Sunday, February 8, 2015

What I read in January

This year I'm really going to try and read more books.  I love to read but the past couple of months I haven't had much time and I have a bookcase full of books that need to be read.
So I'm going to start keeping track of all the books I read in a month and then do a mini review of my thoughts on them for you all:


For January I only read three books:

1. The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans : I absolutely love Richard Paul Evans.  He is neck and neck with Nicholas Sparks and tells such sweet romantic stories but also stories about life and the people we meet and how things change our lives.  This book was a Christmas centered book abut two lonely people who make a contract to spend the four weeks leading up to Christmas going to each others social events as their dates.  There is a romance but they also have secrets hidden within themselves that have changed them.  It's a great read, check it out and the rest of Richard Paul Evans books! 

2. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella : Sophie Kinsella is hilarious.  She wrote The Confessions of a Shopahaulic series and other books about women that are crazy but lovable.  When I read her books I end up laughing outloud because things are so ridiculous yet still believable and relatable.  This book was about a lawyer who is the best of the best, she makes a mistake and is fired.  She is devastated and winds up in a job as a housekeeper (which she knows nothing about).  Her housekeeping antics are hilarious and she is such an endearing character you are cheering for her to succeed.  

3. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel by Carolly Erikson : this was my least favorite of the three but still a decent read.  It is supposed to be the diary of Marie Anotoinette that she left behind.  It is fiction so not all historically correct but it is based on historical events.  I enjoyed getting in her head and imagining what she was thinking during her life.  She had many difficulties and changes and we l know the horrific end.   The book is a little cheesy at times but still a good read for anyone interested in Marie Antoinette.  

What have you all been reading lately?  I'm always looking for a good book, leave suggestions below! 

8 comments:

  1. I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Society. Long and funny name, but such a good book! Have you read it?

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    1. No I haven't, I'll have to check them out. Thanks I love recommendations!

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  2. I read a lot in January, but so far February is off to a slow start. I've read Mindy Kalings book Why is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and I've started Make it Happen by Lara Casey.

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    1. Yea January was a slow reading month for me...February I have tried to speed things up. I read the Mindy Kalings book a couple of months ago, I love her :)

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  3. I love book reviews and recommendations. I might check out the last one, I love historical fiction. I'm currently reading The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle and just finished Big Little Lies (which I LOVED).

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    1. I have heard of both of those and are on my list! Thanks!

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  4. These all sound really good! I am in the middle of a couple John Green books right now but these will be added to my list for sure!

    Happy Reading!
    Felecia @ www.atasteofthecollegelife.blogspot.com

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    1. I love John Green, can't wait to read more of him!

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