Hey loves, I hope everyone’s well! Today we have a post for the book lovers, as I’m wrapping up the books I’ve read this month (January 2020) with my thoughts and ratings for each one, along with what I’m currently reading. Although I’ve only read three books this month, two out of three of those have actually received 5 star ratings so I’d say I’ve had some great bookish experiences this month.
Read on to find out which books I’ve been reading this month, my thoughts and what I’m currently reading.
Side note: As opposed to reviews, I have just written my initial thoughts and feelings on each book which I wrote in the notes section of my phone shortly after reading each book! Some are a little more in depth than others!
Ghosted – Rosie Walsh. *This book is published in the UK under the title ‘The Man Who Didn’t Call’ I just happened to buy my edition in the US.
5 out of 5. Suspenseful and gripping. Romance chick lit with an edge. Moving, had me in tears. Emotional and exciting. Connect with the characters. Surprising plot twists, had me thinking I knew what was going to happen but then I’d be completely in awe when I realised it wasn’t what I was thinking at all. Lovely settings. Interesting back stories. Well written. Told from two points of view with three different parts. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Don’t want to put it down when reading, gripping. 100% recommend!
Rating – 5/5
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
I can’t rate this book, simply because it wouldn’t be fair. Did I like this book? No. The true stories told are horrific, and it’s absolutely shocking to me that these things ever happened, that these things were allowed to happen. This book made me cry more than a few times, but what stands out to me is the clear message of love and friendship. Gita and her friendship with the girls, Lale and his love for Gita, and his dedication and compassion towards helping as many people in the camp as possible. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is not something I would read if it was a work of fiction, but unfortunately, being that it’s a novel based on a true story I felt compelled to read this, and I am grateful that I did. This book has taught me more love, more compassion. It has served as a reminder to me that we all have the choice to be kind, for we are all one and we cannot and should not be divided, for our skin, race, hair, sexuality, whatever. We are one, and we must love one another. We must care for one another, and we must each do our bit every single day to ensure we are giving nothing but goodness to the world. We cannot change the past, but we can ensure we create a brighter future, for everyone.
‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ is beyond moving, and whilst of course it isn’t the most pleasant read, how could it be? It’s a story that needed to be, and deserved to be told. Thank you, Lale, for sharing your story, and thank you, Heather Morris, for putting it into this book for us.
I would recommend others to read this book, as I think it’s so important that the world hears this story, and hopefully, it teaches us all more compassion, and teaches us to love so much more than before.
I hope my review has done this book, and Lale’s story, as much justice possible under the circumstances.
You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
I’ve been reading this book for the past couple of months (at least) and I finally finished it! Oh my, what a book!!! ‘You are a Badass’ is one of the most empowering, motivational and awesomest books I have ever read and it has swiftly become a book I will highly highly recommend, along with my favourite book that I recommend always ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, ‘You are a Badass’ has joined this league.
‘You Are A Badass’ is an awesome read, and I’ve folded over almost every single page where I’ve just been in awe at what I’m reading. ‘Yes’, ‘yes’ and ‘yes’ again are words that kept running through my mind as I read this, and before even being close to finishing this book I was telling people how amazing it is, how it’s a must read. This book will empower you SO much, it will show you different perspectives, the best perspectives in my opinion. This life is yours for the taking, own your awesomeness and LIVE IT.
Please read this book, you will LOVE it.
Rating – 5/5
You Are A Badass At Making Money – Jen Sincero: I’m reading this on the Books app on my phone so no photo, but I am loving it so far. I’m around three chapters in, and I love the exercises it has with each chapter which inspire me to pick up my pen and write, manifesting and attracting more and more money. I aim to read a chapter of this everyday, and complete the exercises daily also, whether that be the same day or the following day depending on what time I’m reading (morning or night). I’m so looking forward to reading more of this, and manifesting all that financial freedom.
Summer Nights At The Moonlight Hotel – Jane Costello: This is one of my favourite chick lit books though I’ve only read it the once a few years ago, I instantly fell in love with it. As my Mum bought me a copy of this book so thoughtfully for Christmas, I decided now would be the perfect time to pick it up and read it again. I’ve just reached Chapter 7 and I can’t wait to continue reading. I love Jane Costello as an author too, she’s one of the best for chick lits!
Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned in this post? What are you currently reading? What’s the best book you’ve read recently? Be sure to let me know all your thoughts in the comments below.
As always thank you so much for reading,
have a beautiful day,
with lots of love,