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Monthly Recap: January 2016

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Monthly Recap
January 2016
Hello friends! Happy February! Can you even believe January has already come and gone?!
I had a pretty great reading month and am doing pretty well keeping up my reading challenges! I posted a challenge recap post for January yesterday so if you're interested to see how I did, you can check that out here.
I have been so much better about blog hopping and commenting this year. I have discovered some new favorite blogs and am constantly trying to squeeze in more as I have time.
We got 3 snow days under our belts this past month, which is always nice here in TN. And I discovered Hamilton the Musical. :)
I posted my first review on After Hours at Lilybloombooks and Tonya and I have started a new featured called Rec it to Me, where we get the other to read a book that we typically might not pick up.
It's quite difficult to pick a favorite book this month, because I had some really good luck with a lot of the ones I've read!
I'm going to go with The Song of Achilles though. It was just such a beautifully written book of love and I cannot rec it enough!
5 stars:
4.5 stars:
4 stars:
3.5 stars:
3 stars:

2.5 stars:
Total Books Read: 17

Total Audiobooks Listened To: 0
I am really loving my Monday Musts feature! And I REALLY love that other people are joining the fun!
I participated in one Top Ten Tuesday this month:
I wrote one discussion this month:
I cooked more yummy meals and hosted them on Tasty Tuesday!
New Music Obsessions:

 Most Anticipated February reads:
(My series this month)

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  1. Ooooooooh you're going to read the Love Me With Lies series?!?! I'll be interested to see what you think of it. I loved it, but my god I wanted to chuck my iPad across the room a couple times. It's angsty AF. But, in the end, I loved it. It was worth the frustration. Haha. I hope you'll think the same!

    1. I am really nervous about reading it. I've heard about the angst, so I'll probably be freaking out.

    2. Haha I just have to say that I think in my review of the opportunist I included that gif of bradley cooper chucking the book out the window bc that's what I felt like doing hahahah. but i ended up loving the series so hey. :)

  2. You definitely had a great month, Jess! Look at all those great books! :D
    I need to listen to Hamilton to see what all the buzz is all about.
    I see 3 of my favorite reads of the year in your anticipated February list (Jock Blocked, Reign of Shadows & The Shadow Queen) and I'm really excited to hear your thoughts on them. :)
    Have a great February, Jess!

    1. Thanks Nick! It was a good month! I am quite pleased with how it turned it out! Now if I can stay full steam ahead for the rest of the year! YAY for those three being favorite reads of yours so far! That makes me even more excited!

  3. It was a very slow reading month for me. Hopefully February will be better! I'm excited about The Shadow Queen. :D

    1. Aw I hope this next month will pick up for you girl!

  4. Couldn't be more excited you read and loved the grisha trilogy :) Six of crows next! yayyyy!

    I love your monday musts feature too! it's so much fun to do!

    1. YAY! I'm so glad I loved it too! And thank you! I'm so glad you're participating in them!

  5. Looks like you had a good month, Jess! I really want to read The Songs of Achilles. I love ancient Greece (actually studying it in school ATM) so it sounds perfect. And I need to read an Emma Chase book soon. I've seen so many good reviews lately for her books.

    1. Thanks Rachel! I was quite proud of myself for getting so much in! :) I hope you get the chance to read The Song of Achilles. It's wonderful! And yes! Emma's books are SO funny!

  6. I'm going to pick up The Song of Achilles soon based on your recommendation. I also just told my bff about it, so hopefully she'll read it too!

    I'm seriously impressed that you read 17 books last month!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

    1. Oh I hope you both enjoy it if you pick it up! I am always so nervous when I love and rec a book! I want everyone to love it too!

  7. Thanks you to you I've given Adele a chance now and the new album is quite awesome and without the bad memories of the previous one!

    I'm so super excited for The Shadow Queen too!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!

    And YAY for January being a pretty awesome reading month!

    1. Oh yay hun! I'm so glad you're enjoying Adele! Isn't she just amazing? I hope you have some great, new memories attached to this album!

  8. I've only heard wonderful things about Appealed, I loved Everything Everything and The Bridgerton series is one of my favorite historical fiction series.

    I adore Adele so this is a favorite for me as well.

    1. Oh yay Liza! I LOVE the Bridgertons! I am anxiously awaiting the next one to hurry up and come available from Overdrive! Appealed was great too! I love Emma Chase's books!


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