As always, I’m a few days behind – I had meant to share my January Reading Roundup at the end of last month but, here I am, sharing it with you now! I’ve been reading so much that I can’t even keep up with all the books I want to write about so I may find myself doing more roundups. At this rate, I should definitely hit my 100 book goal for the year!
I did a LOT more reading in January and, while these books were definitely interesting, I thought it was best to do a round-up to start fresh in February.
Without further ado, here are the other books on my to be read pile that I finished in January.
Something Wicked by Lesley Anne Cowan
This book is a gritty look at the life of a teen girl trying to cope with the death of her brother and a single-parent home where her mother has fallen apart. This book is definitely for older teens or adults because the novel takes a no-holds-barred approach – I found it incredibly realistic and engaging.
Death by Latte by Linda Gerber
This novel is a fun little suspense/action novel. I have a bad habit of reading sequels (and did it again when I picked up this book) but, having not read the first book, it was quite easy to put together the background from the first book and follow. I found the book to be an easy and entertaining read. While I don’t see it being nominated for any literary awards, it was what I’d call a definite “beach read”.
Jenny Green’s Killer Junior Year by Amy Belasen & Jacob Osborn
This book was simply bizarre! It reminded me a lot of the television series Dexter because there is a lot of murder (which is horrific!) but, at the same time, I found myself actually feeling sorry for Jenny Green – the teen girl who ends up choosing murder as way to deal with life’s problems. It truly is up there with one of the oddest books I’ve ever read but, that being said, I still liked it – I wouldn’t reccomend it to my mom, but for those who enjoy Dexter and similar type stories, this book would be a hit!
Leftovers by Heather Waldorf
I absolutely adored this book! The story is really sad – it centres on a teen girl who has to do community service because she steals her mother’s car. As the story progresses, we learn that she is hiding a deep (and nasty!) secret which is why drove her to make her mistake. She wants to keep the secret to herself and, even if it means using other people to hide her secret!
*I just wanted to share the books I read as part of the TBR Reading Challenge*