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.
This month I read a total of 5 books. The titles are:
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
- The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- 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.
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!
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!
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!