One month into 2018 and how is everyone getting on with their reading challenge? I want to read twenty four books this year, two every month. I know it’s not a lot but sometimes it’s hard to fit in just one book. Last year I didn’t read a lot, but I’ve already read three books so far, which I think is good going.
The three books I’ve read have been great. I’ve enjoyed them all. January is such a long month it feels like so long since I’ve read the book I started the year off with.
I started my 2018 reading challenge with Giovanna Fletcher’s newest novel “Some Kind of Wonderful” and that’s just what it was, wonderful. This book was so heart warming, a perfect start to my reading. I loved it from start to finish. Although I am completely obsessed with anything Giovanna, Tom or Carrie Fletcher write. I just want to be apart of their family ha! If you’re looking for a book that is light and easy “Some Kind of Wonderful” is a must.
The next book I read wasn’t as light and easy as Giovanna’s novel, but it’s been my stand out of the month. “The Roanoke Girls” by Amy Engel. I picked this book up because I had seen it on my Instagram a few times and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. And let me tell you TH HYPE WAS WORTH IT. I devoured this book within a couple of hours. I was obsessed. I couldn’t stop thinking about it after I finished it. I even re-read certain parts of it to see if I could find out anything more that I might have missed the first time. This book is not for everyone. It’s very dark and very twisted. I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who does not like dealing with sexual content or sexual manipulation content, it’s an intense book, but if you enjoyed Gone Girl, Dark Objects or Sharp Places by Gillian Flynn you would probably like this book. I even had to message the author and tell her how much I loved it.
My third book was “Genuine Fraud” by E. Lockhart. I’m a big fan of E. Lockhart and I picked this up when I was in Amsterdam last year. If you know E. Lockhart then you know it’s better to go into her novels knowing basically nothing. This book had a lot to live up to because of “We Were Liars”, which I can still remember throwing across the room when I finished it because of the ending. E. Lockhart’s style of writing is so different and so unique I don’t know how she does it. She is an expert at her craft. I enjoyed this book but I was annoyed that everything didn’t get tired up at the end. I wanted to know more about the main character and why she was doing what she was doing. It wasn’t my favourite E. Lockhart book but if you’re a fan of her work I would recommend it, it was a fun and interesting read.
What books did you read in January? Let me know!
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