January Reads

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Has anyone else thought that January seemed to have dragged? It's not been a partially productive month and I'm glad to see the back of it to be honest.

One of my goals for this year is to read more and share my reads on here with you. It makes sense to do this as reading has always been a part of my life,  I love nothing more than snuggling up with a book when I find some free time.

After Blake was born I found that I was slacking in the reading department. I had still been able to find time to read but was much more of a slower reader and it would sometimes take me a month to just read one book. Last year was the first year since having Blake that I was able to read more. I wish I had started sharing my reads least year with you as I found some really enjoyable reads. 

So anyway onto the books:




I picked up this festive read whilst I was browsing the books in Morrison's before Christmas. I only got around to reading it in January as I had other Christmas reads to get through. I've never read anything by Karen Swan before but I do love a good romance even though you know that its going to have a predictable ending. Set in the remote island of Islay Alex Hyde finds herself out of her comfort zone after a crisis call regarding the troublesome – and troubled – head of an esteemed whisky company in Scotland. Lochlan Farquhar, CEO of Kentallen Distilleries. Alex who is an executive coach needs to get into Lochlan's head before he brings the company to its knees. 

This book was a Christmas gift from my in laws. Described as a feel good Christmas romance that's fun and festive. I feel that the book is suitable to be read at any time of year as its not Christmas or snow themed like I was expecting from it. Although its a very predictable storyline its definitely a sweet easy read that warms the heart. Tilly has a fabulous friends, a dream job as a make up artist with a prestigious opera company and a fiance Felix. Tilly who is a technophobe makes a blunder and ends up having to work with IT director Marcus Walker who doesn't have a creative bone in his body which is a match made in hell. However when Tilly finds out her fiance isn't who he seems its Marcus who is there for her with hot chocolate and a shoulder to cry on.

If you are new to blogging or are thinking of setting up a blog than this book is ideal for you. If like me you have been blogging for a while now than you may find some useful information depending on how advanced you are. For me the section of SEO  (Seach Engine Optimisation ) is very helpful as it's one area I've not really focused on and wish I had. It's such a great book for dipping in and out and covers all the topics you can think of when it comes to to the world of blogging such as working with brands, planning, blogging basics and more.

Having read 2 of Isabelle's books before I was really looking forward to seeing what this one was going to be like and I'm not disappointed. A year and a day is a moving and romantic novel weaving the love stories of three women who are on holiday in the snowy backdrop of Prague. I've loved this book so much and its even made me add Prague to my list of places I'd love to visit one day. 
All three women have different back stories and end up meeting at a hotel in Prague and form a bond none of them anticipated. Each of the three characters in the book have there own problems to face which you find more about throughout the book. There were moments within the book that made me start to tear up so tissues may be needed.

Cuddle Fairy

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