January reads recap.

I have a page on my blog titled “2015 Read Books“, but I’m going to recap the books that I read this month in a blog post. Some were audiobooks that I listened to at work, but I included those too. I have an office job and I have zero contact with customers, so it’s nice that I can listen to books at work! It’s sometimes hard to stay focused when listening, but if you have a good narrator, it’s so easy and enjoyable! Anyway, onto the books and Goodreads links in the titles. 🙂

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Shiver. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book, but I started to really like it the more that I read it. I’ll probably get around to the others next month. I hinted to my boyfriend that I wanted them (and by hinted I mean I actually showed him the pictures of the books and said I really wanted them, lol 😉 ), so hopefully he’ll buy them for me.

IMG_1788Wayward Pines trilogy. I wrote a blog post for these books here. I really enjoyed these books a lot! These are books I listened to and had the perfect narrator and they were great. Excited about the Fox special based off of the books coming soon!

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Water for ElephantsI absolutely LOVED this book. This was also one that I listened to at work and the narration was PERFECT for all the characters. I think that is why I loved it so much. I was literally crying at work and praying no one would see me, lol.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneI also wrote a blog post on this book here. I’ve never read the Harry Potter books, so I figured I would give them a chance now. I started the second book, but sadly stopped reading it. I’ll probably pick it back up in February. I’m not sure why I stopped reading it, to be honest. I liked the first book, but I wasn’t in love with it.

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Coming CleanThis book is a memoir and sometimes I have a love/hate relationships with memoirs. This particular one was one of those love/hate situations. It wasn’t a horrible book or anything, but I just found it kind of boring. It’s hard to talk about books like this because of the subject matter of the books sometimes and fear of offending people. It’s also weird (probably not the right word to use) to say you really enjoyed a book when it can sometimes be about something that is wrong or bad. It’s hard to explain, but I’m sure you might get the idea about what I am trying to say.

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Alex. I also wrote a blog post on this book here. I’ve never really read books like this, but I really loved this book. I think because I liked this one so much, I see myself reading more horror/suspense type books in the future. I think also because I am obsessed with Supernatural (the TV show), it made me grow to love books about ghosts and stuff like that.

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Witching Savannah series. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this series when I was reading the first book. The Line wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t amazing either. It was an in between for me at first. It did start getting better in the other books though and I started to actually enjoy them. I’m still on the fence about the ending of the last book (The Void), but overall it wasn’t a horrible series. I enjoyed it and was even tearing up during some parts.

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Ender’s Game. I technically have not finished this book yet, so I can’t say too much about it. I plan on finishing it before February 1st though…probably tonight since I only have about 100 pages left. So far though…I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. I know a lot of people have said it was such a great book, but I don’t know. I’m over halfway done and I’m not amazed by it. I don’t hate it at all though, it’s good and I do like it, but it’s not “omg this is the best book ever“…at least not yet. We’ll see how it ends and if my feelings change. I’ll probably do a post about it at some point in my blog.

I got 12 books read/listened to in January and overall I am beyond happy about that. I wish I would have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited last year because there are tons of books on there for $10 a month and so many have audio versions that come along with it. It’s nice that I can listen to books at work.

I didn’t get around to Artemis Fowl, which I am kind of disappointed about, but I have the book checked out until February 14th, so I’m not worried about it. I’m still trying to decide which books that I want to try to read in February, a lot of them I have to buy, so I’m trying to space them out. This month I only spent $1.99 on books and that’s insanely amazing. Last year I spent around $300 (total for the entire year) just on books and that’s kind of a lot.

This was a pretty amazing month since last year I only got through three books in January. It’s a huge difference. I wanted to read 50 books last year, but ended up only reading half of that. I blame Netflix and all of the concerts I went to; they pretty much took over my life last year. 😉

What were some of the books you read in January?

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6 thoughts on “January reads recap.

  1. That’s amazing that you can listen to audiobooks while working and still manage to stay focused! Also, you’ve managed to read a lot of books this month! Good luck for the challenge. And yes, please do read the Harry Potter series, the second one is definitely more thrilling!

    • It’s so nice that I can listen to books at work. My job is repetitive, so it’s easier to focus. Thank you! 🙂 I am definitely going to continue with Harry Potter.

  2. I was disappointed with Water for Elephants. But everyone reads a book differently! I love the Harry Potter series; the world and the characters…I hope you do try to read them. You can learn a lot through out it too. I liked Shiver (and the other books too) so hopefully your boyfriend gets the hint 😉 mine did well during Christmas haha

    Love your posts!!

    • I think the audiobook of Water for Elephants made me like it more than I probably would have if I read it myself.

      I’m going to for sure continue to Harry Potter series. Everyone says it gets better, so that’s good.

      Haha, I hope he gets the hint too. It’s hard telling with him. I’ve been with him for seven years and sometimes he still doesn’t get it. Haha.

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