2022: January wrap-up

JANUARY 2022 WRAP-UP

2022 is starting fantastically on the reading front, as well as on the blogging front, with lots of posts, and my highest number ever of visitors and visits, thanks!
One big thing is that so far, with 15 books read, I have managed a review for each. Some longer reviews and some shorter ones, mostly posted in the Sunday Post. This format seems to be working so far.

Besides several memes,
I posted my traditional three posts on the previous year stats.
I also participated in Bout of Books 33.

📚 Here is what I read in January:

15 books:
11 in print 
with 2,172 pages, a daily average of 70 pages/day
4 in audio
= 40H12
, a daily average of 1H17
(exactly same average as in December 2021!!)

4 in mystery:

  1. Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi – French audio
  2. Entre deux mondes, by Olivier Norek – French audio
  3. L’Inconnue de la Seine, by Guillaume Musso – French audio
  4. L’Affaire Saint-Fiacre (Maigret #14), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student – counts for The Classics Club

3 in nonfiction:

  1. Passport, by Sophia Glock – graphic “novel”
  2. Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom For a Perfectly Imperfect Life, by Beth Kempton
  3. Les Chemins du cœur : L’enseignement spirituel des Pères de l’Église, by Placide Deseille –  Orthodox spirituality

3 in children books:

  1. How Do You Live?, by Yoshino Genzaburo – Middle Grade, counts for the Japanese Literature Challenge 15, The 2022 Books in Translation Reading Challenge, and The Classics Club
  2. Wabi Sabi, by Mark Reibstein – picture book
  3. Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo – Middle Grade

2 in science fiction:

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu – counts for The 2022 Books in Translation Reading Challenge
  2. Les Fourmis, by Bernard Werber – French audio

2 in literary fiction:

  1. Red is my Heart, by Antoine Laurain – received for review, counts for The 2022 Books in Translation Reading Challenge
  2. The Wild Geese, by Ogai Mori – counts for the Japanese Literature Challenge 15, The 2022 Books in Translation Reading Challenge, and The Classics Club

1 in play:

  1. Dojoji, by Yukio Mishima – counts for the Japanese Literature Challenge 15, The 2022 Books in Translation Reading Challenge, and The Classics Club

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

Entre deux mondes How Do You Live

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 102/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 3/12 books
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 0/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 5/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 15/120 (13%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 38

OTHER BOOKS  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

  Constance  Termination Shock

Click on the covers to access the reviews

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage = will be updated on February 1st

Books available for swapping

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE

Posted on my homepage = will be updated on February 1st

And we offer a Book Box!

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Sunday Post #50

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

Caffeinated Reviewer
please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!

TOP COMMENTERS 

Marianne at Let’s Read
Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy
Greg at Book Haven
please go and visit them,
they have great book blogs

BLOG MILESTONES 

2,474 posts
over 5,575 followers
over 238,150 hits

📚

And here are the books
I plan to read in February
(
video)

📚 📚 📚

How was YOUR month of JANUARY?

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Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

37 thoughts on “2022: January wrap-up

    • My solution is no TV, and listen to audiobooks while doing any house chores. I only read in the evening after supper and dishes. I’m also quite busy with work by day and don’t have time for reading

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  1. I’m always amazed by your productivity, Emma! I had a good reading month as well, with a couple of books for Japanese Literary Challenge as well, plus some paperbacks I bought recently. A good start to the reading year!

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  2. My January was good, thank you – I had my birthday so a lovely pile of books came in with that and I had good reading, too. Favourites were Wahala by Nikki May and River Kings by Cat Jarman.

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  4. I’m so glad your year has gotten off to a good start. My reading year has as well, with more goodies in store this month. Always nice to see what you are up to.

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