January Reading Wrap Up

I am a few days later posting this than I planned but here is my January reading wrap up of all the books I read last month.

A Tempting Trio by Bettina Hunt

I know Bettina through blogging – Beauty Swot is her blog – and I love supporting other bloggers when they release books. This was a fab debut and I loved how you never knew quite which man the main character would choose.

The Motivation Switch by AJ Winters

I was really excited for this book but unfortunately was left a little disappointed. Most of the 72 ways seemed very obvious and samey, definitely wasn’t enough new content in this book. Luckily I downloaded it for free on Kindle so I’m not too fussed.

The Best Thing I Never Had by Erin Lawless

I’ve followed Erin on Twitter for quite some time now and finally got around to picking up this book by her on Kindle. I loved it – haven’t we all had friendships, relationships, fallings out just like the characters do in this? A great read.


Pinch Like You Mean It! 101 Ways To Spend Less Money Now by Dr Penny Pincher

I really wasn’t impressed as this information just seemed to be a rehash of his blog and many other personal finance blogs out there. Luckily it was a Kindle freebie but I did like some of his anecdotes.

The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James

Lynsey is another person I have been following on Twitter for quite some time and also another blogger. I had been seeing so many rave reviews about her books so picked up one that instantly drew me in by the title. A book about a book club? Count me in. Whilst the book club does feature heavily, the other storylines running alongside it work together to create a fantastic book and I am going to be reading Lynsey’s other books soon!

The Ghost House by Helen Phifer

Another Carina read like Lynsey’s offering – you should definitely check them out as a publishing house! I don’t normally read mysteries when reading from Carina but this was an interesting novel. I found the characters interesting and would like to read more of the authors work.


101 Ways To Start Saving Money Today by Cass Bailey

Yep, you guessed it. By another blogger. Haha! You may know Cass from The Diary Of A Frugal Family and she’s recently released her own eBook. Now there are a lot of books out there about saving money by personal finance bloggers but not many are by UK personal finance bloggers who have a family – Cass includes some fab ways of saving money as a family that I haven’t seen other bloggers share and I would certainly recommend this book.

These next few books are all mentioned in my earlier post from today, Galaxy Quick Reads: My Thoughts. All images link to their Amazon page.

The Double Clue by Agatha Christie

I love Agatha Christie so was always going to love this. It featured some stories I had read before but also featured some that I hadn’t yet read which was great for me as I find it difficult to find stuff by Agatha Christie that I haven’t yet read. I adore Poirot too so enjoyed sitting down with my bar of Galaxy reading this.

A Baby At The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond

I like Lucy Diamond’s writing but this definitely wasn’t my favourite by her. I know they are meant to be ‘quick reads’ but the whole story did seem a little rushed and came to an anticlimax.

The Anniversary, compiled by Veronica Henry

I love short story collections and this featured ten stories from ten bestselling authors. Some I loved more than others but I loved being able to dip in and out when I wanted to. A great beach read.

Too Good To Be True by Ann Cleeves

A great introduction for me to the novels that one of my favourite TV shows, Shetland, is based on. This was a fascinating introduction to the world of Jimmy Perez and I will definitely be picking up more.

On The Rock by Andy McNab

I wouldn’t normally read Andy McNab as his books aren’t usually my cup of tea but this was a fast paced, captivating read and I would certainly recommend it.


The Oddest Little Chocolate Shop by Beth Good

I loved the story, I loved the characters and there was so much potential there. However I am not a fan of ‘insta-love’ and this novel had it in bucket loads. Within a day or two two characters are falling into bed, obsessed with each other and it all seems a little too quick, too rushed unfortunately.
Despite that it was an enjoyable read and I would love to see the characters again.

Fractured by Clár Ní Chonghaile

I can’t say too much about this as I have a full review of this coming up (was sent the book for review purposes). It wouldn’t normally be my type of reading material but this was a fascinating story. Full review coming soon.

What did you read in January?

Some books were sent to review. Affiliate links used in this post.

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