Books I Read In January

I challenged myself this month to find a few different genres to read, trying to get myself out of my regular reading comfort zone.

Time Out – Emma Murray

I thought this was so good. The focus is the loneliness of parenting, and the constant judgement from parents who seem to know what they are doing, and personally I found it so relatable. The main character Saoirse is asked to pitch a concept for a book about the dark side of being a parent, while dealing with a few personal problems and a whole Facebook group of judgy and critical moms.

Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline

This was a hard read, not because it was bad, but because I found it so emotional in parts. The main character Vivian was put on an orphan train as a young child, and the story is an account of those experiences. It definitely isn’t a lighthearted read, but very good nonetheless.

#No Filter – Maxine Morrey

I honestly didn’t enjoy this one much, it was quite the struggle to get to the end. It started out well, but felt kind of stale and boring the further I got into it.

A Crafty Crime – Eryn Scott

I don’t tend to read mystery books, something about them can set off my anxiety unless I am in the right mood. But I’ve been trying to read a greater variety of books, and I quite liked this one, it had an almost quaint feel to it. Jam, syrup, knitting, cats, and murder, what more could you possibly want from a book?

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