January 2019 Wrap-Up


The first month of the year has finally come to an end (it felt never-ending). Work has been a little crazy at my end with very long nights and some weekend work – the reason why I have neglected my Instagram feed and blog posts. Every time I tried to sit and work on it, things kept coming up or I was just too tired from the week. In February, my goal is to be more active in both places.

Nonetheless, this did not stop me from reading. I tried very much to at least get in some reading when I can, even if it was for just a few minutes. I guess worked out because I was able to complete four books this month!



  • Romanov by Nadine Barnes: Anastasia Romanov and her family have been stripped from their titles from the Red Army. They have been secluded in a house far from the city and are watched around the clock. In the meantime, the Red Army is hunting every Spellmaster in the country, but not if Anastasia can stop it.  I received an ACR from Netgalley. (📚 📚 📚 📚 📚/5)
  • American Like Me by America Ferrera & Others: America Ferrera and a group of wonderful athletes, artists, influencers, activists and much more came together to write about growing up and questioning their identity, culture, and race. But now as grown-ups, they have embrace where they come from and walk with their heads up.  (📚 📚 📚 📚 📚/5)
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton: Elisa’s country is at war within themselves, President Batista is a dictator and is fighting against the followers of Fidel Castro. Elisa comes from a wealthy family which is not the best at that time. Marisol is going to Cuba, where her beloved grandmother is from, she is going to scatter her ashes in the country she loved the most. Along the way, Marisol discovers more about her family, especially her grandmother.  (📚 📚 📚 📚/5)
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: Roy came from a small town in Louisianna, went to college, become a business executive and have just married Celestial, an artist. They are visiting Roy’s parents when one night everything is turned upside down. Roy is pulled from their hotel room and accused of a crime he did not commit. Incarcerated, he has to miss important events and see his marriage drift away.   (📚 📚 📚 📚/5)

I am now on a binge with the show Scandal. I first watched it when it aired and got to Season 3, then I stopped. I have decided to pick it back up again so let’s see how this goes.

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