It’s been a while since I’ve done a true wrap up post on my blog… But I’m back, and talking to you about everything I read, watched and listened to this month! Well, not everything I listened to, but the highlights. You understand, right? Let’s get into it.
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp // ★★ // This was quite a disappointing read for me. I loved her debut novel This Is Where It Ends, but this one just wasn’t for me. I’ve written a review on this one and why it didn’t appeal to me which you can read here, if you’re interested in my thoughts on this book.
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence // ★★★★.5 // I’m so glad I finally read this one! It was my first Mark Lawrence book, and I will definitely be reading more of his works. I loved this story about Nona, a girl who joins the Convent of Sweet Mercy (ASSASSIN NUNS! POISONER/SPY NUNS!!!). Again, I’ve written a full review on it, which you can find here.
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio // ★★★★.5 // This was a completely random pick at the library. The cover and title intrigued me, so I decided to take it with me. This book was such a pleasant surprise. I can see why they’d recommend it to fans of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I’ve written a full review one this one too which you can find here. I’m trying to write reviews on all the books I’ve read this year. Last year, I read so many books that I never reviewed, which makes me sad. I’m trying my best this year.
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown // ★★★★★ // Will I ever be the same again? NO. This book was such a wild ride, and I can’t believe it ended where it ended. I’ll never be the same. What’s going to happen? I’m frantic, people. I need to read Morning Star soon.
I finally watched the last episodes of Lucifer season 2. Now I just have to catch up on season three!
I also managed to watch the entire K-Drama I Am Not a Robot. This was so adorable and so much fun to watch! It’s about this guy who is the director of KM Financial, a big company that buys and sells other companies. For the past 15 years, he’s had a severe allergy to human contact which means he’s been alone for an incredibly long time. Then a team of researchers comes to him with a new invention: a robot that looks human – successful and operating Artificial Intelligence. Some things happen and instead of getting the robot, he ends up with the girl the robot was based on without knowing it. SO MUCH FUN!
Baby Driver by Simon & Garfunkel has been stuck in my head ever since I saw the Baby Driver movie back in December. It’s just such a fun song, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. It’s very different than the music I would usually listen to, which makes me appreciate it even more.
DAY6 – I Like You. I feel like DAY6 is such an underappreciated group in the K-pop industry. They’re so so so good! I actually came across them because Jae, one of the members, has his own YouTube channel (it’s called JaeSix) that I stumbled across. He seemed really charismatic and fun, so of course I had to check out their music. Promptly fell in love with this song and bought two of their albums – Sunrise and Moonrise.
EXO – Electric Kiss. The album (and thus the song) were only released on January 31st, but the dance practice has been live since the middle of January. I’ve watched this countless times, not only because I adore to watch (EXO) dance practices, but also because I happen to adore this song.
That’s it, the highlights of the month!
Have you read any of these books? Watched any of these shows? Listened to any of the songs? Let me know, because I’d love to talk about them with you!
What were your January highlights?