TBRs & Wrap Ups

January Wrap Up

Yikes, January was not the greatest reading month for me. I really just did not have the motivation to read all month, and trying to figure out where reading time could fit into my new class schedule really cut down my books for the month. On top of that, I had a pretty steady rate of three-stars for January.

Books Read

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The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic // 3 stars // The conclusion to the All for the Game trilogy was certainly something else. I’ve been conflicted on my feelings for this series since the beginning, and the finale was no exception. Overall, I enjoyed the series and had a decently enjoyable time reading it, but I just didn’t connect to it as much as the dedicated fans do. However, I could see myself delving further into the fandom to see what all the hype is about. However, The King’s Men made me realize how attached I had become to the characters over the last three books. As I neared the end of the story, I found myself missing the Foxes already.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus // 3 stars // This sophomore novel was a decently enjoyable read, but it did fall flat for me in some ways. Overall, I think that the mystery to the book wasn’t all that interesting or entertaining. The characters were developed well enough, but I wasn’t all that committed to their development. It’s wort mentioning that I did figure out the killer well before the reveal, but that doesn’t make it a bad book.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe // 3 stars // There’s no doubt in my mind that this book was beautifully written. Tess Sharpe pulls off such gorgeous prose while dealing with some pretty dark topics. While still a great book, I found it difficult to get attached to the characters or be invested in the story-line.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling // 5 stars // Harry Potter and the time that house elf stuff was actually pretty messed up, huh? (Or: of course this was five stars. it’s Harry Potter. But Goblet of Fire is probably not my favorite of the series.)

On the Blog

January brought with it the official end to my blog hiatus, so let’s see how long I can keep this consistent posting going.

Previously on Raine Reads: A Hiatus Wrap Up

How to Read More in College

Four Your Consideration // February 2020

Top Ten Tuesday // Book Covers That Caught My Eye

Life Updates

I may have not had a successful reading month in January, but my consumption of other media was through the roof. I decided to start watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in 2020. Long story short, I watched thirteen movies in January. I may not be proud but at least I had a really good time.

January also brought with it the start of a new semester. My new classes have been going well so far and I really enjoy a lot of the stuff I’ve been doing. It’s really crazy to me that I’m already over halfway through my freshman year of college!

January was a bit of a bust in terms of reading, but I’m still holding out hope for February. At the very least I hope to enjoy me reads a little more.

Until next time!

Ivy

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