JANUARY 2023 WRAP-UP
I can’t believe January is already over. It’s been full to the brim. BUT one of my major projects was repainting the outdoor sign of our church, so that gave me an insane amount of audio time. With a daily average of over 2 hours!
I actually usually listen with 1.25 speed.
January gave me some terrific books (all written by male authors, lol, and all reviewed) in a variety of genres, even though I didn’t have time to read much for the Japanese Literature Challenge (but it goes on in February), and I haven’t yet started a book in Italian this year – focusing instead a lot on books read with my French students.
At the beginning of January, I published my usual three posts of stats and the like, on my 2022 reads.
I also highlighted ten authors I discovered in 2022.
📚 Here is what I read in January:
7 in print
= with 1,790 pages, a daily average of 57 pages/day.
5 in audio
= 65H48, a daily average of 2H07/day!
4 in mysteries:
- The Red Thumb Mark (Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries #1), by R. Austin Freeman
- L’Os de Lebowski, by Vincent Maillard – with French student S.
- Les Nouvelles enquêtes de Maigret, by Georges Simenon
– with French student E.
- Death of a Red Heroine (Inspector Chen Cao #1), by Qiu Xiaolong
– public library winter challenge
3 in children/YA:
- L’Empire de la mort (N.E.O. #3), by Michel Bussi – French audio
- Shuna’s Journey, by Hayao Miyazaki
- What do you do with a chance?, by Kobi Yamada
2 in science-fiction:
- Le Jour des fourmis (La Saga des fourmis #2), by Bernard Werber – French audio
- La Révolution des fourmis (La Saga des fourmis #3), by Bernard Werber – French audio
1 in literary fiction
- Hell Screen, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
1 in historical fiction:
- Week-end à Zuydcoote, by Robert Merle – read with French student F.
1 in nonfiction:
- Éloge de l’énergie vagabonde, by Sylvain Tesson – French audio
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 34/150 (from September 2022-until September 2027)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 2/7 books
Total of books read in 2022 = 12/120 (10%, 2 books ahead)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 29
NO OTHER BOOK REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH
MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH
click on the cover to access my review
MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –
The Top 9 books to read in January 2023
BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!
Karen at Booker Talk
Marianne at Let’s Read
Deb at Readerbuzz
please go and visit them,
they have great blogs
over 5,120 followers
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Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in February!
How was YOUR month of January?
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
is hosting a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
It’s nice that you had so much time to listen to audio books, and hopefully the sign is finished😁 I hope February is productive too.
Yes, I’m just varnishing it right now, hopefully it will soon be mounted and I can share a picture. Happy February reading to you too!
That’s a very good reading month! Death of a Red Heroine is on my radar as well; the setting especially interests me.
Let me know what you think when you read it
I usually only listen to audio books on my commute which is about an hour a day. In the summer I listen more because I listen while I’m doing yard work, etc. It’s still not my fave or my go-to format, but I’m slowing learning to use it more often. Looks like you had a great reading month – congrats!
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Thanks. I like listening to audiobooks when I do some type of manyual work: house chores become then more fun (dusting, vacuuming, ironing), and also doing the dishes and cooking. And yes gardening in warmer days
A very good start to the year! Brava!
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I’m impressed by your blog stats, for how long have you been blogging? I am happy to have reached more than 100 posts and doubt I will ever reach 2000!
Oh I’m old. My first post was in September 2010, as you can see if you click on Archives at the bottom of the page
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I am looking forward to reading When the Coffee Gets Cold, my hold just came in from the library! Heading over to check out your review.
Great! And there’s a sequel – which I haven’t read
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