I know I'm a few weeks late, but I wanted to share with you guys everything I read in January!

I won't be going too in depth about the books I read for Uni, as I'll talk about them more on my website, which you can read here!

Lore Olympus Vol. 1
I decided to re-read this graphic novel series, and to give book three a chance. When I read book two in 2022, I really didn't enjoy it. I really liked this volume, and my feelings haven't really changed about it.

Greek Myths by Dr. Jean Menzies
I have been wanting to pick up Jean's non-fiction books for so long, and I finally got round to it in January. I have been following Jean on TikTok for a long time now, and I wanted to pick up her book Greek Myths. This was an amazing overview of Greek Mythology. It covers some really interesting topics which I haven't seen discussed in other comparable titles, such as where we get our information from when it comes to the Greek Myths, and how the Gods and Goddesses would have been worshipped in Ancient Greece. I would highly recommend this book if you (or your child) are interested in Greek Mythology!

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel
I'm going to be rereading Percy Jackson with my cousin, and I came across the graphic novel for The Lightning Thief on Scribd, so I thought I'd pick it up. I did enjoy this graphic novel, and it has made me even more excited to reread the books!

This is one of Madeline Miller's short stories, and my feelings are pretty neutral about it. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't as good as I think some people had made me think it would be...

Lore Olympus Vol. 2
Okay, so this was another reread, and my opinions on this volume did actually change. I really didn't like this volume back when I read it in July last year. On reading it back, and reflecting a little, I actually found that I enjoyed it more. I think maybe the heatwave had made me grumpy when I read it the first time round!

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl
This was a let down for me unfortunately. I'd heard some really great things about this one from my favourite bookish creators, but I really didn't like it. I thought it was predictable, and I just didn't feel any suspense. I listened to this as an audiobook, but I think if I had picked it up physically it would have likely been a DNF.

Lore Olympus Vol. 3
I really enjoyed this volume, and it has encouraged me to continue on with the series, which is something I wasn't sure I would do after I read volume three for the first time. I picked up the Waterstones exclusive edition, and I also really like the cover, so that helps!

The Song of Achilles
Okay, one of the most hyped books in existence. I enjoyed this book so much more than Circe. I feel like the hype took most of my enjoyment out of Circe, but it didn't so much when it came to The Song of Achilles. I think the characterisation was done really well, and I found that I wanted it to have been longer, which is not something I say very often!

Castle in the Air
I wanted to continue on with Diana Wynne Jones' books, after I read Howl's Moving Castle last year. I really enjoyed this one, and I listened to the audiobook which was so much fun! I'm going to be reading more of Diana Wynne Jones' books for sure!

What did you read in January? Let me know in the comments!