It felt as if this month stood completely still and yet, it also flew by so quickly. It is hard to fathom that the first chapter of the new year is over. I have not read a lot this month but tried to squeeze in as many books possible in the last few days. I am going to make reading a priority this coming month and will be planning out everything that needs to get done in more detail. All my tasks kind of piled up in the last week which made January even crazier.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

To be honest, I found this book quite difficult to get used to. The beginning had me rereading the sentences twice but as I continued, page by page, the story started to flow more and I found it a lot easier.

I also watched the film as I read the book to help me connect more to the characters and to give me a clearer picture of the setting. The film helped a lot and I found myself enjoying both. I do have to say, however, that the film would have made the story more unclear if I had not read the book. Reading the book before (or during) you watch the film will help you understand and enjoy the story more.

I do not want to get in to too much detail in this wrap up because I am planning on writing a full and detailed review soon, so if you are interested please keep an eye out.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

As I said, many things happened this month so I did not have much time for reading. When this post is up, I still would not have finished reading this book. I am planning on rating and writing a full review, so stay tuned for my detailed thoughts.

Bloom by Beau Taplin

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I discovered the poet through Instagram and have been in love with his words ever since. Beau Taplin has a way of convincing you that you are your own best friend and that is something you do not hear quite often. I found many treasures throughout the book that will stick with me for a very long time.

(I will be writing a post on all the poetry books I have read this past year in February, so if that is something you would be interested in, make sure to keep an eye out on the blog.)

I Am Her Tribe by Danielle Doby

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

As with most poets, I also discovered Danielle Doby on Instagram. Her words have a way of making you feel stronger. I Am Her Tribe, I would say, is a poetry book written mostly for female readers as it is about how women should stand up for themselves, as well as relationships. I really loved her writing style and it is a book I really enjoyed.

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

After reading just a few pages, I was completely captivated. I think this is a book for everyone and I do have to say, I loved it more than I thought I would. Reading Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately (and the other two poetry books) this month really helped me focus on what is important. I have been struggling to find my way these past few months and these books acted as a how-to guide to help me find my direction.

That is it for this month’s blog posts. I had a complete blast writing and posting them and I cannot wait to continue doing so. Writing and formatting almost all day, every day, had taken a bit of a toll on me but I am planning on scheduling better and working in advance.

Thank you for reading and visiting! It means so much that you take time out of your day to read my thoughts and words. I am so happy to have finally launched this blog after all this time.

Keep on reading and never stop telling stories.

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