Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2023

January has been an absolute whirlwind. Between my parents’ six eye surgeries, several vet visits, and ending the month being sick with COVID, it is a wonder I got any reading done at all. I was super motivated this month, though, and read a lot of great stuff. I participated in my first buddy reads this month and had so much fun with it. All in all, it has been a pretty good month despite ending it being sick.

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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 series I will finish in 2023

Hello everyone! I’m a bit late getting around to this post today, but it is still Tuesday where I’m at for a little over an hour. So, here we go. The prompt for today is the top 5 series I will finish in 2023. A couple of these are series that are wrapping up this year, and I hope to get to read the last books at some point before December. A couple others are series I plan to both start and finish this year, and another is one I started and finished in January 2023. They are all trilogies, with one of them being part of a larger series. I don’t seem to read a ton of really long series any more. I tend to get bored with them and then never finish (Here’s looking at you Wheel of Time! 🤨). Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 series I will start in 2023

Hello everyone! The prompt for today is the top 5 series I will start in 2023. I have so many series on my shelves begging to be read. These five stand out to me as ones I’ve wanted to start for at least the last couple of years. So, I’m hoping to get to them all ASAP. I’m actually starting the year off strong because I’ve finished the first books of the first two series on this list. I hope I can keep up the momentum! The covers all link to the book’s Goodreads page, and I’ve included the official covers and synopsis when available. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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First Lines Fridays (64) – January 20, 2023

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 books I will definitely* read in 2023

Hello everyone! The prompt for today is the top 5 books I will definitely* read in 2023. Since I just did something similar to this in a tag post yesterday with my 5 highest priority backlist books, I’m going to focus on 5 new releases I’m sure I’ll read this year. Most of these choices come out in the latter half of the year since many of my recent posts like this have looked at titles from the first quarter or first half of the year. I’m trying my best to keep things from getting repetitive, and I am truly super excited about all five of these books. 🙂 The covers all link to the book’s Goodreads page, and I’ve included the official covers and synopsis when available. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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