January Wrap-Up and Book Haul

Books Read: 16

ARCs Read: 6

Favourite Books: A Throne of Swans / The Handmaid’s Tale

Least Favourite Book: The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Books Read in January

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Blood Countess by Lana Popović [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood [re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess ⭐️⭐️⭐️
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting ⭐️
The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Memento by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Murder at the Grand Raj Palace by Vaseem Khan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

January Book Haul

New-to-Me Books I Bought/Traded:

Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen (Litjoy)
A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause (LitJoy)
Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh (Folio Society)
The Middle Parts of Fortune by Frederic Manning (Folio Society)
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Signed)
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (Signed)
The Night Country by Melissa Albert
This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada (Waterstones Exclusive PB)
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (Litjoy)

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Folio Society)
Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess (Folio Society)
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Signed)
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (Signed)
The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Signed)
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Signed)
Throne of Swans by Elizabeth Corr & Katharine Corr (Signed)
The Binding by Bridget Collins (Waterstones Exclusive PB)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Waterstones Exclusive HB)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Seasons Edition)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Seasons Edition)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne (Titan)
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith (Titan)
A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff (Tor)
Wardens of Eternity by Allison Moulton (Harper360)
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold (Harper360)
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova (Hodder & Stoughton)
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (Hot Key Books)
Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn (Zephyr)
Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth (Borough Press)
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (Quirk)

I bought more books than expected this month which I blame on the January sales. Next month my aim is to buy no more than 5 new-to-me books. What books did you buy in January?


  1. Kristi @ConfessionsofaYAReader

    31 January 2020 at 4:43 PM

    You had a great January! I hope February is just as good.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 February 2020 at 12:23 AM

      Thank you! I hope you have a great reading month too.

  2. Stephen Writes

    31 January 2020 at 4:46 PM

    This is an amazing haul! I liked Flora Banks, and read The Binding recently and really enjoyed that. Happy reading, Rachael!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 February 2020 at 12:23 AM

      I’m glad to hear you liked Flora Banks as I’m hoping to read it this month. Have a great reading month!

  3. Jasmine

    31 January 2020 at 5:24 PM

    wow 16 books an amazing start to 2020, I managed to read 12 books and I brought 13 books in January.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 February 2020 at 12:24 AM

      You’ve made me feel a bit better about my haul! 😂

      1. Jasmine

        1 February 2020 at 8:47 AM

        Glad I could help 😆

  4. bookishlauren18

    31 January 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Wow you did amazing!! I loved the binding 💜📚

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 February 2020 at 12:24 AM

      Thank you! The Binding was incredible wasn’t it?!

      1. bookishlauren18

        1 February 2020 at 12:35 AM

        I loved escaping into that world!

  5. ACourtofCoffeeandBooks

    31 January 2020 at 8:44 PM

    Looks like you had an awesome January! Haha, I also bought a ton of books, so many that I couldn’t even fit all the titles in my Little Inklings Design Planner. Oops lol

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 February 2020 at 12:25 AM

      You’ve made me feel a lot less guilty about my haul so thank you! 😂

  6. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1 February 2020 at 3:09 PM

    I also acquired too many books in January because of the sales. They’re hard to resist. I hope you have a great February.
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