January Wrap Up! (Starting the Year SO Strong!) | Summary and Q&A

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February 2, 2020
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January Wrap Up! (Starting the Year SO Strong!)

TL;DR

In her January wrap-up, Regan discusses the seven books she read, which include a dark fantasy, a mystery, a rock band biographical novel, a magical story, a fantasy series, a historical fantasy, and a fairy tale-like tale.

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Key Insights

  • 🫠 Regan successfully left her reading slump behind and read seven books in January.
  • 🧚 She enjoyed a variety of genres, including dark fantasy, mystery, biographical fiction, magical stories, fantasy series, historical fantasy, and fairy tales.
  • ❓ Audiobooks enhanced her reading experience, particularly with Daisy Jones and the Six.
  • 😊 Regan appreciated the lush writing in The Starless Sea and the character depth in Assassin's Apprentice.
  • 🐢 Despite enjoying Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, she found it slow at times.

Transcript

everyone it's regan and welcome back to another video today i'm here with my very first wrap up of 2020 my january wrap-up and honestly guys i'm not gonna lie i kind of killed it i read a total of seven books for the month of january i feel like i'm on fire i finally like i've left the reading slump behind in 2019 and i just read so many books at l... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Which book in the January wrap-up did Regan describe as a "very dark, adult fantasy series"?

The book is Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, which follows a main character seeking revenge and training as an assassin.

Q: What type of book is Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson?

Hand on the Wall is the third and final book in the Truly Devious series, which is a YA whodunit-style mystery.

Q: What is the format of Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid?

Daisy Jones and the Six is a fictional biography of a popular rock band in the late 60s, presented as a compilation of interviews.

Q: What is the setting of The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern?

The Starless Sea follows the main character's journey to uncover the secrets of an underground library protecting stories, set in a whimsical and magical world.

Q: Which book is the first in a beloved fantasy series by Robin Hobb?

The first book in the Farseer Trilogy, Assassin's Apprentice, tells the story of a royal assassin as he recounts his childhood and training.

Q: What is the main storyline of Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield?

Once Upon a River revolves around a girl and a man found at a pub, with the mystery of how they got there and what happened to them unfolding throughout the book.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Regan read seven books in January and felt like she left her reading slump behind in 2019.

  • The books she read include Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, and Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.

  • Regan enjoyed a variety of genres and discovered a love for audiobooks.

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