January 2015 Wrap Up

Hi guys! This is a wrap-up of the noteable blog related and life events that happened in the past month. Hope you enjoy.

On the Blog 

January Books Reviews 

Laurinda by Alice Pung (3/5)
The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (4/5)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (3/5)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (4/5)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (4/5)

Favourite Read this Month

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas 

Favourite Movie

This movie is set during WWII and follows the story of famous mathematician Alan Turing as he attempts to crack the Germany Enigma Code in hopes of helping Britain win the war. This was an AMAZING movie. It was captivating for the entirety of the film and was very emotional. Every performance was on point. If you haven't watched it yet, what are you waiting for?!

Favourite TV show

I don't really think I have to say anything to justify why I love Friends so much. It's a classic! All the characters are hilarious and their onscreen chemistry is great. This is probably my third time watching the series again, such a good one to marathon.

Favourite Blog Posts / Events 

My Top 10 Recommended Booktubers
My 1 month Blogiversary Giveaway --> Only 1 more day before it closes! Get in quick to win a book of your choice.
I also participated in a couple of Read-a-thons, fair effort but could've read more!

Reading Challenge Update

I read and reviewed 4 books for COYER this month (all linked above). Throne of Glass went towards the Flight of Fantasy Challenge and Oscar Wao and Laurinda went towards the two Diversity challenges I've signed up for. You can keep up to date with my challenges via the progress bars in the side bar and read more about all of them here.

In Life 

This month I went to Sydney for AIESEC Australia's national conference. AIESEC is a student run non-for-profit that's key purpose is leadership development. I've been involved with them since the start of last year and have loved my experience so far. Conference was so much fun! One of the best weeks of my life. Unfortunately I didn't take that many photos of the conference itself, but here are a couple of Sydney's skyline, the Darling Harbour region and a old train station we were at. I love Sydney and the people there so so much, can't wait till I go again. 

That's it for now! What did you get up to this month? 


  1. Cristina @ Girl in the Pages31 January 2015 at 16:26

    You have some really beautiful, stunning photos from your outings this month! :)

  2. Sydney is on my bucket-list of places to visit, Shanny! I'm glad the conference went well, and that you are part of a big organization! It's always helpful for when you finish studying :)
    You've had a good month, and I hope February will be, as well.
    Have a great weekend and happy reading.

  3. Olivia (Bookcomet)1 February 2015 at 07:26

    I loved Syndey when I last went there :) I saw an advert for The Imitation Game on TV a while ago and I've been really wanting to see it ever since. I'm so glad you loved it! Plus Benedict Cumberbatch is a phenomenal actor. Hope February is a fantastic month for you!

  4. I am in loveee with Sydney! I hope you watch it, it's so worth it! And same for you xx

  5. It's so nice there! Thank you so much, hope you have a great Feb too (: xx

  6. I loved Throne of glass! *-*
    I saw The imitation game and it brought me to tears. seriously. Benedict Cumberbatch is such a talented actor and the whole movie was incredible.
    I'm also marathoning Friends. I'm at season 5 now and it gets better and better!!

    Ps. I have a blog as well, if you want to stop by I'd appreciate it so much! It's both in Italian and in English :3 -> http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.com/

  7. I knowww, I was an emotional wreck after watching it! And Friend's is one of those TV shows that never gets old (: I will happily check out your blog x