Happy Friday. You excited for the weekend? I am because I am going to spend all my free time reading because I am going through a binge of paperbacks at the moment.
I can’t January is over already! I feel like the year has only begun and 1/12 of it has gone already. I’ve said this a few times but since I added some more personal touches such as my movie/tv/music favourites, these posts have shot up as some of my favourites to write. I we still have a few days of January left after this post goes up and I want to try and fit in another book or two before February starts but this is the only day I can post this that fits around other things I need to post and my schedule so I am doing it now and I will add any other reads I finish onto February’s list. I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait to hear about some of your monthly favourites down below too!
Books I planned to Read: 5
Books I Read: 15
Books I Read that weren’t on my TBR: 12
Total Pages: 3,857
To Be Your Only by Rae Kennedy – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Review)
Lady Sophia by Pamela Stephen – ⭐⭐
So Wright by Skye Jordan – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The SEAL’s Convenient Wife by Leslie North – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Late Love by Scarlett Hopper – ⭐⭐⭐
The SEAL’s Surprise Baby by Leslie North – ⭐⭐⭐
The SEAL’s Instant Family by Leslie North – ⭐⭐⭐
Tempted by Anna Ray – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
In the Penalty Box by Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Review)
Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage by Mary Sue Jackson (Leslie North) – ⭐⭐⭐
The Billionaire’s Fake Engagement by Leslie North – ⭐⭐
The Billionaire’s Christmas Son by Leslie North – ⭐
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Like I said at the start I have a few books that I wanted to read before the end of the month. I am currently 140 pages into A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. So far I’m really enjoying it. It’s really giving me beauty and the beast retelling vibes. So I hope that I’ll finish it today and start on the next in the series. I can definitely see why it’s loved because the writing is fun and the story is really building nicely.
I still listened to John Moreland all month. So again he plays a big part on this month’s music faves. You need to give him a listen if you are into country. I have some other music likes this month but not really much that jumped out to me.
I watched quite a bit of tv this month and I started some new great shows and got some second seasons of old faves so yeah it was a good tv month.
Bridgeton – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Enola Holmes – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Rewatch)
The Great Pottery Throwdown (Season 4) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Death in Paradise (Season 10) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bones – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Rewatch)
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Criminal Minds – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐(Rewatch)
House (Seasons 1-6) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
When Calls the Heart (Season 1-5) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Masked Singer UK (Season 2) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Taskmaster – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Rewatch)
New Tricks – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐(Rewatch)
Fate: The Winx Saga – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Alan Davis: As Yet Untitled – ⭐⭐⭐⭐(Rewatch)
I haven’t watched much YouTube this month other than ASMR to help me sleep because most of my free time has either been reading or watching tv. If you guys want some ASMR recs just ask because I watch A LOT!
Favourite Blog Post of the Month:
For once I actually made quite a bit of time to check out some other amazing blogs. So here are some that I’ve been enjoying a lot or that were new to me this month were:
Twisted in Pages – her reviews are incredible! I read them even if I have no interest in reading the book – they’re just that fun!
Carry a Big Book – They have such an awesome aesthetic on their blog and I love their teaser Tuesday posts.
Lou’s Book Stuff – Louise was a new find for me this month and I love her stuff. She is super sweet – plus she loves stardew valley like me haha! Her reviews are simple and sweet and she does some fun bookish memes.
Ohsrslybooks – I’ve been reading her posts for a while. She read 162 books last year so if that isn’t inspiring I don’t know what is! She writes some awesome reviews for those books too!
Reading Parental – I actually used one of Lorryn’s amazing post ideas this month and that is how I found her. Her Books I didn’t like in 2020 was super fun and original and I had so much fun ranting about the books I didn’t like. Since finding that post I have read quite a few of her posts not as many as I would have liked but that’s always the way – too many blogs to love and not enough time.
TheBookishKitten – I only stumbled across this blog last night, or more acuratley she found mine. And it was love at first read. I love that all her posts start with a meow! I mean could it get any cuter?
Favourite Thing This Month:
I have two favourites this month – firstly the new theme for my blog. I have swapped up my colour scheme on my blog almost every year I have had it.
2017 and 2018 was pink and yellow.
2019 was blue.
2020 was yellow and green.
So for 2021 I wanted to go for something a little darker. So I went with a burgundy theme and I love it. It’s a really nice change. I don’t know how much I will love it in the middle of summer but it fits really nice with the wintery weather I’m currently experiencing.
My other favourite this month was my Chrome cast that I got for Christmas. I have been using it non-stop. It’s amazing. If you have been thinking of getting one, it is so great. It’s really helped me not to use my laptop as much for watching things which has in turn helped my eyes and my headaches.
So that’s it for this month’s wrap up. I hope you enjoyed this and that you are all safe and healthy ❤ And I hope you have a great day and weekend and I will see you on Monday for my February TBR!