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January’s Bookshelf

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I am a self-proclaimed Book Nerd! I LOVE reading so much that I seriously wish I could turn this hobby into a job!

Lately, I’ve started posting some covers of the books I’ve been reading on Instagram using the hashtag #luckyreads. So, I thought it would be fun to put a list together of what I’ve read at the end of each month in case you’re a book nerd, too 🙂

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Alright, I started the year devouring Lauren Layne’s Oxford Series.  You guys…SUCH fun books! Lauren Layne knows how to write some steamy books {are you blushing yet?}

Irresistibly Yours, I Wish You Were Mine, and Someone Like You were just too fun to put down! I read these three books in just two and half days.  I’m anxiously awaiting June {for many reasons!} but especially to finish up the series with I Knew You Were Trouble!

Next up I read Colleen Hoover’s November 9.  OMG – have you ever read any books by her? Honestly, she may be one of my favorite writers!

The premise of November 9 is that the two main characters meet up once a year {obvi on November 9th!} and have no contact the other 364 days! It’ll suck you in…I promise! You may also love It Ends with Us by Colleen {Gutwrenching} or Maybe Someday, {Adorable!} too.

I lightened things up a little after that one with The Boy is Back. Such a fun story told via texts, emails, and other modern technology! Really light read – perfect for summertime sittin’ by a pool!

Do you ever read Taylor Jenkins Reid books?? You guys…you MUST.  She writes incredible characters!!! In the beginning of the school year, I read Maybe in Another Life {and LOVED it!} but this month, I read One True Loves and Forever, Interrupted – they were both magnificent!

Maybe in Another Life even sparked a “What If” convo with JB! I bet it’ll get you thinking, too!

The One That Got Away has been on my Kindle wishlist for months and I finally felt like it was the right time to read it.  It didn’t disappoint – I love a great “Man, I should have…” story!

Next up was Alessandra Torre’s latest, Love in Lingerie.  It’s a racy book but so fun! I recently read Hollywood Dirt, Love Chloe, and Moonshot {which are not racy!} and I just love her style!

At the end of December, Amazon offered James Patterson’s The Murder House for dirt cheap with their daily deals.  I love reading JP books for a quick, suspenseful read.  Unfortunately, I did not love this one.  It was worth the two bucks I paid, but it certainly wasn’t my favorite {and moved too slowly for a JP book, in my opinion!}

I snuck in another Lauren Layne book towards the end of the month.  I think Good Girl took about 3 hours to devour – so fun!

The Marriage Lie may be my absolute favorite book I read this month! I snuck in the last few pages during the students’ silent reading because I just couldn’t wait till I got home to finish it up!!

As I was reading this suspenseful novel at the gym, I even gasped at one point – GASPED! Go read it! I’m not evena person who likes to be in suspense, but I loved this book!

I squeezed in one last book in January.  Good as Gone was free from Kindle’s Lending Library.  It was okay – not fabulous, but entertaining at least.  Much of it didn’t seem super realistic, but I suppose those romantic novels aren’t always either, right?

That’s a wrap for January books.  Because my Winter break didn’t end until January 9th, I had LOTS of reading time! I don’t usually read 13 books in a month but I’m trying to take more time out to read because I love it so much!

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Slainte!

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One Response

  1. I love reading about other people’s reading lives! Thanks for this post – I may add a couple of these to my want-to-read list. So many books, so little time 🙂

    Julie

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