January Reading Re-Cap!

Hi guys! January was definitely a crazy month for me. I got off for an entire week due to snow, but I did win first place in DECA regionals! I met and chatted with so many amazing authors over the past few weeks, and I am really excited to see the blog grow even more in 2018. Also, I’m beginning to Bookstagram, which is going to be fun yet a bit challenging. Somehow, I managed to squeeze in 11 books this month, which is a remarkable feat considering my schedule, and I’m hoping to finish many more soon!

5 Stars

The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen


Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter


4 Stars

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix



Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Blood Water Paint


The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

The Things They Carried


The Misadventure of Bolingbroke Manor by Ellie Firestone

The Misadventure of Bolingbroke Manor


Nothing but Sky by Amy Trueblood

Nothing but Sky


The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop

The Distance to Home


3 Stars

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell

Fragile Chaos


Wicked Charm by Amber Hart

Wicked Charm


The Lairdbalor by Kathleen Kaufman

The Lairdbalor


In Case You Missed This Month’s Posts

Author Interviews

Alice Faye Duncan, author of Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop

Eliot Sapingfield, author of A Problematic Paradox

Jarrett Lerner, author of EngiNerds

LILbooKtalks and Discussions

“The Importance of Historical Fiction for Young Readers” with Linda Williams Jackson and Gwen C. Katz

My 18 Most Anticipated Releases of 2018


The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (FC)

Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser (e-ARC)

Society of Wishes by Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh (e-ARC)

Wicked Charm by Amber Hart (e-ARC)

Reading Re-Caps

December Reading Re-Cap


Caroline Eversole and the Gilded Gauntlet by B.B. Morgan

Yet Another Book Haul📚


Chronicles of Stephen: The Choice of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry (Farewell Post)

Happy Reading!

+ J.M.J.

~ Kester

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts?

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11 thoughts on “January Reading Re-Cap!

  1. A whole week off! Thats awesome! I only got one day off from school only because it dipped below 25 (Fahrenheit) and the roads iced over.
    I loved The Shadow Queen, it was such a great read. I haven’t read tempest and slaughter yet, but I love Tamora Pierces writing so I’ll definitely pick it up soon! 😁

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    1. Haha thank you! This is what happens when you live in rural West TN where half of the students in your county live on the backroads (which get BAD during the snow). The Shadow Queen definitely was great, and Tempests and Slaughter is so amazing, too! It was actually the first Tamora Pierce book I read, and I fell in love with her writing so I’ll need to read more! 😉


      1. Awww man – I have way more than 15 in my TBR boxes and shelf – I have like 50+. Haha I’ll try and pick it up at some point this year maybe next year if I don’t get round to it haha

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