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A better title for this post may have been What I Abandoned: January 2017 instead of What I Read: January 2017. I had trouble starting this year strong with books that I love. And if I’ve learned anything from turning 32, it’s that I don’t have time to read books I don’t love.
What I Read:
The Liar by Nora Roberts. I have always loved the stories that Nora Roberts weaves, and this one was no exception. I predicted the ending early on, but the middle still kept me intrigued with its details and romance. The Stars: 4/5
The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Interestingly written. Ware switched viewpoints throughout and kept me guessing. Until the very end, I wasn’t sure how things would turn out. This book isn’t quite on the same level as Gone Girl and The Girl on The Train, but it’s close. The Stars: 4.5/5
Sting by Sandra Brown. If I had to choose a favorite author, Sandra Brown would make the top five list. As always, her newest release doesn’t disappoint. Sting is filled with unexpected twists and turns and enough romance to get scorched by. Everything I’ve come to expect in a Brown novel and more.
The Stars: 4.5/5
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan. I am not quite finished with this one but felt the need to include it anyways! I downloaded this book by mistake and then haven’t been able to put it down. It is a tough read because of how closely I identify with the mother’s fear in the story, but I am completely spellbound. I can’t wait to see how everything turns out! The Stars: 4/5
What I Abandoned:
I selected the first two books on this list because I have read previous books by the same authors that I adored. The last book on the list was a recommendation by several friends. You guys, I just couldn’t get into them. I wouldn’t deem them bad books, necessarily. Maybe I just picked them up at the wrong time. I would love to know if you have read them and your what opinion is.
Now, what should I read next?
Total number of books in January: four
Number of fiction books in January: four
Number of nonfiction books in January: zero
Total number of books this year: four