It’s the last day of January at last. This always seems like such a long month mainly I think because it’s so dark and has been so dull again for a lot of the month. Thankfully, it’s been much better than January 2021 when we were all locked down. I thought I would end the first month of 2022 with a wrap up of my reading.
This month, I have read a whopping 24 books!!! I haven’t been called into school much so far this year which has given me quite a bit of time to read. Also, the weather hasn’t really encouraged me to go out so more time to sit in the warm and read.
This month’s reading has broadly reflected my normal reading tastes with a heavy bias towards to Fantasy and Crime Fiction.
Fantasy – 6 books
Crime Fiction – 6 books
Historical Fiction – 3 books
Science Fiction – 3 books
Non Fiction – 2 books
Romance – 1 book
Other – 3 books
‘Other’ covers all those books that don’t really fit into any of the other categories. They seem to be frequently classed as Women’s fiction but I always hesitate to assign genders to book reading . It’ was a bit light on romance this month but I did read a lot of romantic heaven before Christmas with all those Christmas books so I guess it’s just redressing the balance a bit.
Out of this month’s books, four of them were 5 star reads :
The Mask of Mirrors (fantasy)
Empire of the Vampires (fantasy)
The Court of Miracles (Fantasy)
Ylinka, Where’s your husband?(Contemporary)
This definitely reflects my normal favourite genres. The last one was a NetGalley ARC which I read last week and absolutely loved. It’s not being published until March and I’ll post my review in a few weeks.
As well as the 5 star reads, there were a lot of 4 star books and only one that I really didn’t enjoy – Sorry Reptile Memoirs but you weren’t for me.
I also made steady inroads into my NetGalley Shelf. 12 of my reads were NetGalley ARCs and my review rating is now at 84% so I’m quite happy with that.
I have to say that January has been a great start to reading in 2022. I’ve made a great start on the Historical Reader Challenge and the Non Fiction reader challenge as well as reading some amazing books.
I’m really looking forward to reading in February as I have several books on order from the library which I can’t wait to read and there are some fantastic books being released next month too.
Have you read any of the books on my January list? What have been your 5 ⭐ reads so far in 2022?