What I Read Last Month: January 2020

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Whoa! I cannot believe one twelfth of the year is already gone…and that it is time for another What I Read Last Month post. As many of you know, one of my #20for2020 is to read 75 books. I’m sad (and ashamed) to say that January was kind of a disaster as far as reading is concerned.

I only finished two books. TWO! How did this happen?

I understand if you don’t wanna be friends with me anymore……

However, for those who are willing to show some mercy, here is the *long* list of what I read last month.

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood

This book blew my mind! There’s not much I can say that hasn’t yet been said. Admittedly, I loved this book, but I also hated how it completely took over my life. Margaret Atwood, you’re a genius.

I was caught up in Offred’s disturbing experiences, and I didn’t want to be freed. In fact, I still don’t – I will have to re-read this soon. The story is powerful; the book is incredible. I admit, the ending is a bit ambiguous, but somehow it works. If you haven’t read the Handmaid’s Tale, put it on the top of your reading list.

handmaid's tale what I read last month

Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some.

The Husband’s Secret
Liane Moriarty

This book gave me a major Big Little Lies vibe (the show; I haven’t read the book yet). Four different women, four different lives, connected by a secret that was supposed to stay hidden — and it probably would have if it wasn’t for that letter.

Though The Husband’s Secret might have been the very first of Liane Moriarty’s books I read, it definitely wasn’t the last. In fact, I am currently reading her ” Truly Madly Guilty.” Liane’s writing has the power to make you question everything you thought was true about life. The characters are relatable, the stories well thought-out, and the suspense is incredible.

I can’t recommend this book enough!

The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty What I read last month

“Nobody tells Pandora a word about the jar. Nobody tells her not to open the jar. Naturally, she opens the jar. What else has she got to do? How was she to know that all those dreadful ills would go whooshing out to plague mankind forevermore, and that the only thing left in the jar would be hope?” 

Now I would love to hear from you! What did you read in January?

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