What always seems like the longest month of the year is finally over! This has been an amazing reading month for me, I’ve managed to buckle down and read a whopping 7 books! Soon to be 8 if I can finish Bad Habits over the weekend. I’ve found that I go into a reading slump when I have an upcoming book to read that is an e-book. I don’t have a Kindle or a tablet so I have to read them on my phone and I think it is really starting to strain my eyes. I’m looking into getting something better to read e-books on and hopefully, I can save up enough money soon to get one!
A couple of these books have even been added to the list of my favourite books of all time! Let me know in the comments what your favourite book of January is.
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
If you haven’t read this book then you definitely need to. It is truly a wonderful story filled with magic and adventure. I was completely hooked from page one and found it very hard to put down. You can read my full review here!
A Sparrow Alone by Mim Eichmann
I have really been getting into my historical fiction in the past year and I’m so glad. This was a really interesting book and sometimes sad to read as some of the women go through some horrible things. I would definitely recommend if you love to read historical fiction! Read my review here.
The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle
The Unadjusteds is another amazing book. It was so much fun to read and easy to get lost in the dystopian world. I loved nearly all the characters because the powers and abilities that some of them have were so interesting to read about, I couldn’t wait to find out more about them. Read my full review here. I already have the second book in the series and I’m going to try and read it in February!
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
I’m so glad Agatha Christie was chosen for my January buddy read. If it wasn’t, it would have been another year until I read any of her books. I really really loved this book! It’s so cleverly written and how everything came together at the end just left me in shock because Poirot is just the best. That’s all there is to it! Read my review here!
White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton
This is such a fun book with an amazing unique fantasy world. There are plenty of diverse characters as well as a supernatural world filled with magical beings. The book can get a bit dark at times especially involving themes with child and domestic abuse, so just a warning if you were thinking about reading this. Read my full review here to find out more about the book!
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The second book of the January buddy read and I think this has to be one of my favourite books of all time! I loved every second of it and was completely shocked at the end. I have really found a new love for Agatha Christie and I cant wait to read more of her books. My review will be going up next week!
Ever Alice by H.J Ramsay
I love this book! I’m was never the biggest fan of Alice in Wonderland. But after reading the dark retelling of Ever Alice, let’s just say my interest has peaked. That means I’ve watched all the Alice in Wonderland films I could find, ordered the original book and already planning to reread this one. I just love the creepy, intense vibe it brings to the story. Read my review here tomorrow!
Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney
I’m starting this one today and I’m going to try and finish it, if not tomorrow. I’ve heard amazing things about this book and how it’s so funny and easy to read. Time to get on with it! Look out for my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour for Bad Habits on 7th February.
Heartbreak Cafe: No Experience Required by Janet Quin-Harkin
I’m very excited to start this one because it seems like a really enjoyable, easy read. With it being set in 1989, I’m hoping to read what life was like in the eighties for this group of teenagers. Thank you to the author and Ellingstar Media for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! First published in 1989, Heartbreak Cafe will be republished February 14th!
The Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
February’s buddy read winner is Cemetery Boys! I don’t know a lot about this book but I’m really excited to read it. Since starting these buddy reads I’ve been introduced to a lot of different genres and found a lot of books and authors that I really like.
The Institute by Stephen King
I’ve never read a Stephen King book. That is going to change in 2021! I borrowed this book off of my brothers fiancé a good few month ago and just never found the time to read it. I’ve just joined another buddy read for February though and I think that will be the push I need to get started on his books. Let me know your favourite Stephen King book so I can put it on my list for next month!