Monthly Wrap-Up / January 2018

Jami's Words January Wrap-Up

Hosted by: Bookidote – The purpose of this is to share book hauls, favorite books of the month, reading progression, books discovered, those we’d like to read in the future, and fun movies and tv shows!

Monthly Wrap-Up / January 2018

I’ve been wanting to do a monthly wrap-up for a long time now, and I’ve finally decided to incorporate that into my blog posts! Please pardon my tardiness on posting my January 2018 wrap-up.

In my monthly wrap-ups, you may find reflections on my favorite books, fun posts and reviews,
and TV shows and movies.

Please share with me your favorite book and TV finds from January!

Jami's Words Books

Book Posts

Favorite Book of January

Melody of the Soul Liz Tolsma

This is an amazing WWII story. This one will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf.

My favorite book from the month of January was Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma. I reviewed it {here}.

Sweet Valley High Books by Francine Pascal

I have thoroughly enjoyed re-reading and reviewing the Sweet Valley High series with my friend Kristin. Together, she and I are reviewing Books 1-26 this year and are having fun interviewing each other and sharing fun posts on Pinterest. Here are samples of the reviews and fun posts I shared here on the blog in January:

Sweet Valley High Book 1 / Double Love

Sweet Valley High Double Love Q&A

Sweet Valley High Book 2 / Secrets

Books I’m Currently Reading | TBR Books

TV Treasures Jami's Words

I don’t have time to watch a lot of television. We don’t have cable TV, but we do have Netflix, Amazon Prime TV, and right now we’re trying Hulu (not sure yet it if we’ll keep it). In the last couple of months I have been watching two series, and I love them both. Have you watched these and what do you think?

The Resident

The Resident on Fox Jami's WordsSome of you all who might be an 80s kid like myself might remember the show ER. I LOVED ER and hated it so much when it went off the air. Since then, I moved onto other medical programs through the years, but none really interested me enough to want to watch every week.

Then The Resident and The Good Doctor entered my life, and I am back to watching medical dramas again on a regular basis.

The Resident stars Matt Czuchry. If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan like I am, you know who he is. Matt plays Doctor Conrad Dawkins, a third-year resident at Chastain Park Medical Hospital. He supervises first-year intern Doctor Pravesh, and he exposes to him to the good and the bad in the life of medicine.

I love this show!

The Resident is a new series on the Fox channel. It’s on Mondays at 9/8 Central. If you don’t have cable, you can watch it for free on the Fox website.


The Good DoctorThe Good Doctor on ABC Jami's Words

Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

The other show that I’ve been watching for several months now is The Good Doctor. I was intrigued right away with the dynamic story line and the patient situations that are portrayed. This show demonstrates the teamwork required, the ups and downs, and the trials that each character deals with in their personal lives.

I highly recommend this medical drama!

The Good Doctor airs on ABC at 10/9 Central on ABC. You can watch certain episodes on the ABC website for free.


What did you discover in the month of January? What are your recommendations on books and TV/Movies? Please share in the comments below!


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