What I Read in January

I mentioned in my new years resolutions that I wanted to read more, and I got off to a great start. My aim is to read one book a month and I read three!!

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

For my first book of 2016 I wanted to read something I knew I would enjoy and so I picked Becca Fitzpatrick. I have previously read her Hush, hush series and it is one of my favourite series. Her latest book was Dangerous Lies so I bought it.

She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the key witness in a murder trial, Stella is under witness protection, living a life she doesn’t want. No one can know who she really is.

I felt it was slow to start, mainly because Stella is spoilt, self-involved and has no idea what she has gotten her self into, so I kind of hated her. This totally changes though, and I couldn’t put in down after the first couple of chapters.

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

I know another Becca Fitzpatrick book. Turns out I already owned this one and just hadn’t read it. When I finished Dangerous Lies I was reading the author description bit and it mentioned her previous books and then I looked at my book shelf. I know why I previously hadn’t read it.

Britt Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

Dangerous Lies was definitely better. I don’t know why but she writes her female characters in this book as pathetic daddy’s girls. This makes them so annoying to read. The plot was okay, it did annoy me slightly that Britt apparently grows as character, by telling the reader she has. The suspense and twist was good though.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Clare North

I picked this book up randomly and was hooked by the blurb.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.

Until now.

I loved this book!! It was amazing from start to finish. It is such an interesting way to show time travel. The characters were 3D and Harry August was exceptional. He really grew as character throughout all his lives. It’s unclear at the start how this book is going to develop but it is fast paced, and I enjoyed all the different ways he lives his lives.


So that was what I read in January. Out of the three, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was my favourite and you should definitely check it out if you have a chance.

What books did you enjoy reading in January?

Talk Soon,
Lauren x

p.s. I also created a goodreads account to keep track of the books I am reading. You can find my profile here (and add me as a friend if you want to): goodreads.com/DarlingBear

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