A Clown and Her Chapters – My January Reads.

Hellooo my peoples.

This month has been quite the ghetto, to say the least: among other things, online school has fully resumed and you can guess how that is going. Not…very good.

As promised last time, today’s post is about the absolute love of my life: books!

Fun fact: At the start of this year, I set the goal of reading 150 books this year, and I am already failing terribly. Who sent me to pick that number? Absolutely no one. I read 5 books in January and I am still on my third book of this month. A clown indeed is what I am.

Here are the books I read last month:

1. Transcendent Kingdom

I have told anyone who cared to listen how much I loved this book. Obviously, there is now nothing this woman writes that I will not read, shopping lists included, and I am being very serious.

2. The Miracle Morning

I did it guys. I finished a self-help book.

On a more serious note though, I must admit it was actually quite helpful, literally.

3. Get a Life, Chloe Brown

This book has been getting a lot of love and I must say it’s worth the hype. It’s a slightly unrealistic romance that I thoroughly and shamelessly enjoyed.

4. Such a Fun Age

Prepare to be amazed.

5. Nectar

And of course, one book of poetry for the road!

How are you and what have you been reading? Have you, like me, set any unrealistic reading goals for yourself? Let’s hear it.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!


  • Olanrewaju

    I set a goal of 52 books (same as last year), but my situation is much worse because I am yet to finish two so far.
    Maybe I’ll read your self help recommendation, so it can help me read other books ?

  • Tee

    I read about 50 books last year,majorly novels. I decided at the beginning of the year, to read about 20 ‘serious books’ I haven’t read any yet??
    Btw, I like the heading of the writeup that’s what drew me to the article…??

    • Ọmọlàbákẹ́

      I finished reading Transcendent Kingdom this morning. I loved it! It’s so different from her previous book – Homegoing, for one it’s slow paced, which annoyed me to no end lol. I later warmed up to the book Sha.

      I haven’t set any book goals. I would do that now.
      Self help books or non-fiction are usually very different for me to read, and then finish. That would be part of my goals this year and hopefully I achieve it.

      Thanks for the recommendations. I would look them up.
      Can I add mine? – This House is Not for Sale by E.C. Osondu. It’s an absolute delight. You might want to read it sometime.

      • accordingtodupe

        That woman’s range is staggering.

        I’ve heard about This House is Not for Sale and I’ll add it to my TBR list. Thank youu so much

  • Winnifred

    I set a goal of 60 books and I’m just on my 7th book for the year. Thank you for your recommendations. I’ll add them to my list.

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