The first month of the new year went through so slowly, as if we were in snail’s pace. Somehow, I managed to read 6 new books and reread a favorite last January – which is already impressive for me, as I tend to read at a much slower rate recently. I didn’t exactly had a favorite read this month, however there were a couple of disappointments. I’m just wishing that I would have the same experience next month.
- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb – 3/5 ★
- A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark – 4/5 ★
- Suddenly Forbidden by Ella Fields – 2/5 ★
- The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons – 3/5 ★
- Electric Idol by Katee Robert – 2.5/5 ★
- Dance of Twilight and Tears by Zara Mills – 3.5/5 ★
- The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (reread) – 4/5 ★
Like any other month, I don’t set a specific TBR, especially within the coming month as I will be getting back to my regular programming of face to face hospital duties after a month of isolation. In February, I’ll be carrying over A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark and Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb which I both started around the last few days of January. I also want to continue on with my reread of The Bone Season with its second installment, as well as catch up with the A Chorus of Dragons Readalong I’m currently partaking in with The Name of All Things. Aside from these titles, pretty much everything else is open.
Blog Posts I Love
Since I’ve been recently back in the book blogging community, I’ve been doing some catch-up on other writers’ posts, and even discovered new ones to look out for! Hence I decided to make it a monthly feature from now on to give a special shoutout to the blog posts I recently loved reading.
- I definitely love going through Bianca from Your Words My Ink‘s posts every time, and I’ve recently come to enjoy her The Best Books of 2021 list and her brief list of Most Anticipated Books of 2022 wherein a couple of titles are also in my anticipated releases!
- My good friend Prin from Princess and Pages very extensive and detailed My Year in Books 2021 + What’s Next 2022 where she listed down all the books she had managed to read last year, and also feature her reading goals – and of course her love of plants and diamond painting!
- Ena from Fly(er) on the Wall had made a spreadsheet for tracking down readers’ book-buying expenses! It’s definitely something to look into doing in the future, especially for impulsive book hoarders, such as myself.
- I always have a hard time keeping track of new releases every year, so I’m eternally grateful to these wonderful people who posts them, so helpless people like me can at least try to catch up.
- April from Lost in the Bookstack and her short list of 2022 Anticipated Releases by Asian Authors
- And of course Shealea from Shut Up, Shealea’s very detailed list of 2022 Book Releases That You Need to Know (Part 1). I’m excited to see what books will make it to her Part 2 post.
How was your reading month in January?
7 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up & February TBR”
Yieee, thanks for the feature, and I hope your February reading gets better! ❤ The highlights of my January were definitely Jade City (FJL), The Suffragette Scandal (Courtney Milan), and Positively Yours hehe.
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You’re welcome, even if your post will attack book hoarders like me lol still love it though!
I’ve always been curious with Shannon’s other works just because they’re shorter in length per single book compared to ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ (which I have). Although I’m not particularly inclined to pick anything but that.
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Yes! Please do, and I’ll support you along the way!
Thank you so much for mentioning me 😀 Also, I hope to read A Master of Djinn soon. I loved the other books in the series (especially The Haunting of Tram Car 015).
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Omg you should read it soon! I’m almost finished and I’m loving it already! I only read A Dead Djinn in Cairo so far, but I want to get to the other novellas after this.
Thank you for mentioning me! I’m a little bummed by the rating for Electric Idol. It seems like none of my friends enjoyed it, which sucks because I was really anticipating it.
Anyway. I hope you’ll find a new favorite in February! I’m not too sure how aligned our tastes are, but my inbox is always open if you need recs. 😊