What I read: January


I did a lot of reading in January, but not a lot of book finishing if you get my drift. 😉 I have a lot of books carrying over into February! BUT! I did finish a few that I really enjoyed last month! So if you’re looking for some fun reads to get you through this wintery month of love (ha!), here you go!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins // ***** Fiction. I loved the style of this book! At first I wanted Rachel to just get herself together, but after a few chapters I got lost in wondering what happened to her to make her the way she was. This book is a very intriguing read and, although it could have been a bit shorter (it got a little repetitive toward the middle/end), I enjoyed this immensely! A great quick, entertaining, fun read!

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty // **** Fiction. I was going to give this book only three stars before I got to the Epilogue – that’s what really sold it for me. I enjoyed this book, but it did not live up to the hype it seemed to receive last year, which left me a little disappointed. However, the Epilogue sold it for me because it truly captured the complexity of life and all the possibilities of how every situation can turn out.

Throne of Glass (#1 in the Throne of Glass series) by Sarah J. Mass // ***** Fiction/Fantasy.  This was a VERY FUN read! I was honestly skeptical, as I usually am with books in this genre. I loved Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, but I do not like anything vampire-y or too love story related… so I tend to shy away from fantasy style books in general. But I gave this one a shot and I’m so glad I did! This book was a page turner – I loved the character development and the creativity of the story line. I’m pretty sure I finished this one in just a couple days.


Books that are carrying over from January to February: Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and Doer, The Best Yes, and True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God.


What did you read last month and love?? 

If we haven’t already connected on GoodReads, you can find me here! I love seeing what my friends are reading and adding to my ever-expanding “to-read” book list!

  • I wan to read The Husband’s Secret! I read Big Little Lies (same author) a few weeks ago and loved it. Goodreads is my love language–about to go stalk you.

    • I’ll have to make sure Big Little Lies is on my to read list! And yay for connecting on Goodreads!!

  • Ooh Where’d You Go Bernadette is a great one! I read a book called “The Color of Secrets” in January, and I actually enjoyed it! It was a Kindle Unlimited book about an interracial relationship in England in the 1940s. I also read Memoirs of a Geisha and Kite Runner, and maybe one more but I can’t remember. I love reading. I just finished Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling and am still obsessed. Currently reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter & Modern Romance.

    • Oh my goodness, what great options!! Headed to GoodReads to check out all of those now!!!

  • Ugh the girl on the train. I’m seeing that book everywhere. I guess I should just go ahead and read it, huh?

    • Haha! I think maybe you should ;). It took a little bit for me to get into it, but it was interesting for sure!!

  • Bailey

    It seems like everyone is reading The Girl On The Train!

    • I know!!! It’s been all over my GoodReads feed for forever, so I was excited when I got it off the waiting list at the library!!