Monthly Summary: January 2023

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

FellowshipofRingThe new year of reading has had a very slow start for me and I’ve only managed to complete one book. Looking at my Goodreads target I’m very glad I set it at such a low total. I really hope I’ll be able to read more as there are so many books that I would love to be reading ‘right now’ even though I’m trying to stick to one book at a time at the moment, otherwise I’ll feel like my progress is even slower (if such a thing is possible!).

The Fellowship of the Ring was my choice for first book of the year. I want to read more Fantasy this year, so this trilogy seems like a good starting point. I can’t believe I haven’t read it before now actually. I ended up enjoying it very much after a leisurely beginning that made me wonder whether I’d actually carry on reading. It wasn’t that I was tempted to DNF, just that I was wondering whether to have two reads going concurrently, which as I’ve said, I’m trying to avoid. In the end I stuck with the Fellowship and I am looking forward to resuming the tale of Frodo and his companions soon.

My Beat the Backlist challenge has begun, as the one book I did read counts towards the challenge and I managed to find a category for it on my bingo card.
I’ve also found a spot on the Picture Prompts Book Bingo card for it too, so am pleased to have made at least a little progress on my challenges.

Away from the books I completed my first book tag of the year, the Good Intentions tag created by Lynn, in which I looked at books read and books yet to read (and there are many). I did this tag for the first time last year, so it was nice to revisit it again and choose some new books.

I’ve also participated in a couple of Top Ten Tuesdays, looking back at favourite reads of 2002, and new-to-me authors discovered last year.

Here’s a round up of January on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews


What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Featured Posts

Book Tags

The ‘Good Intentions’ Book Tag:  2023 Edition

Top Ten Tuesday

Favourite Books of 2022

New-to-me Authors I Discovered in 2022

Other New Posts

2022 End of Year Survey

Beat the Backlist 2023 Challenge

Reading Resolutions 2023

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2023

January Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress


4 thoughts on “Monthly Summary: January 2023

    • pagesandtea says:

      I read The Hobbit a while ago, probably when the film versions came out, but I wouldn’t mind a reread once I’ve done with this trilogy.
      So far I’m still resisting having more than one book but not sure how long it will last 😀

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