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January 2020 | Reading Wrap Up

Every year, January is one of my strongest months for reading. Maybe it's got to do with the fact that I never read as much in December due to the holidays or because of the motivation that comes with a new Goodreads goal. However, this year I didn't do as good as I'd hoped. For the whole month I felt like reading everything which made it really difficult for me to actually choose what to read next. That made me start and make my way through a bunch of books but only manage to finish a few.

1) Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo

This was my most anticipated book of last year and, after getting it for Christmas, I started it right away. I absolutely love Leigh and this book intrigued me so much, I'm glad to say it did not disappoint. We follow a girl named Alex Stern as she get sucked into the world of Yale University's secret societies and then comes a story full of mysteries and action and it's just brilliant. The first 100 or so pages were a bit on the slower side but once the action started going, it was all I could think about. Really entertaining read and I can't wait for the next books in this series. 4.5/5 ⭐️.

2) The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

I'll have a full review for this book up next week, so I won't say too much here but oh, boy, this book. I believe this is the most important and powerful book I've ever read. Gobbled it all up in a day and feel like I'll keep it with me for many many years to come. Exceptionally written, incredibly emotional and makes you think so much. Everyone needs to read this. 5/5 ⭐️.

3) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling

Last year I finally started rereading the Harry Potter series for the FIRST TIME (I know, I'm shocked too). I first read this series back at the very start of 2013 and I've always wanted to reread it, but only finally started last October. Books 1-4 I read the Illustrated Edition and, since I don't physically own books 5-7 in English, I got the eBooks. This has been one of my favourite experiences because I didn't realise how much I missed this world, even though I watch the films pretty regularly. And book 5 was the biggest surprise so far. It was the first one in this reread that I wasn't expecting what was coming next, I was just fully immersed in it, couldn't put it down (even though I knew what was gonna happen) and I think it's my favourite so far. And let me tell you, this was such a biggest surprise. Because of the movie probably (which, let's face it, it's far from the best one) I had so engrained in me that it was the one that I liked the least, that when I realised I was loving it probably a tad more than the other I was shook. Also, I think the fact that I wasn't looking forward to whatever was coming and was simply into what was happening contributed hugely to that as well. All in all, this reread has been perfect. 5/5 ⭐️ obviously.

And that was it! As I said, I started a bunch of books but haven't managed to finish them just yet. Because I am still reading them I'll talk about all of those in my February TBR, so look forward to that. What did you manage to read in January? Let me know!




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