January 2020 Wrap Up

I’ve made a decent start towards my 2020 reading goals. This month I have read 11 books! This total is helped by the fact that January is obviously twice as long as any other month! I’ve read 5 paperbacks and 6 ebooks.

Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan ⭐⭐⭐

Revisiting the life Anne Boleyn to correct the misconceptions about her life. Review is here

Vox by Christine Dalcher ⭐⭐⭐

Dytopian future where women have been silenced. Review is here

One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Social media romance – great, fun read. Review is here

One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus ⭐⭐⭐⭐

YA Thriller. Sequel to One of Us is Lying Review is here

The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fictionalised life of Princess Margaret told from the perspective of her Lady-in-Waiting. Review is here

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fictionalised life of Cassandra Austen that explores her relationship with her literary sister. review is here

Mooved to Murder by CeeCee James ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Quick, fun cosy mystery with a great cliffhanger to set up the next in the series

Murder in Cherry Hill by Paige Sleuth ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Quick read with great characters – wish it had been longer.

Another Saturday Night and I Ain’t Got No Body by Jennie Marts ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Romance and murder. Great characters and lots of laughs.

A Death at Eastwick by L. C. Warman ⭐⭐⭐

Family intrigue, murder and inhertance at Eastwick Mansion

My Cozy Mystery Challenge January wrap up is here

The Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Murder mystery groundhog day. Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest every day and has to prevent the murder of Evelyn. Review is here

I’ve read a real mixture of books this month. The Seven and 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is such a clever book but definitely took a while to get into. My favourite this month was The Other Windsor Girl which vividly recreates the glamour of Princess Margaret’s “set” in erly 1950s London and has inspired me to add some more Margaret non-fiction to my TBR. I’m really enjoying the 2020 Cozy Mystery Challenge and chatting with the other readers about the books.

I have a busy February ahead – my first proper readlong, a Bookstagram meet up, four cosy mysteries and a backlog of Netgalley ARCs to plough through. Let’s see how I do next month!

Happy reading x

January paperbacks
January Kindle reads