Friday, January 30, 2015

The Cephalopod Coffehouse: Best Books of January

It's the last Friday of the month, which means it's time to reveal the best books of January. It's part of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse:

I only read three books and a short story this month, which is good, considering I averaged 15,000 words a week of writing for my clients. And yes, that's a lot of writing!

The first book jumped out at me from Twitter. The author followed me and, when I was following back, I saw some of her book titles in her introductions. I clicked over to her site and loved every single book cover. I chose to jump in with this one first:

If you like my books, you'll also like My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours. I think a sign of a good book is when you finish it and think, "I wish I'd thought of that idea. What a great book!" I'm in love with Kristina Springer's writing, so I'll be back for more, for sure!

You'll recognize the cover for the second book. We all fell in love with it during her cover reveal last fall.

Quanie's writing wowed me. Her characters are full, three-dimensional people who you feel like you know. (Or maybe you just feel you want to know them!) But best of all--the story is truly riveting. From page one, you can't wait to see what happens next.

The third book was actually a short story, which was awesome because I could read it all the way through. That was exactly what I did. This story was not only compelling, but it's a very important story touching on a very sensitive subject. Plus, it's only $.99! Download it now.  You won't regret it, I promise.

The fourth book was Face Time by SJ Pajonas.

This ended up on my Goodreads to-read list because of one of you. I'm not sure which blogger featured it, but I love technology, so it jumped right out at me. It's a very realistic portrayal of a long-distance romance in an age where we can speak to people on the other side of the world using Face Time. The characters were relatable, the story sucked me right in, and I recommend it to any technogeek-reader like me!

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