Storytellers–it has finally happened. Month after month you all have watched me try and fail (miserably) to beat my record of most books read in a month. All the way back in my July 2021 Wrap Up you saw me beat my original record of 16 books with the beauty that was 18 books. Since then, I have battled to reach my goal of obliterating my 18 book record by reading 20; and since then I have always come up short.
Well not anymore!
In the month of January, my brain and reading mood apparently decided to drink a twelve pack of redbull (do they even make twelve packs of redbull?) and went head first in what I can only describe as beast mode. I read a whopping total of 20 books in January. I made my library and Kindle unlimited subscription my bitch these past 31 days and devoured everything I could/wanted to get my hands on. It was utter bliss. So grab your popcorn, and since we are having winter weather still–grab your thickest and snuggliest blanket, and let’s see all that I read in the month of January!
† denotes an ARC/book received in exchange for my honest review.
🎧 denotes Audiobook.
📚 denotes Physically Owned/unread shelf challenge book.
- King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman-⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- †Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- †Blind Pass by Teagan Hunter – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Opal Lee and What It Means To Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
- Hades & Hades by Katee Robert – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧For Everyone by Jason Reynolds – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Headless by Avida Vice – ⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧The Wrong Blue Eyes by B.B. Reid – ⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧The Bratva’s Hostage by Jagger Cole – ⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧Like It’s 1999 by Karen Grey – ⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole – RTC – ⭐⭐.5
- Shadow’s Seduction by Kresley Cole – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧Cupid Gets Struck by Alexa Riley – ⭐⭐⭐
- 📚YOLO Juliet by Brett Wright – ⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Bite Me by Meljean Brook – ⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Dirty Billionaire by Meghan March – ⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Dirty Pleasures by Meghan March – ⭐⭐.5
So this month’s musical stats are an amusing round up, as it consists with a little bit of my sister DJing (like last month) and also my accidentally falling asleep to my country/Latino playlists at night. I haven’t been listening to a lot of music lately, as I’ve been catching up on some of my favorite podcasts and audiobooking my life away. But, the little amount of music I did listen to in January was a mellow vibe that took me back to my roots and had me simultaneously dancing around my bedroom while I cleaned. As per usual though– here is a snap shot of my stats for January:
🟡 = New to List , 🟢 = Risen in the Ranks, 🔴 = Dropped in the Ranks
- 🟢Taylor Swift
- 🟡Cast of Six the Musical
- 🟡Enrique Iglesias
- 🟡Luke Bryan
- 🟡My Church by Maren Morris
- 🟢Lil Bit by Nelly, Florida Georgia Line
- 🟡Stand Up (From Harriet) by Cynthia Erivo
- 🔴Movement by Hozier
- 🟡Arcade by Duncan Laurence, FLETCHER
- None–I know I’m shocked too.
- Atiye, season 1 ep. 2-6 (Netflix)
- Project Runway (Bravo)
- The Witcher, season 2 ep. 4 (Netflix)
- Queer Eye (Netflix)
- A Discovery of Witches, season 2-3 (SundanceNOW)
- US Figure Skating: National Championships
How was your January? Let me know!