Favourite Read of the Month: January 2019

During the month of January, I read 8 books towards my book pledge for 2019. According to the website I use to track my reads, I am behind on my pledge. That is understandable as I have begun work and have had not had as much time to read. What I did read, though, I mostly enjoyed.

The titles I read in January are listed below. To read my reviews (if you haven’t already), click on the title in the following list:

  1. Policy of Truth by Scarlett Holloway – romance ⭐⭐ 2 stars
  2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – romance, contemporary  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars
  3. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan – romance, contemporary ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars
  4. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan – romance, contemporary ⭐⭐⭐ 3 stars
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling – young adult, fantasy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars
  6. Catwoman by Sarah J. Maas – young adult, fantasy ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars
  7. Geekerella by Ashley Poston – young adult, romance ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars
  8. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera – young adult, romance ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars

There were a number of books that I enjoyed during the month of January. My favourite novel, though, was a re-read – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. What made this re-read extra special for me were the paintings in the illustrated edition. I savoured the story, the illustrations as well as the characters and fell in love once again with the story. I plan to read again the second novel in the Harry Potter series during the month of February – the other novels I read will be up against a strong competition 🙂

What was your favourite read in January? Share your choice, or the link to your post, below.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

16 thoughts on “Favourite Read of the Month: January 2019

  1. My whole family are big Harry Potter fans! My daughter and I have read all the books more than once. My husband is blind so we also have all the audiobooks and we have all listened to them more than once too! And of course, my daughter and I have seen all the movies. Yes you’ve guessed it, some more than once! I haven’t seen the illustrated books yet. Will look out for them. Happy reading!

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  2. My favorite for the month was a re-read as well…I was asked to share covers of books I liked on Twitter – and this one, called “Serpent In Paradise” is one I just re-read – the Author spent years getting permission to move to Pitcairn Island – known as the “Mutiny On The Bounty” island because that real-life event involved the island…what she found there was far from paradise – here is a link to my review of the book – https://johnrieber.com/2019/02/06/travel-to-pitcairn-island-this-weeks-wednesday-bookmobile-author-finds-a-serpent-in-paradise/

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