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JANUARY 2020 READS

February 14, 2020


The Nobodies – Liza Palmer

The Nobodies was a book about a journalist who got laid off from another job at a newspaper she is not sure what she should do, she moves back in with her parents and decides to take a job as a junior copywriter at an LA start up where everyone is much younger than her including her boss. She befrieds a group of misfit coworkers. Journalism is in her blood so she begins to poke beneath the surface of the company and she realizes she might have just uncovered the story of a lifetime, but is it worth risking it? I liked this book alot, it felt a bit dull at times but overall it was a good read!

The Vacationers – Emma Straub

This was the first time I listened to an audiobook. I don’t know if it was because of the book itself or listening to a book but I didn’t love the audiobook. I will have to try again at some point with a more interesting novel. But, The Vacationers –  I had a really hard time getting into this book, I felt like there was not great character development. It was really slow and I was often wondering if it would ever pick up, it didn’t. I would not recommend it, which is surprising because it was on so many must read novel lists. I am trying to work through my back log of books I marked as want to read (this one I added to my list in 2014!) as well as reading some new releases. I say skip this one.

The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

This book is about this girl who’s aunt died 30 years prior in a small town in New York, while working at a rundown motel and no one knows what happened. She is determined to figure it out what happened to her Aunt Viv. The story goes back and forth from 1982 to 2017 telling both sides of the story. I couldn’t put it down, it was SO good! I want to read more of Simone’s novels now!

Seven Days of Us – Francesca Hornak

This book was crazy, it reminded me alot about what we are going through now with the coronavirus. I found this book from @ashleybrookebookclub. It’s the first time in years that the Birch family was under one roof for the holidays and their oldest daughter was home from treating an epidemic abroad, Haag, and the family has to be on lockdown for 7 days. There is love, family drama, heartbreak and so much more. It was a great book, I loved it.

When Less Becomes More – Emily Ley

This is one of those books that no matter who you are, what season of life you are in, there will be something that speaks to you and that stands out. Statistics show that people are more stressed out, connected and distracted than ever before. Burn out is a real thing. This book tells you the importance of filling your tank, doing less, and doing what matters most. Its no secret that I love Emily Ley, she gives such great advice and helps you live your best and non-stressed life. I highly recommend.

All the Beautiful Lies – Peter Swanson

I picked up this book last year when I went to an author night for Peter Swanson. I have been a huge fan of some of his other novels, if you have not read The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear you HAVE to. They were SO good, I recommend them to everyone! This book was good if you can get past weird romantic relationships with step parents and daughters/sons. I felt like the character relationships were very strange but there was also so much going on I had to find out what was coming next. If you are sensitive to this type of content I would say skip it, if you can get past it, the second half of the book is worth it.

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