All The Books I Read and Loved in January + Reading Stats!

February 4, 2021 in Wrap-Ups
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It’s time for my first monthly wrap-up of 2021! And following on from last year’s descent into utter chaos, it was another month of awful. Still, books gave me an escape from all that. So today I’ll be wrapping up the 15 books I read in January 2021 with stats and sharing my February reading plans!

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January 2021 Wrap-Up



Favourite Books of the Month


The books that I loved most this month were All Systems Red by Martha Wells* and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig*. Both are absolutely fantastic. They’re so so good.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

An AI hired to provide security for a group of humans on a mysterious planet may be their only chance of survival when it turns out things aren’t as they seem. Thrilling. Action packed. And Murderbot is literally the greatest character of all time.


The Midnight Library By Matt Haig

A beautiful story about a depressed woman called Nora who finds herself in the library between life and death where the books contain all of her alternative lives. Moving, hopeful and magical! (Oh, and a bit of a tearjerker!)


Reading Stats: January 2021

Starting the year off strong, I read 15 books for a total of 3045 pages. In terms of reading challenges, I managed to fulfil 6 prompts from both the POPSUGAR and Read Harder challenges which again, is an incredible start! However, I failed to read a book with “dream” in the title for the Buzzword challenge. *cries*

Anyway, let’s break this down a little bit…


February Reading Plans

February is going to be a BUSY reading month for me. Here are a few reading plans I have for the month:

  • Clear out most of my ARCs on NetGalley
  • Read some non-fiction books for Black History Month (US)
  • Read some queer romances for LGBT History Month

All in all, not a bad month for reading. I’m really looking forward to all the books I’ll be (hopefully) reading this month so do keep an eye on my weekly updates if you want to hear about those. Otherwise, my next monthly wrap-up will be live in the first week of month!

What books are you prioritising this month? Let me know in the comments.

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  • Stephanie @ Bookfever February 4, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    15 books is amazing! Such a great start of 2021 reading wise. 😀

    • Hayley February 10, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! 🙂

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