4 Feb 2018

January Wrap-Up and February TBR - PART 1

I could say the month of January was quite a successful month for me. First of all, I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 120 books, almost doubling my goal from last year. Already, I am two books ahead of schedule, which has never happened at this time of the year.

I decided to bring the monthly Wrap-up and TBR post back. I decided to discontinue writing it about a year ago since I wasn't reading as much as I am now, and because I set some unrealistic goals I could never meet. This post is not just about books. It's a post where in addition to telling you about the books I read in the past month, all the happenings, and what to expect from the next month, I'll be letting inside my (sometimes a bit messy) life.

I have scheduled that these posts will be up in the first days of each month. It might not be the very first day or the second or the third, depending on the happenings, but it will be the first post of each month, that I can guarantee.

Without further ado, here are the books I read during the month of January

1. Breaking Dragon - Savage Brothers MC #1
Jordan Marie

Life can tear you into shreds, make you bend until you break.
Sometimes, you have to face death, so you can live.

One born into privilege and rebelling against it, the other born just to be thrown away. One seeking a purpose for her life, to experience something real, the other wanting to find a family to belong. They meet, and neither of them can't deny the chemistry between them.

 - 280 pages

2. Of Poseidon - The Syrena Legacy #1
Anna Banks
My Review

There is another world below the waves. The stories of people living on the bottom of the ocean are real, they can walk on the land, but it is strictly prohibited. What happens when you quite literally crash into a man who seems to know more about you than you do yourself`? And what are the secrets that have been kept from you for your entire life?

- 324 pages

3. The Secrets of Islayne
Kari Lynn West
My Review

People born on an island called Islayne develop the power of Illumination, the ability to revive memories. Outsiders seek them to remember the past more clearly, to see the memories of their childhood, to revive the picture of their deceased spouses. It's hard to be a person not born into the Old Families, the families who rule the trade. Then, someone is using the power of Illumination wrong, they are killing the memories. And a  group of training Illuminators are the only ones who know about it.

- 236 pages

4. So Near the Horizon - The Danny Trilogy #1
Jessica Koch
My Review

This heart shattering, based on real life, the story is about love and conquering every obstacle it throws on your path. Jessica meets and falls in love with a man who seems troubled. They both admit they have a connection, but Danny doesn't want to endanger Jessica. Still, neither of them are willing to give up the love they have, even though the entire outside world is against them.

- 389 pages

5. Timeless - Satan's Sons Monarchy Series #2
Simone Elise
My Review

Six years ago he was locked behind bars to protect the woman he loved. Now he is free, and the first thing he wants is to find her.
Six years ago she saw him the last time. Now she has been hiding from her past life, changing her entire way of living.
The past is back, with revenge, and there is nothing they can do to stop the chain of events.
- 415 pages

6. Like Broken China
J.D. Thompson
My Review

How do you end up in where you are in life? What choices led you there? Could there have been something to change the direction of your life?
Courtney's life takes a three-sixty turn when her husband demands a divorce. The story follows her present-day struggles with finances, the feelings of shame and not being enough. Along with the present day, you get to read about her past, how she met her husband and how she ended up how she is now.
- 282 pages

7. Swan Song
Charlotte Wilson
My Review

All her life she has been living int he shadows of her parents. She is the daughter of the ballerina, who died tragically after her birth. Now, sixteen years later she wants to get to know her mother by exploring the places that were monumental in her mother's life. Things get a bit complicated by secrets that are revealed and the emotions hidden deep underneath the past.

- 224 pages

8. Black Mark's Secrets - Black Mark Series #2
Ebony Olson
My Review 

Is she willing to give everything up for him? Mora has drawn a line, no more getting involved with her irresistible boss, Darius Rafal. That should be easily done, right? But Darius doesn't accept it, he wants Mora, and will not give up before he has her. There are secrets surrounding them, and some of them may break the two of them up, and this time, for good.

- 138 pages

9. Darker - Fifty Shades of Grey As Told By Christian #2, Fifty Shades #5
E.L. James

We know how the story ends. They get married and live happily ever after. We only know what Anastasia Steele saw. What we don't know is how Christian thought of it all. We get to dive deep into Christian's head, experiencing an entirely new depth to the story.

- 546 pages

10. The Impossible Bet - Fall For Me #1
Anna Katmore
My Review

Three kisses, a seemingly small challenge. Except your target is the new girl down the hall, and you can't speak to her. At all.
How can you make another fall in love with you without talking to them? Jace has to figure it out or he is going to be appearing in lacy underwear as Isolde in the production of Tristan and Isolde.

- 490 pages

Ten books! *Pats her own shoulder*

Total number of pages read: 3 324
With my outstanding ability in maths, it counts an average of 107 pages a day. Not that that is true since I quite vividly remember pulling at least two allnighters, and then no reading at all on some days...

This post was getting kind of long, so I decided to split it in two. Click the link to continue to FEBRUARY TBR!

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