Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Books Read in 2018 - January Update

Here is a list of the books I read in January:

1. Behind Closed Doors - B.A Paris - It is a fast paced book and I finished it in one sitting which is super rare for me.  I did like how it went back and forth between past and present and kept you guessing what he was doing to her because you knew he was but I never would have guessed what he was up to ever.  Some reviews said it was another gone girl but it was nothing like that imo.  

2.  The Hating Game - Sally Thorne - I loved this book and I spent an entire Friday night in a bath tub reading it until my water went cold and I was forced to get out.  Even though this book was super predictable from the beginning to the end, I still really liked it.  It is the perfect light hearted novel to curl up to read. 

3.  The Good Girl - Mary Kubica - I appreciated how each chapter was from a different person's perspective and it was either before or after the event.  I thought the book overall was a lot on the boring side, but the last chapter was mindblowing!!  I still can't believe what I read and I honestly cannot stop thinking about it.  Go read if if you have the chance, the ending will make it well worth your time (and money if you buy books as opposed to using the library).

4.  Namaslay - Candace Moore - this is all about yoga and meditation. I only got it for the meditation chapter as I am working to enhance my meditative ability.  It was a fantastic and informative chapter on the subject and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you are looking to develop your yoga and meditation abilities, then I would definitely suggest this book. It was very detailed, had great photos and there is something about Candace's writing that I love.  It had chapters on all levels of yoga. 

5.  Do Your Om Thing - Rebecca Pacheco - I didn't read the whole book but it is in this section because I wanted it for a few chapters that it had on meditation. I am trying to up my meditation game and this book was really good!

Books I Tried to Read But Couldn't Finish:

1.  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman - Everybody I know seemed to be reading this book.  I had requested it from the library but I was wayyyyy down the list.  However, one day I walked into the library and there it was on the shelf of notable reads.  I was so excited that I couldn't wait until bootcamp was over and I could go home and start reading it.  That is wear my excitement ends.  I am currently on page 83 with zero interest to go any further.  

2.  Bitter Is The New Black - Jen Lancaster - This book was a memoir and Jen is so awful I had to stop reading it.  I don't mind bitterness, I mean I think we all have a little of it inside of us for some things - but this was on a whole new level. I took it with me to soccer practice on a sunday morning but I couldn't make myself finish it if I tried.

3.  Adulting - Kelly Williams Brown - This was 468 ways to become a grown up.  By the 11th way, I came to the realization that I was fully functioning, successful adult and through the book back in my bag for it be returned from the library.


  1. I stop so many books... my time is worth more. I am in a book club and known for not finishing the book. Oops. I love the new and notable section of the library - such good finds there. I check it every time I pick up my holds.

    1. Me too!! I like that they put the popular books out there so you don't have to wait months for them!