Friday, January 31, 2020

Month in Review: January 2020

This has been the longest month ever, but I'm honestly really happy about it because I've needed the extra time to get my bearings before we go shooting through the year again.

From a personal standpoint, I started my second semester of grad school in January and I'm really enjoying it so far! Tons of work, but I'm finally taking a course in Ancient Greek again and it feels so good to be back actively studying this incredible language. My other two classes are centered more on Roman authors and historians, which is so out of my comfort zone (I'm usually more on the Hellenistic side in my studies!), but I'm loving learning more about the time periods and authors I'm studying.

From a book standpoint... I once again read more than I expected to! I think I really just need to start adjusting my expectations, maybe, but I don't like to overestimate and make myself feel pressured, either. Regardless, it was a fantastic month of books and, with a couple exceptions, I enjoyed just about all of them, I think! The Light of All That Falls was absolutely brilliant and incredible and a perfect conclusion to an awesome trilogy.

 So finally...How was your reading month? Did you read any great books? Have you read any of the books I read? Let me know!

# books read: 14

Sin EaterThe Light of All That Falls (The Licanius Trilogy, #3)The Gobblin' Society  (Narbondo, #11)Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy, #1)
Sin Eater by Megan Campisi 
Source: NetGalley | Format: eARC

The Light of All that Falls by James Islington 
Source: Owned/Publisher | Format: Hardcover

The Gobblin' Society by James P. Blaylock 
Source: NetGalley | Format: eARC

Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward
Source: Publisher (Orbit) | Format: Physical ARC

Hearts of OakThe Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates, #1)The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)The Secrets of Winterhouse (Winterhouse, #2)
Hearts of Oak by Eddie Robson 
Source: NetGalley | Format: eARC

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood 
Source: Publisher | Format: Physical ARC

The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch (re-read) 
Source: Owned | Format: Paperback

The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 
Source: Gift | Format: Hardcover

The Hunting PartyThe Starless SeaThe Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)The Shadow Saint
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 
Source: Giveaway | Format: Hardcover

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 
Source: Library/Owned | Format: Hardcover

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan 
Source: Publisher (Orbit) | Format: Paperback

In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy #1)
In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden 
Source: Author Request | Format: Ebook

QualitylandAll the Ways We Said GoodbyeDreamlandThe Light of All That Falls (The Licanius Trilogy, #3)Dreamland: A Ghost StoryProsper's DemonThe TruantsThe Shadow Saint (The Black Iron Legacy, #2)
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling 
All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, & Karen White 
Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau 
The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 
Dreamland by Nick Clausen 
Prosper's Demon by K.J. Parker 
The Truants by Kate Weinberg 
The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan 

(other than reviews)

The Friday Face-Off:

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!


  1. I'm really happy to see your 4 star rating of Hearts of Oak. I'm looking forward to it:-)

    1. It was so interesting and took me by surprise quite a few times. Really look forward to your thoughts on it, too!

  2. January always feels super-long, yet at the same time, it's crazy that it's already February!