January Reading Recap

January Reading Recap

January was a great month of books and reading! I managed to read nine books (a record for me), which were a good mix of review copies and books I’ve been excited to read for some time now. Starting the year out strong with two books I rated a full five out of five, I’m excited to see what the rest of 2018 has to bring!

Ready to see the list?

Books I read and reviewed:

Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin

Only Child was poignant, heartbreaking, and powerful. I HIGHLY recommend this one!

Mister Tender's Girl, by Carter Wilson

Mister Tender’s Girl will keep you on your toes and always wanting to know more.

Seven-Sided Spy, by Hannah Carmack

Seven-Sided Spy had an intriguing concept but a little too much going on.

Lie to Me, by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me had me hooked but the ending didn’t quite jibe with the rest of it.

Lines of Justice: Azdaja, by Lee Sherred

I thought I had read some dark and gory books before, but Lines of Justice: Aždaja really takes the cake.

The Ghostwriter, by Alessandra Torre

I can’t recommend The Ghostwriter highly enough, especially if you like books about books, authors, and stories within stories.

Surprise Me, by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me did, in fact, surprise me; a witty and surprisingly touching novel, this is an easy read for when you’re looking for something more lighthearted.

Books I read but haven’t reviewed yet:

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir is the story of both a true crime and memoir that were both powerful in their own right but weren’t woven together as smoothly as I would have liked.

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven was a thought provoking exploration of humanity through the lens of the apocalypse.

Other posts this month:

Top 5 Bookish Goals for 2018

My first post of the year discussed my top five bookish goals for 2018, which has me thinking more intentionally about the books I’m choosing to read.

Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin

To celebrate the release of her debut novel next week, I shared a Q&A with Rhiannon Navin and giveaway for a signed copy of Only Child.

On the stack for next month:

February 2018 TBR

Although the next set of books up on my TBR is heavy on advance and review copies, I’m really looking forward to all of them! They run a range from mysteries and thrillers to fantasy middle grade and even some short stories. And I added Dragon Coast to the mix to work towards three of my goals for this year: reading more books I already own; completing series I’ve started and left hanging for a while; and I worked it in to my Popsugar reading challenge books! Talk about multitasking!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

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