On a brighter side, I (finally) won 2 giveaways! The first is actually last month (on Christmas day! I'm so thrilled when I receive the email), from Dre @ Sporadic Reads, and the second is an ARC of Riders from author Virginia Boecker (!!!). Unfortunately, both books haven't arrived until now, but that's normal since it took at least 1 month for a book to arrive here. Photos coming soon.
I didn't post often this month, but in case you missed it :
How Does Review Affect You?
Top Ten Books I've Recently Added to My TBR List
The Tsar's Guard Parade (+Giveaway)
1. Discussion Challenge
hosted by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight ans Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Goal : 12
Discussion written : 1
2. Debut Author Challenge
hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
Goal : 12
Books read : 0
3. Commenting 365 Challenge
hosted by Nori @ ReadWriteLove28
Goal : 365 blogs
Commented : 14 (srsly, I'm waay behind!)
I didn't read many books this month, but at least I'm still ahead of my Goodreads challenge!
Books Read :
The Rose Society by Marie Lu : It's much, much darker than the first one! I definitely like it better - 4 stars
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines : I was looking forward to read this because it sounds beautiful and all, but sadly it's disappointing - 2 stars
The Heir by Kiera Cass : I didn't actually plan to read this one, but turns out it's better than I've expected! I think I will read the sequel - 3 stars
My True Love Gave to Me, curated by Stephanie Perkins : This is the very first anthology that I read, and let's just say that I'm looking forward to read her next anthology! - 3 stars
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo : I didn't expect to like this one, but so glad I did - 4 stars
Claire @ Cover to Cover talks about Grey Characters
Cait @ Paper Fury writes about lies that bookworms tell to themselves
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight ask about numerical ratings
Alexandra @ Twirling Pages wonder whether you could make money from book blogging
Tell me, how's your January? Did you get anything exciting this month? Or did you have many tests just like me?