Reading Round-Up: January

Good Morning Lovelies!

After a good nights sleep and with the rain currently sloshing down my windows, I thought now was the perfect time to share with you what I’ve been reading in January. First of all, how beautiful is my image for this post? I LOVE it. Anyway, this is new to my blog but I thought it would make a good addition because I read a few books but I don’t always review them all. This way, I can share with you monthly the books that have captivated my attention and share with you stories that are too good to miss. I’ve found so many amazing books through the blogging community so I hope this gives you the opportunity to add to your own to be read pile. 📚

In January, I read a total of 18 books which is a bit of a record for me. There were some absolute page turners in that eighteen too! Let’s check out the shelves!

My Top Three books for this month would have to be:

  1. The Art of Death by David Fennell. This book is the epitome of page turner. I was completely hooked and just had to find out what happened. It will grab you instantly.
  2. The Diary of Two Nobodies by Giles Wood and Mary Killen. Known for being on Gogglebox, these two make me laugh every time I see them. The book was exactly the same. I could hear their voices in my head, that’s for sure.
  3. The Flip Side by James Bailey. You can check out my review for this one here. Sometimes we all just need a bit of fluff and this provided me with a light read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I was lucky this month because there weren’t any books that I didn’t enjoy. This is because I tend to stop reading them if I’m not liking them. After all, there’s not enough time to read everything anyway, why waste it on something you’re not enjoying?

This month also saw the start of the reading challenge for 2021. January’s book Mutiny by Lindsey Collen definitely took me to a beautiful geographical setting, but instead gave me the hangover version of that country. Check out the view here.

February brings us the month of love ❤️ and we all know my first love is books! I’m excited to see what this month brings and to see what page turners I can possibly read in that time.

Keep safe, dry and well.

Big love all xxx

24 thoughts on “Reading Round-Up: January

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  2. Wow! Charley, I’m seriously impressed with your 18 books last month and you’re teaching full time as well! Lovely presentation of them! I’ve just started The Flip Side and as you say light fluff and perfect for the last thing at night. For quiet moments during the day, I’m reading a thriller.


    1. Aw thanks so much Annika. I swear it’s the only thing that’s keeping me going at the moment. I’ve ordered lots of books so I’m working my way through them. I’ve just finished a Grisham – always a good read. Hope you’re okay my dear xx

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  3. Hi Books and Bakes – so sorry for the late visit! What a great selection of books. Did you like Dear Edward? I read that and liked it very much. I’ve also been wanting to read some Ian Rankin but I’m told I should start at the beginning. Also I see you read a Peter May book. I loved the Lewis trilogy so much – I’m not up to date on his newest ones – is this more recent? Anyway, I hope all is well with you 🙂


    1. Don’t worry. I’ve been rubbish recently too. I’m hoping to be better now it’s half term. I loved Dear Edward. I found that a really an interesting read. The Peter May book was a new one. It was interesting because at the start he said that he’d written it before the current pandemic so thought he would publish it. Obviously he wrote it a bit more eloquently than that! I need to branch out into more Rankin! Too many books and not enough time. Hope you’re well and keeping nice and warm! Xx

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