Wrap Up: January 2019 (+ Mental Health Book Bingo Wrap Up)


Hi everyone! January was the month of the Mental Health Book Bingo for me: a readathon in which you read as many mental health books as you can, guided by prompts on a bingo sheet. I posted my TBR back in December and, when you look at it you can see that I didn’t manage to read most of the books on there, which was to be expected because my TBR was super excessive. And the fact that I fell into a bit of a slump at the end of the month definitely didn’t help either.

Luckily I did manage to read quite a few mental health related books, especially because some of the books I randomly picked up unexpectedly ended up having mental health rep in them as well. The only book I read that didn’t have mental health rep was Love á la Mode.

I had a lot of fun participating in the Mental Health Book Bingo and I hope that we’ll get to do it again next year!


Shiny Broken Pieces by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra – I was very scared I wouldn’t remember anything from this series anymore since I read the first book 2 years ago, but it was super easy to fall back into this story and I enjoyed it a lot.
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – This book was amazing. I tabbed so many pages while reading it because I could relate to the character so much, and that was wonderful.
No More Heroes by Michelle Kan – I’m so glad I finally managed to pick this up because I had so much fun with it! I’m super excited for the sequel to come out.
Love á la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm – I love the idea of this book (culinary school set in Paris), I loved the talk of food and the friendship but… The main focus of this book was the romance and I didn’t care for that at all. 

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert – I’m honestly not quite sure how to properly describe my feelings on this book. The MH rep was quite good, I loved the brother-sister relationship (and the family relationships in general) and I loved the way it explored identity, but I didn’t really like the bisexual rep.
Lions Can Always Learn to Roar by Charlotte Anne Hamilton – YES I finally picked this one up and this still remains my favorite Robin Hood retelling. I love the characters and especially Robin’s merry gang so so much. But I do have to admit I liked the first one a bit more…
The Disasters by M.K. England – I picked this one up because I saw a few people talking about how amazing it was on Twitter and wow, they were so right. I adored the characters, the plot, the setting, just everything.
The Storyteller by Traci Chee – I finally managed to finish my favorite fantasy series of all time and this book blew me away. I’m so happy this got the ending it deserved, even though it did cost me a lot of tears.


I’m currently reading Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks, and apparently this was in my “currently reading” section in my last wrap-up as well so I guess that says enough about how things with this book are going. But I really hope I’ll be able to finish it tomorrow! I’m also currently reading The Lions of Sherwood Forest by Charlotte Anne Hamilton, which is a collection of short stories all about Robin Hood and her merry gang. I’m liking it a lot, but I’m taking it one story at a time so I’m moving through it quite slowly.

So, while I read quite a few great books this month I still wished I’d read more. But hey, maybe next month!

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7 gedachtes over “Wrap Up: January 2019 (+ Mental Health Book Bingo Wrap Up)

  1. Marie zegt:

    Oh I’m glad you liked Shiny Broken Pieces, I really want to finish reading this series, too 🙂 and YAY for ELIZA ahhhhh. You know my love for this book is endless, I am so, so happy you enjoyed it too ❤
    Happy reading! ❤


  2. iamrainbou zegt:

    I also read No More Heroes this month and I enjoyed it so much!! Love stories about superheroes and morally grey characters. I have The Reader on my tbr for next month, your love for this series was just the push I needed!


  3. Michelle zegt:

    Eliza and Her Monsters is an amazing read and I’m so happy you loved it ❤
    I absolutely adored Eliza and the anxiety representation was SO well done! I desperately want to read Tiny Broken Things & Shiny Little Pieces – it just looks like such a good series that I’ll definitely enjoy!

    I hope your February turns out to better and less slumpy x


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