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January Reading Round-Up


So, you know I said I wasn’t going to read as much this year? Something about 3 books a month or so?

Er, yeah…

This month I read:

City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare, 4/5*: I enjoyed this instalment of the Mortal Instruments series as much as the first one. They are great if you want an entertaining urban fantasy read without needing to input much brain power – perfect for my post-new year hangover reading!

Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam #1) by Margaret Atwood, 4/5*: My first Audiobook of 2014, I bought this on the back of Year Of The Flood – curious to know where the series began. I think I preferred YotF overall but it was still compulsive listening for a bizarre book about a dystopian apocalypse.

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore, 5/5*: I have been lusting after this book since it was first announced so when Caius bought me a shiny hardback copy for Christmas I *may* have squeaked quite a lot. Cashore didn’t let me down with this final instalment of the Graceling Realm trilogy, it made me laugh and made me cry as I met new characters and learned more about old ones. I just love the world of the Gracelings and recommend this series to anyone who likes a good non-epic fantasy series.

The Seers (Holders #2) by Julianna Scott, 4.5/5*: Full Review Here

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, 5/5*: Full Review Here

Shadow Boxer (Alterations #2), 5/5*: Full Review Here

That’s six books finished and I have also started The Night Has Teeth (Magdeburg Trilogy #1) by Kat Kruger and City of Glass (Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare.

I haven’t hit the writing targets I was aiming for but there will be a blog post about that later, for now I will just be pleased with the progress I am making towards my reading target for the year so far!

6/36 books read so far in 2014!

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