Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2015

January Wrap-UpWow, January has flown right by! We’re already 1/12 of the way through 2015, people! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??

Monthly wrap-ups are something I’ve been contemplating doing for a while, and I figured that there’s no better time than a brand new year to start something up. I’ll be talking about books, my personal life, and things about this little blog of mine.

Bookish News:

This month I read a total of 5 books. The titles are:

  1. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  2. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  5. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (reread)

I’m really pleased with this number, especially since January turned out to be a much more eventful month than I initially expected. So far the only review posted is the first one (click on it to be taken to the review!) but the rest are already scheduled for February, so stay tuned! My favorite book this month was definitely Life After Life by Kate Atkinson- it’s clever, brilliant, fascinating, and so different from other books. If you’re a fan of mysteries or historical fiction, definitely check it out.

Personal News:

I survived my midterm exams!!! HALLELUJAH! They were really stressful (particularly my AP Calculus class) but it feels so good to know that they’re finally over. I wrote a post earlier this month about why midterm exams drive me crazy- click here to check it out!

January was a big month for me in regard to college applications because I heard back from some of my favorite colleges! I still don’t know where I’m going to end up going yet because I have to hear back from a few more, but I know that I’m going to have a really difficult decision to make in the coming months!

Blogging News:

I’ve been thinking of new ideas for blog posts lately, but I’ve noticed that doing weekly memes is sort of getting in the way of finding time to post them. To try and remedy this situation, I’ve decided that I’m only going to do my WWW Wednesday updates every other week instead of every Wednesday. Another reason for doing this is that I feel like I’m saying the same things over and over again every week- whenever I don’t finish a book in a week, the post ends up being almost exactly the same as the week before it! I have some fun ideas for posts that I’ll be posting instead, so be on the lookout for those!

Poll!!

One of my goals for this year is to branch out with some of my posts. I’d love to get some of your input on what you’d like to see! I’d appreciate it so very much if you’d take the time to vote on the following poll- you can choose more than one option, so vote away! Thanks! ❤

How was January for you? What books did you read? Did anything exciting happen? Let me know all about it in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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11 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2015

  1. YAY for getting through your midterms!! I have friends that are in Advanced Pre-Calc this year who had their final and are now starting AP Calc for the second half. From what they tell me it’s torturous! I got through AP Chem which has been a weight lifted off of my shoulders! 5 books is an accomplishment with so much going on this month! 😀

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    1. It’s such a relief! AP classes can get SO stressful at times, it’s nice when there’s a bit of a break in the madness! I applaud you for taking AP Chem- I’ve heard it’s really hard! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  3. I read quite a few books this January (five too, high five!) and got a small job helping teach little kids how to read Arabic. It’s brilliant. But still, can’t believe already a month into the year and February is no doubt going to be pretty short so yes, there’s that. It just feels like time is running out slightly. Gah.

    But hey, would love more discussions about bookish things (bookish things are awesome aren’t they?) and the nosy parker in me would love some more stuff about life in general. But hey this is your blog, write posts about your passions and your dreams and aspirations and anything you want to really. 🙂

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    1. You know how to read Arabic? THAT’S SO COOL OH MY GOODNESS. Do you speak it fluently? I love languages, so anything about them is super interesting to me 🙂

      Thanks for the input! I’ve been thinking of some more ideas for bookish discussions and that kind of stuff lately, so I’ll be sure to post more of that in the future. 🙂

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  4. I still haven’t read Gone Girl 😀 A while back I decided to stop doing all the common memes because they just weren’t sustaining my interest like they used to. I guess as we blog we keep evolving our own style.
    Congrats on the exams ! 🙂 And for the cool graphics

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    1. Thanks! 🙂 Yeah lately I’ve been feeling like memes are sort of preventing me from writing about stuff that is more exciting and interesting to me, so I finally decided that enough is enough! It’s weird how much we change, huh? (But awesome at the same time! ) 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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  5. I love you books selection! Wuthering Heights is a classic. I haven’t read Gone Girl but I heard it’s amazing, can’t wait to get my hands on it! Since I’m a bookworm, I definitely voted BOOK REVIEWS!! Looking forward 🙂

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