Monthly Wrap Up: January 2022

A month of Epic reading

Well, now that the first month of 2022 is over, I wonder just how quickly the rest of the year will pass by? If it’s anything like 2021, it’ll be a blink! πŸ˜‚ This was a pretty quiet month on the life front.

  • I very quickly got a consultancy gig from Jan-May. It’s twice a week and not a lot but at least I have a little something!
  • We had one major trip this month and that was coming back to Jakarta from Bali. I love our Bali house (I miss our pool!) but ah, it feels so good to be back with my fur babies and my books! 😍
  • I’m still obsessed with T.Swift and if I continue to obsessively listen to her music throughout the year, I’m pretty sure she’ll take top spot on my Spotify wrap up (again).
  • I don’t watch much but I did start Kim’s Convenience and Schitt’s Creek on Netflix! I’ve heard amazing things about both shows for a while now but my “watch moods” always pass so quickly that I never end up watching anything. I’m loving these shows and they’re so easy to binge-watch! πŸ˜‚

My reading in January was completely unprecedented. I read 40 books?! It definitely helped to have a few buddy reads with Leslie because the momentum really kept me going! I’m probably never gonna read this much in one month again this year (or maybe even ever) but it was fun, lol!

Are you on Storygraph? Let’s be friends!

My reads were a good mix of novellas, a few graphic novels and full-length novels. I’ve always struggled with novellas so I’m delighted that I enjoy them more now! My reading mood has still been with romance although I did manage a few SFF titles too. Luckily for me, I’ve enjoyed the majority of my reads and I’ve rated most 3.5 stars and up. 🌟

I’ve surprisingly kept pretty updated with my reviews, only three haven’t been done, I just haven’t had the time to post them all on my blog! I’ll be posting them slowly but you can find them all on my Goodreads (and eventually my Storygraph once I’ve caught up lol)!

Book covers are linked to Goodreads and the title text is linked to my review, if available!

Panda rating: 5 pandas

5 pandas

Panda rating: 4.5 pandas

4.5 pandas

The Wedding Set Up
The Thirteenth Hour (The Cruel Gods #1)

Panda rating: 4 pandas

4 pandas

King of Battle and Blood (Adrian x Isolde #1)
School of Love 1. Secrets of the Heart
Clap When You Land

Panda rating: 3.5 pandas

3.5 pandas

The Wolf and the Woodsman
Bound by Firelight (Wickery Duology #2)

Panda rating: 3 pandas

3 pandas

Coming Back

1 panda
2 pandas
2.5 pandas

I tried to blog hop as much as possible this month and I think I did an okay job of it (defo better than last year lol). A lot of these are recommendation posts with a sprinkling of interviews, discussions, and other bookish guides. If you have any blog recs to check, please let me know in the comments!

And that’s a wrap on January! Phew, this was one helluva reading month and I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2022 has to bring! πŸ˜ƒ So, tell me, did you enjoy your reads this month? What was your favourite? Did your year of reading start off well? I hope your February is full of all the good things! πŸ’œ

21 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: January 2022

  1. ok i may or may not have had a major heart attack when you said you read 40 books this month!!! WOW, LIKE SERIOUSLY, SAYING I AM IN AWE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! i need your secrets pleassssssseeeeeee!

    so glad to hear you also enjoyed most of the ones you read!! hope february will be amazing for you and all the amazing-quality (and quantity!!) books will continue!

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  2. 40 books?!? That’s incredible, Dini! Buddy reads certainly help me read faster as it keeps me accountable and I don’t spend days hoping from one book to another πŸ˜‚ I’m glad that most of your reads were enjoyable, as well!

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  3. Dini!!!!! So, I’m glad you had such an AMAZING January!! I had my best and I didn’t come close to 40! hahaha. I will say, you kept me super motivated with all our buddy reads, and let’s keep that going!! Thank you so much for linking my new monthly creation. ❀ It means a lot! I really hope you have a fabulous February!!

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  4. Wow, 40 books is impressive! The power!! I don’t think I have ever read over 10 books a month! πŸ˜‚ I hadn’t heard of The Cruel Gods before, but the title and cover intrigue me so I will have to look into it! I’m glad to see you mostly enjoyed The Wolf and The Woodsman too! πŸ₯° I hope you have a wonderful Feb and thank you so much for sharing my post!! I’m so glad you liked it!! πŸ’•

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  5. 40 books!!! That’s amazing Dini! Someday I’ll get to the Heartstopper series, and I’d like to read Blackout, as well. I’m happy to see you loved both of those. I hope you’re February is great! ❀

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  6. Thanks for the shout-out! Hope you have a good reading month in February! (And hope I’ll be able to spend a little more time in the blogosphere again, actually reading/responding to people’s posts–I’ve missed staying up to date on what’s going on in your bookish world!)

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  7. OMG, 40 books! That’s so amazing, Dini! 😍 😍 😍 Congrats! I’m obsessed with Taylor Swift too… I’ve been listening to Red (Taylor’s version) on repeat since it came out. It’s safe to say she’ll be my #1 on Spotify! πŸ˜‚ Happy reading, Dini!

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  8. Oh wow! 40 books in one month is absolutely amazing! It’s been years since I’ve had the time to read that much in a month! I think at this point I’d be shocked if I read more than 15 books in a month!

    Thank you so much for mentioning my post! I’m so happy that you were inspired to blog hop because of it! πŸ’•


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