One of my many goals for 2018 is to read a minimum of five books a month, so I figured that I would do a roundup of all that I read at the start of the new month. It’s a little different from the Book Club series last year, but it’s always fun to change things up. So anyway, here’s a roundup of what I read this January:
- P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Jenny Han is definitely the author I go to when I need a good comfort reading that’s easy to get immersed in. This particular trilogy is my favourite of them all, as I truly find the main character, Lara Jean Covey, so relatable. This book was perfect to transition me out of the festive season.
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help would probably go down on my list of books every person needs to read. I was born during a time where freedom is tangible and equal rights is a requirement, but The Help opened my eyes so much to a time where equal rights amongst races was laughable and ignored. The story is told from multiple views and helps the reader truly understand the injustices of the past.
3. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
We’ve all read To Kill A Mockingbird at some point, but unlike most students who found it boring, it found it’s way into my heart and has remained for so many years. Go Set A Watchman, though just as beautiful, is a slightly slower and less intriguing read, but still worth the while if you grew up loving Scout, Jem and the gang.
4. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman is one of those authors that just don’t disappoint and her books are really easy and enjoyable to read. Personally, this was a super tough book for me to read, as I guess I’ve always held a little guilt about what my family and friends went through during my suicide attempts. The book is written from a raw, honest point and will leave you having learnt something new about the difficulties families and friends face after losing a loved one.
5. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
I’m such a massive fan of Colleen Hoover, and this book, like most of her others, did not disappoint at all. There’s just something so engaging about her writing and to be honest, I finished this in one sitting. If you’re a fan of movies like Serendipity, you’ll definitely enjoy this.
6. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by,based on the original new story by J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
I’m such a Potterhead, and I read one or more of the books from the series every month. I hadn’t read this one in a little bit, so I decided to dust it off and enter the adult world of Harry. As a true fan of the series, this offering makes me so happy as I get a true peek into what the characters’ lives become after Voldemort’s defeat. If any Potterhead’s have not read this yet, you need to. Despite the format in which it’s written, it;s still a splendid read to take us back to Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter.
So, that’s January’s roundup. If you would like a free copy of one of the books that are in italics, comment below or direct message me on Instagram and I’ll gladly email it to you.