January Wrap-Up: New Year, New Me?

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Hey Bookworms! Long time, no talk! I know I am the worst blogger ever, and some of you probably are wondering, why I still try? Or maybe it’s just me??? I have said this a zillion times over, but I seriously do miss this community.

I miss the feel of words spilling out of my brain and fingers, and though I can’t find my brain to write fictionally at the moment this is keeping at least some part of my creativity turned on. So I really will try my best this year to do more. We’ll see what happens though, I really wish I could promise. I am trying to make 2019 and 2020 my best years yet. So let’s see what the future holds, shall we?

 

Anyway you guys are here to talk about the books, not to listen (read) to me rambling. So here are the books I started my year off with (5 of them to be exact)!

1. Beautiful Creatures by by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures

I started off my year with a reread from years ago. If I had to guess, probably read in 2013, so I didn’t remember much, it was almost like a new read.  I would’ve wanted a bit more of Lena’s perspective and not just at the end. I also felt some parts were unneeded, but overall a good read. 3 out of 5 stars.

2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

Let me start off by saying I started reading this last year, but it being a library book, I had to wait for my turn again. I also read it in the audio book like most of my other reads will be this year.

I really liked this book and the story lines, but the constant change in character’s perspectives were jostling and confusing. It made me lose my place a lot, it may have been better if I read a paper copy. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars because of how often I got lost, but on a side note the movie was cute.

 

3. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

My Plain Jane

This retelling was fun, but I think I would’ve liked it more, if I had read the original story. Overall I liked the first book in the Janies better, but it was still a fun read. 3 out of 5 stars.

4. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

PS I Still Love You

A series I started last year after watching the movie, and I am glad I waited to read it until I did. Lara Jean’s fickleness bothered me more so in this book. Maybe because I didn’t act like that at 16, but the other parts were sweet and I love the detail of character descriptions. 3 out of 5 stars.

5. Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin

I adored this book and the passion this author put into it. Her fiction tightly woven with Gellhorn’s fact. I listened to McLain’s notes at the end. I hope I get pulled into more of her fiction.4 out of 5 stars!

So those were the books I read in January and though most of them were just okay, I am grateful for these characters keeping me company through a scary and slightly lonely start to a new year. So what did you start off 2019 with? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below!

I may try a new a new format next month, but I haven’t decided yet. I am going to try and make my way back to you all. I hope you all have a wonderful week, and as always Happy Reading!

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