Top 5 Favorite Books Read in January

In the first month of 2013 I’ve read in total 17 books, they don’t differ too much in genres but it’s a fact I’m currently trying to change. There are some of these books that I didn’t like at all and actually really regretted the time spent on reading them. But in this post I’d like to bring up the 5 books that really made an impact on me, which I liked a lot. So here they are, in no particular order.

125780771. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”

No matter how disappointed I am with the following installment of this book, this one is really great. I liked a lot of things about it – interesting and fun characters, twisting plot. I would actually really like to see a movie version of this book, I think it probably will be made sometime, and I’ll definitely watch it.

161190792. Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

“I’m standing in front of you, Josie. You just have to turn around.”

It’s a type of romance I just couldn’t not love. First of all it’s a second-chance love story, which I just love. And the characters were really good and totally likable both as individuals and as a couple. I really enjoyed this book.

136373603. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

“Sometimes life is a series of obstacles, a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes it is simply a matter of blind faith.”

Wow, this is the first book I read this month and this year, and I’m still majorly impressed by it. It definitely will appear on my list of best books read in 2013. It’s a rare point for me when I can’t name anything wrong or disturbing about a book, and this one is simply flawless. Recommended to anybody who loves historical fiction with a mix of romance and drama.

157898234. Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer

“You don’t get to pick where you’re from, but you always have control of where you’re going.”

I haven’t yet wrote a review on this book, but that’s just because I plan to do a Book vs. Movie, and I have yet to watch the screen version. But I can say that this book was a pleasant surprise for me, as I didn’t expect Chris Colfer to be such a good writer. This book is fun, entertaining and absolutely unpredictable. Now I just have to see if the movie is any comparable to it.

6070135. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

“Home is where your history begins. Home is where they catch you when you fall.”

I’ve loved the story for a very long time, but only as a movie. And when this month I finally read it, I wasn’t disappointed. In fact it’s one of the most touching books I’ve read.