January Wrap Up

I’ve decided to start doing a little wrap up post for the month, not just for books but just everything in general.

What I Read

I’m really pleased with the amount of books I read this month. 12 overall, although that includes finishing some I started last year. I’ve read a good mix of ARCs and books I got for Christmas, and even some non fiction too!

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

The Call by Peadar O Guilin

The It Girl: Don’t Tell the Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall

Lumberjanes Volume One: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes Volume Two: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson

Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes

Baker Street Academy: Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond by Sam Hearn

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Write by Phil Daoust

Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction by Juliet Mushens

The Yellow Room by Jess Valance

Book Post


I was lucky enough to be sent some books from publishers and various people this month which I’m really excited to start reading. The Huntress is particularly gorgeous and deserves a phot0 all of its own!

Room Empty by Sarah Mussi

(Thanks Rock the Boat!)

The Painted Dragon by Katherine Woodfine

The Huntress by Sarah Driver


Silver Stars and Dead of Night by Michael Grant

(Thanks Egmont!)

The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

(Thanks Walker Books!)

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

(Thanks Vicki Berwick PR!)

Baker Street Academy: Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond by Sam Hearn

(Thanks Scholastic/Faye Rogers!)

What I Wrote:

I’m trying to write every day this year and I think the habit is sticking, which I’m really pleased about. I’ve been working on my WIP and nearly have the first draft done, and I also wrote a short story which I intend to submit to competitions.

Total word count: 19,665

What I watched:


We finally finished watching Luke Cage on Netflix. It took me a little longer to get into this one than Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but once it got going I really loved it. Luke’s one of my favourite characters from the Marvel TV shows and his fight scenes were so much fun. We’ve now started watching Parks and Recreation from the beginning as I got another season for Christmas. I’m just in love with all the characters and it makes me laugh so much.


We watched Aftershock, an Eli Roth horror film which I bought Nathan for Christmas and was a lot better than I was expecting. Also Casadaga, which he bought me for Christmas and was a lot worse than I was expecting. So you win some, you lose some. Dark Was the Night was an interesting monster movie, great beginning and end but I did get a little bored in the middle.

What I Did

Nathan and I celebrated an anniversary this month so we went out for an evening meal to celebrate, leaving Little Moore at home with my dad on baby sitting duties. It’s the first time we’ve done that since he was born, so nearly a year, which is pretty crazy. The food was incredible and it was nice to be just the two of us again. We definitely need to get out more!

What Little Moore Did

Little Moore is getting more mobile by the day. He’s now adept at commando style crawling, so we’ve got the stair gates in place and are constantly chasing him round and removing things from his path. He’s obsessed with our extension plug by the TV so we need to find a way to hide that.

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