Slytherin – January Wrap Up

Slytherin Wrap Up
January is over and with that it is time for my first wrap up of 2020. At the end of 2019, I had some low reading months because of the amount of things that were going on. I’m so excited that I was able to have such a good reading month. Overall, I read 28 books and DNF’d one near the beginning of the month. During January, I read 10,139 pages and that averages out to about 368 pages per book or 322 pages read each day. While I didn’t read for a couple of days in the month, I did have some days where I definitely read the amount of what two days averaged would be.

The 28 books I read in January were:

  • Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
  • No Judgments by Meg Cabot
  • Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  • Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
  • Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
  • Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
  • The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross
  • Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
  • Faker by Sarah Smith
  • The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanne Shupe
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  • Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
  • The Upside of Falling by Alex Light
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  • The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
  • Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
  • Vicious by VE Schwab
  • You Say It First by Katie Cotugno
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
  • Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J Christopher
  • Chirp by Kate Messner
  • Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry

My one DNF of January was The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz.

During the month, I track my books in a bullet journal as well as a spreadsheet. With my spreadsheet, I track several things and I will be sharing some of those statistics in my monthly wrap ups.

The first thing I track is if the book I’m reading is a series or a standalone and if its a reread or not. Next month, I plan to add if the author is a debut author, new to me, or familiar to me as well. I was finding that was something I really wanted to track and I think it will be interesting to see who I read from the most.

During January, I read 16 standalone novels and 9 books from series and reread 1 standalone and 2 books from a series.

Type of Book Read (1)

Next I track the source of the book or where I obtained the book from. This month I mostly read advanced copies which I’m glad to see because I have a large amount of ARCs that I want to get through. I read 12 from Edelweiss, 5 physical books from my library, 10 books I physically own, and I listened to 1 book through Scribd.

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I’m not at all surprised that the majority of the books I read this month had a young adult intended audience. This month I read 1 middle grade, 20 young adult, and 7 adult books. I’m not sure if I want to strive to read a little more in the adult age range or not so that will be something I evaluate as the year goes on.

Intended Audience

I was definitely in the mood for contemporary this month! Contemporary books made up 21 of the 28 books I read this month. I also read 6 fantasy books and 1 historical romance. Contemporary is definitely my favorite genre so that doesn’t upset me that the majority of what I read was in that genre and I know it will fluctuate as the year goes on.


The final statistic I track is my ratings for the books I read during the month. While the other graphs do not include the book I DNF’d, this graph does. Including the book I DNF’d, my average rating for January was about 3.75. I can definitely tell a 4 star rating is my go to as that was given 9 times this month.

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For next month, I hope to read about the same amount of advanced copies as I did in January to keep my amount of ARCs at a somewhat reasonable amount. I also hope to read a few more adult books during the month to start making it so my amount of young adult and adult starts becoming a little more equal in amount read each month.

How was your reading in January? Do you have any goals for next month?

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4 thoughts on “Slytherin – January Wrap Up

  1. This post is so informative – I love it. It’s such a great idea to track your reading experience this way. Have any tips for how you are able to read such a high number of books a month? I know everyone has their own reading pace, which is great! But, I’d love to amp up my own reading time.

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    1. Thank you!

      I personally read a couple books at a time. I find that I somehow get through them faster if I have at least 2 going at once. I tend to read one ebook and one physical and also try to have the audio for one as well to listen to when I can’t be physically reading. Other than that, I have insomnia so I’m up late at night and instead of scrolling through social media or watching a show, I read.

      I try to read for at least an hour a day no matter what as well. I typically read for more than that, but trying for that much really helps me out.

      Hope that helps a little!


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