January 2020 Books

My opinions on the books I read in January 2020

Hi Guys ! This year i decided to do again the Goodread’s reading challenge and i set myself the goal of reading at least 36 books in 2020, a total of three books every month. Today i tought i’d share with you the January candidates for this challenge, so .. on to the three books !

In January i cheated a little bit, beacause i finished some books i had already started in December .. but they count anyway right ?!

First Book is Normal People, by Sally Rooney .. I ADORED this book. I would say it is very different to everything else i have read in the past years. It has won the 2018 Costa Novel Award and received many great reviews. It talks about the relationship between Connell and Marianne, from highschool onwards. It was definitely a page turner for me, i couldn’t put it down ! It is a real twenty-first-century story of friendship and love. I gave 5 stars on Goodreads.

The second book was The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (I’ve read it in Italian). This was .. an interesting book. It is definitely not a light read, at least for me. I found a couple of quotes that i liked here and there, but overall it was quite neutral to me. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t dislike it either. Definitely interesting for the insight in the characters. I gave it 3 stars.

The third and last book was Twas the Nightshift before Christmas by Adam Kay. Basically it is a collection of real episodes narrated from the point of view of a doctor (the writer) on shift during the Christmas Holidays. I rated it 2 stars on Goodreads. For me, it was ok, I didn’t dislike it, but i tought it was trying too much to be funny, which felt exaggerated a times to me. Having said that it is a nice quick read if you fancy something like that !

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