Well, the first month of the year is already behind us, and I have been fighting a major reading slump for the last half of January. I set my reading goal this year for 100 books. So far, though, I’m already four books behind. I only managed to read five books last month, but I’m chalking it up to being exhausted with after-Christmas clean up at work. I know February will be much better, so without further ado, here are the five books I managed to read for January 2022!
I started off the year with a bit of a comfort read by re-reading Rogue Protocol, book 3 in Martha Wells‘ glorious, Hugo Award winning Murderbot Diaries series. These books are just so amazing, and I’ll describe them by quoting Hank Green’s TikTok:
“[Murderbot is] a protagonist that could definitely murder you but has an anxiety disorder even worse than yours.”Hank Green – Tiktok
Seriously. If you’re looking for a well-paced, character-driven sci-fi series you can binge read in a week, then the Murderbot Diaries are for you.
I was super excited to be approved for an ARC of The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley by Mercedes Lackey on NetGalley. It took me a few days to get through it, and unfortunately it was pretty disappointing. It has some editing issues, and the story felt like a repeat of a previous book in the Elemental Masters series. I have generally enjoyed every entry in this series, and I plan to continue reading. See my full review here.
I had been wanting to read Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ever since I laid eyes on this gorgeous re-release cover. Cyber noir vampires in Mexico City with Aztec flavor. Yes, please! This book is great for anyone looking for a noir mystery with some cyberpunk elements thrown in. It felt like reading a John Wick style movie but with vampires. Read my full review here.
I was very surprised to get approved for an ARC of Servant Mage by Kate Elliott over on NetGalley. I was able to read this book in one sitting since it’s a novella, and it was just the quick, magical story I needed at the time. The magic system in this book is different from anything else I’ve read, and the only drawback was that the story was too short. I really hope it leads to a series! Read my full review here.
Ok, so I’m late to the party on this one. I’ve heard of Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe for a few years now. I just never sat down to find it online and read it. Luckily, my library had this on order, so I requested it. I have quickly become obsessed with catching up! I downloaded the Web Toons app on my phone, and I have done little else over the past few days than to read Lore Olympus. I don’t know what I’ll do when I’m all caught up and have to wait for new episodes like everyone else!
Well, that’s everything I read in January 2022. How have your reading goals been going so far for the year? Have you read any of the same books as me? Let me know in the comments below!
2 thoughts on “January 2022 Reading Wrap Up”
Hiya, Venus, nice list! No concrete reading goals for me, just a reading challenge that is imperative I finish (since I’m hosting it, haha) and certain book series I want to finish by the end of the year. 🙂
Yeah, I’m just trying to read as many of the books I own as I can this year which is why I have a high reading goal. I’m just going to mood read my way through the year hahah!
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