My first monthly “Wrap it up” is here!!!
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Welcome to you all, this is my January monthly reading wrap up!
Just sharing with you, the 5 books I read this past month, and letting you know about my progress with my Goodreads challenge of 40 books for 2015 which is math easily done since I read 5 out of 40 books. Not too bad I guess, and on track for now. (click here to set up your own!! You never know, it might be fun!)
Let’s start with my 1st read in January which was a Read4Review request from author C.A. Pack called “Chronicles: The Library of Illumination”. I felt it was more of a Young Adult (YA) read aimed at the younger readers of that age range with quite a lot of potential for development. I would recommend this to any adults who are children books readers.
My 2nd read was “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell who I am a big fan of. I remember getting the book when it was first published in 2014 and held on to it because I did not like the idea of reading it too quickly and then having to wait quite a long while until she publishes something next.
My verdict on this one: Still quite a good read although not as good as previous published works, in my opinion. If you don’t know Rainbow Rowell and would like to discover her work, feel free to read this one. However in my books, nothing beats “Attachments”.
My 3rd read and my first 5* rating this year goes to, “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez. I absolutely loved this novel for a few reasons actually:
1. I was introduced to a community that I know very little about.
2. The chemistry between the 2 main characters was conveyed skilfully.
3. The story was enriched by a few sub plots which enabled a nice wrap up.
This was really a great read that I would recommend to all.
Book number 4 was also a 5* rating. I honestly did not think I would have two 5* rating in the same month but I guess it can happen. “Station Eleven” by Emily St John Mandel has taken the dystopian genre to a new level with a never before told story showing that you can create original pieces rather than producing “Hunger Games” copycats.
Finally, my “love it but hate it!” book “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. This read was selected for me by one of my TBR pals. It was a little bit of a tough read but very well written and is deserving of a good 4*.
So, do I have a favourite you would ask?
Well, yes! “The Book of Unknown Americans” has definitely won the January battle.
Now it is my turn to ask.
What was your favourite read this month?