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The 140 Character Review: January 2018 in Books

In 2017, I read over 120 books and reviewed every single thing I finished. I’m sure you’ll agree, that was quite an impressive feat?! Don’t get me wrong, I am really pleased that I have some recorded thoughts summarising everything I read, I found that writing a longer review for everything to be routine and something to do for my wrap post, rather than something to do for me. So this year I have decided to bring by the 140 Character Review to summarise everything I read – of course some will also have a longer review because I have too many feelings!

The 140 Character Review is my short and concise way of expressing my feelings on watch I watch and read. Throwing it back to the original twitter limit of 140 characters, I try to summarise my opinions to tweet length. To read other 140 Character Review posts, click here.

Six Machine: I Don’t Like Cricket…I Love It | Chris Gayle 

An enjoyable and informative look behind a notorious character and a gentleman’s sport. Entertaining, but nothing special or extraordinary.

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1) | Agatha Christie

Entertaining but ultimately a predictable mystery. The right balance of likeable protagonist companions. Not one of her best, but not bad.

Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy #2) | Leigh Bardugo

Sturmhond is a welcome addition to the fantasy series. More action, and back story, but not enough privateering, and a bit too much angst.

The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert (full review)

This has a creepy and dark undertone that’s absolutely delicious in it’s freshness, unfortunately it fell a little short of it’s potential.

Fantastic Mr. Fox | Roald Dahl

A clever, witty, thought provoking Roald Dahl classic that utilises the plight of animals for a funny meaning with a greater message.

Anne of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery

The very epitome of country, twee and pleasant that’s perfectly OK. With a plucky and amusing lead character, it could be so much more.

Exile | James Swallow (full review)

Explosive yet intelligent. Action packed with believable and likeable characters. Refreshing take on the saturated thriller genre.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe | Lauren James (full review)

Surprising, thought provoking, and wholly unique, a breath of fresh air and roller coaster ride. Devoured in one sitting. Truly spectacular.

What have you been reading?

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

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