This is my end of the month post where I will be giving a small run down on my reading progress for the previous month. I plan on doing these at the end of each month so I can assess how I have been doing with my yearly reading plans, so I can have all my reviews from the month in one spot, and so I can discuss any books I ended up DNFing this month. DNF stands for "Did Not Finish" which means I didn't read the book cover to cover, I gave up partially through the book because I was unhappy with it for whatever reason.
When it comes to my reading goals, I am pretty pleased with how January turned out. I read the books I wanted to read, without putting them off. I reviewed every book I read and made sure those reviews were longer and more detailed than the ones from previous years. I obviously started a book blog, which is something I have been keeping up with and I have also been keeping up with Books Amino more than I had in late 2016. I definitely read more diverse books, out of the eleven books I read five of them are considered diverse. I read them because I was excited about them and I believe I loved all of them.
Book ReviewsHere is a list of the books I read this month. I will also link them so it's easier to get to them if you're interested in any of my thoughts on the books I read this month. Overall it was a good reading month for me and I am happy with how 2017 started.
LumberJanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan
Rat Queens Vol. 2: Sass and Sorcery
Keeper and the Rune Stone by Paige W. Pendleton
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The End by Lemony Snicket
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
George by Alex Gino
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Ash by Malinda Lo
Books I DNFedThe two books I DNFed this month were both books I was really excited to read. I had both on my list for a long time and when I finally got around to reading them I was bummed to be highly disappointed in both reads. I do have short little reviews on Goodreads where I explained why I was giving up on the books for now.
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen