January was a rather good month for me, even though I was very busy most of the time. The first week of the month I spent in my home town with my family and friends. It was simply wonderful being with all of them again. Afterwards I came back to Vienna where I continued going to classes and studying, as per usual. January passed by waaay too fast for me, I honestly have no idea where the time went.
BOOKS I READ:
Ever since I decided not to force myself to read a high amount of books in a year (for a few years I had set my goal to 70 books) I haven’t been pressuring myself to read if I’m not feeling like it. Last year, during the second half of it to be more precise, I felt as if I HAD to read and I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I usually do. Now with this change I’m feeling a lot happier and I’m loving reading at a slower pace! I just love not feeling guilty if I don’t read at least 5 books per month or more.
In January I read three books in total and I really enjoyed all of them!
A Darker Shade of agic by V. E. Schwab
5 out of 5 stars
I simply adored this book. Not that I expected anything else, after all it does sound as something I would love and it’s written by one of my favourite authors, Victoria Schwab. This book is definitely a new favourite of mine, hopefully the entire series will be.
I’m glad that I decided to read this book now, as it means that I don’t have to wait for the next book to come out! In fact, I already own it. I plan on reading A Gathering of Shadows very soon
(or rather some time in February, just before the third book comes out). I’m very exited to see where the story will go and I just can’t wait to read more about the characters that I have come to love.
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
4 out of 5 stars
I finally decided to continue reading The Mortal Instruments. For some reason I kept on putting this book off, probably because I don’t own any of the other books in the series
(and I’m on a book buying ban, so I can’t buy them either).
I enjoyed this book a lot more than City of Bones, which I’m very happy about. There was a lot more Magnus in this one and I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m still not liking Jace and Clary, they both annoy me a great deal. But I love all the side characters. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and continue reading this story.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
4 out of 5 stars
I adore reading the mysteries that Agatha Christie writes. They always manage to grip me and I find it very hard to put them down. This one was no exception! I found the whole premise of the story very intriguing. Getting stuck on an island while someone is murdering people around me sounds terrifying. The mystery was amazing and I kept second guessing everything and everyone until the end. I love it when a mystery manages to do that.
This is definitely one of my favourite Agatha Christie books that I have read so far. It felt also very unique, as it didn’t have one single main character – like in the Poirot books that I have read so far by her. This book definitely surprised me, in the best way possible.