One of my resolutions for this year was to read 50 books. I decided to keep myself accountable, also because I always get asked what I’m reading, I decided to share what I’m reading with you on a monthly basis!
Now I know it may seem like I read a lot but really most of these are books I listen to via audiobook. I download them from my local library (they have a fantastic e-book and online library selection) and I listen to them via the Overdrive app on my phone. I listen to books as I get ready in the mornings and when I drive. It really helps pass the time and helps me to keep doing something I love to do- read!
This month I read/listened to 5 books. I also got really into a couple of new shows or I may have read more than that but overall I feel like 5 will be an average number for me. So let’s get into what I read!
ONE and TWO The Rose Society and Midnight Star by Marie Lu. These are actually the last two books in a YA trilogy called The Young Elites. I had never heard of any of them before but they were recommended to me on my library app and I loved them! If you are into futuristic novels that make a villain into a hero and maybe back into a villain again then you will love this series. It is not a smiley, fluffy, happily ever after trilogy like so many have become but it’s got grit and I like books with a little grit. Overall, if you are a YA fan you will probably get into this series.
THREE. The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. This book is the second book in the Red Queen trilogy and the third book doesn’t come out until February. If I had known it wasn’t all out when I started reading it I probably wouldn’t have picked it up but it is another pretty good YA read. This series sort of reminded me of The Hunger Games but with real separation of the classes, this time by blood type. It also has grit and hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine either. I can’t wait to read the third book so I can really get a handle on the series.
FOUR. Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty. This book is the second of it’s series and even though it is aimed at children I really liked it! I actually found it on Facebook and it was advertised on one of the Disney pages I follow and combined two of my favorite things…history and mystery. Those two always seem to go hand in hand, am I right? This book follows the life of Serafina and her friends who all live at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC. Reading this series really makes me want to go visit the Biltmore!!
FIVE. My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. Proving that I read more than YA or kids books the last book I am talking about this month is the newest Sophie Kinsella book. It actually comes out next month and I can’t wait for someone else to read it so we can all about it!! If you are a blogger or someone who is active on social media I think you will enjoy this book as well. It’s all about a girl who lives a very “perfect” life on her Instagram account when in real life everything is falling apart. In try Kinsella fashion everything sounds fabulous and now I want to live in London. You will have to read it to find out what happened because I don’t give way spoilers!
I hope you enjoyed this month’s books, next month’s February reads are shaping up nicely as well!! Happy reading!!
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