Recently Read: January 2018

Happy First Day of February! Everyone on Twitter sure seemed to be bitching about January being “long” and how they were “ready” for it to be February already… well to that I say: relax y’all, enjoy the moment.

Anyways, on to the books! I love that I ended 2017 by reading an Orphan Black book and I started 2018 reading an Orphan Black book! I’m basically living my best life.

Follow my 2018 Goodreads Challenge here!

I don’t think I’ve said this before, but I do not read the story synopsis on the back cover of books.

Not usually, anyway. Sometimes the back cover spoils things. I like being a little in the dark when I start a book. (that’s why Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places” was so shocking to me!) I usually just go by Goodreads ratings and how interesting the cover looks, lol. This is all part of the fun for me. I love being surprised (sometimes even shocked) when I realize what the book is actually about, which happened twice this month!

The Science of Orphan Black: The Official Companion

by Casey Griffin and Nina Nesseth (5 out of 5 stars)

In my TV Shows that I love! blog post + video I talk about how Orphan Black is my all time favorite TV show, and it really truly is. I love that show so much and I plan on re-watching it one day. I did write a Quick Orphan Black Review where I shared a photo of some of the goodies I had purchased, including this book right here! I was very excited to read it and it is packed full with information about the show and the science behind it. I feel like it gave me a little push on wanting to learn more about science and biology, and I am currently enrolled in an Intro to Biology course at my college, but let me tell you, The Science of Orphan Black is much easier (and more fun) to read! 😉

Behind Her Eyes

by Sarah Pinborough (5 out of 5 stars)

This book fucked me up! I finished reading it one night before I went to bed and I legit could not fall asleep because I couldn’t stop thinking about the ending! How do I even explain what it’s about without any spoilers!? Well, it’s about two ladies. One chapter is written in Louise’s POV, the next chapter is written in Adele’s POV. I love books that are written like this, by the way. So anyways, right off the bat you know you can’t trust one of these ladies and yeah, that’s all I’m sayin’… lol If you like mystery, a good psychological thriller and a lil bit of sci-fi flavorings (and you have an open mind) then you’ll love this!

The Life She Was Given

by Ellen Marie Wiseman (5 out of 5 stars)

Someone hand me a tissue box! This book is S-A-D! But so, so good. Ever since I read Water for Elephants I have had a soft spot for circus-themed books and well, this one had a big circus tent on the front cover so I picked it up. The book is about a little 9-year-old girl named Lilly who finds herself working at the circus. It also follows another older girl named Julia who starts uncovering some truths about her family history. Again, it’s written in that format that I like: one chapter is in Lilly’s POV, the next chapter is in Julia’s. I think everyone should read this book!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (4 out of 5 stars)

I’ve read this book many, many times but this is the first time that I’ve listened to it! I loved it in audio format and I think the narrator does a great job… except I hated the way he pronounced Diagon Alley. He doesn’t pronounce it like they do in the movies. Other than that, it was a fun book to listen to. The first book is my least favorite in the series, so I am excited to listen to the rest of them!



7 thoughts on “Recently Read: January 2018

  1. GIRL. You are on a roll with all your reading! I wish I could read as much as you and Kasi do! Behind Her Eyes seems like a book I could really get into — will probably have to check that book out soon 😀


  2. I’m the same way with books. I tend to not read the back summary because I like to be surprised. I hardly ever read what’s popular (except for “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up” lol, I had to see what all the hype was about) but I too always judge a book by its cover, haha.


    1. I still haven’t read that book! But I do remember looking at it when I was at Target.

      I am glad that you also “judge” books…hehe, it’s all part of the fun, lol!


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