January Book Reviews

At the end of 2019 whilst looking at my goals I put together a fun list 20 Things To Do In 2020. One of the goals on this list was read 24 books, which is 2 books a month. When I lived in Manchester and London it was so easy to get through lots of books on my commute. I’d get myself sat down on the bus, tube or tram, get my book out and read for a good 30-50 minutes.

Now that I am back in Cleethorpes, and work in Hull I don’t have that luxury so I borrowed some audio books from Dad and I am counting these in my 24 books. Some might say that’s cheating, however I say it’s multi-tasking! Semantics…….anyway on with the reviews!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Woman in the Window: I saw the film trailer for the new movie of this book and remembered I had it in my book cupboard to read. I am so pleased I was reminded about it because it’s a fantastic book. It follows Anna Fox who is a recluse living in New York. She meets one of her neighbours and then from her window she sees something she shouldn’t and it all goes on from there. A real pshycological thriller. Lots of unexpected twists especially at the end which I loved. I am really looking forward to watching the movie now.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Long Lost (Myron Bolitar #3), Harlen Coben: I love a Harlen Coben book and as you can see from this month I’ve been having a bit of a Harlen phase. He didn’t dissapoint though. Long Lost is number 9 in the Myron Bolitar Series. I really haven’t read these books in order but to me it hasn’t mattered. In this book Myron gets a call from his old flame Terese when she needs his help. Lots of twists and turns, really fast paced book. It also left me guessing and it’s never predictable.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fade Away (Myron Bolitar #3), Harlen Coben: this time Myron has been asked to play basketball again. But it’s not all it seems as he’s also been asked to find his old nemises Greg Downing who has gone missing. Kept me wanting more and again another fantastic book from Harlen Coben.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Final Detail (Myron Bolitar #6), Harlen Coben: this was my favourite of the Harlen Coben books this month. Myron is sunning himself on an island with the beautiful Terese Collins, leaving all his problems behind him. When Win finds him to tell him his best friend and partner Esperanze has been arrested for murder! It’s down to Myron to find out who is behind the killing, but could it be something in his past that is linked to current events?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Ant Colony, Jenny Valentine: I found this book on our book libarary at work. It sounded intriguing so I thought I’d give it a go. The book is about a group of people who live at Number 33 Georgiana Street. Mainly focusing on 17 year old runaway Sam and 10 year old Bohemia. It focuses on some serious issues, but also has some lighthearted and lovely parts to it too. A bit of a strange book but I really enjoyed it. Only took me two days to read as I couldn’t put it down.

I have lots of new books to be reading for February and I can’t wait to get started.

Have you read any good books lately?

G x

P.S. I you want to follow my reading challenge and see what I think about other books I’ve ready check out my Goodreads profile.

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