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January Wrap-up || a new fav! + a life update + a little announcement + lots of hugs and tears!

I have no idea how to write an intro to a wrap-up post. I am lost. But I must say, I am off to such an amazing start!!! January was a great reading month for me! I read sixteen freaking books and I am so happy with myself.


READING STATS:

๐ญ๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐: 16

๐€๐‘๐‚๐ฌ: 07

๐๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐: 4,885


I really enjoyed “The Child Wore Pearls”, and I am happy to say that I read a book which is not from a genre I usually read! I gave it a 4 star.

Full review here.

Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book; had to give it just a star. It was a “skip-it” read for me, however, I know quite a few people who found this highly entertaining and gave it a five star! So, you might wanna check it out.

Full review here.

Ah! Pretty covers! My weakness. This was an extremely unique read. It has one of my fav tropes – magic school (!) and the unique thing is that it is from the Teacher’s pov. It was a let down for me but it was worth reading at the same time!

Full review here.

Honestly speaking, I remember nothing about this book and I guess that says a lot about it. All I remember is that there was a lot of telling instead of showing. This was off to “not a bad start”, but disappointments.

Full review here.

This was a fairly entertaing middle grade book and I had a good time with it, although I must say that it appeared like the author couldn’t decide on the genre. At times it was too complicated to be a middle grade but then again it had dragons and magic and quests – so you got me!

Full review here.

This book is actually the second in a series and bummer! I didnt realize that. It was a total lol situation for me. However, I read a few spoilery reviews of the first book and I could follow everything. The book realeases on Feb 16th, 2021. So, I have to wait until then to post the review.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the cover art? Because….I mean…just look at this beauty!! It was a very enjoyable read for me! This book releases on 23rd Feb, 2021 and I can’t wait to share my thoughts about it with you guys!!


Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am not gonna lie – these books are addictive! Like really! I almost went into a reading slump end of Dec and start of Jan kinda…but these books saved my life. I just couldn’t stop reading. Haha. This is embarassing, becuase you can’t exactly go around telling people so hey! my current read is about athletic boys and really smart girls and how they find their true love and not to mention the amount of smut in it. (These are part of a series but you can read these as stand-alone.)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Finally, the last book in the off-campus series BUT we NEED to talk about Red, White & Royal Blue!!! I LOVED this book! I buddy read this with Tiction@ Fictionally Crazy and I am so glad I did. I used to say that I am never gonna read this book, because I felt that the synopsis was so absurd. (yeah. being a fanatsy nerd I said that. I am ashamed) But now the only regret I have is not picking it up earlier.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

“The Bookworm Crush” was such a sweet little book! I really enjoyed it but it was a bit immature too but I am immature. So, who am I to complain. I just had a good time reading it. and NOW – “The Girl Who drank the moon” where the cover is just – I just wanna cry. This book was soo gorgeous! It had so much whimsy and magic in it! I adore it honestly. When I think of it – mystical and lyrical – are the 2 words that come to my mind. It used a lot of repetitive language in a lot of places and that was annoying and I felt that it was bit too dark to be a middle grade but honestly I am not complaining. I think I would have loved it as a child.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Aah! I finally read the story of the girl who led an invisible life. I buddy read it with Alex@ mybookworld24 and Kristen@ The Novel existence. I really enjoyed this book. The first half was so damn annoying. I felt like I might die becuase of the slow pace but by part 2 or so, I could see what all that hype was about, and needless to say, I have hopped on the Addie Larue train. I did love it and it was a very thoughtful and melancholic book, but it was not a five star for me. and that’s okay. right?

AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaHHHh! Okay!!!!! I have no words for this book!!!!! Okay….um…..uh……hell! This book was nothing short of AMAZING! I am soo happy that my book club, which I run with Cherelle, read this for Jan! This is my ideal book!!!! I read Throne of Glass last year Feb, and I couldn’t get over it! I did find a lot of favs but nothing as good and I have been in a tog hangover ever since. Until recently, I found these two lovelies and now I am straight on maad. Okay I really need to stop here. Needless to say, you know that a huge post is coming up on this!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I should mention that the second book is a novella called – Roma and Juliet christmas special. If anyone is interested, it available for free on Chloe’s website. And yeah I loved it too! right now all I can do is sulk around with a book hangover, till Nov 2021 and cry everytime I think of the real romeo and juliet story and hope against hope that all will be fine. I am getting this weird urge to say it like effie – may the odds be ever in ur favour. I have become obsessed to a crazy level. I am literally quoting shakespeare nowadays! Okay – I need to stop!


Now That was a hell lot of exclaimations! I had a really interesting reading month!! Um…I had a really interesting “life” month too and here’s why.

The GRAND reason behind my inactivity and absence: I died. kidding. Actually, I was getting a lot of headaches and these are the type of headaches which cause more headache when u think of it and then more headache. annoying. So, went to the doc. It’s because of online classes and phone. I have long hours of online classes (my school and teachers …they are ruthless), so I have to sit for a long time in front of the laptop. I don’t own the physical copies of majority of the books I read which means I read ebooks on my phone, plus I blog. I don’t watch tv so that wasn’t an issue. So, doc has given me glasses and advised me to minimise as much as possible. So, now I am gonna read all my physical unread books….which is a LOT! and I am gonna blog a litle less and I have exams this month – Feb, so I might not be that active…I don’t know. (sighs)


Little Announcement:

So, this is the short little announcement – Because, of my health and exams I might not be very active all the time. I am extremely sorry if I can’t reply to your comments and messages consistently and on time. I am devasted, because I know I am going to miss out on liking and commenting on all of your posts. I apologize beforehand. As soon as I am good to go, I promise to return every like and comment and follow!


OOOOOOOO!! Hugs and kisses!!!!! From me!!!!!

Thank you soooo much guys for 600+ followers!!!!!! Means the world to me!! I didn’t thank you guys earlier because I personally felt that numbers don’t matter a lot! I love creating content for you guys and I am grateful to every single person who takes the time to read what I write but I am finally am writing a thank you note becuase I didn’t want anyone thinking that I am ungrateful! You have my heart!! Thank you! If you ever need a good book rec, let me know. I will try my best! If you ever need any help regarding blogging or anything, I will try to come through and if you just need a friend let me know!! I must warn that all my notifications for all social media are ALWAYS turned off, because I get distracted and sometimes I am not online for weeks and days but I promise it is not personal. Love you!!


โ™ก โ™ก โ™ก OOOoo! And Feb is the month of LOVE! What are your plans?? are you gonna read anything special? I have quite a few dates with exam papers and then some much loved books! You? โ™ก โ™ก โ™ก

73 thoughts on “January Wrap-up || a new fav! + a life update + a little announcement + lots of hugs and tears!

  1. Aaah congrats on 600+!! You deserve it. 16 books?!?! Wow! I need to read These Violent Delights I’ve heard such amazing things about it! My goodness don’t those headaches suck!? I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets them… I was starting to get a little worried about myself. Good luck on your exams! Lovely rap-up. โค๏ธ

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  2. Congrats on 600 followers! I am still stuck on 90๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Anyways 16 books are lovely… Feb is the month of love I agree… Nah I am 12 I will never ever like to go on one.. I am more of an independent child

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  3. Congrat on 600 followers! Woohoo!!

    I really like Elle Kennedy and haven’t read the rest of the Off Campus series but I loved The Deal. Any of the Off Campus books stood out for you?

    I wear glasses and am prone to headaches from always being on the computer. Have you dried eye drops? My doctor told me my eyes were likely dry from always looking at the screen and the eye drops helped a lot. Just a thought…

    Completely enjoyed this post by the way.

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  4. Woah Ash!! Congratulations on getting 600+ followers. Very happy for you โค๏ธ All the very best for all your future endeavours ๐Ÿ˜ and take care of your eyes, dude. The same thing happened to me. And all the very best for your examsโ•โ—

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  5. YES YES YES. You managed to complete TVD!!!!! Ahhhhhhh I love it so much โค
    I might have read around *twenty* books but I can't seem to get the time to review them! I'm currently working on a novel plus I have finals next month so…NO TIME…

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  6. Congrats on 600+ followers ashmita!! I still need to read these violent deaths, everybody has been raving about it so much

    And oh, too much screen time has affected me a lot too. We totally understand if you can’t be much active, so don’t worry about it.
    Just take care lah!

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  7. Ashmita, firstly can I say that YOUR NEW (or at least I just noticed them) BLOG GRAPHICS ARE BEAUTIFUL!! And this post was so much ahh, 600 followers is amazing and you’re an incredible and also very supportive blogger who deserves all of them, I’m truly happy for you!

    Once again you never fail to impress me with the amount of books you read every month ahhh… YES THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS – I’m SO happy that we got such a great book for our book club read, and now I’m even more motivated to start ToG ahh (after I clear all my arcs and physical tbr haha). OHHH I haven’t gotten to the novella yet!

    Aww I’m really sorry to hear about your health issue, please take care of yourself okay we will ALWAYS be here waiting for you! All the best for your exams (and welcome to the glasses gang!) Lovely wrap up, I’m thrilled that you dropped by to post and will be awaiting your return! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  8. Wow congrats on 600 followers!! That’s amazing and you totally deserve it! Also, I’m so happy to see two of my favorites on this list. Red White and Royal Blue, and These Violent Delights! They’re both such amazing books, and TVD was a fave of mine in 2020. I can’t wait for the sequel. Lovely post, and I hope you’re taking care!! โค โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ dw…I got crazy worried and scared too! After reading quite a few books where the protagonist gets headache and then finds out has brain tumor something something….I was terrified ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. And thank you soo muchโค๏ธโค๏ธ and I really hope you read these violent delights ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ

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  10. Thank you soo much nushheโค๏ธ oh don’t worry … with your great content you will be slaying those stats in a few more months. And high five!!! I won’t ever be allowed to go either, despite being independent…. because … reasons ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… good luck and thanks again ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  11. The second off campus book was really funny and charming…you might want to try that. But if you are looking for more mature stuff….and not “scene wise”… But mature in all sense….like the feelings and circumstances…then the last book is the best one.

    And yes! My doc prescribed the same! Thank you soo much ๐Ÿฅฐ I am glad you liked this post!

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  12. Yayyaayy for myself! I am soo glad I did honestly ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜it was soo worth itโค๏ธ and that amodini is a LOT of books!! Working on a novel???! That’s great! Good luck! And I can totally relate – “no time”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ

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  13. Aahhhh congratulations on 600 followers!!! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ. You literally deserve it and much more to come! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’–

    16 books!! O.o

    The cover for Playing Cupid is indeed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I’ve heard a lot of Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus series ๐Ÿฅบ (Oh smut you say?! ๐Ÿ‘€ I need to definitely pick it up!) I am tempted by the cover of The Bookworm Crush ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘€ Ah, I need to hop on to Addie Laure train soon too ๐Ÿค” Unfortunately, I missed the book club pick last month’s ๐Ÿ˜” but I’ll be hope to read These Violent Delights soon if not this month ๐Ÿค”

    Headache and glasses go hand in hand ๐Ÿ˜ญ Did you get those numbered glasses or it’s anti glare ones? ๐Ÿฅบ

    Gwaddd I have exams nearing too ๐Ÿ˜ต That reminds me to study ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธI hope you do well in your exams ๐Ÿฅบ

    Don’t stress about not being active Ashmita ๐Ÿ’– Take care of your eyes and your health! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’–

    No plans for Feb as of yet tbh ๐Ÿฅบ I hope to get at least 3 books read this month because of the month being shorter and me having already wasted previous week I think it’ll be tough accomplishing more but let’s see๐Ÿค” I hope your date with exam papers go well! ๐Ÿ˜…

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  14. Thank you tons Cherelle! Yes they are actually new! I keep seeing people use graphics instead of just typing it out and I wanted to do it too๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… glad you like it! Yess!!! I am soo happy with these violent delights โค๏ธโค๏ธ did you see the cover of the second book??? I am not sure I like it very much ….but it’s not that bad either. Tog….ah! I guess I have to wait a long long long time. And please do read the novella….ota just 16 pages or so. And yess! Thankx for welcoming me to the glasses ๐Ÿค“ gang๐Ÿ˜‚! Fortunately I only have to wear it while reading and stuff…. unfortunately that is what I am doing all the time. And thank you once again!

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  15. Thank you Sam!! โค๏ธ I think I like the first two couples….garret and Hannah….cuz it was the first one. Logan and grace because it was funny and tucker and Sabrina because it was sooo mature. I DID not like the one with Dean ๐Ÿ˜’ it was….eh…idk. what about u?

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  16. Thank you Appy ๐Ÿฅฐ I love that cover too! Yep! Smut it is…..but not a lot…but yeah it’s there๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜˜ bookworm crush is a very sweet little book….and it’s very immature too….but I really enjoyed it๐Ÿ˜ Addie Larue…ah! That is a big bool to read….hope you get to it soon.
    Headaches ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I got the anti glare ones with just a tiny number…. apparently if I keep taking care the glasses will disappear in a year. (That was such a weird way of saying it but yeah๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…)

    And good luck for your exams too!! And don’t stress about reading a lot of books….as long as you read. That’s all that matters โค๏ธ

    And needless to say I am soo looking forward to my “date”๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

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  17. I am legit scared!! I am terrified!!!! Because the real story….the real romeo and Juliet ending is ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ and idk….๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ All I can say is: may the odds be ever in ur favour๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  18. You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’• A little smut or a lot…I am here for it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜› I hope so too! ๐Ÿฅบ

    That’s true. The anti-glare is really helpful ๐Ÿค”. Without it my eyes would be crying out in pain (literally). Haha that glasses disappearing part was indeed funny ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‚.

    Thank you! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜… The rough dates for my exams were recently announced ๐Ÿ˜ต. True, plus I am currently enjoying both the books I am reading so those two are what matters โ€“ reading and enjoying the books. ๐Ÿฅบ

    Haha exams “date” ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜›

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  19. Wow looks like youโ€™ve had an amazing reading month! I really want to read These Violent Delights as the setting sounds so unique – now Iโ€™m even more excited to pick it up! Congratulations on 600 followers, thatโ€™s an amazing achievement ๐ŸŽ‰Hope your headaches get better soon too! ๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ X x x

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