Monthly Book Roundup

January Wrap Up


Hello fellow bookworms! I hope the first month of 2021 has treated you kindly, despite the ongoing global crisis. It’s been a long, tough month, but every day we move closer to the end and closer to normality (whatever that is!) I have been longing for escape, and as many people here probably have to, I found my solace in literature. Here are the books I’ve had the pleasure to read this month…

What books have I read this month?

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a very long time (7+ years maybe), and with my vow to get through some of the series I’ve had sat around forever, I decided to start here as the film is due out at some point this year (restrictions dependent!) I thoroughly enjoyed this first book and I couldn’t wait to get to the second book (which I am currently reading.

Brendon Chase by B.B.

Read this for my degree, I enjoyed it more than I expected to but it’s still not necessarily the type of narrative I’m thrilled by. A lot of stuff I disagreed with but made for an interesting discussion with my ecology peers.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

I’d heard really great things about this book and it did not disappoint! I’d stopped reading crime/detective books because I started to find them too predictable but this story was so unique, and the main characters and interweaving stories gave the book a lot of emotion not often present in novels involving murder…

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Another book for my degree, I think this one could have been shorter, as I found the beginning quite slow, but definitely picked up and got more exciting towards the end. Sometimes difficult to keep track of the rabbit language but an insightful book nonetheless.


Average Rating: 3.4 stars

Number of total pages read: 1,850

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

What am I currently reading?

The Game of Silence by Louise Eldrich

What is the Truth? by Ted Hughes

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness


Books I plan to read in February

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philip Pearce


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!

Have a great February

Jade 🙂


By bookmuffin

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

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