January 2018 Wrap-Up & Favorites

Hello and welcome to my first wrap-up of the year! First of all, I want to apologize for the my lack of posts and interaction this past week… My grandma died on Sunday night and on Tuesday my company decided to shut down and fired all of us. It has been a pretty terrible week and I didn’t check out any blogs at all; but, fortunately, I got a job offer on Friday, so it seems like everything will be okay for now. And I’m back!

☼ Books I Read ☼

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Broken Bones by Angela Marsons

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Cartel by Don Winslow

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

☼ Book Haul ☼


Graffiti Palace by AG Lombardo

A Darker State by David Young

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

Blue Deep Trouble by Steph Broadribb

The Cursed Wife by Pamela Heartshorne

Hangman by Daniel Cole

The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox


Vanishing Girls by Lisa Reagan


The Lonely Witness by William Boyle

Barbed Wired Heart by Tess Sharpe

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni

The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty

 ☼ Possible February TBR ☼

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

Hangman by Daniel Cole


Have you read any of these? 🙂 



33 thoughts on “January 2018 Wrap-Up & Favorites

  1. My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your Grandma.

    I also plan on reading the Hearts Invisible Furies this month. It sounds really good so I hope I get around to it. Good Luck on your new job. 😊


  2. So sorry to hear about your grandma.
    I’m also planning to read The Seven Death of Evelyn Hardcastle this month – I’ve heard so much about it!


  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    And I’m very glad you already have another job offer. That must feel like a relief.

    Looks like a good February lined up with reading. I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Heart’s Invisible Furies.


  4. Oh my goodness, Annie! what a horrible week. I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. And then for your company to go under after that! So nice that you’ve found another job so quickly. Hopefully, this change will be a very good thing. I’m hoping the rest of the year will be much better for you.


  5. I read The Hearts Invisible Furies last year and it was one of my favorites of all time. It’s long but it went by quickly. Sorry for the rough week, but yay for a new job already!


  6. Oh my lord what a horrible week, I’m so sorry for your loss. But, glad you have some good books to get you through! I loved Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book, Evelyn is such a memorable character.


  7. So sorry about your grandmother, Annie! I just read White Chrysanthemum and loved it! A brutal read but still lovely! I got Heart’s for Christmas and still need to read it! You’ve got some great books on there!


  8. I’m so sorry about your Grandma passing away, Annie 🌸
    Sending virtual hugs xx

    I have Vanishing Girls and Small Great Things on my TBR so I’m excited to read your thoughts on them!


  9. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother and job right after the other. Mourning is always hard, but losing your job to top it off must have added much more stress to the situation. I am happy to hear you were offered another job! Congrats!

    I JUST read The Heart’s Invisible Furies and really enjoyed it. It is a more slow moving novel that is more about the characters, so just make sure you are in the mood for that type of read.

    Did you read Small Great Things? I think Picoult did such a wonderful job with that one. I would say it’s my favorite book of hers.


    1. Hey Amanda thank you so much ❤ 🙂 I'm much better now. And I read both books, I liked Heart's much better. I had some issues with SGT, I'll write my review soon, as it was part of a readalong 🙂


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