Monthly Recap: January 2017

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?

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