Welcome back, HoneyScribblers! Today I'll be talking about my reading wrap-up for the month of January! (ignore the fact that it's February—dskssk how is it already the second month of the year?? I swear it feels like I just celebrated New Years yesterday) Anyways, without further ado, read on, and enjoy!
#1: The Heartstopper Series By: Alice Oseman | 5/5 stars
This series was so. freaking. cute. I read all 4 available graphic novels in one night—no joke. I can't wait for the final one to release!!
#2: Dance of Thieves and Vow of Thieves By: Mary E. Pearson | 5/5 stars
*chef's kiss* Honestly, what can I say about this book? It leaves me in awe every time. From the AMAZING enemies-to-lovers romance and worldbuilding, this book is flawless and I devoured it in one sitting (well, one book in one sitting, but technically I did finish both in two days...hehe)
#3: The Stars We Steal By: Alexa Donne | 4.5/5 stars
This book was a gift from my best best best friend in the whole world, and I loved it. There were some parts where I didn't especially enjoy the main character (due to the lack of communication cough cough) but overall, it was a great read, one that I didn't regret—also another enemies-to-lovers book (are you seeing a pattern here? Because I am).
#4: To Love Jason Thorn and To Hate Adam Conner By: Ella Maise | 4.5/5 and 3.5/5 stars
Okay, don't get me wrong, the covers are STUNNING—but I think I went into it with too high expectations. While To Love Jason Thorn was a 4.5 for me, To Hate Adam Conner was a little lower on the scale, for some reason. I'm not exactly sure why—the romance didn't particularly click as well for me, but they were great reads, nonetheless! I would still recommend these to others the first chance I get.
#5: Neon Gods By: Katee Robert | 4/5 stars
Did not expect that. (READ the CW's for this book before reading!!!)
#6: A Not-So-Meet Cute By: Meghan Quinn | 4/5 stars
HOLY, was this long. It took a while for me to get into, but once I got around the middle, I finished the last half in one sitting. It got REALLY good at the end, omg. But the first half seemed just a tad bit too slow, in my opinion. A solid 4 stars, I'd say.
#7: Heart Bones By: Colleen Hoover | 500000000000/5 stars (yes I'm rating it that)
IS SHE TRYING TO KILL ME? I can't handle this, I'M DONE.
Her books are too addicting, and she is just too talented. Like how???
This book has GOT to be on my top 3 by her (like second place, right below It ends with us—if you know, you know). I just loved everything about this book. And I mean, everything. The plot twist in the end shook me. Wrecked me. Ripped me apart. But, the ending was so so worth it.
I'd reread this a million times if I could.
#8: Confess By: Colleen Hoover | 5/5 stars
Yes, I made the foolish mistake of reading another one of her books right after Heart Bones.
Did I love it as much as Heart Bones? No.
Did it still destroy me and leave me empty on the inside? Why yes, yes it did.
Still, I cannot recommend this enough. Please, please go read it. The ending is SO WORTH IT.
#9: Hooked and Scarred By: Emily McIntire | 4/5 and 4.5/5 stars
Why do I do this to myself?
Okay, but if you've read them (please read CW's before!!), you might hate me for saying this, but:
Scarred > Hooked
*slowly drops mic and walks away*
That's all. I'm leaving it there.
#10: Passport By: Sophia Glock | 4/5 stars
I've been trying to read more graphic novels lately, and this one just had the most beautiful colour palette, in my opinion! Gosh, the illustrations were gorgeous, and it amazes me how the author wrote such a vivid story—about herself.
Yes, it's a memoir.
Yes, I only found that out after I finished the book.
And wow I was shook.
Definitely a solid 4-star read.
#11: The Midnight Library By: Matt Haig | 5/5 stars
I just love torturing myself, don't I?
Tears. Tears were what I saw. FOR HOURS.
This book was amazing. Spectacular. Wonderful. Beyond my expectations. Worth the hype.
Go read it right now.
(Once again, please read the CW's. There is quite a bit of mention around the topic of death and afterlife, so if you aren't comfortable with that, you should probably avoid this book).
#12: It Happened One Summer By: Tessa Bailey | 4.5/5 stars
Want to know what happened to me?
Heartbreak. But in the best way possible.
This book was so good. Such a light-hearted read, and definitely the best one yet from Tessa Bailey.
#13: The Song of Achilles By: Madelline Miller | 5/5 stars
Do I even want to talk about how much this DESTROYED ME??
No. Nope. Not even gonna think about it again.
Go watch my reading vlog about this book if you haven't already to see my reaction (spoiler: I cry)
#14: From Lukov with Love By: Mariana Zapata | 5/5 stars
This book was amazing. Long, slow-burn, but worth the wait at the end. A 5-star read, 100%.
I'll definitely be looking into more books by this author now, because of this one.
If I had to describe it with one word, I'd say it was unforgettable.
Alright, that's all, honeys! As you can tell, I had a lot of free time on my hands slsdcl But out of the 21 books I've read so far in 2022, which ones have you read? Any of them on your TBR? Let me know by commenting below this post or messaging me on any of my socials linked at the top of this website!
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Okay, I'll see you in the next post, HoneyScribblers! Stay safe and healthy xx