Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015 Wrap-Up and February TBR

Books I Read:

    American Born Chinese by Gene Luan Yang. 4/5 Stars. 
        A great start to the New Year! It was interesting and endearing. 

    Black Greek Coffee by Konstantina Sozou-Krykou. 4/5 Stars. 
        Review to go up soon. I received this from NetGalley and was a pleasant surprise! I hope more people will be interested to read her short stories. 




Currently Reading:

    Emissary by Chris Rogers. Received for review from NetGalley.

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Part of my A-Z Challenge. 




Reading Challenge Progress:  
    
    I am not very far on any of my reading challenges. I did not complete the two books for Letter A: The Alchemist and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I went on a bit of a reading slump. I was so hyped to start the year with these challenges and am behind on 2 books on my GoodReads challenge. Maybe I set myself too high and it is dragging me down that I need to complete it. I've felt some longing for a few other books on my shelf that I wanted to read and forced myself to stick to the ones I have. I hope to do better in February. 



Read-A-Thons:

    I technically participated in the Underhyped Readathon and RYBSAT. However, I did not complete any books during that week. I started Emissary by Chris Rogers. 



Blog Posts: 

   2015 Resolutions and Challenges
   Top 5 Wednesday: Series I Want to Start



Books Bought: 
    
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 
      -I've been wanting to read this books for ages! I read 5 books since December 1 and go to buy a book with my giftcard. (If I Stay*, Breeder, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, Envy*, American Born Chinese)

    For Husband: The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000 by Wickham, Chris




February TBR: 

    -Emissary by Chris Rogers
    -The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    -Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
    -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams