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January Reading Wrap-up:

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…so, January didn’t last that long, did it? I mean, most of my month was taken up with writing, editing and submitting my essays. Nevertheless, I did manage to read ten books, which is quite a shocker. Many are short, many are plays, but a few of them are quite chunky books, so I think it’s been a decent reading month.

As usual, I will have a review for *most* of the following. Those already published will be linked (in green or blue, depending on where you’re reading this), and the rest will follow next month. Let’s get into it…


A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | 3.5 stars:

Book 3.1 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I think Maas’s intention was to provide full closure to Rhys and Feyre’s story. It was completely unnecessary, let me tell you, but it was also a fun and light read.

I always find myself drawn into Maas’s writing – her books are always so entertaining to read. I know she’s pretty problematic – and continues to be so – but I like to get lost in the complex and compelling worlds she creates. I love Feyre and Rhys, so I liked having this closure. It had zero plot, though, for those of you who like plot-based books!

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Disappointing Books of 2018:

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I’ve already spoken about my favourite books of 2018, so let’s get bitter and talk about the most disappointing! These are not necessarily books I hated (that would be a much longer list). They’re just books I had high expectations for. Instead of living up to those, they fell incredibly short. There’s two classics in the mix, and the rest are beloved novels in the book community.

Let’s get into it…

 


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

really wanted to enjoy this. It’s so loved in the book community. I felt like I was missing out on something great. It had been sitting on my shelf for years, no exaggeration. But I just didn’t like it at all. Here the synopsis:

The Night Circus arrives without warning. One day its there, and the next it’s gone. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose. They unexpectedly tumble headfirst in love, but only one can survive the game.

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Autumn TBR:

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Autumn:

Do you mean a season specifically designed for reading?

There’s a notable shift in the air, a constant rustling sound of leaves outside your window, and a sea of orange, red and brown covering the floor. It’s Autumn; the best time for settling down with a book whilst the candles flicker and the smell of gingerbread surrounds you.

Although I have a reading list to conquer and, no doubt, a ton of essays to write, I’m adamant on making time for some seasonal reads. Here are some books I’m dying to read in the next few months:

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