January Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Posted February 1, 2016 by MC / 6 Comments

Categories: Wrap Ups

Wrap Up _ TBR _ T5W-3

We are one month into 2016 already??!?!?! What????? Man, time is flying by. I had a pretty decent month. I read some books I really liked and a couple that I didn’t care for. I have been really trying hard to read only one book at a time in 2016, and so far it has been working out pretty well. I broke down a bit and I am reading multiple books at the moment, but I have plans to get back on track this week.

So here’s what I read in the month of January:

Changeless by Gail Carriger (Goodreads)
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I really love this series. I liked book one, Soulless, just slightly more than Changeless, but I still think this is going to become one of my favorite series. I just adore the wit and snark of all the characters. Alexia is hilarious and I think Lord Maccon may be one of the best male characters I have ever read. I can’t wait to read the rest of Gail Carriger’s books.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)
My Rating: 4/5 stars
This book was so much fun. I adore superhero stories, and this was a great one. I really enjoyed the story throughout the entire book, and I found myself really attached to the characters by the end. I can’t wait to pick up the next book because the conclusion to the series, Calamity, is being released in February.

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)
My Rating: 4/5 stars
This was a fun little story that takes place between Steelheart and the next book in the series, Firefight. The story was pretty enjoyable, but it didn’t really give any insight into the series that was essential to the story. Read it if you love this series and Sanderson’s storytelling, but you won’t be missing any important plot points if you skip it.

The Dinner by Herman Koch (Goodreads)
My Rating: 2/5 stars
Ugh, this book. I had such a hard time wrapping my head around my thoughts on this one. Check out my review to see what I thought.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (Goodreads)
My Rating: 5/5 stars
OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. I absolutely know this will be counted among my favorite books of 2016. Review to come in February.

Front Lines by Michael Grant (Goodreads)
My Rating: 3/5 stars
This was the first book I decided to read from ALAMW! I was really excited for this one, and while I didn’t dislike it, I didn’t love it either. I definitely think you should read it if you like WWII historical fiction, though. I plan on reviewing this one very soon so keep an eye out for my thoughts.

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (Goodreads)
My Rating: 2/5 stars
Guys, this book was so weird. There were babies growing in wasps’ nests and creepy invisible men and I just didn’t get it. I think I maybe understand what the author was trying to get at, but I feel like I missed something. Also, this book is supposed to be for children, but I would never, ever let a kid read this. I would have had nightmares for weeks if I had read this when I was younger. No, thank you.

What did you read in January? Have you read any of these books?

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When you read some books you love and some books you don’t…..

…..blame it on the books.

6 responses to “January Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

  1. Yessssss isn’t Symptoms of Being Human amazing??? I absolutely loved i! I’m so happy you enjoyed it also! I still can’t believe that I haven’t read Front Lines. It sounds amazing and I loved the Gone series by Michael Grant and yet…I still haven’t gotten around to it.

  2. I love superhero books as well, Brandon Sanderson’s have been on my TBR for the longest time – hopefully when I (finally!) get to them, I’ll enjoy them as much as you 🙂 also I have no clue what The Nest is all about though it doesn’t sound like a book for me!

  3. Zin

    I must’ve read Soulless by Gail Carriger back in 2014, and I plan on hopefully rereading it again so that I could continue the series. :]

  4. Love this post! And I am so glad to hear more good things about the Reckoners series. I don’t plan to start it till next year though because I am working my way through The Way of Kings at the moment and then Words of Radiance. How do you decided to do a mini review or a full review for a book?

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