January has come to an end and so too has the first month of reading of 2020. This was quite an odd reading month. I did not put in as much reading time as I normally would in. Part of that was due to spending a large chunk of my time cleaning up after mother nature’s frequent dumpings of snow. Some days, I just couldn’t hold a book after all of that. Then I went through a bought of struggling to read a book that I eventually gave up on but unfortunately I stuck with it for too long. Even so, I did manage to get through quite a few books thanks to picking shorter ones. Without further ado, here is my January reading wrap-up.
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January reading wrap-up
I’ve been wanting to read this series since I bought it back in October, but I wanted to save it until this month. What better way to start off a new year of reading that with an amazing series. After having seen the anime series, I know what to expect for some of this – as the series covers the first 12ish volumes. What I wasn’t expecting is how much I would come to love the story and characters. I could not put these books down! In fact, I read the entire series in five days!
Now I really wish the anime could have continued because this manga series was even better in the second half. It’s safe to say that Kimi ni Todoke has found its place among my favorite manga series. I will also admit that I read the final volume at least a dozen times. This is a series I know I will reread regularly.
This light novel was really enjoyable. For those familiar with the anime, it covers the last bit of the first season of Sword Art Online. It was really nice to revisit this story, as I have only ever watched the anime, and see where it all started. The light novel does give you a slightly more in-depth look into the character’s thoughts and motivations over what is shown in the anime. A really solid book.
It took me an embarrassingly long time to remember what had happened in the previous book. However, once I did, this book became far more enjoyable. This book focuses on Tsunami and the journey to finding out who she is and where she belongs. I will say that I did miss seeing the other dragonets along with her, though they are in the book, their presence is minimal – and for good reason too. This was a great second book to the series and I really look forward to seeing where the story goes on from here.
January reading wrap-up stats
- Books read: 32
- Books purchased: 5
- Books purged: 0
- Books DNF’d: 1
Though January had its ups and downs reading-wise, I am still happy with how much I read. Did you get much reading done in January? What was your favorite read of the month?