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January 2018 Reads

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I know this post is a little late πŸ™ˆ BUT I'm so excited to share it with y'all because I loved every book I read this month!!!  They were all three very different books, but they were all wonderful and I would recommend them all to you!


 Let me start this by saying that I am a huge John Green fan.  I read my first JG novel in college for a YA lit class (it was Looking for Alaska) and ever since then, I've been a fan of his.  He writes about life--the nitty gritty hard parts of life and not the romanticized version.

This novel is centered on Aza, a 16 year old, and the book jacket makes it sound like she wants to be some sort of detective.  The book jacket/Amazon review gives nothing away and the book is so much more than that.  Please, please read this book!  I read it in a day :)



 I picked this up at B&N after reading the jacket and thinking that it sounded interesting.  It's historical fiction and I didn't realize it until the end when I read the author's notes.  It's based off of the real life story of a baby being auctioned off at the Seattle World's Fair in the early 1900s.  Seattle apparently also had a large prostitution district and both of these stories weave together.  You've got to read the story to find out what happens!


This was for my book club in January, and I'll have to admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of Celeste Ng's first book, Everything I Never Told You.  Why?  She changed narrators way too much within a single chapter.  Well, I was prepared for that this time and I think that really helped me to enjoy this book because I wasn't as annoying when reading #englishteacherprobs

This book is about a single mother and her high school-aged daughter who move to a master planned community.  Their lives intertwine with the lives of a upper class family with 4 high school aged children.  This is another book that you've got to read because the storyline was so good!


I have yet to read a book this month and want a good love story for Valentine's Day!  Any suggestions?

4 comments:

  1. I just had to return Little Fires Everywhere, since I didn't get it read in time, but I think I need to check it out again! I read a little bit, but couldn't get into it, or give it time to start getting into it. I love historical books, but I cannot believe they auctioned off babies in Seattle - that is crazy!

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  2. These look like good reads; I just picked up the Feb Reese Witherspoon read yesterday, but I’ll have to give these a go this month as well!

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  3. I really liked Hotel at the corner of Bitter and Sweet, so I definitely need to check out Love and Other... Sounds like you had a good reading month!

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  4. Little Fires Everywhere is on my list. I've been following see you in a porridge on insta-stories and she posts cheap kindle finds daily...I've found some good reads but it has also pulled me away from my previous list of books I want to read.

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