I didn’t talk about all of my resolutions on the blog but one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed so far has been reading one book a week. When I was growing up, I loved reading. I would lock myself in my room all day and start and finish a book in one day. As I got older, I stopped reading. It became less important to me which is such a bummer. As you get older, you start making excuses. Don’t have the time, too tired, etc. But there’s nothing easier than reading a chapter before you go to sleep and when you wake up. Which is exactly what I’ve been doing!
Now, I’m not perfect. There was a week where I didn’t read a book. But you know what? I’m still damn proud. I read a new book 3 out of the 4 weeks of January which isn’t too bad. I figured that I always love seeing book recommendations so I am going to reviewing all of the books that I read for the month and rating them!
So without further adieu, these are my January reads!
Okay, chances are you’ve heard of this book because of the Netflix series. I’m going to be honest, I binged all of the first season in 2 days. I couldn’t get enough. So when it came to picking a book for the new year, I knew I had to start with this one. And it didn’t disappoint. While I watched the show, the book definitely had its differences. The relationship between Joe and Beck, Joe’s relationship with Caroline, etc. I did not want to put this one down and I highly recommend it.
Did you know that You has a second book? Well, the minute I finished the show, I googled the book and found out there was a second one. Joe moves to LA to get away from his life in New York but can he escape his fate? While I finished this one in a couple of days, I wasn’t nearly as involved as I was with the first one. The ending did make me want to pull my hair out and if she ever decides to write a third, you can bet I will read it. If you’ve read the first one, you absolutely have to read the second just to see how everything wraps up. But prepared to love it maybe a little less than the first.
Alright, I might’ve loved this one more than You. Is that absolutely crazy? No Exit is a story that follows Darby who gets stuck at a rest stop in Colorado during a snow storm with 4 other strangers. But they are not as they seem. She stumbles on a little girl locked in the back of the van. So who’s the kidnapper? To top it off, she is on her way to see her deathly ill mother. I mean come on!! The entire thing was an emotional rollercoaster. Every time I thought I had everything figured out, there was another twist. The end left me truly speechless and I will recommend this to every person I come in contact with.
Rating: 6/5 (is this allowed? it is now)
If you have any book suggestions for me for February, please let me know in the comments! I’m always looking to add to my long list! XO0