I decided today that I want to start doing a monthly recap of what I read that month, my other favorites of the month in media, and whatever else pops into my mind as noteworthy.
Books I Read
All In (The Naturals #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bad Blood (The Naturals #4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs (reread)
Shades of Milk and Honey (The Glamourist Histories #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling (reread)
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
January was a fabulous month for reading for me as these were all truly enjoyable 4+ star rated books for me. If I had to choose a (new-to-me) favorite though, it would be Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, which I discussed here. I’m really looking forward to reading more of the series now!
Books I Acquired
Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Without a Summer ((Glamourist Histories #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Movie of the Month
I watched We Bought a Zoo (2011) for the first time and I thought it was cute! I wish we could have gotten more of Elle Fanning’s character because I really loved her (and her budding romance with the son!), and I also loved Rosie, the little girl portraying Matt Damon’s daughter.
Music of the Month
Before Christmas I saw a recommendation for a band called The Gray Havens, and for some reason, I decided to actually check them out, and I quickly became interested in their music. I listened to a little bit on their website and Spotify, then I got swept into Christmas music season, but after the new year I finally bought the latest of their three albums and I’m really enjoying it. I also got the new Colony House CD, Only the Lonely, and haven’t listened to it a lot yet, but have enjoyed it so far.
Fun of the Month
I got to take a little trip to the beach, which I’ve never done in the winter before, but it was sunny and 70 degrees, so it was perfect!
#Bookstagram Images of the Month
What was noteworthy for you in January?