2023: January wrap-up

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:

12 books 
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:

  1. The Red Thumb Mark (Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries #1), by R. Austin Freeman
  2. L’Os de Lebowski, by Vincent Maillard – with French student S.
  3. Les Nouvelles enquĂȘtes de Maigret, by Georges Simenon
    with French student E.
  4. Death of a Red Heroine (Inspector Chen Cao #1), by Qiu Xiaolong
    – public library winter challenge

3 in children/YA:

  1. L’Empire de la mort (N.E.O. #3), by Michel Bussi – French audio
  2. Shuna’s Journey, by Hayao Miyazaki
  3. What do you do with a chance?, by Kobi Yamada

2 in science-fiction:

  1. Le Jour des fourmis (La Saga des fourmis #2), by Bernard Werber – French audio
  2. La RĂ©volution des fourmis (La Saga des fourmis #3), by Bernard Werber – French audio

1 in literary fiction

  1. Hell Screen, by Ryƫnosuke Akutagawa

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Week-end Ă  Zuydcoote, by Robert Merle – read with French student F.

1 in nonfiction:

  1. Éloge de l’Ă©nergie vagabonde, by Sylvain Tesson – French audio

 MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

Death of a Red Heroine Éloge de l'Ă©nergie vagabonde

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

 

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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

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

TOP COMMENTERS 

Karen at Booker Talk
Marianne at Let’s Read

Deb at Readerbuzz
please go and visit them,
they have great blogs

BLOG MILESTONES 

2,645 posts
over 5,120 followers
over 272,960 hits

📚 📚 📚

Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in February!
How was YOUR month of January?

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

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13 thoughts on “2023: January wrap-up

    • 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

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