January Wrap-Up

What a month – it seemed to last forever! Back to school with my class for one day, then lock-down. It’s been really lovely reading our class story live to the children and catching up with them daily through GoogleMeet. The endless Seesaw marking however!!! It’s been a hard month with work, but I have managed to keep myself together by making sure that I relaxed and read on most weekends. Both my Mum and my mother-in-law have had their first vaccines which is brilliant news for our families. I’ve also started bi-weekly Lateral Flow Tests which have been offered to teachers. I had no problem with the throat swabs (got my husband to do it for me), but the nostril one is a whole other matter! Anyway, one to my bookish month …

Books I’ve read:

I’ve read 12 books this month: 8 physical copies, 2 e-books and 2 audiobooks.


My Feedback Ratio is currently at 92%. I have requested and been approved to read 2 books this month, both of which I’m very excited to read. There are also a few books that I have been auto-approved to read which I want to get to if I can.

Books sent by publishers:

I’ve been lucky to have been sent 4 physical books by publishers to read and review in exchange for my honest opinion. I’ve already read and loved The Ocean Squid Explorers’ Club, and will be taking part in a Blog Tour later this month. I am currently reading 44 Tiny Acrobats (which is due to be released on 4th February).

Books I’ve bought:

I have NO self-control whatsoever when it comes to buying new books. I bought 14 books this month. I have NO idea when I’m going to read most of them but, you know, they are patiently waiting for me on my bookcases:

How has your month been? Have you read any of these?

10 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you’re enjoying The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club – it’s such a fun series – the author has such a brilliant imagination and must have had such fun coming up with all the creatures!

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  1. Those are some seriously bright and beautiful book covers! I am an absolute sucker for a pretty cover and the amount of times I buy and read books just because of what it looks like on the shelf is a bit nuts. I am glad you enjoyed all your books and I hope February will be just as good for you!

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    1. Middle-grade covers are so gorgeous! I try really hard only to request a few books at a time which is sometimes really hard. If the publication date is not too far away, I tend to wait rather than request.

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  2. I have a copy of Strangeworlds 2 on its way I think 🤞 So that will be immediately added to my tbr too!
    I’ve ordered the boy who met a whale too though I have no idea when I’ll squeeze it in.
    Hope you enjoy Cuckoo Cousin – it’s ace (of course!)
    I’m intrigued by The Broken Raven…?

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    1. I so loved Picklewitch and Jack that I had to get this one – and I think there’s another being released. The Broken Raven is the second book in the Shadow Skye series – The Good Hawk was the first one which I have on my TBR but haven’t read, but I know I’ll love it so I had to get this one! I’m definitely looking forward to Strangeworlds 2!

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  3. Yes, a seaside one next month I think.
    And yes thst rings a bell now, I think Lily reviewed the Good Hawk but I never got round to reading it. Might have to add them to my list of sequels and their prequels for Feb!

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