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January 2022

I’ve been reading so much, but I don’t always feel like writing a full review for everything. I was inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit posts, as well as Hannah at So Obsessed With‘s monthly Quick Lit posts, and decided to do something similar as a way to briefly discuss the books I read in a month but don’t write full reviews for.

Reviewing has once again gotten away from me! I don’t feel like I read a bunch in January, but as I have mentioned before, I’m trying to focus more on books I enjoy reading, not how many (and DNF when I want to).

So in January, I read 20 books. There were some comics and graphic novels in there (thank you Scribd), but unusually for me, there were also a few re-reads!

Here’s what I read in January and have reviewed on the blog:

Reckless Girls, Rachel Hawkins;

Of Princes and Promises, Sandhya Menon;

The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling (I re-read this, on audio this time around);

Burden Falls, Kat Ellis;

For Your Own Good, Samantha Downing;

The Apollo Murders, Chris Hadfield;

The Girls Are Never Gone, Sarah Glenn Marsh;

The Red Palace, June Hur;

Fatal Fried Rice, Vivien Chien; and

Road of Bones, Christopher Golden.

I’m not going to review the comics or graphic novels I read but I’ll list them here:

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Jonny Sun (re-read);

Dinosaur Therapy, James Stewart;

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines, Jamise Harper and Jane Mount;

What Cats Want: An Illustrated Guide for Truly Understanding Your Cat, Yuki Hattori;

Mooncop, Tom Gauld; and

I Left the House Today!; Cassandra Calin.

Here are my thoughts on the rest of what I read in January:

These Silent Woods, Kimi Cunningham Woods (owned) – 3.5⭐

This was a nice slow, meditative read. Not big on action but I liked the way things unfolded and cared about the characters.

Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (library) – 3⭐

I think this has been my least-favourite of the series so far but it got me excited for next installment, and raised some interesting questions in the end.

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir, Anna Weiner (owned) – 3⭐

This was fine. It was interesting at times but nothing about it really sticks out to me now that I’m trying to reflect on it further.

Make Up Break Up, Lily Menon (Scribd audio) – 2⭐

I lost interest in this audiobook really quickly but I like the author’s YA books so I wanted to persevere. One thing that really bothered me was Annika’s pride – accept help! Unfortunately the book just wasn’t interesting for me.

What have you been reading lately?


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