Goodbye, January. Hello, February.
Click here to read about all the books I read in December!
In January, I only managed to read 4 books. Not the best start to the year, but I’m happy with the books I read. Here they are:
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
I loved the movie adaptation of this novel as a child, and so I thought 2017 was high time I finally got around to reading it. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it, but I definitely still enjoyed it. It’s rare you’ll hear me say this but…I prefered the movie. Sorry! ★★★☆☆
Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
One of my new-years resolutions for 2017 was to read more poetry. This is the first poetry novel I have read this year, and I really really enjoyed it. I’ve wanted to read a Lang Leav anthology for a long time, and was so pleased to finally do so. Her style is right up my street, and I love how the formatting of each poem differs from the last. ★★★★☆
The Trees by Ali Shaw
I spent the majority of January crawling through this book. It took me a while to read, which was frustrating at times, but I loved every bit of it. Actually, this book has really inspired me to write new stories of my own – it just gave me so many ideas! In short, this book was awesome. Is awesome. I highly recommend. Review to come soon. (Hopefully.) ★★★★★
The Course of True Love and First Dates by Cassandra Clare
This was a great way to end the month. I raced through this short story, and loved every ephemeral second of it. If you read and enjoyed The Mortal Instruments, you should definitely read The Bane Chronicles, the collection this novella is taken from. ★★★★★
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
I purchased this book back in August, and am happy to finally get around to it. So far, I’m not sure what I think of it, but I’m sure it will pick up soon.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
What was your favourite book you read in January? What are you currently reading? What do you want to read in February? Tell me in the comments!
Thank you ever so much for reading, and I really hope you enjoyed!
Love, Olivia x