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January 2022 Reads and Book Recommendations

My reading goal for 2022 is to read 52 books (an average of 1/week). January saw an extreme beginning to this challenge with my completion of seven books both physical copies and Kindle ebooks. 

As this is my first book blog post, I want to introduce you to my reading preferences upfront: I love a good romance. I am all for a sweet romantic comedy, a spicy romance novel, strong female leads, and anything in between. One of my favorite YA series' is The Selection series by Keira Cass because it combined my love of a good dystopian novel with romance. As I have gotten older I have grown a love for books such as the Bridgerton novels, but I also enjoy a good "Hallmark movie in a book" type of situation as well. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, I invite you to follow along with me through my reading journey. 

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Professional Boundaries by Jennifer Peel 
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My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel
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Engaging Mr. Darcy by Rachel John
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The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
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Fake-dating. Women in STEM. Grumpy/sunshine. This book really did live up to the hype for me, and it was a sweet story with fun to read about characters and a male lead who really cares and sticks up for the female lead. Loved it!

Only Ever Friends by Shaela Kay
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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
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This was one of my favorites simply for the "enemies to lovers" category, but that was just the beginning. The characters have depth, the story is sweet and spicy, and the overall plot just made my happy. 

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
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This book. Y'all. It is sweet, spicy, and everything in between. I honestly thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it has a sweet fake-dating, brother's best friend vibe throughout. The story was well done, and Ella Maise has become one of my more favorite authors after reading this.

If you enjoyed this, I invite you to follow along further as I explore books, running my own business, and my educational/professional endeavors. 

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