Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2022

Hello Everyone!

Has 2022 treated you better than 2021? I hope so!

I read all the books I planned to read except Vicious Fae by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. So many other books popped up that I forgot about, so I’ll get to it soon. January was a fantastic reading month to start off 2022. I really enjoyed almost every book I read.

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During the month of January I read 10 books! Check em out!

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 3978
Number of print books: 7
Number of e-books: 3
Favourite quote of the month: 

“carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man” – The Love Hypothesis

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Without further ado…. here is where I feature my top two books from differing genres, but this month I picked two from the romance genre.

Running Wild is a much more adult addition to the Wild series that focuses on grief, heartbreak, and second chances.

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Keeland is at her best in The Summer Proposal. It features incredible chemistry between the main characters, an irresistible love interest, and spice.

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Cytonic has renewed my love of the Skyward universe and I cannot wait for the fourth novel, Defiant, despite it not being a Cosmere novel. 4.5 Stars

All I Want is an atmospheric novel with gaslighting as a central theme. Though the final chapter ruins the book, I am choosing to ignore it entirely and focus on the skillfully written mystery before that final chapter. 3 Stars

The Love Hypothesis is a cute and slow burn romance that showcases Hazelwood’s strength as an author in this genre and setting. The Love Hypothesis is hyped for a very good reason. 4 Stars

Kingdom of the Wicked surprised me. I didn’t except to get so invested in this world and with the characters. I’m excited to see what happens next and, from what I’ve read, the added spice in Kingdom of the Cursed. 4 Stars

Heartless Sky will rip readers to pieces as it enters the closing stages of this series. The stakes are high and the consequences even higher as the characters put everything on the line to defeat their foes. Be warned, Peckham and Valenti are ruthless and will not coddle you to the end. 4 Stars

Reminders of Him showcases Hoover’s strengths as a writer as she takes readers on an incredibly emotional journey full of pain and suffering. Reminders of Him may be my least favourite Hoover novel, but not because it’s poorly written but because it’s the opposite. 5 Stars

River of Shadows is an excellent introduction to the world Halle is building based on mythology many readers will be unfamiliar with. Despite my frustration with the lack of answers, I am very much excited to read the sequel.  4 Stars

Kingdom of the Cursed is a much more adult novel in its sexual content, however the main character still readers as very much YA. It reads as if Maniscalco is trying to write a more adult novel, but is struggling with the plot/mystery. 4 Stars

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Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of January?

2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2022

  1. Great wrap up! What you’ve said about Hoover’s novel admittedly has me super curious about it now even though I already decided that it probably won’t be my jam. Glad to see you enjoyed TLH! I love that book so much 🥰 Its been a hot minute since I read anything by Keeland but I’m tempted to try this one out. Hope you have an amazing month of reading in Feb!

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