SWB’s January In Books

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Good morning! I’m changing it up a little bit today with a new end of the month wrap up style post. I started last year with plans to share posts each month sharing the books I’d bought and the books I was was looking forward to the following month. I did pretty well for the first few months but by the end of the year I got behind and stopped posting them. So for 2020 I’m going to combine the posts along with some of my reading stats for the month!

What I Read This Month

Titles link to the book’s Goodreads page – Links to reviews are included if I’ve been organised to post them already!

Peril En Pointe by Helen Lipscombe – Review + The Mothers by Sarah J. Naughton – Review + One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus – Review + Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl – Review + One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus – Review + Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt – Review


My Bookish Stats

I’m aiming to read at least one book a week during 2020 so I’m off to a good start with six read already this year!

I’m counting new release books as anything released in the current year. This split isn’t too bad, but I definitely have a lot of backlist books to read to clear my TBR down so I have to try and up that next month.

I’m not sure if I’m overly generous or if I’ve just read some wonderful books in January! My ratings have never had the strictest of criteria, they’re all about how the book made me feel.

That’s not too bad a mix of books added to my shelf, you can see the detail below!


Books I’ve Added To My Shelves This Month

Any titles marked with an * have been received from publishers with thanks!

Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt – MG + Shadowsea by Peter Bunzl – MG + The Cure For A Crime by Roopa Farooki – MG + One Of Us Is Next by Karen McManus – YA + The Mothers by Sarah J. Naughton + Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin – YA + Winterbourne Home For Vengeance and Valour – MG* + Between The Stops by Sandi Toksvig – Adult + Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Slytherin Edition) by J. K. Rowling – MG/YA + Havenfall – YA* + The Highland Falcon Thief – MG


Upcoming Books I’m Excited About…

These are some of the February books that have caught my eye! Turns out there are quite a few!

A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison + Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns by Laura Ellen Anderson + Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed + We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding + The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray + Grown Ups by Marian Keyes + The Holdout by Graham Moore + The Guest List by Lucy Foley + Bury Them Deep by James Oswald + Diary Of A Confused Feminist by Kate Weston + This Train Is Being Held by Ismée Amiel Williams + Freaky In Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton + The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne + Are You Watching? by Vincent Ralph

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Thank you for stopping by SWB and catching up with my month in books! Have any of the books I mentioned caught your eye? If they have be sure to leave a comment to let me know!

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