Friday, 31 January 2020

A Month In Books - January 2020

Welcome to January's Month In Books roundup!

I've got fourteen new book reviews for you this month, plus three older reviews that I transferred over to Literary Flits and fourteen Spotlight posts.

Regular blog series:
In January I blogged Reading Challenge and Bookish Bingo, and State of the ARC updates as well as a Cover Characteristics collection featuring Fire - an unintentionally timely theme. My 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all books featuring homelessness and WorldReads visited Austria. I also continued my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds and posted a Giveaway Roundup, but I was too busy to compile a This Time Last Year. Hopefully I will do another for February.

Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews

(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)





My Book Of The Month for January was a difficult decision because I loved Hope by Terry Tyler as much as both of the Tomorrow's Ancestors series novels by AE Warren. In the end though I plumped for Hope because it is just so reflective of today's hypocritical Britain and reading it got me very angry! I love novels which can provoke an emotional reaction.

I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

State Of The ARC - January 2020

I saw this State of the ARC meme over at Avalinah's Books blog in January 2018 and thought it would be fun to join in. It's temporarily being hosted at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken.

The idea is to keep track of all the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) books I've got awaiting reading and reviewing, and to make headway through the overdue pile. For my State of the ARC, I am including all books sent to me for review whether they are pre-publication copies (as ARCs should be) or simply review copies of books already available publicly. I don't include books that I have purchased myself, book exchange swaps, or free downloads.

In January I blogged my reviews of these ARCs:
(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)

Here's my State of the ARC numbers as of today:

Awaiting Reading

Read / Reviewed / Blogged






From Authors




Blog Tours




From Publishers




RRB (Read, Reviewed and Blogged) essentially means those book reviews are completed and I'm just waiting for their scheduled blog post date.

No State Of The ARC would be complete without checking out the additions to my ARC stash: 13 new books this month, so only one more than I read. That's pretty good!

Here are January's new arrivals

If you want to join this State of the ARC meme check out This Page at Avalinah's Books.