Monthly reading review – January 2020
This January I have read:
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black ★★★★
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black ★★★★★
The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black ★★★★★
The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison ★★★
1. How many books have you read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
This January I read 7 books total. I am happy with the amount and page count in particular.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in January? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
All of the books were fantasy genre. The first half of January I was totally into Grishaverse and managed to read everything Leigh Bardugo had written related to Grishaverse. The second part of the month I was happily enjoying Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air series – I’m still confused as to why they are called that though But the characters Jude and Cardan have become favorites right away!
This is just one of the beautiful pictures I found of Cardan and Jude – all rights belong to the author and artist!
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
The only book I had any issues reading this month was The Witch With No Name. I got overwhelmed by the complicate metaphysics supernatural elements of the book. I let too much time pass between reading this last book of The Hollows series and the previous one. I had problems keeping up with the book plot. You can check out my review for more details HERE.
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
I made a list of the books I own I wish to read this year and five of them I read this January already. I’m very happy with that score and enjoy making reading plans so I can keep better track of my reading. You can check out the whole list HERE. I will be making a separate post and update on it later in February.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
Having finished all books related to the Grishaverse universe I will have to wait for the next book in Nikolai duology which happens to be one of the most anticipated books this year! I have finally finished with The Hollows series by Kim Harrison (insert little happy/sad dance here). That felt like a chapter of my life has been finished as well – this is how long I was a devoted reader to this book series. As for The Folk of the Air book series – I managed to make a run trough the whole trilogy this month and will probably need to turn to some fanfiction and hope that the author writes some more books soon!
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
I have become a devoted reader fan to both Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black. I’m going to try some other books by Leigh Bardugo in February – primarily Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) which I have ordered and received already. Anyone who likes fantasy will probably like both of the Grishaverse and The Folk of the Air book series. I find the plot engaging and the books are just beautiful as well!