Today I am here to list the books that I read and/or started this month. This is going to include that ones I started and DNF’d and the ones I started but just didn’t get around to finishing.
The Strangeworld’s Travel Agency by L. D. Lapinski My first book of 2020 and it turned out to be an absolute stellar read! I absolutely loved this book so much. I will be reviewing it at some point soon but for now just know that you really need to add this to your wishlist.
White Lies & Wishes by Cathy Bramley This was actually a book that I had started before and got partway through before I put it down for some reason. But it was so long ago I don’t remember why I put it down. So I picked it back up. Sadly, I only got to page 7 before I had to DNF the book. It was full of fatphobia – all the fat person thinks about is food, she is also portrayed as quite dumb and at one point, one of the characters actually thinks that she will give her something in the kitchen to do. It just wasn’t for me AT ALL. And as I had already stopped reading before, I decided to cut my losses and not try again!
Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton Fortunately this was a book that I really enjoyed. It’s one that I steamed through and struggled to put down. You can read my full review here.
The Burning by Laura Bates This book has actually won my favourite book of the month! I was fully invested in this book. It had some flaws but overall it was fast-paced, intense and just the kind of book that I was in the mood to read at the time. Thank you to Alex for buddy reading this with me!
Follow Me, Like Me by Charlotte Seager After reading The Burning, I actually found this book to be a bit difficult. Not because the story wasn’t good but because it was yet another book of male dominance and it made me feel very weak as a female. Fortunately, all of that changed by the end of this book. You can find my full review here.
Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Missing Diamonds by Annabelle Sami I’ve started this book. I’m only about 5% into it but it still counts! I recall just needing to do something for a short while somewhere and downloading the ebook but then getting distracted by looming blog tour books. I very much enjoyed what I read though and very much want to continue next month.
Payback by R. C. Bridgestock I took a lot longer trying to read this one than I did White Lies and Wishes but unfortunately it still wasn’t the right book for me. It was a little bit too detail-oriented and procedural for my liking. But I can definitely see why other people really enjoyed it so don’t let me put you off!
The Liar’s Daughter by Claire Allan This was a close second in books that I absolutely loved this month. If there was such a category, it definitely would have been my second favourite book of the month. It was addictive, fast-paced and really piqued my curiosity. Plus the narration was just really easy to follow which I loved. You can read my full review here.
All the Rage by Cara Hunter Yet another book that I absolutely devoured this book. Ordinarily I think this is the kind of book that would have taken me quite a while to get through but instead I flew through this book. I was well and truly invested in the case and the characters and had to know what the outcome was. I have not read anything by the author before so I now plan to go back and read the others in this series and keep my eye out for the next one! Full review to come next week.
Little Boy Lost by J. P. Carter Lastly, but certainly not least, I started this book. I’m not that far into it yet but I reckon that it will probably be finished by the end of the day on Sunday because once again it is a very addictive, gritty read that has me absolutely hooked!