Currently Reading; January

Poster for january 2021 reads

Welcome to our first ever monthly read from the “Currently Reading Issue”!

It’s already mid-January and obviously this post is coming later than expected. However, having decided to start this issue. I thought it best to start with this month’s current reads.

Poster for January's current reads


Published: 13 February 2018.
Genres: Fiction, Autobiographical novel.
Publisher: Grove Press.
Pages: 229.
ISBN: 0802127355.


Published: 5 January 2021.
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Fiction.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press.
Pages: 304.
ISBN: 1250245494.

The two novels shown above are my current reads. One of them being the intricately-written extraordinary novel that is FRESHWATER. Recommended by a friend whose judgement on literature I hold in high regard. As expected, I am mesmerized by this vibrant work of fiction. I have only gone as far as reading 30% of this novel. Yet, I must say, if the author is as consistent with how engrossing the story telling is. Then surely the review is one to look forward to.

The second being THE WIFE UPSTAIRS. My first ever read by Rachel Hawkins and also my first 2021 novel published in 2021. I was super excited to have my nose in this thriller. Albeit very predictable so far, I must admit to it being a quick, easy & very engrossing read. Not to judge a book by its cover, but the title gave away its predictability :D. With that in mind, I do not expect to be disappointed if I come across anticlimactic twists and turns. I’ve read so many reviews online that have me eager for what’s to come. I already have so many thoughts regarding features of this novel which I’m excited to share with you guys. However, for the sake of this not being a review I will withhold my opinions to myself.

If you have read any of the two novels, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us in the comments section! While being mindful of spoilers please. I’m looking forward to keeping you guys updated on my progress. 😀 Don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe!

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10 thoughts on “Currently Reading; January”

  1. Pingback: Currently Reading Issue - monthly reads by vellum & vanity

  2. Well well written, more than enough to have me already buckled up waiting for your review on FRESHWATER especially. Don’t think nobody noticed the improvements on the site. Its even more aesthetically pleasing and full of rich rich content. Great Job! 🤩👏🏽

  3. Suleiman Lawal

    Whew really can’t wait for your review on freshwater because I still don’t know how to put what I thought into words. The wife up stairs looks like a mystery so if you love it after reading I’ll check it out too. I love mystery. Also love the yellows and blues on this post. Anticipating the reviews 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 Great post and Keep up the consistency. It’s great to see a new post so quickly on the site again. It will definitely keep us coming back !!!!!

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