Recent Reads ~January and February

Hey, guys! Welcome to my blog, where I talk every month about writing, reading, Japan, my life, and more!

Today I’m going to be talking about the books I read in January and February. I read some pretty good books, so I’m excited to share them with you. Let’s get straight into the list!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

This book is about a rich girl, Cadence Sinclair and her cousins, who go every summer to their private island, sunbathing and eating chips and playing tennis. One year, something terrible happens to Cadence. The only thing is, she doesn’t know what did happen to her. Her memory is lost in big areas during that summer presumably because of a concussion, and she has no idea what happened. The book records her story as she tries to find the shocking truth about what really happened.

It’s beautifully written, engaging, and the plot twist is jarring. I learned a lot about foreshadowing through this book.

CW: Tragic events, infrequent but strong swearing

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Thomas wakes up in a dark and musty elevator with no memory of who he is, where he is, or anything in his past. When the elevator opens, he finds that 1) he is in a field with several other boys who don’t have memory of their past either, 2) they are trapped in a giant maze with vicious monsters called Grievers inside. The book follows Thomas as he explores the world around him and tries to escape the maze.

The Maze Runner was a very action-packed book with a relatable main character and intriguing secrets that fans of The Hunger Games will love.

CW: Violence

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Milo doesn’t know the purpose of his life. He never knows what to do, and whatever he does seems bland, boring, and not worth it. One day, a mysterious tollbooth arrives at his house and he is beckoned to a wild adventure, one that proves that the world is actually a place of wonder and excitement.

This book was a joy to read. It’s whimsical, entertaining, and bears a great message.

I hope you enjoyed that list of books! What books did you read in January and February? Let me know in the comments!

And as always, bye and God bless!

3 thoughts on “Recent Reads ~January and February

  1. It looks like you read some books favored by quite a few people I know. I have yet to check out all of these you mentioned. They sound very good, though! Thank you for sharing your reads for January and February. 🙂

    I read “Dust” by Kara Swanson and “The Kingdom Series” by Chuck Black during January and February.


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