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January Book Review

One of my resolutions for 2019 was to get back into reading. I remember really loving reading back in middle school and high school. I used to swap books with my friends and it brought me such joy.

But when I went to college I became too busy with classwork, socializing and being out on my own. Books fell to the wayside without me even noticing.

Fast forward some years later to this past Christmas where I received the new Crazy Rich Asians book from my mom. I had heard so many great things about it and was so excited to read. What I didn't anticipate was how I would have finished the 500-some page book in 3 days. You could say it was a page-turner.

But ultimately it reignited my love for reading. I couldn't wait to read the sequel or just another book in general that left me feeling joyous. But as you might know I'm also trying to save money and sometimes books can be costly.

So I got a library card at the local Baltimore County Library! They literally have all of the latest books there...for free. It's like what's the point in buying a book to read once or twice when you can just borrow it?!

I also discovered the Goodreads App this month. It's an app that allows you to track progress on the current books you're reading, add books to your "Want to Read List", see what you're friends are reading and get recommendations for new books to read! I honestly have become obsessed with it! If you're on there, follow me!

For the month of January I've finished 2 books and am halfway through a third. My goal is to try and read at least 2 books every month, 24 for the year.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Like I said earlier I finished this book in legit 3 days. I could NOT put it down! I was finding every spare moment throughout my day to read it: cooking dinner, my lunch break, etc. The exciting romance between Rachel Chu and Nick Young leaves you wanting more. Rachel is dropped in a world of luxury that she couldn't even imagine. I seriously couldn't put it down. BONUS: The movie is just as good as the book but I will always recommend reading the book first!

The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

I picked this one up on a whim at the library because the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians was already taken out but I wanted to keep reading. The story follows Shelley Stone, a woman CEO at the new high tech company, Conch. She is dedicated to her career, is always striving to be more and is an example of a great woman in power. But on a business trip to Spain her Conch device starts glitching and she runs into a woman, who she believes is literally herself at 17. It's a great tech-y, woman-in-power novel that entertains you.

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

As you can imagine, once I finished Crazy Rich Asians I was dying to get my hands on the sequel. But of course, all of the copies at the library were already taken out so I got put onto a wait list. But luckily, the day after I finished The Glitch, I got a text that my copy of China Rich Girlfriend was ready! I sped to the library and started it that night. I'm about halfway through and while it's good, it's not as much of a page turner as the first installment. I will keep you updated on how it ends!

I also have the third installment of Crazy Rich Asians, Rich People Problems, checked out from the library as well as When Life Gives You LuluLemons. Hopefully I'll be able to finish both of those in February.

Let me know if you guys like hearing what I'm reading and what I've thought of the books I've just finished! It can become a monthly blog post. Share your most recent favorite book on my latest Instagram post!

xoxo Colleen

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Hi there! My name is Colleen and I’m the author and creator of Collectively Colleen.This blog is a place where I’ll be sharing everything about my life! From favorites to career tips, outfits I’m loving and places to travel, I’m going to be sharing it all here!


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