JANUARY 2020 | Wrap-Up

Happy January!! It may be a new year, but I’m still going to continue with my same basic monthly wrap-up format. I love writing little wrap-up posts each month because it’s fun to look back on the past few weeks and think about what I’ve read and done. Wrap-ups are also helpful in the future when I want to look back on a specific time and see what I’ve read and what I was doing during that month. So, without further ado, here’s what I was up to in January:

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  3. What Kind of Nation by James F. Simon
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  5. Find Me by André Aciman
  6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  7. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  8. A Matter of Interpretation by Antonin Scalia

I don’t think it will come as a surprise to many of you that my favorite book of the month was my very first book of the month, year, and decade: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve been meaning to read this HUGE novel for YEARS so the fact that I’ve finally actually done it feels like such an accomplishment. I can’t wait to read the next book!

I’m honestly shocked that I was able to read so many books this month. (Big thanks to audiobooks for all the extra reading I got done!) Nothing like starting off the new year with a strong reading month!

This month I started my second semester of law school, which means that my reading and blogging time has dwindled down once again. However, I’ve been trying really hard to squeeze in some solid audiobook time, so hopefully that helps. I miss reading and blogging so much by the end of the semester if I don’t find time to do it at least here and there.

Lately I’ve been having a really great time over on my bookstagram. I’ve fully embraced the new theme that I’ve been doing for the past few months and I’ve had a lot of fun taking photos of the books I brought back to school with me from home. Sometimes it’s easier to find time for bookstagramming than blogging with my busy schedule. Let me know if you have a bookstagram as well!

Law school is… a lot. It’s fascinating and thought-provoking and exhausting and stressful all at the same time. If I had to describe it in a single phrase, I would say that it’s an enjoyable suffering. I know (hope) that it will pay off in the end, and when I look back on the last semester I feel as though I truly enjoyed my time here and have grown as both a student and a person. But as far as my day-by-day work goes, sometimes it is a bit of a slog. I’m so grateful to have spaces like this blog and bookstagram to just forget about law for a few months and remember my love for books again. ❤

 Here are some posts from other bloggers that I’ve loved this month: 

Here are some of my favorite posts from my blog this past month:

How was your month of January? What was the best book you read? Did you do anything really fun or exciting? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

15 Replies to “JANUARY 2020 | Wrap-Up”

  1. Best of luck with law school! I was miserable much of the time, but I can say that now 20 years have gone by and I wish I’d made the most of my time there – it goes by pretty fast. If you get stressed, Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir is truly inspiring.

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    1. A lot of people seem to be waiting until the third book is published before continuing on with the series. We’ll see when I actually get around to reading the second book, but I might just go for it no matter what…

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  2. I am holding off on reading The Name of the Wind until we get an actual publication date for the third book. I just have a feeling that I’m going to love the books, and I don’t want to be stuck in that agonizing wait/cliffhanger that so many other people are in. So I own both The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, but they will sit unread on my shelf until I know that the concluding novel is coming.

    Also, good luck with continuing on your law school journey. It sounds pretty intense, but also really cool.

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      1. I read the first page of the book and could tell that it would be a series I would love and obsess over, and I’ve also seen so many reviews talking about the way the second book ends, and I just don’t want to hurt my heart for some indeterminate amount of time. Though, I’ve heard rumors that maybe The Doors of Stone could possibly be coming out later this year, but so far it’s just rumor.

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  3. Oof, I know what you mean about school being exhausting. I recently went back to obtain an English degree and the exhaustion and strain is already beginning to creep up on me. I do hope you enjoy your February and good luck with the studies!

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