January Wrap-Up

Hey everyone!! Sorry I haven’t been that active lately, but I am participating in a bunch of blog tours this month, so I promise you’ll be seeing a lot more of me!! Also ahh guys we survived 2020!! Like Cherelle said, I’m still not used to writing 2021 lmao, and I’m pretty sure that all my notebooks, and school tasks have the wrong date written on them because I wrote 2020 instead of 2021.

So for us, school was supposed to start physically in February for middle school, and January for high school, but it’s February now, and school re-opening has been postponed. On a brighter note, I did read a ton of amazing books, and also wrote something!

Books that I finished reading this month

  • The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1): ⭐⭐⭐ [3 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2): ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • Glimpsed: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars, review here!]
  • Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3): ⭐⭐⭐ [3 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • A RomaJuliette Christmas Special (These Violent Delights #0.5): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • A Crown of Echoes: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars, review here!]
  • Legacy (Legacy Chronicles #1): ⭐⭐⭐ [3 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • Close to the Bone: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • This is Frank Lloyd Wright: ⭐⭐⭐ [3 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars, review will be up soon, check out my thoughts on Goodreads here!]

Books I started reading this month (this doesn’t mean DNF, but just means I started in January, but I’m still reading, and will probably finish in like February or something)…

Posts I published in December…

Other’s Posts I Loved Reading!! Click to see their post! Also please excuse how long this section is but I love all of you guys and your content SO much and I honestly just can’t help myself 💖

Blog Statistics!

Note: Before I start, I just want to make it clear that this is for my own reference, and only so I can see how my blog has grown.

  • Months on WordPress: 6 (since August, 2020). Inactive for first 2 months.
  • Follower Count: 287
  • Amount of likes received: 1,843
  • Amount of comments received: 982
  • Number of posts: 28

Okay so I literally didn’t watch anything in January? I mean I think I probably did; but my ~goldfish~ brain forgot, so let’s leave it at that.

  • They postponed school starting physically till idk when??
  • I *finally* read These Violent Delights as a part of the pick for all three, the Subtle Asian Book Club, as well as Tea Time Reads and BOOKS GO BOOM – and I am ~NOT OK~. Also the cover for Our Violent Ends is SO gorgeous!!
  • I met my bestfriend for the first time after almost a year on her birthday!! (if you’re reading this hi 👋🏼)!!
  • I also reached out to an author to interview her – and though she hasn’t responded yet I’m super excited!
  • I started working on a bunch of writing projects, and made a couple moodboards + started with the planning and diagrams, but nothing concrete yet!!
  • I also started watching a ton of booktubers and lifestyle vlogs – everyone has such a cute aesthetic ahh!! 🌼

Goals from the past month

  • Read at least 8 books ✅ I think January was a pretty good reading month for me, because I managed to read 12 (and 1/2?) books!
  • Keep up with ‘Reader’ ✅
  • Go blog hopping some more!! ✅❌ I did discover so many new blogs, but not as many as I would have liked too!!
  • Write something ✅ After the Story definitely helped me write a bit, and I started another SFF project as well!!
  • Workout ✅ I managed to go to the gym everyday for at least an hour – so that’s good!
  • Focus more in school (!!!) ✅
  • Sort and organize old Notion pages ❌ I’m honestly just not finding the motivation to do this, but hopefully I do sometime in February!!

Goals for the next month

  • Read at least 8 books
  • Keep up with ‘Reader’
  • Go blog hopping some more!!
  • Continue with the projects
  • Swim some more!!
  • Sort and organize old Notion pages

How was your January? Did you have a nice start to the new year? Have you done anything differently? Read some great books, or written something interesting lately?

61 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up”

  1. Aww, thanks for the shout-out, Ahaana! ❤ I looks like you had an amazing reading month! And you seem to be very on top of those goals, too! I should really take a leaf out of your book and start exercising regularly again, too 😅 Even though injuring my foot has given me the perfect excuse to be lazy 😂
    And thanks for collecting all those wonderful posts in one spot for us! Once my exams are over, I’ll definitely have to check out some of the ones I haven’t read yet!

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    1. ahh naemi!! your posts are always so much fun to read!! thank you so much 🥺🥺 sdkjfhkdj i hope your foot is okay!! my mums started this thing where i need to workout and have at least 18k steps before dinner, because of the amount of junk my brother and i have been eating 🙈😭 there are definitely so many amazing bloggers, and i’m just sad i couldn’t include more ahahah, thank you so much 🥺💖

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  2. Whoah, what a month!!! I really need to read these violent delights, but imma just wait till the second book comes out 😂.
    Thanks for mentioning our tag Ahaana 😍.
    Oh and I’m so glad you met your friend, I can TOTALLY imagine how amazing it must’ve been!!! Great wrap up!

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  3. It was so sweet of you to mention me in your wrap-up — thank you! I’m glad you’re having fun writing, and I’m very excited to see your fic for After the Story this month!

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  4. Lovely wrap-up Ahaana! Thank you so much for mentioning my post! It means a lot. ❤ I hope Chloe Gong accepts your request to do an interview. If not, that's ok because there are other authors out there as well! 🙂 You seemed to have read a lot of books this month! I've been meaning to read These Violent Delights, mainly because I love diverse stories and romeo and juliet. So I am very excited to dive into it! I enjoyed reading this post! ❤❤

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    1. thank you so much, saniya!! i loved reading your post 💖 i actually requested another author as well, and she accepted, so it’s all great!! i’m surprised at how much i read, because we also got a ton of work from school, and i wasn’t expecting to find so much time to read!! these violent delights is fantastic, so i hope you enjoy it as much as i did!! ❤

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  5. Ahh I’m really happy to hear you had a great January Ahaana!! I’m sorry about the school reopenings getting postponed though. I started a new school this year and haven’t had the chance to set foot in the building for the past six months, so I can definitely relate 😭

    On a brighter note, you read so much this month!! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the Folk of the Air trilogy — goodness knows when I’ll get around to reading it myself 🙈 And I hope the author you reached out to will agree to the interview! ☺️

    And thank you so much for the shout-out!! You’re the sweetest ❤️

    I hope you have a wonderful February Ahaana!! Happy reading 💕

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    1. thank you so much abby!! 🥺💖 oh no!! i hope you made tons of new friends and settled in all okay online though!! i’m counting down the days till school reopens, and a bit of high school is back now, so hopefully middle school will be soon!! 😭❤ i did!! i’m honestly very surprised, and i’m so glad i enjoyed so much of what i read!! the folk of the air trilogy is SO. GOOD. and though i didn’t ~love~ the first book, the other two were amazing, and overtime, even the first one grew on me!! thank youuuu 😭🥺 i hope february is treating you well too!! happy reading, and stay safe!! 💞

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  6. Thanks so much for including my post, Ahaana ❤️ It looks like you had a great reading month! I really want to read The Cruel Prince trilogy this year and These Violent Delights so I’m happy you liked them. Also, LOVE that cover for The Gilded Ones 🤩

    I hope you have a great February!

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  7. ahhh congrats on reading 12 books in January, Ahaana, that’s wonderful !! 🤩 These Violent Delights is truly too good and i will be anxiously counting down the days until Our Violent Ends comes out :’) I CAN’T WAIT. i hope February brings you more wonderful reads!! 😊

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  8. thank you so much for the shoutout omg i love you already that was the nicest thing to wake up to ❤ and def checking out more of these people since i’m still kinda new haha!

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  9. I love this wrap-up and thank you so much for including my post! I read These Violent Delights in December and absolutely loved it as well. The lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance was so good! I also have been meaning to read The Gilded Ones this month too.

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  10. Omg wonderful post Ahaana! 💕 Seems like you had an amazing reading month! I’m so happy you enjoy the Folk of the air series; it’s one of my favourites! And you read 12 books?? That’s so impressive! These Violent Delights and The Gilded Ones are high on my TBR! I can’t wait to read them! I’m also soo happy you got to meet your bestcfriend again; that’s so cute! I wish you the best luck on all of your projects! you can do it!! AND THANK YOU a thousand times for featuring my post on here; it means the world to me 🥺❤️

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  11. I just read The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing, too! For me The Wicked King was my favorite, but I was so very pleased still with the way she wrapped up the series!! I am reading These Violent Delights now and loving it! Thanks so much for linking up to my post!! I hope your February is fabulous!

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  12. I love the ‘Keep up with Reader’ goal – it’s constantly on my mind to go more hopping and return the blog-love that many others give me *guilty face*!
    I can’t wait to read These Violent Delights, I’ve heard so many good things. I hope you enjoy The Gilded Ones if you get around to finishing it soon! ☺️

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  13. thanks for the mention! seems like you’ve read a lot of great books in january. i wish you safety with school in case you do go back to face-to-face meetings. sending you a lot of good vibes for february ✨

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  14. AH I’m sorry to hear that your school reopening has been postponed, thankfully for me we have already returned to physical lessons, can definitely relate on online lessons being exhausting, hang in there! Ohhh you read so many incredible books this month!

    I’m so heartened to see you liking The Cruel Prince series more and more! For me, TCP started out as a 2 star read and then TWK jumped two whole stars for that plot was simply brilliant ahh! These Violent Delights YES WE STAN – have you seen the cover reveal for book 2?? I have no idea how my heart will be able to last for another 7 more months! Ooh and it’s thanks to your blog tour that Crown of Echoes is on my tbr!

    Ahaana, omg your support for so many bloggers is so sweet, thank you for highlighting all those posts, I’m on a massive bloghopping spree now, and even including me! I loved reading about your live updates… ooh please do update us on your writing project, and am crossing my fingers about your author interview! Lovely wrap up as always, Ahaana! ❤

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    1. CHERELLE YOU’RE THE NICEST 🥺🥺❤️ i was really looking forward to school starting, but better safe than sorry i guess? besides, high school just started going back, so hopefully, middle school will be back in the building sometime soon too!!

      ahhh yes!! i just didn’t get the hype for the cruel prince, and was debating continuing with the series, but i’m SO glad that i did!! the wicked king and the queen of nothing were both worth it, and definitely favourites now!! ALSO YES WE DEF STAN THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS AHH THAT ENDING 😭😭 i’m crossing my fingers i get an ARC when they’re out because i CANNOT wait for that long!!!

      ahh i couldn’t refrain from linking so many blog posts, because there are so many bloggers out here who deserve all the love!! also i love all your content so much so it’s not a problem 🥰💖 thank you so much!! i hope you’re having a great february so far!! 💞

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  15. Wow you read so many books, yayyy !! I’m really glad you enjoyed These Violent Delights, it was a great book and I can’t wait to follow the sequel too !! ahh.. you did so well for going to the gym so much, throughout January I kept meaning to do exercise but it wasn’t happening haha, this can be my reminder to do some today !! I got Notion in January and it is a great place to compile notes/list but I really do need to do some organising with it haha !!
    I hope you have a great February and best of luck with all your goals !! Also thank youuuuu so much for sharing my post !!! 💕💕

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    1. ahh sophie!! i did!! these violent delights broke my heart into tiny little pieces, and i cannot wait until our violent ends is out!! ahahah thank you 🙈 it took so much motivation for me to go, and after i went twice, it just became a part of my schedule, and sort of fun too?? ahh my notion is pretty, but i keep forgetting to organise it, so it’s not very helpful, and i def need to do that soon!! thank you so much – i hope february treats you well!! i love you and all your content so much 🥰❤️

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  16. Aw thank you so much for including my post, I’m glad you enjoyed it and honored to be included on such a wonderful list! 🥰

    You’ve had such a productive month, what’s your secret?!

    Also sending all the good vibes for your author interview, I’ve got all my fingers crossed for you! I hope you get a response soon! ✨

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    1. ahh yes!! i loved it so much, and though it’s only february, i know it’s going to be a favourite of 2021 (the cover is SO gorgeous omg) thank you so much, i also had literally no motivation, but i was like new year – time to try?? i love all of your content, and i hope february is treating you well too!! ❤️

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  17. I just started The Cruel Prince! I’m not liking it a lot though, but I hope it gets better. You had a great reading month, congrats!!!

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      1. yeah, I finished The Cruel Prince last night and it was meh, not bad but not good. I’ll keep reading, everyone says the last book is the best one!

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  18. Sounds like it was a good reading month from you! Really will have to add These Violent Delights to my TBR. I didn’t get a whole lot read in January but I’ve been making up for that this month by boasting my read numbers with craft books and comics 😀

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  19. Ooooooh, you read some AMAZING books this month! The Cruel Prince has wormed it’s way into my all time favorites [the first time around I was not a fan] and I loved the banter in Sarah J. Maas’ Catwoman. I’m so sorry to hear about school getting postponed. I feel like we’re at that stage now where we just need to get out of the house and find some resemblance of “normal”. Hopefully things will get better soon – especially as the vaccines start to roll out. 😉

    Wishing you a very happy reading month full of amazing books! 💙💙💙

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  20. Ahaana, thank you for the shout out! Really appreciate you linking to my post. I know I’m not the most active blogger but things like this really make my week.

    It sounds like you had a very productive month last month – twelve books is quite a bit. Also congrats on your blog stats – that is seriously amazing. Tracking your blog’s growth is a great idea. It’s cool you started working on some writing projects – I feel like that first phase when you’re making moodboards and brainstorming is so exciting. There’s so much potential for where the writing could go haha.

    Take care xo

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