Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016 Wrap Up

January 2016

I love January. Clean slate and eager to read. Bout of Books read-a-thon. A whole year ahead of us! I'm off to a good start this year. I'm excited about so many new books and am pushing myself to finish some series so I can start some new ones. And there are so many book to movie adaptations coming out soon that I need to get around to! 

Books I Read

Pages: 2648

Started but haven't finish

Challenge Progress

and a close up of that cluster in Europe:

New Places Visited

(Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

(The House of Hades)
Apenine Mountains, Italy
Bologna, Italy
Venice, Italy
Adriatic Sea
Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia
Valletta, Malta
Ionian Sea
Epirus, Greece

(The Blood of Olympus)
Ithaca, Greece
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Pompeii, Italy
Kladeos River, Greece (cannot find on GMaps)
Evora, Portugal
Olympia, Greece
Pylos, Greece
Sparta, Greece
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Buford, South Carolina
Mykonos, Greece
Delos, Greece
Epidaurus, Greece
Piraeus, Greece
Athens, Greece
Long Island, New York

(City of Thirst)

(Madame Bovary)
Rouen, France
Tostes, France
Vassonville, France


Fantasy books read in January:

Woohoo! 6 books towards my goal of 10! I'm going to have to knock my goal up to at least 20! 


Series Finished:

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan


The Books of Beginning by John Stephens


Books Read:

The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn by Sam Gayton

These children's books are really helping me get my percentage back up but I'm not counting them towards my goal of 10 books for the year.  We just enjoy reading them. You can see my reviews for them in my
Children's Books Review Roundup


I read 32 picture books in January and reviewed 16 of them on Goodreads. 

See all the picture books I read HERE.


How did you guys do on your goals this month? What was your favorite book? 


  1. I love the around the world challenge! The map looks awesome :) great reading progress this month!

    1. It's my favorite challenge! I'd love to travel in real life but I'm okay with doing it through literature right now! I love keeping track of the map, too! It's a lot of fun. :)

  2. Damn girl, you read a ton of fantasy in January! This. Is. Awesome. You're so close to knocking your goal out of the park already, so upping it might be a good idea ;)

    1. I think I'm going to change my goal to 25 since I plan on starting a few more fantasy series this year. It's my favorite genre so I probably won't have any problem reaching that either!

  3. I'm also doing the Flights of Fantasy challenge! You did a really good job this month, some of the books you read are so good! You should totally increase your goal, since you're doing such a good job!

    Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess

    1. I think I definitely will raise my goal now. I wasn't sure I could fit in a lot of reading before the year started but I'm doing so good that I might as well give myself a bigger goal to work towards! :)