Monthly Recap: January 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

First off…

This post is hella late but…well…I’ve been lazy as hell to put it together but I finally did it!

What I Did

Besides basketball, I tried a new trendy foodie spot and book club was off the hook. Churroholic in Carson, CA was fun and the food was great and for book club, we discussed The Truth about Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke. We got a new trivia winner this month since it’s normally my sister Blanche so that was funny. This month, we’re discussing Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath and I’m hopeful that March’s book discussion book won’t be another historical because we’ve been reading historicals for the last like five meetings and I need something new.

What I Read

I started strong with my reading for the year and that makes me happy. I read some really good books that I got for review and my book club read was a book that was in my own TBR pile so I knocked one off that giant mountain so all in all, in terms of reading, I won the month of January. Go me.

Here’s a quick re-cap of everything that I read.

12 new reads | 0 re-reads | 1 DNF | 3,705 pages read
Read by source: 2 bought | 10 review copies
Read by format: 2 eBooks | 10 eARCs

1. Man Candy (Real Love #3) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
2. Beyond Scandal & Desire (Sins for All Seasons #1) by Lorraine Heath | 4.25 out of 5
3. About that Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
4. The Truth about Love & Dukes (Dear Lady Truelove #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke | 3.25 out of 5
5. Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2) by Julie Cross | 4.75 out of 5
6. West Coast Love (Journey to the Heart #3) by Tif Marcelo | 3.5 out of 5
7. Love Between Enemies (Grad Night #2) by Molly E. Lee | 2 out of 5
8. The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4.25 out of 5
9. Man Hands (Man Hands #1) by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby | DNF
10. Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina Bowen | 4.75 out of 5
11. Shot on Gold (Play by Play #14) by Jaci Burton | 3 out of 5
12. In Skates Trouble (Chicago Rebels #0.5) by Kate Meader | 3 out of 5

What I Reviewed

I actually wrote 12 reviews in the month of January but only 6 of them were posted online. The others are pending at the moment. I’m hoping that February will bring about my productive spirit. Fingers crossed.

The Ones that Got Away (The Ones that Got Away #1) by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5
Man Candy (Real Love #3) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Complicated by Kristen Ashley | 4.25 out of 5
An English Bride in Scotland (Highlanders #1) by Lynsay Sands | 4 out of 5
North to You (Journey to the Heart #1) by Tif Marcelo | 4 out of 5
About that Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5

Kingsmen: The Secret Service (2015) | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

Happy New Year
Week in Review (74)
Throwback Thursday (24)
Book Boyfriend: Luc Savage from Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
Week in Review (75)
Throwback Thursday (25)
Book Boyfriend: Dax Vaughn from Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon
Throwback Thursday (26)
Book Boyfriend: Jackson Kane from Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai
Week in Review (76)
Throwback Thursday (27)
Book Boyfriend: Mick Trewlove from Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath
Week in Review (77)

What I Got for Review


What I Listened To

What I Watched on TV


What Movies I Watched

1. A Moving Romance (2017) | 3.5 out of 5
2. Coco (2017) | 4.5 out of 5
3. The Greatest Showman (2017) | 5 out of 5

So there was my January. How was your month?


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