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January books

I read 12 books in January...

1) A Home of Her Own - Brenda Novak - Kindle
2) Stranger in Town - Brenda Novak - Kindle
3) Perfect Fit - Carly Phillips - Kindle
4) Stalked - Allison Brennan - paperback
5) Private: London - James Patterson - hardback
6) Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn - hardback
7) Sage Green - Jill Gregory - Kindle
8) Larkspur Road - Jill Gregory - hardback
9) California Sunset - Casey Dawes - Kindle
10) California Wine - Casey Dawes - Kindle
11) Purple Cow - Seth Godin - hardback
12) The Single Daddy Club: Derrick (book one) - Donna Fasano - Kindle

Several authors new to me this month: Flynn, Gregory, Dawes, Godin and Fasano.

Truly enjoyed both Jill Gregory books.

I had heard a lot about Gone Girl, and when I was able to get the book before Christmas for about $4 from Amazon, I went ahead and ordered it. Wow, what a story! I would highly recommend it, but be prepared for a pretty sick, twisted ride.

Purple Cow was an interesting take on how to look for new and innovative ideas in your job.

Since my goal is to read more books this year than last year, I'm off to a good start by reading 12 in January!


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