Slow January


The other day, as I was doing my very best to be unproductive, I stumbled upon an article over at Book Riot asking their readers what was in their Inbox/Outbox for the week. I thought it’s a great alternative to putting someone’s reading month in perspective. So I decided to adapt this way of recapping  my month of January.

As you can see, it had been a slow reading month for me. I only read 10 books in total. As I’ve mentioned in my past posts, January got a tad too busy in my mortal world. I neglected most of the books on my reading pile and had weeks when I could barely write a post for the coming week. I was still relatively active, though.



  • The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones (read in November)
  • Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning
  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
  • He Will Be My Ruin by KA Tucker
  • Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson
  • And Again by Jessica Chiarelli
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  • All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  • The Dirty Secret by Kira A. Gold
  • Status Update by Annabeth Albert
  • Priest by Sierra Simone


Ideally, I should have more books in my OUTBOX than in my INBOX. So any time that number is higher, it spells doom for my TBR pile. Next month, I’m aiming for a negative differential.

How was your January? Did you get all the books you wanted to get for the month?