Monthly Roundup: January 2017

Posted 8 February, 2017 by Rinn in Monthly Roundup / 6 Comments

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Every first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a roundup of the month just gone, including discussing books read that month, challenge progress, and a summary of all posts for the month.

Last month I read a total of fifteen books: The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner, The Girls by Emma Cline, The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, 1Q84 (1Q84 #3) by Haruki Murakami, The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry, After the Silence (Amsterdam Quartet #1) by Jake Woodhouse, The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling, Saga Volume 1 (Saga #1) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling, The Dead Men Stood Together by Chris Priestley and Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Elizabeth Weir.

January was a month of unemployment, and therefore left me a lot of time for reading… yet still I fell into a bit of a slump. Not so much a general reading slump, as I still managed 15 books, but I lost interest in a lot of the SFF on my shelves and all the books I’d borrowed from the library, and felt like reading something a bit different. I aimed to get through quite a few of my Netgalley books and managed to cross quite a few off the list. I also started re-reading the Harry Potter series (because why not?), and finally read the first volume of the Saga graphic novels, which was excellent. I also re-read Amy Poehler’s autobiography, Yes Please, because I love her. The Girls was a bit of a disappointment after all that hype, and I finally finished the Maze Runner series!


Challenge progress:

  • Mpauli is not hosting the DC vs. Marvel Challenge this year, instead the Justice League vs. Teen Titans Challenge is being hosted by the wonderful Wayland, who is also the newest moderator of Dragons & Jetpacks. I won’t be keeping track of this on the blog, just on the book group, as I don’t plan on being quite so dedicated this year. Although I felt really proud that I managed to complete the challenge 100% in 2016, it did dictate quite a bit of my reading so I’m going for a more relaxed approach in 2017.
  • I have currently read fifteen books towards my Goodreads goal.

Currently reading:



Reviews on the blog this month:


Other posts on the blog this month:


How was January for you?

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6 responses to “Monthly Roundup: January 2017

  1. Yay to reading 15 books!

    I really need to start rereading HP again too. I wanted to last fall already with the next illustrated edition but didn’t find the time.
    Sage is GREAT. Glad you liked it.
    Did you like the end to Maze Runner? I know many were disappointed but I actually liked it (not that I still remember much LOL)

  2. I’ve actually been thinking of reading all the Harry Potters in a sitting. But I’m thinking of that as more of a summer thing 🙂

    You read a lot though! I’m so behind on my goal. Been working overtime. When I’m done I just want to stare at things, not read D:

    How’s your job situation going?

    • Holiday reading maybe? 🙂

      I do have a lot of time at the moment to be honest, what with having been unemployed (was offered a job a few days ago, yay!). Now to find somewhere to live…

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