As 2022 wrapped, I took a look back at my books read and a look at my TBR and did an inventory of the books that I REALLY wanted to read. And I moved them to the top of my TBR. What resulted was a month of phenomenal reading. Believe it or not, I read THREE full-fledged five-star books this month. In a typical year, I give a lot of 3.5-star and 4-star ratings. 4.5-star books get rounded up to 5 for Goodreads. A lot of those wind up on my Favorite Books list at the end of the year. But to read three books that blew me away in the first month of the year? Honestly, I hope that is a sign and doesn't mean it's all downhill from here.
This month, I gave little blurbs on my Insta Feed, so it is likely I won't get a lot of traffic here, but in the event that I have a few followers that read the whole blog, welcome and thank you. Below you will find a list in order by rating, of the 9 titles I finished in January. If you would like to read the full Goodreads Review, as always just click on the image.
Please note: Two of these books were NetGalley ARCs that have not been released yet. That said, they weren't the 5-star reads.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
by Gabrielle Zevin
Fiction/Female Authors/Award Winners (Audible)
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
by Christy Lefteri
Historical Fiction/Female Authors (Audible)
by Barbara Kingsolver
Fiction, Female Authors (Audible)
Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Monstress by Lysley Tenorio
Thin Girls by Diana Clarke
Contemporary Fiction/Female Authors (Audible)
The New Neighbor by Karen Cleveland
Spy Thriller, Female Author (NetGalley)
Dog Training Book: Training Your Dog within 5 weeks using the Power of Positive Reinforcement (Golden Retriever Edition) by Dave Peterson
Forever Hold Your Peace by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Chick Lit/Romance (NetGalley)