January 2018 Wrap-Up

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Hi loves! How was your January reading month? Mines wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t that bad either. I planned on reading at least 10 books, but managed to only finish 6. Considering I started a week late and had all these other personal stuff, I honestly think I did okay. I’m 3 books behind my Goodreads Challenge, but I plan on catching up this weekend. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the books I read this month.

To read my full review, just click the title of the book.


Pumpkin Spice Secrets by Hillary Homzie

3.75 ROUND TO 4 ★ – LIGHTHEARTED, CHARMING AND DELICIOUSLY FUN

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Pumpkin Spice Secrets by Hillary Homzie is a deliciously fun middle grade story about first crushes, friendship and self-discovery. At first, I had a difficult time getting into this book, but I surprisingly had a change of heart and ended up really liking it. If I had been a tween reading this book, there’s no doubt in my mind that I would fall head over heels in love.

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

4 ★ – ENTERTAINING AND ADDICTIVE

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Another terrific book from Entangled Teen! With great writing and a fascinating storyline, Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy had me hooked from the very first page. It’s entertaining, addictive, and just so much fun.

Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee

3.75 – 4 ★ – FUN AND ADORABLE

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At this point, it’s definitely safe to say that I have a weakness for Entangled Teen Crush books. They’re incredibly cute, satisfyingly sweet, and  so much fun. Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee was no exception and surely made me swoon.  This book was a quick and adorable read that you could enjoy in one sitting. I may have had a few issues and the ending did feel a bit rushed, but overall, the story was filled with fun, drama, and swoon — all the things I enjoy and love in a YA romance.

Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge

4 ★ – Magically delicious and Scrumptiously Entertaining

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I had such a wonderful time reading this book. With plenty of magic, adventure, and spell-binding baked treats, Deadly Sweet is satisfyingly entertaining and deliciously fun. l’m absolutely excited to find out what happens next in this wicked series.

Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker

3.75 – 4 ★ – ADORABLE AND POSITIVELY ENTERTAINING

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This book was so much fun to read. I finished in less than 24 hours and found it positively entertaining. There were plenty of hilarious scenes, teenage angst, and swoontastic moments. If you’re in the mood for something lighthearted and adorable, then you need to have Right Kiss Wrong Guy in your TBR!

The Dating Debate by Chris Cannon

5 ★ – Incredibly Adorable and Swoony

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I absolutely loved this story! Nina and West were great together and so incredibly adorable and hilarious. I’ll have my full review during my blog tour stop on Feb 14.


How did you do with your January TBR? What were some of your favorite books? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments down below!

 

sincerelykarenjo2

WWW Wednesdays

 

wwwwednesdayI’m late again I know… Yesterday was crazy busy and quite stressful. There was so much work drama that I feel so drained. I like my job. It’s pays well. I do like what I do. I have some downtime every now and then which allows me to read and blog, so that’s always a good thing….BUT the inequality and discrimination sometimes just gets to me. Some days are better, other days not to much. And yesterday is just one of those days… Not to mention, my supervisor is lazy and always passes on his work to me. Anyway, enough about my little rant and sorry for being such a downer so early in the morning.

Back to books… cause books make me happy and a need a healthy dose of that to get me through two more days of work.

Let’s just get to my WWW Wednesdays shall we?

WWW Wednesday which is a weekly segment hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

Just answer these three questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I finished reading Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker and really enjoyed it. You can read my review here. I also finished reading The Dating Debate by Chris Cannon. I hadn’t plan on reading that until this week, but it sounded so adorable and fun and it was! I’ll have my review posted during my blog tour stop on February 14.

I’m still reading Pen and Xander by Laekan Zea Kem. I like the story and it’s very interesting, so I don’t know why it’s taking me so long to finish, but I am about halfway done now. Also, still reading The Key to Everything by Paula Stokes. I’ve gotten maybe 3-4 chapters. I think I’m going to focus on finishing Pen and Xander for the rest of the week and just dive into The Key to Everything during this weekend.

Next, I plan on reading What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie, Collide by Nicole Sobon (I have a blog tour for this), and  Nyxia by Scott Reintgen. If only I can call in sick for a few days, I would so I can read all these books…but I have so much work to do.

 


Any thoughts about these books?  Leave a comment down below. I’d love to hear from you.

sincerelykarenjo2