Monthly Rewind ~ January 2017

Posted February 2, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Monthly Rewind / 42 Comments

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books

  • The kids went back to school after winter break and it was very much needed. I can’t keep them as busy as they need to be.
  • It snowed here only once so far but the kids took advantage of the hill in our yard with some sledding.
  • I started eating healthier again which has been a nice change and my body appreciates it.
  • I watched lots of reality TV this month while waiting for all the normal shows to start up again.
  • My husband got sick and we had to skip our annual trip to Indiana for and IU home game. Even though we all wound up sick (womp womp) we got all dressed up to watch the game at home.
  • I loved seeing all the pictures of the women’s marches all over the country and the world 🙂
Top 3 Reviews

The Woman in Cabon 10 // Everything You Want Me to Be // The Trespasser 

Top 3 Non-Reviews

My TBR List Secret Santa Edition // Top Hidden Gem Books // Top 2016 Releases I Meant to Read (but I Totally Will)

What I Read

The one that was my favorite: Wanderlost
The one that was my second favorite: On Second Thought
The one that got really weird: 
Hey Harry, Hey Matilda 
The one with the Gilmore:  
Talking as Fast as I Can
The one that I read in a day: 
Wait for Me
The one with that broke down walls (literally): Pretty Little World
The one that was the shortest: The Grown Up
The one with the magic: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Challenge Update

You can see my progress on the side bar and the books for each challenge here. On the Shelf Love budget I failed because I spent $24 on the Anna trilogy audio. Otherwise I only spent $4 on actual books.

Tentative February TBR

What’s Ahead

February isn’t a very exciting month on the personal front. We do have my husband’s birthday but that is it. I hope the weather stays mild and we don’t get any snow. Book wise I want to get through my February ARCs and be able to fit in a couple of books on my shelf as well.

How was your January? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


42 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ January 2017

  1. Sounds like a successful month (other than all of you getting sick). We’ve read a lot of the same books lately (EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE; THE TRESSPASSER; THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, etc.). I want to read the Lauren Graham book (love her!), but I’m still woefully behind on my Gilmore Girls watching. I’ve heard it’s better to watch all the episodes before reading Graham’s book …
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  2. Sucks that you guys had to skip your trip to Indiana but good job on the healthy eating. I’m doing a little better though I’m not where I want to be.

    I don’t watch a lot of reality TV but holy cow do I watch a lot of scripted TV. I’m binge watching Shooter right now with Ryan Phillippe and I’m loving it.

    That’s a great stack of books you read in January. Keep up the good work on that front. I hope you have a fabulous February and Happy Birthday to your hubby!
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  3. Hey team colors! Nice. 🙂 Sorry you didn’t get to actually make the game. The womens marches were nice to see.

    Yay for woman on Cabin 10, and both the Tana French and Everything You Want Me To Be looks phenom too. Have a great February!
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  4. Great month, aside from missing your trip. 🙁 We’ve been lucky to have very little snow, which is VERY unusual. Makes me think we’re going to get pounded with snow soon. It has been known to snow in May in Ohio.
    I hope you enjoy all your upcoming reads!
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  5. Sounds like everyone is getting back into their regular routines… school, diet, etc. You got so much reading done in January! (Guess that’s what happens when you get sick. Ugh.) My favorite books in January (can’t choose just one this time!) were From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Both were completely unforgettable.
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  6. danielle hammelef

    I also feel bad because you had to cancel your trip as being sick is never fun. I have a cold or something right now that just won’t go away and now it’s giving me a cough. Having a hill in your own yard is very handy for sledding!! I want to read Wanderlost and forgot about this book til now (thank you!). My favorite January book was Faith in Every Footstep.

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