Thursday, February 01, 2018

What I’ve Been Reading: January Update

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I’ve never done a roundup. But, if you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I challenged myself to read more sequels and more backlist books this year. I started 2018 by doing a cleanse of my Goodreads TBR shelf. I got rid of 300 books on there and it’s still a work in progress. I’ve also realized that for me to truly catch up on all the sequels, I need to SERIES so I’ll have to work on that this year too!

I read 6 sequels in January!!! There are still 139 more to go (plus even more as I add more sequels) BUT at this pace, I might read around 60 sequels in total this year which is NOT BAD AT ALL.



The first three have been on my TBR for a LONG time. Palace of Stone since 2012 so someone give me a high five for being a good kid. Out of these sequels, Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover was my favorite. It took me by surprise because I didn’t love the previous book BUT you know, don’t judge a series by one book 😉

In January, I read 7 books that had been on my TBR for a while. Most of these books had been on my TBR for upwards of 3 years. One of them for 5 years. I KNOW. I AM PROUD OF ME TOO. But, also, 2 of these were one star reads and one was a two star read so… past me really didn’t make the best decisions with her TBR.



Out of these, I am happiest to have read Old Magic. It wasn’t my highest rated or the one I loved the most but it has been on my TBR for a LONG time and I was genuinely happy to have read it. I also just missed old school YA and ended up re-reading 5 books from my past as a result of the nostalgia.

I broke my reading boundaries by starting Saga. These comics are a SENSATION but I am not really a comic reader. GLAD I READ THIS THO because I am jumping on this bandwagon. I LOVE MY BABIES.

These are published (and two recently published) books I’ve read this year that have under 1000 ratings on Goodreads and deserve more love!



I discovered Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life by accident and I have no idea why it has so little ratings! The collection is pretty homogenous in terms of the writers but a lot of the essays were so personal and moving. I like almost cried 4 times. It was an honor to read about such personal things from these authors lives.

What have you been reading this month? Anything you loved I should definitely check out?

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Rashika has been tired since 2013. There are very few things that spark joy for her besides a nice cup of tea, warm, baked goods, good books and good TV shows. She is here to pile onto your giant TBRs and to-watch lists. Offer her a cookie and she might be nice to you.

3 Responses to “What I’ve Been Reading: January Update”

  1. Amanda @ Vivalabooks

    I love the Oh. My. Gods. books, and Tera Lynn Childs’s books in general! Also the Gallagher Girls & Ally Carter is life! Some of my favorite books growing up, and I still love to reread them. Coincidentally I just finished rereading Storm, and I’m very tempted to binge the rest of the series to find out what happens with the rest of the Merrick boys! Seems like you had a great reading month!

    • Rashika

      I think the Oh. My. Gods. books are the only Tera Lynn Child’s books I’ve read? I read book one so long ago and then I finally bit the bullet and read the sequel this year. I started Gallagher Girls last year on a friends recommendation and didn’t love book 2 (which is where I started) but omg, Amanda, book 3 slayed me. I NEED TO READ ALL THE BOOKS!!!

      OMG YESS! Binge all the books! I am not a big fan of hunter and his book is mostly been the one I’ve been putting off. Do you have a fav Merrick boy??

  2. Valerie

    Okay, first off, YES FOR YOU GETTING ON THE SAGA BANDWAGON! I’m so glad you love those babies now BECAUSE THE CHARACTERS. And second, did you read Electric Arches because of Vanessa? Because she was going all about that book and that author last year.