January 2018 Wrap-Up & Favorites

January Wrap-Up & Favorites

Hello fellow readers! Happy new year! I honestly can't believe that it's 2018 already. With new year comes new hope and of course, new goals, reading goals. In 2017, I couldn't complete my goodreads challenge which is fine by me because I made a big change in my life nearing the end of 2017. So I was busy with that. The good thing is, 2018 is a fresh start for me. I'm still doing the goodreads challenge, but I don't want to push myself really hard by setting a high goal.

Books read in January

And the Mountains Echoed And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini (★★★)
I finally finished reading the only Hosseini's book that I haven't read. Simply put, it's long overdue. Though I don't like it as much as his previous two books, this one still leaves good impression on me. I've written a full review of this book which will be up in this blog soon if you want to know my thoughts about it.
Breakfast Served Anytime Breakfast Served Anytime - Sarah Combs (★★★★)
To be honest, I was interested in this book because of the cover. It's beautiful. So I was a bit surprised to find that I enjoyed it very much. I didn't expect it to be a heart warming coming of age story which we (at least I) could relate to. Anyway, I've written a full review of this book which will be soon.

January Favorites


Breakfast Served Anytime


The Shape of Water

This film has the most nominations on Oscar 2018. So of course I was intrigued to see what's with this film. I watched the trailer before and my first impression was the Shape of Water is a fantasy thriller film, the kind that I wasn't sure I was going to watch. But boy I'm glad I watched it. Turns out, it's much more than a fantasy thriller film. It's also a love story. A bit weird, considering that the main character in this film is a humanoid amphibian. Still, Del Toro succeeded in crafting a beautiful tale about this unlikely couple. I'd say, the Shape of Water deserves the Oscar. If you haven't watched it, please do. I highly recommend it.

That's all for January wrap-up. Not much reading done, but that's okay. No pressure. At least I had a great time reading them. Houw about you? Did you have a great start this year?

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