January Wrap Up and February TBR

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It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

Books I Read in January

All The Lonely People by David Owen4*
You by Caroline Kepnes (re-read) – 4*
One Day in December by Josie Silver – 5*
The Boy Who Followed his Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield5*
Work Like A Woman: A Manifesto for Change by Mary Portas – 3*
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes – 3*
Dear Rosie Hughes by Melanie Hudson4*
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane – 4*

Book of the Month

With two 5* reads this month, I am torn as to which one to choose.  Can I choose two books? If I had to pick just one *deep breath* I would choose One Day in December by Josie Silver.  It was my first 5* read of the year and it made me feel so emotionalin a good way! If you are looking for a sweet and romantic book to sweep you off your feet, I would wholeheartedly recommend it.

February TBR

February 2019 TBR - Don't Bend the Spine, UK Book Blog

Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale | To Be Perfectly Honest by Jess Vallance | Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard

February 2019 is bringing us more amazing books than I can shake a stick at.  The first book on my TBR is the brand new release from Holly Smale.  I adored the Geek Girl series, so I have high expectations for the first instalment in a brand new series, Happy Girl Lucky.  At the time of writing this blog post, I am already halfway through the book, but I won’t say any more at this time as I need to save it for my review. *wink*

Another book that I have high expectations for is To Be Perfectly Honest by Jess Vallance.  I really enjoyed You Only Live Once, so I couldn’t wait to pick up the next instalment in the Gracie Dart series.  In this book, Gracie makes a promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  I just know it is going to be hilarious.

Finally, one of my most anticipated releases of the year is Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard. My local Waterstones put their copies out very early, and I couldn’t resist the lure of having a physical copy in my hands.   Set two years after the events in Beautiful Broken Things, Caddy and Rosie are heading to university, but what about Suzanne?  I am making it my personal goal this month to write a full review for this, so please keep an eye out for my thoughts very soon!

What will you be reading in February?

Daniella x

1st February 2019
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  • Reply Emily

    I’m so excited for Fierce Fragile Hearts as well!

    3rd February 2019 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Charlotte

    I’m really excited for both Fierce Fragile Hearts and The Priory of the Orange Tree in February.

    5th February 2019 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Amber @ Books of Amber

    You just reminded me that I need to read a Sara Barnard book some time soon!

    9th February 2019 at 1:09 pm
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