Not sure what came over me, but I started 2022 off on a major reading kick. I read more books this month then I have in what feels like five years and I think I owe a lot of that to Colleen Hoover. I picked up her book “Ends With Us” at the end of 2021 and I just haven’t stopped reading since. I think finding a balance of reading self-help books and indulging in books for entertainment has helped me read faster then ever before. I’m not sure if I’ll ever been able to top this list of reads, but I’m absolutely going to try!
My 2022 monthly goal is going to look a little like this: 1 book for pure entertainment, 1 self-help book & 1 Harry Potter book.
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1 – Verity by Collen Hoover safe to say this one is a fan favorite all around, it was one of the most recommended books when I was searching for what to read next. It’s definitely a page-turning-romatic-thriller. So, trust me when I say, you won’t see the ending coming! It unlike any of Colleen Hoovers other books, it’s a lot darker and will keep you hooked chapter after chapter. 9/10 recommend
2 – The Sevens Husband of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid another HIGHLY recommended book and for good reason. You’ll walk away with so many life lessons and shifts in your perspectives. This book really dives into the price of fame, money and love. It was honestly nothing like what I had expected and will forever hold a place in my heart and one of my favorite reads. It’s one I wish I could read for the first time again. 10/10 recommend
3 – Beach Read by Emily Henry you file this book as a classic “beach read,” a wholesome romantic store that doesn’t shy away from showcasing what real life and love looks like. It was a bit of a slower read in my opinion and I had trouble really feeling “hooked” by the overall story, but in the end I still walked away loving the book and its ability show was real life love can be like. 7/10 recommend
4 – It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover now this one wasn’t technically a January read, I read it at the end of 2021, but I still needed to include it in my first book round up because it’s truly the book that started it all. It was my first Colleen Hoover book and I have a very strong feeling it will continue to remind my favorite. To put it simply it’s a heart breaking lover story that sheds light on both physical and mental abuse within relationships, it’ll open your eyes and your heart. 10/10 recommend
5 – 101 Essays that will Change the way you Think by Brianna Wiest I don’t know if I’ll ever truly be “finished” with this books, because it’s not really a cover to cover read. It’s a bunch of 1-5 page essays that are meant to challenge you and shift your perspective. Many of the essays are written in the form of lists that make for great self reflection and journaling. Every time I pick up this book I find a different essays stands out to me. 8/10 recommend
6 – Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover to be honest i was *obsessed* with this one, but it was still a romantic page turner none the less. I think it was the fact that the main characters were so young (18), it was hard to really relate to their reckless love story. But, there were still pages that left me teary eyed. 6/10 recommend
7 & 8 – Harry Potter by J K Rowling no need for a review on this one, I think everyone knows the gist on the Harry Potter series. But, after watching the wholesome, tear-jerker of a reunion on new years, I felt so nostalgic. I daunt on me that I had never actually read any of the books. So low and behold 2022 is the year I read all the Harry Potter books & want all the movies!
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