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What I’m Reading in January 2019

What I’m Reading in January 2019

So thought I would share with you what I’m reading at the moment. As I write this I am sat on the sofa in my pjs enjoying a quiet evening after a day of cleaning the house from top to bottom. The Christmas tree is down and the house has been cleaned and blitzed of all the clutter and dust that Christmas seems to bring. Its the beginning of January and the start of a brand new year and although I’m not a big fan of new years resolutions, one thing I do want to do this year is read more. I did begin to join in with A Bookish Baker book club back in December. I love to read but always seem to find other things to do instead. So my aim this year is to quit the procastination and focus on reading instead of endlessly scrolling my phone.

As said I joined A Bookish Baker Book Club in December and began to read A day in December, which I’m still reading. I didnt get to sit and read as much as I’d hoped over Christmas so my first book of January is to finish A day in December.

A Day in December is a true romance noval and my absolute favourite type of book. I am a old romantic at heart.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus.

Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans?F

‘You’ll fall head over heels for this book’ Reese Witherspoon

‘The sweetest love story . . . you’re going to love it’ Marian Keyes

The second book I plan to read is Three Things about Elsie  another A Bookish Baker Book Club choice and is actually their chosen book for January.
84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactly like a man she once knew – a man who died sixty years ago. His arrival has stirred distant memories she and Elsie thought they’d laid to rest. Lying prone in the front room, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light …

Lovely, lovely, lovely… Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe’ MARIAN KEYES

And lastly but most definitely not least is Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine  I know I know I am probably the only person on the planet not to have read this book but I will this year I promise. I did start listening to it on audible last year but didn’t finish it. So I’m hoping I’ll get through this one pretty quick. If like me you have been living under a rock and not read or heard of this book then here goes.

Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

If you are looking to read more this year and want to join in with A Bookish baker book club you can out check details of the book club Helen’s website.

Reading for me is something I love and is not just about reading, its part of my self care routine and time I can take just for myself. I think reading for me is also a good way of switching off from social media and endless scrolling. Its my escapism into the story into the characters lives.

I’d love to hear what you are reading at the moment.

Comment down below with any recommendations or your thoughts on any of the books I’ve mentioned in the post.

Until next time

Caroline X

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6 Comments

  1. January 12, 2019 / 10:07 am

    Oh I really want to read Eleanor Oliphant one I have heard so many blogger rave about it. I’m going to make more of a conscious effort to read one book a month. I don’t read enough.

  2. January 12, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    Totally agree. I’m also reafing more and more. Am really making effort to stop the endless scrolling!

  3. January 17, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    Great post and suggestions – I haven’t read any of these! I used to be an avid reader and be in a book club, but somewhere along the way I stopped. Kids, work, blogging, exercise. You have inspired me to start taking care of myself better. You are right, it’s not just about the reading, it’s about taking time out for yourself, stopping the world and being absorbed in another one for a while. I’m starting my own book club as an incentive to get reading, I haven’t picked out our first book yet, but I’ll take a look at the Bookish Baker site, this sounds great. x

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      January 17, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      Excellent please keep me in mind for book recommendations would love to join your book club xx

  4. January 22, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    I’ve also got Eleanor Oliphant on my list to read this month too! I treated myself to the special edition at Christmas and now I’m just waiting for the right time to start it.

  5. February 9, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    I used to read lots before I had children. If I’m honest though, I think it’s more blogging that stops me making time to read.

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