Well hey there friend! It’s the end of January which means it’s time for another what I read this month post.
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Does anyone else feel like January simultaneously flew by and yet dragged on? It’s been a good but weird month. Both my daughter and my husband got super sick and I’m really glad that’s over! Anyway, onto what I read this month.
In January I read some really really great books! (I think half of what I read I gave 5 stars to!) Let’s get started.
1) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sara J. Maas (reread) This was the first book I finished, right on the first. I started reading it in December but finished it this month. I love ACOTAR and it was fun to revisit this fantasy world that is sort of a retelling of beauty and the beast. Add on Goodreads.
2) Entwined Paths by M.L. Greye. Entwined Paths is book two in a fun, new YA series. This was the most interesting 2nd book I’ve ever read, as all the events take place before book 1. At first, that bugged me, but then I ended up really enjoying it. See my full review.
3) The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell (audio) The Family Upstairs might possibly be my favorite for the month of January. I listened to this one and WOW. This story is a bit creepy, definitely disturbing, and you won’t be able to look away. 25-year-old Libby inherits her dead parent’s home. Only, she never knew them because they died in a suicide pact leaving her behind. This book follows Libby and two others as we learn the history of what happened in that house and who the family upstairs really was. This was really fantastic. Add on Goodreads.
5) The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. Wow. This book was in a similar vein to The Hunger Games but with a lot more woman power and feminism. I probably would have read it in one sitting if my family hadn’t been sick because it was just so so good. See my full review.
6) You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. Ooh baby, this was a slow burn but a wild ride. After Shay sees a woman commit suicide, she becomes caught up in this woman’s life and gets swept up by Amanda’s old friends. But Shay’s lonely, so even though it’s a little weird (definitely weird) Shay embraces these fancy new friends as she tries to find a place in their world. I was so SURPRISED by the plot twist. I want to read this one again to see what clues I missed. Add to Goodreads. You Are Not Alone is also a BOTM pick for February so you can snag it for $5 here!
7) Atomic Habits by James Clear (audio + reread) Atomic Habits was our pick for the Book Lovers Book Club and I really enjoyed reading (listening) to it again. It was a great book to start the year off right and think more about my habits! See my full review.