January 2017 Recap: Books, Posts, & Music (OH MY!)

Posted February 1, 2017 by admin in Ana Talks / 0 Comments


This year I really want to revamp my blog by introducing new content and ‘series’, such as the monthly recap! I’ve seen these types of recaps floating around and decided to try it out.

Current Music Obsessions: Bad Things ¦ I don’t wanna live forever ¦ Chicago album

January has been quite an emotional ride for me- it marks my first month as a college graduate, America inaugurated a new president (yikes!), I worked my butt off working on an application to my dream grad program, and I began my journey to minimalism. January also (hopefully) marks the beginning of a new era on my blog! As I mentioned, this year I want to prioritize blogging and try to encompass all of my interests in one space. As the year progresses I hope to continue expanding on the variety of posts here.

But before we start looking into the future, lets take a quick look at what’s happened this past month!

What I read and reviewed:

Due to the fact that I’ve been focusing on my grad school application I was not able to read as much as I hoped. I read and finished The Hidden Oracle and A List of Cages. I am currently reading Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Hyperion Reviews: Shadow Magic & The Hidden Oracle

Tags I completed:

I love tags and hope to complete more this year!

Bookish Resolutions Tag

Promotional Posts:

I’m so happy that I started signing up for more promotional posts. They’re really easy to put together and I love helping get the word out about new releases.

Cover Reveal: Black Bird of the Gallows

Till Death Trailer Reveal


I am over the moon excited about introducing lifestyle posts to my blog. It’ll definitely motivate me to blog more and keep me accountable!

30 Day Simplify Your Life Challenge (Announcement)

Journey to Minimalism: Set Your Intentions


It’s always fun to include creative posts to break up all the reviews, promo, and tags that can sometimes feel repetitive.

My Dream Crate: Creating the Ultimate Loot Crate Subscription Box

Community Posts:

Spread the love! Here are a couple of posts I loved from other bloggers that I wanted to share.

The Book Bratz discussed What Blogging in College is Really Like (I also contributed to this post!)

Growing-Up Booknerd shared her experience seeing Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

The Writing Duo introduced a new series called What’s on my Night Table

A Small Wardrobe discussed Minimalism and Adapting Your Space

Looking Ahead:

In the month of February I hope to:

  • establish a schedule that assigns certain days to lifestyle posts and bookish posts- that way you guys know what to expect when!
  • read 3 books
  • get back to writing
  • continue my ‘journey to minimalism’ posts
  • publish some discussion posts

What are your goals for February?

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