January Monthly Wrap-up

January has been a great month. Not only did I start blogging again, I started a new semester of school, and I’ve filled my reading bucket quite full.

I participated in Bout of Books at the beginning of the month, which helped jump start my reading. I finished three books during the event. Because of Bout of Books, I finished reading six books and started a seventh one this month!

My favorite book I read in January was ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederik Backman, followed closely by THE MAGNOLIA PALACE by Fiona Davis. I won’t be surprised if ANXIOUS PEOPLE ends up being my favorite book for the year, even though I still have 11 months left to find another one.

Books Read
Books Reviewed


Books Read: 6

Pages Read: 1,676

Average Rating: 4.0


Books Read: 6

Pages Read: 1,676

Average Rating: 4.0

February Plans

How did your January go? What are your plans for February?

I’ve been learning in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    I’m glad you had such a great month in January! You definitely perked mine up by starting up your blog again. It’s always fun to check in with you and see what you’re up to.

    I really liked ANXIOUS PEOPLE as well. I found it super confusing at first, but once I got into it, it became a really touching, engrossing, and even a funny read for me. I need to read more by Backman.


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you! I’m glad I could help your January be happy too! 😀 I always look forward to reading your blog as well! I hope your move is going well!

      I need to read more of Backman’s books too. I wasn’t sure I’d like ANXIOUS PEOPLE, but since I adored it, I’ll have to give his other books a try.

  2. Kami
    Kami says:

    Nice reading month! I thought about adding a February Plans section in my monthly wrap up, but I don’t know. I’m such a mood reader, and it will mostly likely change.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand. I’m a mood reader too. I don’t know if I’ll get to all of these and if I’ll actually read these. I still have the section to mostly help me remember for the challenges I’m participating in. 🤞🏻

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you! I hope so too. I’ve heard such good things about it and I’ve been waiting to watch the Netflix show until after I read the book. 😀

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    I’ve been enjoying allthe Narnia I’ve seen people reading throughout January. The Feeney and LAwson books both look good.

    To answer your question on my blog- my Star Trek watch a thon at the moment is just the Original Series. I bought the Blu- rays a while back and that got me going. 🙂

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