It is time for the first wrap up of the year! Is it just me, or did January seem to have lasted about 10 years? But anyway, it has finally come to an end. For my January TBR, I picked out 3 books. I actually finished 3 books January, and DNF’ed one. I also started a 5th book, which I will be continuing in to February.
The 3 books I finished are:
BOOK 1: No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg
‘We are the change and change is coming’
In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. A year later, she was joined in her strike by over seven million people around the world.
This is the record of a game-changing year in the fight against the climate crisis. Collecting the speeches that sparked a global movement, and iconic images of those who made it happen, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
I really enjoyed this book. I think it is important for everyone to understand the seriousness of climate change, and to realise that we need to take action. Greta is doing incredible work, and her speeches are very inspirational. REVIEW HERE!
BOOK 2: Gone by Leona Deakin
Four strangers are missing. Left at their last-known locations are birthday cards that read:
YOUR GIFT IS THE GAME.
DARE TO PLAY?
The police aren’t worried – it’s just a game. But the families are frantic. As psychologist and private detective Dr Augusta Bloom delves into the lives of the missing people, she finds something that binds them all.
And that something makes them very dangerous indeed.
As more disappearances are reported and new birthday cards uncovered, Dr Bloom races to unravel the mystery and find the missing people.
But what if, this time, they are the ones she should fear?
This was definitely my favourite book of the month. The storyline was interesting, different, and full of suspense. I did predict a few of the outcomes, but it was still a great book. REVIEW HERE!
BOOK 3: Cupidity by Lucinda Lamont
Britain, World War Two. After newly widowed Martha is invited to live with her wealthy confidante, Mae, she finds herself attracted to her husband.
Meanwhile, an escaped convict is targeting women close to Martha’s new home. After several women are murdered, they realise the danger is closer than they could have ever thought.
As Martha’s passion threatens to unravel her friendships, paths cross with devastating consequences.
I didn’t enjoy this book at all. The synopsis is actually more exciting than the entire book, and I honestly wish I had DNF’ed it. I’m still unsure as to why I continued to read it. REVIEW COMING SOON.
The book I DNF’ed was:
Ration by Cody T. Luff
I’m not actually going to include the GoodReads synopsis for this one, because it is SO long, but if you want to read it, the link is HERE.
I had been looking forward to reading this for a while, and when I finally did, I was definitely disappointed. I was so bored, that I found myself reading but not actually paying much attention. I DNF’ed at around 60%. REVIEW HERE!
Overall, I didn’t have the best reading month, but things can only get better right? Let’s hope so!
How was your reading month?
Which books did you read in January?
Which was your favourite of the month?
Have you read any of the books from my January wrap up?
Let me know in the comments!