ROMANCE SCHMOMANCE | Monthly Recap: January 2022

I hit the ground running as soon as the new year arrived and let my mood really set the tone for my reads. And it was wonderful and everyone should just dedicate this year to mood reading. Plus it’s nice to not have to worry about a deadline, soooo, it’s a yes to mood reading.

If you saw in a previous post, Tracking Reads 2022 | Goodreads to StoryGraph and Other Things, I’ve made the switch over to StoryGraph and it has quickly become part of my tracking routine. I don’t see myself going back to Goodreads at all, but updating every now and then since I know many of my bookish friends are there. I’m excited to add some of the stats for my monthly reads, it’s absolutely one of my favorite features.

Stats from StoryGraph and Personal Tracking

Romance Schmomance | Percentage of Titles Read and Published
Romance Schmomance | January 2022 Acquisition

See, stats are fun and I’m just loving all the data that I’m tracking. I definitely can’t wait to see how it all changes as we get through the year. The great thing about mood reading is that I’m doing less ARCs and diving into my owned books, library, and Kindle Unlimited.

Okay, let’s get into my January reads!

In Numbers

  • 34 Books Read
    • 24 eBooks
    • 10 Audiobooks
  • 3.57 Average Rating
  • 8 ARCs
  • 10 Kindle Unlimited
  • 2 Hoopla/Libby
  • 6 Owned
  • 2 Re-reads
  • 2 DNF
  • 7 New to Me Authors

Top Faves

January Reads

I’ve linked some book reviews that have been posted on the blog, everything else can be found on StoryGraph.

  • Blood Lands by Stacey Marie Brown | REVIEW
  • Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik | REVIEW
  • Shelter by Kristen Proby
  • Still Beating by Jennifer Heartmann
  • Forged in Fire by Juliette Cross | REVIEW
  • The Best Men by Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely
  • Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover | REVIEW
  • Fine Print, Volume One by Stjepan Šejić
  • Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood
  • Sunstone, Volume Four by Stjepan Šejić
  • The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan
  • Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven
3.75 STARS
  • Bloody Heart by Sophie Lark
  • Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
  • Hot Vampire Next Door, Season One by Nikki St. Crowe
  • Awakened by Lauren Dane
  • Bridge of Love by Nana Malone
  • The Moonshadow’s Daughter by Kaylie Newell
  • My Favorite Mistake by R.L. Kenderson
  • The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams
  • The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
  • The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan
  • Brutal Prince by Sophie Lark
  • Stolen Heir by Sophie Lark
  • Savage Lover by Sophie Lark
  • Broken Vow by Sophie Lark
  • Fable of Happiness by Pepper Winters
  • Heavy Crown by Sophie Lark
  • The Lost Fisherman by Jewel E. Ann
  • Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy
  • Secrets We Hunt by Dana Isaly
  • Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan
  • Sleepless Over You by Sydney Smyth
  • The Naked Fisherman by Jewel E. Ann
  • Stolen by the Wolves by Lyx Robinson
  • London Bridge by Nana Malone

Reading Challenges

I thought about adding this into my monthly recap, but it’s actually more than enough for a separate blog post. Beisdes the annual reading challenge with Goodreads and Storygraph, I’m participating in 7 other reading challenges. But I’ll list some links if you’re on StogryGraph:

And there we have the recap for January! I’ll have that reading challenges post up sometime this week and hopefully more non-book review posts. Hope everyone had a lovely month of reading!

How was your January reading?

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  1. Mood reading is my favorite! I’m glad you got to do it this month.

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