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Mini-Reviews // First Half of January 2021

I always enjoy seeing a round-up of people’s mini reviews, as well as their bookish photos of each book. So, I present you with my mini-reviews from my Instagram for the first half of the month!

I have had such a great reading month so far! It is kind of crazy to me that I have already read 8 books this month! Also, I have had three 5 star reviews, which is also very out of the ordinary for me. Let’s hope the second half of the month is just as good!


The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan (December 29, 2020 – January 2, 2021)

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Book 1: This is definitely a fun series! I really like how you learn about Greek mythology as you go along with the story. I’m excited to finish this series this year. I’m enjoying the audiobooks for this series.


You Have a Match by Emma Lord (December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021)

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Book 2: I loved this book! It was such a cute read. It starts off a typical contemporary YA romance, but it evolves into a moving story about family and finding out who you are. (A full review is up on my blog here!)


Stuck With You by Alexandra Moody (January 3, 2021 – January 4, 2021)

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Book 3: This was a decently cute YA romance revolving around the pandemic. There was definitely some suspension of disbelief that needed to happen, but all in all it was a fun, fluffy read.


The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan (January 3, 2021 – January 7, 2021)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Book 4: I really enjoyed this one! I liked the new characters they introduced in this book, and I feel like they finally got to the overarching point of the series. I’m super excited to see what book 4 brings!


White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (January 3, 2021 – January 9, 2021)

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Book 5: I checked this book out from the library both because I feel it is important and because it fits a few book challenge prompts. It is certainly a challenging read, but one that is bringing to light certain points that had escaped me in the past.


The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda (January 8, 2021 – January 12, 2021)

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Book 6: I enjoyed this mystery/thriller. It certainly threw some curve balls at me that I did not see coming. There were some parts that I found a little slow, but I thought it was a really fun read.


Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (January 10, 2021 – January 12, 2021)

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Book 7: Wow, I absolutely never thought I would love this book as much as I did! I loved the story and the characters. I loved the incredibly intriguing format of telling the story through emails, instant messaging, video feeds and the consciousness of a spaceship’s AI. And the ending made me so excited for book two!!


From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (January 13, 2021 – January 15, 2021)

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Book 8: This was a book that I saw so many people talking about on Instagram and in the blogosphere, and now I see why! It was such a great book! I loved the romance, the intrigue, the betrayal, the world building. So well crafted, and it only took me 3 days to finish this 634 page book! I can’t wait to continue this series!


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What books have you read so far this year? Have you read any of the books I did? What are your thoughts on them?

Let’s chat in the comments!

Love and happy reading,

Whitney

Author:

Hello!! My name is Whitney, and I love books! I spend a huge amount of time reading (way more time than I should, if we are being perfectly honest!) I am currently working as a library page at a branch of my local public library. I live in Texas with my husband, daughter, and my dogs, who are a total mess and generally are my reading buddies. I also love to sing, hike, play The Sims, watch tons of YouTube videos, and drink creamy tea and coffee.

4 thoughts on “Mini-Reviews // First Half of January 2021

  1. your pictures are all so pretty!!

    i’m glad to see you loved “you have a match” — as it’s one i’m eager to eventually read too! Read so much good things so far 🙂

    I gotta say I never got the chance to read the percy jacksons books growing up.. maybe someday i’ll get to them, or atleast try a sample!

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    1. Thank you so much! ☺️

      Yes, I loved You Have a Match! I’m a big fan of Emma Lord’s books. Have you read Tweet Cute yet?

      I never read the Percy Jackson books growing up either. I think I was a little too old for them when they originally came out. But I’m really enjoying reading them now as an adult!

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