What I Read This Month: January 2020

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.

4) Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. (new release) What a fun YA contemporary. It will make you want cake and grilled cheese and you’ll probably laugh a lot. I adored this one. See my full review here.

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.


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What did you read this month? Which book was your favorite?!

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  1. I loved Atomic Habits! I am intrigued by The Grace Year. Maybe I’ll have to pick that one up!

    1. Atomic Habits is such a good one!! I loved being able to re-read it! And you definitely should give The Grace Year a try, it was a really great read.

  2. Oh my goodness, the two authors for book 6, i have listened to other books by them. I think it was the anonymous girl? And one other. SO GOOD. I’m a sucker for a good thriller.

    Which is so silly because I hate when things jump out in movies or shows, haha.

    I’ll have to pick these ones up!

    1. Oh my gosh, I’m the same way! I love thrillers (in books) but I’m soo jumpy when we watch shows! I haven’t actually read their other books, but I really want to now! I loved You Are Not Alone!!

  3. Tweet Cute and The Grace Year are both going on my list to read. Both books sound very interesting.

    1. I hope you enjoy them! I really loved both. They’re so different than each other but both are super awesome!

  4. The Family Upstairs sounds super intriguing. Especially because I listen to a lot of audiobooks so it’s good to get audio recommendations!

    1. It was such a FANTASTIC audiobook!!

  5. Adding The Family Upstairs yo my reading list. It looks like such an entertaining read!

    1. The Family Upstairs was great! I really enjoyed it.

  6. This made me want to add a few more to my TBR. I already have A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Tweet Cute, and I’ve been considering The Grace Year. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about them!

    1. I’m always adding books to my TBR! I hope you enjoy The Grace Year if you do read it!

  7. The Family Upstairs sounds like a good read!

    1. It was the perfect blend of entertainment and making yourself say "what is happening right now?" It really was a great book.

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