January Wrap-Up and Book Haul

January was a great reading month for me, although I still bought too many books. I received some amazing ARCs though and can’t wait to get started on them.

Books Read: 21
ARCs Read: 6
Favourite Books: The Wicked King / The Lost Man / King of Scars 
Least Favourite Book: The Orphanage of Gods

Books Read in January

Giant Days Vol 8 by John Allison ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Writer’s Map by Huw Lewis-Jones ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Illustrated History of Shadowhunters by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Art of Harry Potter by Marc Sumerak ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Twisted by Steve Cavanagh [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lost Sisters by Holly Black ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Wicked King by Holly Black ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrea Burnet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lost Man by Jane Harper [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Orphanage of Gods by Helena Coggan [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Familiars by Stacey Halls [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Becoming by Michelle Obama ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Enchantée by Gita Trelease [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

January Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

The Plotters by Un-su Kim (Goldsboro BOTM)
The Defence 
by Steve Cavanagh (Goldsboro Signed)
The Binding 
by Bridget Collins (Waterstones Signed Exclusive)
Dear Mrs Bird 
by AJ Pearce (Signed)
All the Crooked Saints 
by Maggie Stiefvater (Signed)

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts (Signed)
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd (Signed)
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (Owlcrate)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (Signed)
Red Sister 
by Mark Lawrence

Starless by Jacqueline Carey
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
Evermore by Sara Holland
The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (Signed)
The Wicked King by Holly Black (B&N Exclusive)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Faber Members)
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Odyssey by Homer (trans. Emily Wilson)

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Wicked King by Holly Black (Hot Key / Readers First)
How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow (Rock the Boat)
We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo (Bloomsbury)
Our Child of the Stars by Stephen Cox (Jo Fletcher Books)

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James (Hamish Hamilton)
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (Rock the Boat)
The Colour of Shadows by Phyllida Shrimpton (Hot Key / Readers First)
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Rock the Boat)

Giveaways / Gifts:

The Restless Girls by Jessie Burton (Goldsboro Signed)
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Any of these books on your radar? I’m really trying to cut down next month as I bought way too many books as usual.



  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    31 January 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Congrats on the great reading month! I’ll have to look for your thoughts on All The Crooked Saints. I’m on the fence about reading that one. I hope you have a great February!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 January 2019 at 4:44 PM

      I’ve been the same. It hasn’t appealed to me the same way her other books have but I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like.

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