A Monthly Recap | January 2017

Posted January 30, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 8 Comments


A Monthly Recap is exactly what it sounds like, a recap of the month. I’ll be recapping books I read, posts of the month, a little bit of what’s going on outside the blog, and a little bit of what I have plan in the upcoming month. I’ll be linking up my monthly wrap to Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

A Break From The Blog & Books:

  • Little 1 and Little 2 started basketball this month. Little 2 likes it sometimes. I also won a free season for the Spring during one of the raffles so that saves us some money.
  • I started watching Lucifer and I’m really enjoying it.
  • I went a little overboard buying pens this month. Like I drove to the east side of town to track down my favorite pens. Mission was accomplished and I got them on sale since the Kmart’s closing soon.
  • We were able to get the money for the bankruptcy and I am so grateful for anyone who donated to us.
This Month I Read:


My Favorite: Paper Princess by Erin Watt
My Second Favorite: Troublemaker by Leah Rimini
Least Favorite: The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket

This Month On As Told By Tina:
Challenge Update:
  • 2017 Goals: I updated 1 page which was my contact page.
  • Alphabet Challenge: I accomplished the letters B, K, P, T. ( Because Of The Sun, K My Name Is Kendra, Paper Princess and Troublemaker.
  • Audiobooks Challenge: I listened to 8 audiobooks this month. (Troublemaker and books 1-8 of A Series Of Unfortunate Events).
  • Debut Author Challenge: I read none but I have plans to catch up in Feb.
  • #LetsReadIndie Challenge: I read 3 indie books. K My Name Is Kendra, Paper Princess and Broken Prince.
  • Netflix & Books Challenge: I didn’t read any books for this challenge but I did begin watching Lucifer and I’m about halfway done with season 1.
  • Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge: I read 1 book which was Because Of The Sun.
  • Read It Again, Sam Challenge: I read none.
  • #RockMyTBR Challenge: I read 1 book which was Paper Princess.
My TBR For The Upcoming Month

Coming Up On As Told By Tina:
  • Most of my TBR are ARCs I am planning on reading this month.
  • I plan on having a discussion about why I’m cool with Insta-Love
  • I also plan on launching my bullet journal series this month. I’m still undecided on what the first topic and how often I should post.
  • I plan on updating a couple pages on the blog.

How was your January? What was your favorite book?