January 2021 Wrap Up

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

I hope that your January has gone well. My January has gotten slightly better as the days have gone on. I don’t think I’ve said on the blog before, but last October I started with a very bad cough. We thought it may be Covid, so I got a test … which came back negative. The cough persisted and I was back at work and it was getting worse even to the extent that I was throwing up because I couldn’t stop coughing (this is not the way I meant to start this) but I saw my doctor and even managed to get an in-person appointment. My asthma was getting worse. I’ve been diagnosed with asthma as long as I could remember but even as a child I only had to take them when I had a cold because my version was so mild and I haven’t had inhalers in six or seven years. But I was suddenly very dependant on them and they still weren’t easing things for me and even resulted in an A&E trip for me. Roll on a few months and after many different inhalers and a few bad reactions, I think me and my Docs may have finally found a balance. It’s not perfect but I’m not dependant on my blue inhaler all day every day.

That went a little weird their but I hop I ended it on a positive. I’m still only working four days at work but we’ll see how it goes. Which is another thing. Somehow my job has become essential. I work at a fast food restaurant, something I would never think would be essential and, if I’m honest we are one of the biggest draws for people to come out of their houses. I couldn’t believe it when they said we were staying open, admittedly only for drive through and uber. I’ve had a customer tell me that my place of employment is as essential as a supermarket. Not it’s not!

But maybe I should digress and head towards the bookish part of the round up.

I didn’t mean for this post to turn into a rant … honest.

I haven’t yet set up a reading tracker for 2021 (I need to do that soon!) so we’ll have to stick the stats that I can work out for myself.

I have read a total of five books this month (three e-books, 1 audiobook and 1 paperback) to a total of 1637 pages, and I still have one more book on the go that I am hoping to finish before 31st January hits midnight. That averages (with a little bit of maths) to 327.4 pages per book, which I am incredibly happy about.

The books I read are:

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The Umbrella Academy Vol 1: The Apocalypse Suite

by Gerard Way (Writer), Gabriel Bá (Artist), Dave Stewart (Colourist)

Goodreads | Waterstones

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Goodreads | Waterstones

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgerthaler


Mr Right Across the Street by Kathryn Freeman

Goodreads | Waterstones

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Goodreads | Waterstones | Review

Villa of Sun and Secrets in the first book of 2021 that I have reviewed I have spent most of January just catching up on 2020s final reads. Here is a very quick list of them…

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Her Turn by Allison Jones

I’m also in the middle of one book as well, which I’m hoping to finish before Sunday evening, making it also a January read, but I’m making no promises!

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Goodreads | Waterstones

I’ve also bought a few books this month, and I haven’t done a catch up from all my Christmas book haul so I’m going to save them for all one post next month.

I hope you have enjoyed my round up, excuse the rant.

What have you been up to this month? Read anything I should know about?

Until next time …



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