Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2019

It’s the beginning of a new year! In January, I read a total of 13 books! I’m really pleased with starting off the year with a bang.

Let’s get into it!

Books I Read:


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (REVIEW) (5 Stars) ~ print

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (REVIEW) (5 Stars) ~ print

The Diviners by Libba Bray (4 Stars) ~ audio

The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib (REVIEW) (4 Stars) ~ e-book

When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel (4.5 Stars) ~ print

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe (4.5 Stars) ~ audio

Accidentally Perfect by Elizabeth Stevens (4 Stars) ~ e-book

My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal (3.5 Stars) ~ audio

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown (3 Stars) ~ audio

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (4 Stars) ~ print

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness (5 Stars) ~ print

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata (5 Stars) ~ e-book

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara (4 Stars) ~ audio


I’ve decided that I am going to start keeping track of how many non-fiction books I read each month here as well. My goal is to read at least one, so I’m very excited that I read 3!

Physical Books: 5

E-books: 3

Audiobooks: 5

Non-Fiction: 3

Things I Posted:

Book Reviews:

The Night Circus ~ Wintersong ~ The Girls at 17 Swann Street

WWW Wednesdays:

January 2 ~ January 9 ~ January 16 ~ January 23 ~ January 30


Three-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 1 ~ Three-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 2 ~ Three-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 3 ~ Sunshine Blogger Award #4

Getting Personal:

January was a pretty busy month for me, and it certainly feels like it has just flown by! The month started off a little bit slow, but then it picked up a few days after New Years. I decided to start volunteering with the youth group at my church. I went to my first meeting of a local adoptive mom’s group that I am hoping will help me feel more at ease with some of the harder parts of the adoption process. I had my monthly tea party and I helped my friend Lori move into her new house!

I went to a book signing for Tamera Alexander’s new book, With This Pledge (which I just started reading yesterday!). She is so sweet, and I am excited to get to do a blog collaboration with her soon!


My February TBR Pile:


Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

I got a couple of the books from my January TBR pile read this month, so I am just spilling over the ones I didn’t read into February. I am also going to try to start having a parenting book in the rotation each month.

How many books did you read this month? Have you read any of the books I read? What about the books on my TBR for February? Let me know down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,

5 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2019

  1. I have got to read The Night Circus … I’m so behind!

    Also, I am so glad you loved From Lukov with Love, I really enjoyed that one, too. I can’t remember, did you listen to the audiobook? It was really good because it was a duet narration.

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  2. Pingback: Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2019 – Whit Reads Lit

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