Reviews This Month
Have you read any of these books or do you plan to? What was your reading month like? Let’s chat in the comments below!
10 books is amazing!!
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Thank you! Hope you had a great reading month too!