January Wrap Up

It’s a new year and I’m blogging with a new energy! Well, kind of. I’ve done more than I did in December, at least, and I’m trying to schedule a couple of posts a week. It’s getting there!

What I Read

I’ve read 7 books this year, which is pretty good, but still puts me behind on my Goodreads challenge. Confident I’ll catch up though! I’ve been alternating between review books and Christmas/my own books which is something I want to stick to more this year.

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

The End of Summer by Tillie Walden

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Book Post

As I didn’t do the usual wrap up post in December I have a lot of book post thanks to catch up on so please excuse the long list! I’ve had some amazing post and have really enjoyed the ones I’ve read and am looking forward to the ones on the TBR!

Purple Hearts by Micheal Grant

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten

Thanks Electric Monkey!

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

Thanks Scholastic!

Secrets of a Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall

Thanks Egmont!

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Thanks HQ Young Adult!

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Thanks Gollancz!

And I’ve also had some fab requests accepted on NetGalley:

Clean by Juno Dawson

Thanks Hachette Children’s Books!

Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau

Thanks Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books Group!

Savage Island by Bryony Pearce

Thanks Stripes Publishing!

What I Wrote:

I started getting up early to write during NaNo and I’m happy that I’ve kept with the habit so far this year. I’ve nearly finished my first draft of my WIP and I’m enjoying getting to the end of it now!

What I watched:


We’ve been watching Brooklyn 99 as there’s a new season on Netflix. I thought it was a little rocky at the start but it feels like it’s getting back into the swing of things now. I’m so in love with all the characters.


Nathan got some great films for Christmas  and we watched most of them over the holiday period. The Ouija prequel was really good (way better than the first film!) and Conjuring 2 was pretty creepy too. We also took a break from the horror and watched Doctor Strange – great origins film – and the Lego Batman movie, which is way better than a film based on toys should be!

What I Did

For our anniversary this month we went out to Chung Ying in Birmingham and had the most incredible meal – they have the most amazing vegetarian food and I’d really recommend it. We’re aiming to go out at least once a month this year and have a little baby-free time!

What Little Moore Did

Little Moore is getting so chatty and I love to hear him burbling all day long. He tells little stories and tells me what to do all day (‘Mama sleep’ ‘Mama chair now’) He’s such a happy chatty boy and I can’t believe he’s going to be two next month!

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