January 2018 Reads

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January has been a rather busy month for me as I managed to somehow plough through my first lot of university exams. And I’m so glad that they’re over with. Between all the revision though, I managed to make a lot of time for reading because I needed some sort of escape from all the work. So, here are my January reads!

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Let’s Just Be Friends by Camilla Isley

I had this one backed up on my Kindle for a little while but I just hadn’t been in the mood to read it. I finally got around to it this month though when I wanted something that I hoped would be a little feel good. Honestly, I did really enjoy reading this book. I’m a sucker for a romance story and this was one that I just melted into. It’s part of a series so I can definitely see myself picking up the others very soon.

Far From The Tree by Robin Benway

So, I was sent this book from Netgalley around December and I was so intrigued by the blurb. This book is based around trio of siblings so have never met each other since their mother put them up for adoption. It was such a beautiful book to read and have me gripped from start to finish.

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

This was my first reread of the year. I first read this book back in January 2016 and hadn’t picked up the rest of the series. I ended up buying the sequel early on in January and thought that I may as well reread this one so I can remember what happened. Going back to this book just reminded me of why I loved it so much in the first place. I’ve already started Invasion of the Tearling so I can’t wait to see where this story goes.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

I’m not going to lie, this book took me a little while to get through. That was mainly because I kept stop starting it but when I finally sat down and got into it properly I was hooked. Neil Gaiman has created such a wonderful world in this book and it left me in awe. It was the perfect fantasy book for me and the first one of his books that I’ve read and it won’t be the last. It was such an easy world to build up in my head due to Gaiman’s perfect storytelling.

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You’re The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

Giovanna Fletcher is an author that I’ve wanted to read for a little while but I’ve just never gotten around to picking up any of her books. Thankfully, Zara ended up getting me this one for Christmas and I knew I had to start it as soon as I can. The book didn’t disappoint me at all. Whilst I did feel that there was sometimes a little more description that necessary it didn’t take away from me enjoying the book. It was one of those books that I kept picking up and every single opportunity just so I could find out what happened.

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The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I ended up picking this one up pretty soon after I had finished The Queen of the Tearling and finished it pretty quickly. I needed to know what was going to happen! The book was just as good as the first one in the series. I’m just disappointed that I don’t have the last book in the trilogy but I’ll be making sure that I pick it up soon. I loved how much more I got to know about Kelsea and the past of some of the other characters. It made for a very good sequel.

I’m not going to lie, I’m quite impressed that I managed to get through six books this month. It was a really good month book wise. None of them really disappointed me and I found new authors that I’m in love with reading. I’m hoping that February will give me books that I’ll fall in love with just as much!

I’d love to know what you guys have been reading over the past month. Let me know in the comments!

Much love,

Sai xo

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