Reading Review: January 2022

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante

Total Loaned Books Read This Month: 2
Total Own Books Read This Month: 1
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 3

Total Loaned Books Read 2022: 2
Total Own Books Read 2022: 1
Overall Total Books Read 2022: 3

MY READ OF THE MONTH

OnceandFutureWitches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. This was my first book of the year and my first 5 star read. I was looking forward to this after enjoying The Ten Thousand Doors of January and it didn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed this tale of three sisters trying to bring about a new age of magic. Great characters, great setting, and lovely writing.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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My total for this challenge is currently 3 books read.  So far I’ve read:

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante

Beat The Backlist Bingo Progress

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This year Bingo is back with a great collection of prompts.  While my main focus is the 24-prompt card I may choose a few from the 52-prompt list as well (both cards can be viewed here).  Here is a collection of covers that fulfill a prompt on either of the cards featured:

OnceandFutureWitches NothingButBlackenedTeeth Buried

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – A book about siblings
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw – Novella
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante – One word title

PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

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You can find out more about the Picture Prompts Book Bingo over at Bookforager. I like that it’s so open to interpretation based on the pictures provided, and I’m hoping that I’ll have some progress to report soon.

GOODREADS

My target for 2022 is initially 20 books, which has become a regular starting point for this challenge. I always set a low target as my love for long books means it takes a while to complete a book, and I like taking my time with a good read.
This month I’ve read 3 books, so a target of 20 feels about right.

GOALS

  • My first read of the year was one of my own books, The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow.
  • My Beat the Backlist challenge has begun and is off to a good start. All three of the books I read this month count towards the challenge, and I managed to find Bingo categories for each one too.
  • I ventured into one of the under-explored genres mentioned in my Reading Resolutions when I picked up a crime novel.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

So concludes January’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

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5 thoughts on “Reading Review: January 2022

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you made of the Blackened Teeth book – that covers scares me. I’m also doing the picture prompt bingo – so I’m looking at that witch picture and the book you read this month with my eyebrows raised in a question.
    Lynn 😀

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    • pagesandtea says:

      Yes, definitely using that book for the witch picture, how could I resist? I think I might use Nothing But Blackened Teeth for the first pic on the second row as they seem to be a good match.

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