January 2022 Wrap-Up!

New year, same old me! Though I’m doing a little better with book reviews this time around, if I do say so myself. We’ll see how long that lasts!

I read some pretty good books this month, which is nice since it starts my year off well. I also read some meh books, but it wouldn’t be my blog if I wasn’t meh-ing about SOME book.

Also! I’ve been playing the hell out of Pokémon Arceus ever since it dropped, and I think I have a new fave Pokémon game! It’s so good, and it’s exactly what I want out of a non-traditional Pokémon game. I may or may not write a post about it, we’ll see. I haven’t done a video game post in a while.

Anyway, books! Onto the books!

What I read:

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks // ★★★★☆ // Review
Gunner’s Apprentice by Brent Weeks // ★★★★☆ // Review to come
The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks // ★★★★★ // Review to come

Lore by Alexandra Bracken // ★★☆☆☆
Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire // ★★★★★ // Review
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See // ★★★☆☆

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James // ★★☆☆☆
The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling // ★★☆☆☆ // Review to come
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert // ★★☆☆☆

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski // ★★★☆☆


22 in 2022

  1. BZRK by Michael Grant
  2. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  3. Switched by Amanda Hocking
  4. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
  5. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  6. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  8. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  9. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  10. Magebane by Lee Arthur Chane
  11. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
  12. When We Wake by Karen Healey
  13. Sister’s Red by Jackson Pearce
  14. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  15. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  16. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
  17. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
  18. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  19. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  20. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  21. Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
  22. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

One down, twenty-one to go! I’m on track currently to read the 120 books I pledged on Goodreads, but I have a feeling it’ll be bumped up once all the novellas that go along with these series have been added into the count.

Not a bad month, though! I’m happy with it. Onto the next!

Thanks for reading!


2 thoughts on “January 2022 Wrap-Up!

  1. I hated The Turn of the Screw! Not scary or spooky at all. lol. I’m reading Lore, about 100 pages in, it’s…meh so far, and yikes 2! Your 2 is my 3 and that is how I’m feeling right now. lol.

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    1. It made like NO sense 😭 such a shame because I love things based on it? I thought I’d like the source material more… 🥲 Yeah Lore was just… too confusing and all over the place for me. Loved the premise, but the execution just fell so flat for me.

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