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What I read in … January 2018

January feels as if it’s been going on forever this year but at least I’ve read some good books, which has brightened things up a bit. I read four novels and one non-fiction book over the month.

My non-fiction pick was Read This If You Want To Be Instagram famous. As an Insta addict, I couldn’t resist picking this book up. It’s basically tips from popular accounts but all of them have been on there years, before the algorithm issues, and I didn’t find it all that helpful.

The Hourglass is a lovely novel set over two time periods following two women in Wales. Tin Man is a short and moving novel about a man, his wife and best friend. It’s interesting but wasn’t as absorbing as the author’s debut for me.

The Couple Next Door is a compelling thriller about a baby going missing. It’s one that’s easy to pick up and devour with lots of twists and turns.

My favourite read of the month though is Practical Magic. I saw the film years ago but never picked up the book and it’s an enjoyable, quirky read about two sisters and their magical family. I’ll definitely be reading the prequel in the future. And now I want to see the film again!

What book cheered you up this month?



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