Books I Read: January 2018

by - Thursday, February 15, 2018

January wasn't the best month of reading for me. I ended up starting a bunch of books that I didn't finish. A lot of books I just couldn't get into, and then the one book I did get into I had to return to the library because there was a waitlist for it. (Luckily, I just got that book back off the waitlist myself, so hopefully I'll be able to finish it in February).

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Despite all that, I did manage to take advantage of some freezing cold weekends to hunker down and at least read a handful of books.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
I like Colleen Hoover's books for the fast-paced, dialogue-driven plots. This book was enjoyable, but not quite as captivating as some of Hoover's other books that I've read. I read it on a frigid weekend and it was the perfect book for a Saturday when it was too cold to leave the house.

Confess by Colleen Hoover
I read another Hoover book on another freezing winter weekend. This was more enjoyable than Maybe Someday, and I found myself really invested in the main character Auburn's fight to re-gain custody of her son.

Dietland by Sarai Walker
This was my January book club book, and I had lots of mixed feelings about it. I liked that the story was fast-paced, and I was curious to follow the protagonist's journey, but I also thought this book was weirdly violent and strange. It's about an overweight woman who is contemplating weight loss surgery, but before doing it agrees to a series of "challenges" that question society's typical beauty standards. Parts of the main character's story were relatable, but parts of it were just too out there<.

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
This was a book club book and I felt pretty meh about it. The writing is absolutely terrible, but you can't deny that Tiffany is funny and that comes across in the book. There were times when I was laughing at her stories, but I don't think a book is the format in which she shines. Plus this was a Tucker Max production -- gross.

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