January 2019 wrap up!


Since I lowered my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal to “only” 50 books, I already feel less pressured to read, read, READ, all the time. Even though I feel like I’ve read way less than I did averagely throughout 2018, I still read six books of which I considered two to be “big books”!

The books I read were:

  1. The Black Tower by P.D. James – 251 pages: 4/5 ★
  2. Lip Hook by David Hine & Mark Stafford – 166 pages: 4.5/5 ★
  3. Bag of Bones by Stephen King – 530 pages: 4/5 ★
  4. Pietepaf, het circushondje van Dorothy Kunhardt – 44 pages: 5/5 ★
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones – 384 pages: 5/5 ★
  6. Het smelt van Lize Spit – 480 pages: 4/5 ★ [review in Dutch to come]

I’m quite happy with the amount of books I’ve read in the past month, especially since I’ve read two bigger books!

How many books have you read in January? Found any new favourites?

7 thoughts on “January 2019 wrap up!

  1. It’s the interaction with the books that should count instead of the numbers. I also had to lower my Goodreads reading challenge because it became less about reading and more about reaching that number.


      1. Then there you go. I feel like this community puts pressure on you to read books just to say you read XY many books. This happens especially to us book bloggers and with booktubers too. I rather really enjoy a book and take my time than speed read books without savoring them just to reach a number. I mean I wish I could be a fast read​​​er but one that actually enjoys the book. Also, because there are just so many books and not enough time.

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  2. For January I finished Katie Fforde’s Love Letters, made a huge dent in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and started David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. I wish I had finished Little Women but it’ll definitely be done by mid-February, I’m determined!

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