Hey everyone! Welcome to my fifth (?) edition of wrapping up my month and talking about my personal life as well. Here we go!
what’s been happening in my [real] life?
January was the best month for me so far since September. First of all: I barely went to school. Which is DIRECTLY related to my happiness. Even though I had midterms and tests during January, I barely went to school and I had a lot of time to myself for reading and self-care, etc. I know I haven’t written a post since a week–but I have posts awaiting you guys. I just never got around to posting them. 🙂
Even though one day I felt extremely burnt out because I had worked so hard for two tests and did not receive the score I wanted, all in all January was a good month for me. Something that happened to me that was part real/part social was that I decided to take a break from bookstagram.
I don’t know if you saw, but about a week ago I went “private” on my bookstagram which I had recently reached 5k on. The reason is actually really sad; and I explained it in more detail on my account if you were following me before I went private. But in short, me and a few of my other friends were cat-fished by a fake account. (This fake account was also on WordPress, but he mostly posted on Instagram and acted as a fake girl named Codie.) Long story short, that really scared me. And I realized I needed a break. I had really started obsessing over Instagram, and now I realize that it wasn’t healthy: I hope that by going on a hiatus, it’ll reunite my love for Instagram. I also hope I stop obsessing over which isn’t really…well REAL. I know my blog is the same way, but my blog is more of my ranting and writing with a passion side, so I don’t really obsess over it. (Which is good. And healthy.)
what’s been happening on my blog?
Because I didn’t have so much school, I also had the opportunity to blog more. These were my blog posts this month:
- The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander | Spoiler-Free ARC Review
- 2016: Resolutions & Insights
- Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and The Dagger
- Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t
- [Updated] YA Books of 2016
- Insta-love & Why It Drives Me Crazy
- Jennifer L. Armentrout Books…and Why I Think I Need To Break Up With Them
- My Favorite Under-Hyped Heroines
I think that’s a pretty good number of blog posts!
what about bookish updates/wrap-ups?
Even though I only read 3 books, all three were phenomenal and I loved all of them. I also bought four books, although one of them hasn’t arrived in the mail yet. The books I read were:
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (review to come)
- The Martian by Andy Weir (review coming soon)
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (review coming soon)
I ADORED each and every one of these, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be Six of Crows. I wrote about it on Goodreads, which I’ll post on here very soon. ❤ But don’t get me wrong–I gave all of these books 5 stars!
Well, like I said: books were definitely a highlight. Another highlight was NO SCHOOL! Even though I didn’t have much to talk about January, I hope you guys had an exciting month. Let’s hope February is as well as January for me!
What were your favorites of the month? Let me know!