January 2023 Reading Wrap Up
I hope your January reading has been a solid start to the new year!
Here’s my January 2023 Reading Wrap Up.
In January, I enjoyed a fairly strong reading month as you can tell from my star ratings. Out of the 10 books completed, I had two 5-star reads, three 4.5-star reads, two 4-star reads, and three 3-3.5–star reads. I had two DNFs.
My most memorable fiction read this month is The Last Lifeboat by Hazel Gaynor, an intense survival story. (review coming soon)
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5 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction. WWII. Evacuation of children from England. Intense survival story. (review coming soon)
5 Stars. (ARC) Literary Historical Fiction. (Review coming soon)
4.5 Stars. Vintage Contemporary Fiction. (Vol. One 5 Stars; Vol. Two 4 Stars)
4.5 Stars. Women’s Fiction/Historical Fiction. Finding your roots. My review of Little Wing here.
4.5 Stars. (ARC) Slow-burn Mystery/Detective. Australia. (Aaron Falk #3) My review of Exiles here.
4 Stars. (ARC) Women’s Fiction. #7 in the Cornish Midwife Series. (review coming soon)
4 Stars. (ARC) Women’s Fiction/Historical Fiction. Sisters. (review coming soon)
3.5 Stars. (ARC) Women’s Fiction. Living on a cruise ship. (review coming soon)
3 Stars. Women’s Fiction. You’ve Got Mail vibes. (review coming soon)
3 Stars. Young Adult Contemporary Fiction. College setting. (review coming soon)
My first two reads of the year were DNFs.
(nothing objectionable here….you can find glowing reviews of both books……just not the right reads at the right time)
Still Life by Sarah Winman (DNF 7%), Not engaged.
Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark (DNF 29%), Not capturing my attention.
January Wrap UP QOTD:
Did we read any of the same books?
Did you have a favorite January read?
January Blog Posts:
TTT: Literary Dinner Party
The Survivors Review
Favorite Self-Improvement Books
The Girl From the Channel Islands Review
Reading Goals 2023
Little Wing Review
The Nature of Fragile Things Review
Finding Me Review
The Lost and Found Bookshop Review
Most Memorable Reads of 2022
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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