Last year, I saw a great bunch of posts about what book bloggers were reading the year before, and it got me curious. What was I reading this time last year—and the year before that, and the year before that? Never one to do things halfway, here’s everything I read every January of 2010-2020—and which ones come out on top!
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling [thoughts here!]
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling [thoughts here!]
The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Of course, Philosopher’s Stone takes this win home—as easy a pick as January 2019’s best book…
Clockwork Angel is one of my all-time favourites, so I’m not surprised it wins out January 2019!
This one has to go to The Belles, ranked solely on how much I want to reread it (though Scarlett Epstein gives it a run for its money).
Winner by default! I must’ve read something else in January 2017, but Goodreads isn’t telling me. 🤷🏻♀️
It’s almost like I was super into comic books that January, isn’t it? Seeing as I’m not sure comic books are on the same level as written books for me, I’m giving this one to The Poison Eaters.
I remember this reading month like it was only last year! And I remember the one that stuck with me—no prizes for guessing, given the title of this blog. 😅 Fangirl takes the win (though I definitely recommend the Cher memoir, too!)
Oh man, I adored the Heist Society books—I remember loving Uncommon Criminals the most, so I’ll call that the winner!
Apparently I’m missing 2013, 2012, and 2011 (can you tell which year I reliably started tracking my reading on Goodreads?), so on to the last of the decade…
Oof, Fire. When a series has such a strong villain you’re still repulsed a decade later. Bring on the reread ahead of Winterkeep!
So removing my all-time favourites of Philosopher’s Stone and Clockwork Angel, which January book takes the top prize as the Ultimate January Read?
Do you agree? Which of these would be your favourite–or what’s your favourite ever January read?
(February’s best coming soon!)