Reading Recap | January 2023

Starting my reading goal off with a bang this year! I've finished 7/52 books so far. Not a bad start at all my friends. Here's the breakdown of everything I read in January.

Feral by Emily Pennington

This was my pick for January's Amazon First Reads. I love anything that has to do with women hiking/traveling independently across the US. (I might be a teeny tiny bit jealous) I finished this book in a few days and really enjoyed it. Emily talks us through navigating the National Parks during the Covid shut downs, going through a break-up and the mental health highs and lows. Definitely recommend. 

Spare by Prince Harry

I pre-ordered this as soon as I was able. I know the Royals aren't everyone's cup of tea so move on if it's not your thing. That being said, we all know the tabloids are obviously there to make money so you never really know what's real and what isn't. But this is coming straight from the horse's mouth. Could he have embellished things? Absolutely. Do I still think it was amazing to hear things from his perspective? Definitely. 

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins has done it again. I really enjoyed this one and just when I thought I had it figured out at the end, she went and flipped the table on me. Drama + Italian countryside. What more could you want?

All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

I had started this one when it first came out and for some reason couldn't get into it so I shelved it for a while and picked it back up one weekend and read the whole thing in a little over a day. I definitely thought I had this one figured out, but again I was wrong. And, she left us all hanging. So there better be a second book coming out soon. We need to know what happened!

Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone

My first Pavone book and won't be my last. Another twisty turvy book and while I had some of it figured out, I definitely did not see the ending coming. TW: SA.

Keeper of Enchanted Rooms by Charlie Holmberg

I was into the Fantasy genre years ago and I'm not sure why I stopped. This was one of my Amazon First Reads picks a few months ago. After finishing this one I immediately pre-ordered the next in the series, as well as downloading the complete The Paper Magician Series. Set in Narragansett Bay (practically my backyard for a while) in the fall, this book made me feel all the nostalgic feels. Throw in some magic and you've got yourself a great book. 

The Guest House by Mark Edwards

I love Mark Edwards books and have read quite a few but this one I struggled to get through. I read about half probably 6 months ago and put it down. Just couldn't finish it. But one of my goals this year is to finish up my halfway read books so I grabbed my Kindle and gave it another go. In my opinion, not one of his better books, but still ok.

BOTM February Picks

Someone Else's Shoes by Jojo Moyes

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz

Maame by Jessica George

Amazon First Reads - January 

Lovely Girls by Margot Hunt

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Until next month! Happy Reading!

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