Tuesday, February 4, 2020

January 2020 Book Review

It's time for my January Book Review.. if you've been following me you know that I made a goal in 2020 to read 10 books. Well in January alone I read two so I am well on my way to surpassing my goal. Do you set reading goals for yourself each month/year? Is it something you enjoy?

 Reading is definitely a discipline that I am loving more and more with time. The reason I struggled initially was because relaxing my brain was extremely hard to do. Now I know it's something I need to be disciplined about and really carve out time for.

These two books were my successful completes for January and I enjoyed both of them thoroughly. Both extremely different but entertaining and captivating all in their own right. My reviews are not spoilers but overarching thoughts..

Let's start with Best Day Ever. This is an entraining psychological thriller about a couple's marriage and their lives that get crazy twisted towards the end of the book. What I love is you start out wondering where it's going to take a turn. You are learning a lot about the characters and who they are in the beginning of the book. There are a lot of clues and pieces that all come together at the end. It was an extremely quick read for me, I read it in a week and could have done it much faster but wasn't able to sit down in one sitting and finish it. lol. This book is perfect for a Saturday by the fire, a vacation read by the beach, or while traveling in a plane. Definitely add it to your list.

I finished the month reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Of the two, this one was my favorite. If you had to choose between the two of these which one to read, I'd tell you to choose this one. It gave me such a deep appreciation and respect for what the Jews went through years ago. Not that I didn't have the respect before but connecting with people's stories is truly incredible. It's a powerful love story that draws at your heart strings but also gives you hope, that even in the midst of such dark times years ago, there were people that survived and were able to love and live in the midst of devastation. It's a powerful message on mindset and how the main character had a choice. His circumstances were not his choice but his mindset absolutely was.

That concludes my January Book review.. did you enjoy it? Please let me know! I'll continue to do these. Wishing you the best Tuesday!

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