5 Books I Read in January

It feels like January went by in a snap! Here’s the short round up of the 5 books I read during January!

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

I love Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay’s collection of essays, so I started reading An Untamed State, her fictional novel about a woman who is kidnapped and held to a ransom that her father refuses to pay. I didn’t like it as much as I liked Bad Feminist, but Roxane is an incredible and evocative writer and the plot stays with you long after you close the book.

 

 

 

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Emma Watson launched an online, international book club in January (Our Shared Shelf) and the first book was My Life on the Road. Gloria Steinem has a beautiful writing style and recounts personal and public events with joy and inspiration. I will be recommending this book to everyone this year!

 

 

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

I have had this book on my TBR list for ages but now with the movie out I decided to actually read it… dreamy, drifting, writing, a love affair between a direction-less young lady and a glamorous older woman. It was a good read, and made for a beautiful film.

 

 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I didn’t love Eleanor and Park as much as I thought I would… It’s gotten so many incredible reviews and popularity but I just didn’t connect to it that much. I have Fangirl on my TBR list so hopefully I will enjoy that one a bit more…

 

 

26842622Thirteen Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

I got an Advanced reading copy of Thirteen Minutes and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! A wonderful, gripping YA Thriller that can best be described as “Gone Girl set in a low class British high school”. I loved this book and will not say anything more as it’s best to just read it and let the storyline carry you away.

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Check out what I read in December

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