January Booklist: Fun British Reads

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Other than reading two books in January, I can't remember the last time I sat down to read. Can anyone else relate? One of my goals for 2018 is to be continually reading. As soon as I finish one book, I want to pick up another. So, I'm excited to be starting this monthly booklist series on the blog again. I hope that we can turn it into a virtual book club. If you've read any of the books, I mentioned or would like to, feel free to leave a comment down below, tweet me, or use the hashtag #smorehappinessbc on Instagram. 

Part of my goal in reading books throughout this year is to reread some that I already have. There is something about picking up a book from your bookshelf that you haven't read in a few years and rediscovering the story and the characters. I find that each time I reread a book, I get something different out of it than the first time I read it. I think it has something to do with what life stage I'm in and different experiences I've had. 

The first book I read in January is Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans. I read this book for the first time either in late high school or early college. It's a story that spans a few decades (I love books like this). It takes place in England and follows Eleanor Bee through her career working in publishing. The characters are relatable, the story is heartwarming and funny, and I highly recommend it! 

Sticking with the British theme, the next book I read is My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors, and I was excited to stumble upon this book on a recent trip to Barnes & Noble. Similar to the first book I read in January, this book follows Katie Brener as an employee of an advertising agency. She hits a few roadblocks and ends up helping her dad and step-mom open a chic glamping resort. The book has a love story tangled up and is a true coming-of-age novel. Again, I recommend reading this! 

What's next on your reading list? 

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