Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2022

Hello everyone!! Today, I’m posting a monthly wrap-up for January (as you probably guessed from the title πŸ˜†). January was a pretty good month for me; nothing really exciting or bad happened, and it was a pretty good start to the year!!

Okay here’s the review/wrap-up!!


From now on, I’m just going to be giving my opinions on the books I’ve read, because I don’t really like trying to explain it shortly. If you’re ever interested in what books I’m reading at the moment, you can check out this page, where I post about all the books I read and what I rated them. Anyways, here are the books!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This was a re-read for me, and I loved it just as much (or maybe even more) than the first time. It’s so sad, but inspiring, and it’s just such a good book. It’s a WW2 historical fiction, and it’s narrated by death, which is very interesting. I have a book review for it here, so if you want to know more of my thoughts on the book, you can head over there! It’s definitely a five star read for me!

Moment of Truth by Kasie West

A Kasie West book! If you’ve followed for a little while, you probably know that I love her books! This book was definitely no different! I loved it, and it was five out of five stars! If you’ve never read any of West’s books, I would really recommend reading one of them. They’re all sweet, cute, and fluffy YA contemporary novels that have a bit of drama!

Delirium by Lauren Oliver 

My sister read this before me, and she really liked it. I liked it, but it wasn’t the best mostly because the main character was a little annoying at some points and the story just wasn’t my favorite, but I really did like the concept and the overall plot! I rated it 4.5 stars.

Believe Me by Tahereh Mafi 

I like the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, so I was really excited when I found out she was making another novella that takes place after the events of the last book. But, I didn’t really end up liking this novella. I just felt like it wasn’t really necessary and it was just…not my favorite. I rated it 3.5 stars.

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

This is a book I read for my English class. It wasn’t my favorite, but it was still okay. I rated it, again, 3.5 stars. I just found it kind of boring, but it wasn’t horrible or anything.

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

This book gets soooo much hype, so I was really nervous to read it. I didn’t know if it was really as good as her other books and I didn’t know if it would live up to the hype. I’ve read another series by this author, the cursebreaker series, and I loved it! I loved this book so much too! Defy the Night is such a great fantasy book! It’s also going to be a series, so I can’t wait for the other books to come out! It was, easily, a five star read!

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Last year, I read Sarah Dessen’s Just Listen and I didn’t like it. I didn’t know if I would pick up another of Dessen’s books, but I decided to give her another chance. I ended up liking this book much more than Just Listen. It was a great contemporary read! 4.5 stars!

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver 

The last book I read in January was Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, the second book in the Delirium trilogy. I gave this book a 4.5 star rating, but ended up liking it a little bit better than the first one.(The ending, though!!) I am definitely going to be reading the final book in the series!


I got a good amount of writing done this month. I didn’t hit my goal of writing 1000 words a day, but I still wrote quite a bit, so I’m happy about that! I’m currently 19,000 words into my contemporary novel, and about 55,000 words into the dystopian one. I’m also about 27,000 words into the fantasy book, but I am writing it with my sister, so I didn’t write all of that!!


I crocheted quite a bit this month!! Soon, I will be doing a post with just a few things I’ve made recently too!! It’s probably going to be next Wednesday, so keep an eye out for that!!


I got back to running this month too! I only ran a few miles, but in February, I’m going to try and get more miles in!


I missed a couple weeks, so I didn’t write a whole bunch of posts, but oh well! I had so much fun doing the Q&A’s and the crochet quiz! Thank you for all the comments on that one!!

Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2021

Thank You For 50 Followers!

β€œThe Book Thief” by Markus Zusak Book Review (Spoiler Free)

Celebrating 50 Followers: A Q&A Post! (Part one)

Celebrating 50 Followers: A Q&A Post! (Part two)

What’s My Crochet Personality? Doing a Quiz

Goals for February

I’m adding this section to write about my goals for the next month!


Write at least 1,000 words in one of my books every day

Keep up a good posting schedule

Run at least 15 miles

Run, walk, or go on a bike ride everyday

Get 70 followers on my blog (thanks for 63 followers already πŸ₯°)


The theme on my bookshelf in January was book to movie adaptions!! We had Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, The Lord of the Rings series, Little Women, and The Hunger Games series! These are all such good books that were turned into films! Have you watched or read any of them? (Sorry, I didn’t realize how blurry the picture turned out until now.)
My sister’s dog 😍😊

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Okay, well thanks for reading!! Was it a good month for you? I’d love to chat in the comments!!

I’ll see you guys on Saturday! ☺

~ Rebekah