January Reads

New category for this year. I’ve been immersing myself with books since the pandemic started, when everything locked down, including where I love to go – theater, of course. I’ve been an avid reader, however, have put it in the sideline and come February 2020, my passion for reading books was reignited, hence, you will come across posts about books I’ve read. They may not be theatre-related but, who knows, might turn up the stage someday.

This month, I was able to finish three books – different genre, all fun reads. I’m posting the same stuff I wrote on Goodreads. Feel free to follow!

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This was a fun book to read. I especially liked the back story leading up to our main character and tying it up altogether. Lots of characters that I thought could have been skipped but that’s kind of what you’d expect when you’re in a party so I guess I get why some of them got their own chapters.

Recommend this a lot. Good story telling, good premise, lots of heart.

Rated 5 stars on Goodreads

Small Town Monsters by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Certainly a fun read, Small Town Monsters is inspired by Ed and Lorraine Warren of the Conjuring fame but this time, make itself like a spin off if their daughter was put in the spotlight.

At times comedic, this is a book that you know the author just had lots of fun writing, and for this I thank her.

Rated 4 stars on Goodreads

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

It was a pretty slow start. Slow ’til halfway, actually and then it started to pick up. I thought it would centre around ‘the scandal’, however, it took a different turn and what I thought would be the main subject suddenly turned into a secondary plot, which I thought could have been more fleshed out for a better closure.

Still a very interesting read but you’d have to be really patient with it.

Rated 3 stars on Goodreads

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