Books I Read in January | 2015

I read a grand total of NINE books this month (including one graphic novel).

Now this is the part where I tell you what they were and whether or not I liked them – conveyed through a rating out of 5 (Goodreads style).

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 

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Of course I loved this book. It had been a while since I had read it last so it was great to re-watch it. So of course I gave it a 5/5

2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

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Again a long time since I had read it last. It took me a total of three days to knock over this 800 page beast #bludgerslife (possible on intended). Again 5/5. 

3. A Walk to Remember 

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Good, not great. The movie was better. book didn’t make me cry. I am a blubbering mess after watching the movie. 3/5. 

4. The Diviners

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This cover is delicious. The book too was delicious. It took a while for me to get into to begin with, but once I did it was great. I loved the historical fiction paired with the paranormal aspect, it was different and exciting. 4/5. 

5. Sex Criminals

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This was my first graphic novel and to be honest it was a bit of a let down. The story line was interesting, but the sex police (literally) were confusing and annoying. Probably will not continue with the rest of the series. 2.5/5 

6. Forgive Me Leonard Peacock

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This was so good. I read it in a day and really liked it. I can’t really put my thoughts into words… Just read it. 4/5. 

7. Lola and the Boy Next Door

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This book is like WOAH. I loved Anna and the French Kiss a smidgen more than Lola, but I still loved it none the less. I just love cutesy-cheesy-romances. They make me smooshy and happy, then a little depressed, but I really do not mind in the slightest. Fantastic. If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss what are you doing with your life?????? Hands down 5/5. 

8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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So damn good. This was my first real fantasy read outside of Harry Potter and the Vampire Academy Series, and let me tell you – it did not disappoint. I loved the world, the romance and the writing. Liana Taylor is an artist. She paints a picture with her gorgeous words and writing style. So damned good. 5/5. 

And finally, 9. Days of Blood and Starlight

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Sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I didn’t like this one as the first novel because of the lack of romance – I am a sucker for romance – but I did really enjoy it. It got so much better towards the end! So exciting. I’ll definitely be picking up the final book in the trilogy this month. 4.5/5. 

So there you have it. What did you read and enjoy this month? Have you read any of these and loved/hated them? Let me know!! Also I am ALWAYS open for book recommendations. Here is a like to my Goodreads page if you are interested to know what I am reading.

Have a splendid day/night/rest of your week.

Taylor. Xx

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