Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Show Us Your Books: January

Last year, I shared my reading accomplishments and adventures on the last Sunday of each month. I enjoyed that format, but I decided to join other book lovers this year and chronicle my reading in this link-up.

Life According to Steph

Admittedly, my reading is off to a slow start. I only read four books in the first month of the year. By the way, my challenge for this year is to read one book each month that was made into a movie. I read two in January that would fill this gap, but I'm choosing to count just one.

Book-Into-Movie Selection

by Elizabeth Young

One of my favorite rom-coms, "The Wedding Date" was based on this book. I've owned a copy of the book for years and finally got around to reading it.  It's a good thing I read Harry Potter right before this because it had me in British mode. There's lots of British humor and lingo, but I still laughed.  Some of the secondary characters in the movie get more attention in print, and there's more dimension in the main characters. I still love the movie, but I enjoyed the book too.

Other Books

by J.K. Rowling

I'm finally working on finishing the series. This book was the darkest and most angst-filled so far.  I had a little trouble working through it.  Plus it's more than 800 pages.  There was a lot of talking and information, but the action picked up towards the end.  I'm looking forward to the sixth book now.

by Jessica Park

This is one of my favorite authors. I follow her on every social medium, and I recall her posting lots of dance party videos while she was writing this book.  I now know why.  It's dark, emotional, and a bit gut-wrenching at times.  But I love these characters. It was good to pick up with them after "Left Drowning."

by Katy Regnery

I wanted to start my year of reading with a flirty, steamy read. This was perfect. I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.


What have you been reading?


  1. i want to say i have read that asking for trouble book because i remember reading it before the movie, maybe? but i don't remember it that well so i might as well add it to my list again :)

  2. I just finished reading the full Harry Potter series a few months ago- they are definitely long! But interesting.

  3. I have never heard of Asking for Trouble as a book or a movie. Interesting...

    Restless Waters sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

    Thanks for joining us!

  4. I might have to go back and pick up Left Drowning, especially if you enjoyed the second book as well.

  5. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and have read all the books countless times...the 5th one is usually my least favourite. There is just so much angst in it!! I liked it more after awhile, and especially after reading the last 2 books, but it's still not my favourite.

  6. I struggled with the Harry Potter series. I listened to the last two books (read by Jim Dale) and it was a lot better. To me at least. :)

  7. I love reading books that have turned into movies! Asking For Trouble sounds so cute! I've never read any of the Left Drowning books, but they sound very interesting!

  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my least favorite in the series. I HATE Delores Umbridge (even more than Voldemort), and the book is so frustrating because Harry is so angsty and just keeps making more trouble for himself! Now onward and upward! lol

  9. I remember reading Asking For Trouble a few years ago and enjoying it. I saw the movie too.

  10. I've watched a ton of romcoms, and The Wedding Date is still one of my favorites. I didn't know it was based off of a book! I'll definitely be adding that to my list.


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