January Wrap-Up on a Sunday Post 02/03/2019

Hi dear friends,

How is it February already?

Time is really flying by and February will be an extremely busy month on the blog with the Romance and Love Celebration, the “Meet your next book boyfriend” and at work it will be very very long hours and nearly no day off in February! That’s why I have been relatively silent this week as I was planning nearly all my posts till February 16th!

But back to January now…

January has been a great reading month as I’ve read and reviewed twelve books! Most were above four stars and it was not me falsely singing praise no, I really enjoyed them!

I even discovered two new authors to follow: Kalyn Josephson author of the to be published YA fantasy Storm Crow and Chloe Walsh contemporary author of YA Binding 13 and Keeping 13!

You can click on the graphics to read the reviews







FOUR FAVORITES this month! Honestly I can’t choose!

Future Best Seller I bet! The Storm Crow


Most awaited of 2019. I began it unimpressed and ended up blown away! The Wicked King.


Imaginative retelling and so unexpected female character! A Curse So Dark and Lonely


New author’s crush and excellent YA contemporary series. Binding 13 and Keeping 13 by Chloe Walsh


On the “meme” front, I only participated in the Top 5 Tuesday each week and most weeks the “WWW Wednesday”. This last Top 5 Tuesday was about strong heroines and I chose ….unexpected heroines because I don’t think you need to kick asses to be a badass!

The Calendar Girl was a choice about our most awaited book for 2019 and I chose an underdog.

As this post overlaps with my Sunday Post, I have to mention two events that happened this past week from February 1st and one more fantastic book I’ve read and reviewed.

The Romance and Love Celebration has begun! I opened the ball on February 1st with a humoristic post about why I blame Walt Disney for my love of romance!

Yesterday Tijan shared two quotes with us and today you will have Tanya’s post (Girl Plus Book).

I really hope you’ll give these posts some love as many participants showed something personal in these.


And this week I also published (ok it was already February but it’s too impressive not to mention here) the review of What the Wind Knows outstanding novel by Amy Harmon! Honestly  this is one of her best stories.

Pfew that’s all for January! As it’s Sunday I am linking this to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedbookreviewer


Let’s chat now! How was your month? What was your best book so far? And are you excited for the Romance and Love Celebration?

Thanks for reading and stay safe and warm!



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39 Replies to “January Wrap-Up on a Sunday Post 02/03/2019”

  1. I have only read two in January and they were for tours. There weren’t even best reads for me and they weren’t what I wanted to read. I bit off a bit more than I could chew back in December and I am trying to get through 3 other books for tours. Yikes! =)
    Your month has been spectacular – I love the book diversity here and want to read so many of these. Great job and love some of these reviews!


  2. So happy to see such a great month and finding books you love! My January was also full of books I really enjoyed. My February also has many, many romance books and I’m hanging in there. I tend to switch up genres a bit more so I’m surprised it is going so well, but the authors I picked are favorites. I’m still trying to get all my ARCs read for next week, so it’s great you are ahead of things.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Anne as February is the month of love that may explain why you are sticking to the genre right now 😉

  3. Goodluck for this busy february; hopefully you have some energy saved for it ! hehe.
    I got like 10more hours per weeks now, all my shifts being upped to 8hours ones (only one shift a week isn’t, 5days a week). Which is great! As although it’s all 630/7/9am.. the latest im done is at 4, so leaves me plenty of times to see Alex!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      That’s great to earn more money Kristina!!

  4. Well done on reading 12 books, I honestly don’t know where the month of January went! And I felt the same about The Wicked King, it started off really slow for me, but what the heck kind of ending was that!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I am so happy that we are on the same page with the Wicked King!

  5. Awesome wrap up! I’m so glad curse so dark and lonely, what the wind knows and wicked king were so great!! I definitely want to read all of those 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      And I will await with great expectation for your reviews!

  6. You always find the books with the most beautiful covers!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Jay!!! It’s trie that cozy mysteries are mor on the fun and cozy side 😉

  7. Wow it does sound like you have a busy February coming up! Your Romance and Love Celebration sounds like a fun event!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Greg I don’t know if it would be your kind of event (maybe?) but it’s what floats my boat LOL Thank you!!!

  8. I wish I had my posts scheduled that far in advance. I’m lucky if I have a week of posts done. Congrats on reading 12 books! It sounds like you found some good ones. Happy February!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha AJ honestly this is an exception but I had no choice as I know this month will be brutal!

  9. Ugh, I long to get with the blogging ahead thing but I just fail… I’m glad you’re sorted though, it sounds like you’re going to be super busy!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Nicci it’s one of the first time I’ve succeeded!

  10. I was working on my Meet Your Next Book Boyfriend post this weekend. I am actually posted through Valentines day, which feels pretty good. Have a great week!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      ooh you are also in Samantha? Yay!

  11. I’m always impressed when people can plan ahead their blog posts! I hope you are able to catch a bit of a break in February.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well I had no real chocie this month Jennifer as I know it will be brutal!

  12. My month was great for reading but I was lax ar writing reviews. You’ve read so many wonderful books. Every time I visit your blog my wish list grows! I did add some ARCs in January and have a pile of print ones to review this month. Time to get crackin! LOL

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      So let’s get craking Laura!!! 🙂

  13. A lot of books, a lot of reading. I didn’t do anywhere the number you have, but still I’m proud of what I did manage. I might even do the same this month. 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      And you did big books Alexandra!

  14. I also had my posts planned up to almost the middle of Feb! But then this weekend was unexpectedly busy and I didn’t schedule anything after all xD well… I guess I’ll have to do it sometime next week 🙂

    Glad to hear January has been a good reading month – it has also been pretty great for me. Nice graphics BTW 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Evelina!!! And good luck resuming your planning 😉

  15. Great wrap-up! You had an amazing reading month! I’m halfway through The Wish Collector and so far, I’m really loving it. A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Storm Crow, and The WIcked King are on my TBR list! I’m so glad you loved them!
    Hope you have a wonderful February! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven! I hope you’ll love all your books ;-)))

  16. I love the look of what you’ve planned for February.

    Enjoy…and thanks for sharing your books. I hope to read more books this year. My numbers dwindled toward the end of 2018.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Laurel!!!

  17. Cheers for a good reading month, and I can’t wait to see what Tanya has written.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Now I will read your comment on Tanya’s post Sam LOL

  18. Yay for discovering new authors! I love it when that happens. Also makes me doomed, but hey… 😀
    Have a wonderful February!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha yes doomed exactly!! As if we did not already had enough to read Norrie 😉

  19. You got a busy month coming but you had a great Jan! My Jan went by so slowly! I need to try and catch up on the blog to schedule some fun posts for Feb. 🙂

    I hope you have a great week, Sophie! Happy Reading!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Michelle!!

  20. My January reading has been below par for me. I need some more great books to read, but I’m determined to work through my backlog so no deviating! Ok, I deviated a little, but I needed the break. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. lol

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha I also need to read through my backlog!

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