It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.
I am really happy with my reading in January. I read/listened to a total of 11 books. That’s huge for me. I really hope my reading this year continues how it started. Fingers crossed.
Lucky Stars (Ghosts and Reincarnation #5) by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn | 3.75 out of 5
Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Wraith (Masters of Mayhem #1) by Renee Rocco | 4 out of 5
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (audio) | 4 out of 5
Roommate by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5
Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 5 out of 5
The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons #2) by Julia Quinn | 4.5 out of 5
Archangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh (audio)(reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Monster (Savages #1) by Jessica Gadziala | 4 out of 5
Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
My favorite book of the month was The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn. I can’t believe it’s taken me all these years to read this series. My least favorite was Lick by Kylie Scott. I couldn’t stand the heroine although the hero was yummy.
January was an okay reading month for me. I wanted to read more, but things are crazy at work right now and I just didn’t have time. I finished 18 books and DNF’d 2.
Crown of Shadows (Court of Midnight and Deception #1) by K.M. Shea | 3.25 out of 5
Crown of Moonlight (Court of Midnight and Deception #2) by K.M. Shea | 4 out of 5
The Queen’s Crown (Court of Midnight and Deception #3) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5
The Prince and the Troll (Faraway #1) by Rainbow Rowell (audio) | 3 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5
Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Etched in Bone (The Others #5) by Anne Bishop (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Complicated by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out o 5
Make Mine Magic by Shanna Swendson (audio) | 4 out of 5
One Fine Fae (Mystic Bayou #4.5) by Molly Harper (novella) (audio) | 4 out of 5
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | 3.75 out of 5
The Wages of Sin (Sarah Gilchrist #1) by Kaite Welsh (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Ten Things I Hate About the Duke (Difficult Dukes #2) by Loretta Chase | 3.5 out of 5
The Gamble (Colorado Mountain #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2) by Kristen Ashley | 4.5 out of 5
Werewolf’s Mark by Darcia Cobbler | DNF
Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington | DNF
My favorite new read this month was Crown of Moonlight by K.M. Shea. The series started off kind of slow, but I ended up really enjoying it, though book 2 was my favorite. My least favorite was The Prince and the Troll by Rainbow Rowell. The writing was stellar and I enjoyed the witty banter, but frankly there was no purpose to it and I felt like I wasted my time by listening to it.
January was a solid reading month for the reader that I am these days. I’m glad to not be pressuring myself to read more so that I can keep up with the book blog. I’m reading much more for pleasure and that’s reflected in the quality of the books that I’m reading. I should have been more picky about what I chose to read before now. So while I didn’t read a lot, here’s what I did read in the month of January.
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.5 out of 5
The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.5 out of 5
Training Camp: Rain by Wesley King and Kobe Bryant | 4.25 out of 5
The Roommate by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5
My favorite reads of the month are The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen and The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen. This series is super good so far and I’m really looking forward to seeing where Jensen takes the rest of the series. I’m curious about the sisters, the people, and seeing where Aren and Lara go from here.
I don’t really have a least favorite read of the month since I enjoyed all of the books that I read so I’m not going to choose one. 🙂
Three lucky winners will choose their prize (one book) from any of the books we logged this month. If you want to be entered to win, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite – and least favorite – reads of the month were.