Hello, fellow readers! Hope you are setting your reading intentions and sticking with them this first full week of January. There is lots of good stuff happening at least for me, that are keeping me busy, but I was able to complete four books this first full week of January.

Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Jonson – I was not a fan of this book, and I know this is getting a lot of buzz right now. This is a story of “cowboy” who worked on a ranch to support the woman who visited. I read a previous book from this author, and was not a huge fan, and sadly I felt the same way about this one.

The Center of Everything by Jamie Harrison – This is a intricate story that takes over 1960’s and early 2000’s, that represent two eerily similar incidents. I have said this before, that this is the year of family dramas, and this is a book that highlights this genre. There were points that were very slow for me, but all in all, a very solid read.

Admission by Julie Buxbaum – I do not usually read Young Adult, but this kept coming up as a book I must read. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. If you are not living on another planet, you are probably aware of the admission scandal that took place a couple of years ago. This author, writes a fictionalized version of this story, that might have you questioning what side you really are on.

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters – I received an ARC of this book and did not know a lot about this, but in the past week the press is going crazy over it. After completing this book, I can totally see why. This is about three woman, a cis, a trans, and one that is somewhat in between. When the cis woman becomes pregnant, these three woman come together to see if they can raise this baby together. The author who is transgender, raises a lot of relevant points about these woman’s issues. The story is poignant and might just leave you reeling. This might go down, as one of the most talked about books of the year.

I hope you all had some great read this week, feel free to post your favorites. Until, next week…..

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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