January Book Review

book review / Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The first month of 2019 is about wrapped up! I read some really great books this month and I am excited to share them with you!

First up, Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith. I love The Nester, her decorating style is maybe my absolute favorite, so I knew I had to get her latest book. She has written two books on decorating your home, and I loved them both! This book talks about how you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your home pretty, or cozy, but instead focus on getting the big things right. The big things include rugs, drapes, lighting, as well as other larger decorative statement pieces. Less is more essentially! I am already holding off buying anything else for my house until we have window treatments in our living room!

Where the Crawdads Sing is not only my favorite book of the year so far, it might be my favorite book of 208. Not sure yet on that one, but it is up there! Set in North Carolina, this book is about a “marsh girl”, Kya who was essentially abandoned by her family is this is her story about survival, love, and loneliness. It also has has a bit of murder mystery to it as well! I read it super fast because I was dying to figure out how it all unfolded.

Finally, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society was my third book this month, and I enjoyed this one as well. At first I was a little skeptical because the entire book is told through letters. By the end of it though I was seriously impressed by the authors’ ability to tell a story this way! The book is about an island called Guernsey, off the coast of England, who is occupied by the Nazis during WWII. The main character is a writer, and finds the people on the island so intriguing, she sets out to tell their story of the German occupation. I really enjoyed this book, and its not super long which I also appreciated.

That’s all for this month! On to February’s list!