January was a busy reading month for me. Because of that, I could complete all my reading challenges for the month!! Woot!!
It was also a busy month, personally, for me. The highlights of this month are:
- Miss B left her dual high school and college credits program.
- Snickers going to the emergency vet with a bloody eye. She came home with a torn tear duct and a torn lower lid.
- BK going back to traveling each week
- And my not-so-great, horrible week last week.
BK and I have been watching Game of Thrones (we’re on season 7), and we started watching The Last of Us.
I have been experimenting with new cooking recipes. I made a Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo soup with Miss R last week.
As always, let me know if you have read any of these books and (if you did) what you thought of them.
Books I Read:
Books I got from NetGalley:
Books I got from Authors/Indie Publishers:
A Paroxysm of Fear by Chad Miller
The Family Game by Catherine Steadman (review coming February 17th)
The Things We do to Our Friends by Heather Darwent (review coming February 27th)
Hello Stranger by Katherine Center (review coming July 11th)
One Duke Down by Anna Bennett (review here)
Murder Up to Bat by Elizabeth McKenna (review here)
Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire (review here)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (for Cover Scavenger Hunt 2023—a bird)—Finished 1-1-2023
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (for The StoryGraph Onboarding Challenge—-Read a book with more pages than the longest book you read in 2022)—Finished 1-17-2023
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica (for The StoryGraph Read the World—Argentina)—Finished 1-17-2023
The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill (for The StoryGraph’s Genre Challenge—a contemporary or literary fiction novel with disability rep)—Finished 1-24-2023
The Reader by M.K. Harkins (for Beat the Backlist 2023—a backlist book)—Finished 1-24-2023
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga (for Scavenger Hunt TBR Book Challenge—Read the most recently added book to your TBR)—Finished 1-3-2023
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (for Scavenger Hunt—a book written by a woman using a male perspective)—Finished 1-19-2023
The Nightmare Man by J.H. Markert (for Popsugar Reading Challenge 2023—a book you meant to read in 2022)—Finished 1-5-2023
Lost Soul by Adam J. Wright (for 2023 TBR Toppler—a TBR vet)—Finished 1-3-2023
In Our Blood by William J. Goyette (for 2023 Monthly Themes—books that make you feel cold)—Finished 1-10-2023
Before the Coffee Get Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (for 2023 Reading challenge—a translated work)—Finished 1-11-2023
All Hallows by Christopher Golden (for 2023 ABC Challenge—A)—Finished 1-19-2023
The Family Game by Catherine Steadman (for Romanceopoly 2023!—read a thriller or mystery where one of the main characters are a detective or private investigator)—Finished 1-3-2023
Hello Stranger by Katherine Center (for 2023 TBR Prompts—a 5-star prediction)—Finished 1-16-23