It’s time for the first wrap-up of 2020! January has been a mixed bag as far as reading, especially when it comes to fiction. I read more nonfiction books about gardening and crafting this time around. It’s definitely been a productive reading month, if nothing else!
Books Completed in January 2020: 10 📚
📚 Sincerely, Jem by Kate Willis ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Contemporary YA(ish) Christmas Fiction
📚 Family-Friendly Knits by Courtney Spainhower ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Knitting
Yes, I’m including hobby books this month. I spent a good amount of time looking for my next project and researching different facets of knitting.
📚 Smart School House Crafts for Kids by Kelly Dixon ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Crafting – Projects for children
I thought I was going to be entertaining a small herd of children at one point this month, and read through the projects in this book to get some inspiration for things to do with them.
📚 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Knitting
📚 Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett ⭐⭐ Young Adult Mystery/Romance
Serious Moonlight was seriously disappointing. I might write a brief review at some point, but I’m not sure it’s even worth the time.
📚 Mini Hoop Embroideries by Sonia Lyne ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Crafting – Needlework
📚 Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Christianity
📚 Redemption (MILA 2.0 #3) by Debra Driza ⭐ Young Adult Science Fiction
I am disappointed beyond words by this book.
📚 Field Guide to Urban Gardening by Kevin Espiritu ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Gardening
📚 The Balcony Gardener: Creative Ideas for Small Spaces by Isabelle Palmer ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nonfiction – Gardening
Average Rating: 3.7 ⭐
Other Books Read But Not Completed:
📚 Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly – Historical Fiction/WW2
📚 Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper – Nonfiction, Memoir
📚 The Selection by Kiera Cass – Young Adult Futuristic Fiction (reread)
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January Goals Check (originally posted here):
I didn’t really set goals this month, but I did create a TBR list.
- Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis ✔
- Castle of Concrete by Katia Raina ❌
- Redemption (MILA 2.0 #3) by Debra Driza ✔
- Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett ✔
- Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly ✔/still reading
- Another nonfiction book, chosen spontaneously ✔
I’ll post February’s goals and TBR list soon, probably on Monday! In other exciting news, I have a giveaway going on here for a Barnes & Noble giftcard and some other writerly goodies to celebrate Reviews From the Stacks’ second birthday/blogiversary! Scroll down the linked page a ways, read the Giveaway Info section, and then leave a comment! It’s that simple!
How does your start to 2020 reading look? Are you on track for any goals you set?
Until the next chapter,