Monthly Review

Monthly Review: January 2017

This Month’s Posts

Book Reviews

What I’ve Read



Book Haul

Kindle First


Prime Reading


So I applied to read a couple of books on NetGalley not really expecting to get approved for much. Just kidding I got approved for all of them! I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, I am absolutely thrilled about it! I definitely have plenty of books to read this year already! I just got so used to getting rejected because my account was newer, though I’ve recently gotten my rating above 70% so I guess that probably had something to do with it.

I also have to say how much I seriously love Amazon’s Prime Reading program. I’ve had a Prime membership for several years now and love my kindle, but they have really stepped up their book loaning program. I’ve found myself borrowing a ton of books, primarily non fiction and classics, but there are quite a few newer releases on there as well.

Around The Web

16 Debut Novels to Read in 2017 (Entertainment Weekly)
My Best Reads of 2016 (Victorian Soul Critiques)
‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ Is A Rich Winter’s Tale (NPR)
Why Orwell’s ‘1984’ matters so much now (The Washington Post)

I wanted to make special note of the review I linked for The Bear and the Nightingale. It’s a book I just finished this month and am beyond thrilled that I got the opportunity to read and review it from the publisher. The review basically sums up my thoughts on the book and I definitely recommend it.

Reading Next Month

I am making it a goal to knock out some more NetGalley and Prime Reading acquisitions. Otherwise since next month is February I’ve decided to make it a month of romance novel reviews. Just a warning!

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing my post Jamie! It looks like you’ve had a productive reading month- I haven’t applied for much on NetGalley lately, but I’m waiting for a couple of sequels to come up on there this spring. I hope you enjoy Kindred! I read Flowers for Algernon a long time ago, but I’m not sure if I’d like it more if I read it again- it’s kind of depressing. I also picked up A Court of Thorns and Roses because the hype on that makes it so tempting to read- I’ll be a bit put out if it doesn’t deliver.
    ~Litha Nelle

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