Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 2013 Wrap-Up

Here's a summary of my book-related activity for January. Several read-a-thons and the excitement of new reading challenges made me get a lot of reading done this month! I didn't go too crazy buying new books (despite having Christmas gift cards!), but I did find quite a few interesting NetGalleys.

You may notice that there's a new category the books I've read can go into: free ebooks. I added this category because, having just started getting free ebooks that aren't review copies, I've decided to treat free ebooks like library books. They won't count as books being added to my TBR pile, and therefore when I read them it won't count as removing books from my TBR pile. They're neutral. This is simply because they take up no physical space, so I'm not nearly as concerned about being overrun by them. :)

Books I read (linked to the reviews)

Geomancer (The Well of Echoes #1) by Ian Irvine (TBR pile)
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga by David Alexander Robertson (library book)
The Secret (Animorphs #9) by K.A. Applegate (TBR pile)
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen (NetGalley)
Shadows of Kings (Dragon Rising #1) by Jack Whitsel (review copy)
Damage Control by J.A. Jance (library book)
Caarina the Cooking Fairy by Julia Dweck (free ebook)
Bright Star by Nickie Anderson (review copy)
The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab (NetGalley sneak peek + new book)
The Android (Animorphs #10) by K.A. Applegate (TBR pile)
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl (TBR pile)
Burnish Me Bright by Julia Cunningham (TBR pile)
The Ghost Witch by Betty Ren Wright (TBR pile)
The Forgotten (Animorphs #11) by K.A. Applegate (TBR pile)
The Reaction (Animorphs #12) by K.A. Applegate (TBR pile)
Lasher (The Mayfair Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice (TBR pile) (in progress)

Books I bought

The Selection
by Kiera Cass
The Thirteen by
Susie Moloney
Territory by Emma Bull

The Woman Reader
by Belinda Jack

Books I've been approved for on NetGalley

Three Graves Full
by Jamie Mason
The Sea of Tranquility
by Katja Millay
Love Water Memory
by Jennie Shortridge

Out of Nowhere
by Maria Padian
Lichgates by S.M. Boyce
Gabriel Stone and the Divinity
of Valta by Shannon Duffy

Surrender by
Rhiannon Paille

Other e-books I received for review

Lizzy Speare and the Cursed
Tomb by Ally Malinenko
The Emerald Tablet
by Joshua Silverman

Progress on challenges

Geomancer was my January Random Read.

I discovered Damage Control by going out of my comfort zone this month.

I completed the following letters for the A-Z Book Challenge: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, L, R, S, U

I read 9 books for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.

I read 1 book for the Anne Rice Challenge. You can still sign up!

I read 0 books for the Debut Author Challenge.

I completed the following squares for the Book Bingo Challenge: read 1 book from your tbr pile, read 2 books that are part of a series

I read 0 books for the Nerdy Non-Fiction Challenge.

I read 1 books for the Dystopia Challenge.

I read 12 books written by women.

I read 2 books for the Seriously Series Challenge.

Progress on my TBR pile: I added 13 books to my to read list and removed 13, so my pile stayed the same.


  1. Looks like you had a great month! I feel like a slacker since everyone has done so well, so need to buckle down and start reading! Here's to a great February!

    1. I can't believe how much I read this month! :) Basically, I saw that I had got too many new books, and I didn't want my TBR pile to go up. So I was like, I have to read 6 books in the next 2 days! And then somehow did. lol!