Jessie’s January 2016 Wrap-Up

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Can you believe that January is over? It seems like it just started. Today, I’m going to wrap up what I’ve read this last month! And may I say that I had an amazing reading month? I really did though! I’ve divided this wrap-up into three parts: the Books I Read This Month, Books I’m Still Reading, and my Reading Challenges Recap for the month. Make sure to check back tomorrow for my February TBR!

Books I Read This Month

xkcd: volume 0 The Warrior Vampire (Last True Vampire, #2) Three Slices (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7.5) Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4)

The Marvels A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) The Tales of Beedle the Bard Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2)

Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4) Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter, #6)

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Delilah Dirk, #1) Love Life and See Good Days Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7) Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #8)

I read sixteen books this month and a total of 5383 pages! How exciting is that? Nine were new reads and seven were rereads! From the TBR I set for January, I completed both Staked and A Darker Shade of Magic.

Books I’m Still Reading

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)

The three books I’m still reading happen to all be from my January TBR. Words of Radiance is going to take me a few months to read as I’m only reading 20-30 pages a day and it’s almost 1100 pages long. I’m just taking it slow to absorb all the details Sanderson has put in to the story. I’m over halfway done with Truthwitch and I’m loving it so much! I’m trying to take it slowly so I can savor it. I’m going to be so sad when it’s over. And finally, I’m still reading The Bands of Mourning. I didn’t get my copy until the 28th of last month so it makes sense why I’m still reading it.

Reading Challenge Updates



I’m so happy to report that I made my goal of reading at least two books off my TBR in January! I read six last month! I’m so happy with my progress on this challenge so far! I am on track to make a good-sized dent in Mount ToBeRead!

2016 TBR Jar Challenge


This month’s TBR Jar Challenge was Read A Book With 500+ Pages! The book that completed this challenge was The Marvels by Brian Selznick! I adored it so much and wrote a review that you can find here.

Read What You Buy


I bought eight physical books this month. Four of these I bought for book events, two I bought new, and two I bought used at my local used bookstore! Staked is actually still in transit to my house because my friend, Mark, got my copy signed by the author at one of the tour stops. As for how many I read this month, the answer would be two. I finished Staked and The Marvels and I’m currently reading The Bands of Mourning and Truthwitch. I’m buddy reading American Gods in April with my friend, Kritika! As for Passenger, I Am Princess X, and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, I’ll be getting to them real soon hopefully! I’m only at 25% for this challenge so far but that percentage should increase a lot this next month!

That’s my wrap-up for January! How was your reading month?

Jessie H.

Coblogger at Spines & Covers
Jessie is a book nerd who will inevitably be crushed by her TBR pile. When she's not reading, she's a grad student trying to add the three letters PhD to the end of her name in the name of science. The rest of her free time is usually spent watching Marvel movies and Doctor Who episodes. Follow Jessie on Goodreads.
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2 comments for “Jessie’s January 2016 Wrap-Up

  1. There’s a couple in there I’d like to read. :-) Happy February!

    1. Jessie H.

      Happy February! I hope you enjoy the books when you get to them!

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