January Recent Reads


My Kindle is filled up with books for my trip to Nepal in a few hours. Since my packing is done I figured I would share my thoughts on the books I read in January.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
I loved, loved, loved this book! It was one of those books that as soon as I finished it I wished it just kept going on. The story is basically a twist on Kate Middleton and Prince William’s relationship, which I’ve never really followed much of, but that didn’t stop me from not putting the book down. Rebecca, an American studies abroad in Oxford and doesn’t realize that the guy helping her up to her room is Nicholas, the future King of England. The book gives you an inside look into what most likely William, Kate and Prince Harry go through on an every day basis but the story is also an honest look at two people in a relationship.

Number 9 by Colleen Hoover
I picked this book knowing nothing about the author, but it sounded interesting from the description. And it was interesting and the twist about three-quarters in I was not really expecting. Fallon meets Ben at a restaurant in California, the day before she is due to move to New York. Having a connection right from the start they agree to meet every day on November 9 for the next few years. This book is good for a quick, non-thinking read. There were some parts that really made me roll my eyes and I understand that the twist was need for both characters development, but it also could have been done without.

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Another book I just randomly picked up and it was a cute, quick read. Livvy, a Boston baker moves to Vermont after accidentally setting fire during a dinner at Boston club. Once in Guthrie, Vermont she takes a job as a baker at the Sugar Maple Inn and becomes a part of the small Guthrie community. Livvy, who has never stayed in one place for too long, finds the home and surrogate family she has always longed for.

Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Having read If I Stay and Where She Went by Forman, I was curious about her debut adult book and it was kind of a disappointment. I guess she wants you to sympathize with the main character Maribeth, but I hated her.

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger
I loved The Devil Wears Prada by Weisberger but for some reason I haven’t read any of her follow up books until now. Charlotte “Charlie” Silver is a tennis pro waiting to win her first major title and then she gets injured at Wimbeldon. While rehabbing she fires her long time coach and hires a controversial coach who reinvents her whole image to try and make her into a champion. It is a predictable book, you have an idea of how it is going to end as soon as one character is introduced, but it was a cute read.

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