In the middle of January, Joe and I took three of our friends (Alex, Esther and Markus) to Southern California to experience the wonderful place that is Disneyland and just enjoy ourselves! We spent two days at Disneyland + California Adventures, visited the Santa Monica Pier, had some DELICIOUS all-you-can-eat korean bbq, ate ice cream macarons twice and played a ton of Trivia Crack + Family Feud.
Loved: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally, The Giver by Lois Lowry
Liked: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols, Four by Veronica Roth, The Queen by Kiera Cass
Could've skipped: Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
Number of books and pages read in January: 5 (and 1 novella) // 1,381 pages
After watching Big Hero 6 with my mom in December, one of my brothers and I decided to expand her knowledge on all things Disney by borrowing a bunch of DVDs from the library. We chose Wreck-it Ralph, one of my favorites, and Monsters University (my dad randomly joined us and he loved it!) I ended up watching Big Hero 6 two more times in January, once with Esther and again with Alex, Joe and Markus. Big Hero 6 is a great movie and I highly recommend it to everyone :)
- I started a new feature, Up and Coming, to share a list of the releases I am most excited for each month. It's kind of interesting to look back at it because I've changed my mind about a book I mentioned.
- Two book reviews: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols and Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally.
- After an encounter with a guy who automatically thinks of YA as Twilight, I wrote Explaining YA to the Non-Bookish and talked about the way I'd go about describing the young adult genre with people who don't read.
If you listen to anything today, check out Daniela Andrade's mix of Telegraph Ave/Sober (by Childish Gambino. I also replayed Tove Lo's Queen of the Clouds album a TON of times in January (Not on Drugs is one of my favorites) and Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding.
I just started watching The 100 a couple of days ago and I'm HOOKED, so you'll definitely be seeing that in the next "looking back" post. (If you don't watch it, I recommend you start ASAP!) I hope your January was just as fun as mine!
What was the best book you read in January? Have you seen Big Hero 6 yet?