Monthly Recap | January 2016 WRAP-UP

Friends! It’s the month of love and money! (Because I celebrate Chinese New Year and that means red pocket. XD)

I only read 5 books this month which is not a great start. I haven’t been blogging a lot too, like I posted less than 10 posts this month. Shammmmeeeeee! (I’m just mad at my laptop, Maxon (Yes, Maxon Schreave) because he’s been so slow and lazy and I want to get a new Mac-xon XD)


Let’s get on to the books I read:

I only did one review too!

  • The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: 4.5/5 stars
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: 4/5 stars
  • The Next Together by Lauren James: 2.75/5 stars
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover: 5/5 stars
  • Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: 3.5/5 stars


Despite how broke I am (and have always been) I have a quiet decent book haul to share!

I mentioned in my earlier post that I went to Thailand and I got some books, five to be exact, which are:

  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover (which I read and loved)
  • Extraordinary Means by Robyn Scheider
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I also won a giveaway hosted by @nerdytalkbooksblog over on Instagram. I chose two books which are:

  • The Next Together by Lauren James
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them

Then I got myself:

  • The Rest of Us just live here by Patrick Ness
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition – which I get excited every time I touch it. Like, I’m weird, okay? okay.

Talking of HP, has anybody tried the new sorting hat test, on Hi, I’m still in Ravenclaw πŸ˜€ (I’m in year 6 this year)


As for other posts besides book reviews, I created a new series called “Bookish Lists” which I list down a few points, discussing a bookish topic. I have made two posts so far:

And if you want to check out all the posts I made in January you can click here.

And that was my January! How was yours? I hope you had a great start and a great year to come πŸ˜€

Thank you for reading!


Kimsiang@ TheSpinesBreaker


19 thoughts on “Monthly Recap | January 2016 WRAP-UP

  1. Nice post! And I’m a Ravenclaw, although two years ago, on Pottermore, the Sorting Hat said I was a Hufflepuff. I love all Houses, but I’ve always felt I was a Ravenclaw, not a Hufflepuff. But I’m glad that, this time, the Sorting Hat got it right! Ravenclaw power!

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      1. They used to give us nicknames? That looks cool! At least, we can see what kind of wand we could have! πŸ˜€


  2. “It’s the month of love and money! (Because I celebrate Chinese New Year and that means red pocket. XD)”

    Oh my gosh, that made me laugh so hard! I can’t wait for Chinese New Year! Hahaha. I need to do that new Sorting Hat test (I always get Ravenclaw, but you never know!). πŸ˜€

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