Sunday, 5 February 2017

January Wrap Up

It seems like just a couple of days ago I was writing my winter TBR and thinking up some of my news years resolutions, yet somehow now we are already 5 days into February!  But despite January passing by in the blink of an eye, I did still manage to quite a bit of reading throughout the month.  Although I am not yet up to reading as much as I would ideally like to, I am so happy with how much I managed to read this month, especially considering one of the books I read was over 600 pages in length!  It was also a great reading month in terms of how much I enjoyed what I was reading, with all the books I read rated 4.5 stars or above.  And so, enjoy! 

I actually started this one at the end of last year as it had been so long since I'd read Chamber of Secrets, and so knew it was about time I continued on with this series.  And, as much as I adored both of the first two book, I have to say that this was the book that really kept me hooked and where I felt so into the story that I had to stop myself from straight away continuing on to Goblet of Fire.  I really loved the plot of this one and the characters as always, but one thing that I enjoyed in particular was seeing more a backstory to Harry's father and the marauders and their story as well.

Rating: 5/5

Next up I actually decided to start one that was actually on my Winter TBR and so choose this historical fiction that follows our main character Yael, a death camp survivor, as she impersonates Adele Wolf, the last winner of the Axis world motorcycle race, in an attempt to assassinate Hitler. It has been a good while since I read a historical fiction, and so adored being immersed in the past once again, even if this one was an alternative one, and loved that aspect of the book so much.  I was also really surprised at how much I enjoyed the general plot of this, as I never expected to get so addicted and so hooked by a book that mostly follows a motorcycle race.

Rating: 4.5/5

Finally, this is another one that was on my Winter TBR and one that I have needed to pick up for ages as it is the last book in a series that I have been reading for years now.  And oh my goodness I can't tell how glad I am that I finally managed to pick this up because this book was by far the best book in the series by a mile!  I loved everything about it, from all the characters who we got to delve deeper into, the amazing plot and the ending that completely broke me - its been a long time since a book has made me cry that much!  Overall it was just a great way to end my month of reading, with a book that truly gave me everything I wanted in the ending to this series.

Rating: 5/5 

What books did you read in January?  Which was your favourite - tell me in the comments below!

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