Monthly Book Roundup

Monthly Book Roundup for January

Hello fellow bookworms! January always feels like the longest month of the whole year, it seemed to go on forever, but I did manage to read a few good books and started 2020 in a good reading mood.

What books have I read this month?

amber spyglass

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

I loved reading this series, and it reunited my love for new worlds and children’s fantasy literature. There were times when I got slightly confused but I managed to keep up with most of it and really liked the ending, even though it was heartbreaking!

nervous planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I will definitely be keeping my copy of this book! I read it cover to cover, but it’s a great book to dip in and out of depending on how you’re feeling and whether you want a pick me up or some reassurance that you’re not alone.


Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

This book was absolutely incredible, and is such an incredible contribution to the corner of the literary world that is YA mystery crime novels. I was constantly on the edge of my seat and found it so hard to put down!

vanishing stair

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

The sequel was no different, something unexpected on every page and had me up late at night wanting to find out what happens! I perfectly timed reading this series as the third book has just been released, so I want to get my hands on it as soon as possible and find out how it all ends, and I can’t wait!

What am I currently reading?


Vox by Christina Dalcher

A reimagined The Handmaid’s Tale, and there are definitely similarities in the way the two dystopian worlds have been constructed, but there are subtle differences which I’m hoping will turn into a plot line which be differentiated from its muse. So far, it’s accomplished what I believe would be the desired affect: making the reader angry and frustrated and spark  deep feminist conversations.

Average Rating: 4.75 stars

Number of total pages read: 1632

Books read toward 2020 Book Challenge goal: 4/50 books

Books I plan to read in February

hand on the wall

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

bone china

Bone China by Laura Purcell


one of us is next

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy February and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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