I don’t always like to do big book reviews when I read so I thought each month I would list the books I read and give you a short paragraph on my thoughts.
If you want to know more of my thoughts then I can link to a longer review if I post one, but recently a short couple of paragraphs on Goodreads is enough for me.
If you wanna know more about my reading habits in real-time you can check out my Goodreads but I thought it would be cool to have these summaries too to see how much I read per month.
So without further ado, here are my reads for January!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
I started reading this one at the end of last year and I kind of wanted to finish it before then so I could start afresh with a new book this year. But realistically, I read the first 30 pages two days before the new year so the majority was read in January.
Once I got properly stuck into this book, I could not put it down. I was obsessed and it was so good. Evelyn is an icon and her story is one that I think everyone should read.
So we started strong and I give this all the stars and recommend it 100%
The Girl that Reads on the Metro
I picked this up last year, thought it was going to be a cute read. I guess it was to some degree but overall a bit of a letdown.
I found it hard to really enjoy the story since I ended up rereading paragraphs sometimes because I lost track of what was going on. Not sure if it was due to the translation or just me reading through things too quickly but it wasn’t my fave.
Also, the poetic writing style was not for me. It was definitely beautiful writing and I can appreciate that but sometimes I could do without all the fluffy description because I just want to know what happens.
So yeah, this one was not the best and I almost considered giving up on it but because it was short I held out. Definitely was not my thing.
Currently Reading: Open House
This one I am currently halfway through. So far it’s okay, not my favourite mystery. The constant switching point of view kind of bothers me though because I would rather you stay on one person for at least a few chapters before moving on, some chapters are only 3 pages long so it’s a lot to keep switching. But we’re halfway there so might as well keep going haha.
And that concludes the January reading wrap up. I’d say it was an okay month for reading, there were weeks I didn’t read at all and others where I read a lot. Can’t complain though as we start off the reading challenge of the year quite strong.
This year in terms of books I am choosing to read, I don’t have much of a plan. Mainly my goal is to finish the Bridgerton series and start the PLL book series. And maybe read more of the Amazon Prime First Reads books, I get a free one every month from prime and yet I haven’t been reading them lol. They can be a bit hit or miss but they’re free so can’t complain.
So yeah, lots of books to be reading, don’t always make time for them but we do what we can. I can’t imagine I’ll be reading many books next month as February always seems very short but who knows? I might surprise myself.