I hopped around genres again this month, and found a few books that I absolutely lost myself in and did not want to put down until I'd finished. Those are my favorite kinds - I love when I'm doing something else but find myself thinking about my book and wondering what's going to happen next. So here's what I read in February!
I'm pretty proud of the variety in the books that I read this month - some romances, a (much-hyped!) memoir, a fantasy sequel, and some literary fiction. Sometimes I tend to get obsessed with one genre and go in hard, but I really do enjoy so many different types of books! Here's everything I read in January.
I mentioned in my 2023 goals post that I was proud of how consistently I read over the last year. I think a large part of this is that I read books that I wanted to read, not books that I felt like I should read - and if I wasn't into a book, I just wouldn't finish it. This also meant that I really loved a lot of the books I read! So I'm sharing my 15 favorite books of 2022, because this is my blog, and I make the rules! These are not in order of favorite - they're just in the order that I read them during 2022, starting with January.
I read a lot of holiday and wintry romances in December - I just wanted to get myself in the festive mood. Some of these you might want to hang on to for November and December, but others are more general winter and snow focused that are still appropriate for the coming months. Here's what I read in December...
I got in a little bit of a rut this month, and so I did some re-reading of favorites that I've already shared here before. Sometimes, just like a comfort TV show, I reach for the comfort of a book I know that I love and can get totally lost in. But I did read some new-to-me books, too! Here's what I read in November.
I'm sharing the new books that I read this month, but I also did quite a bit of re-reading, too! I just felt like I needed some comfort reads after starting and stopping three different books that I just couldn't get into. I definitely have found myself getting sucked into a few TV shows rather than reading, and I'm working on finding a little more balance in November.
When I look at the number of books that I read in September, it's a little bit misleading. It looks like I had a pretty good month for reading, but in reality, I read 3 of those books over a very chill Labor Day weekend! I've just been so exhausted that it's been much easier to watch TV instead of reading. I know there are quite a few books coming out in the next few months that I'm excited for, though, so I think that will help me.
I think I normally read more in August, because of the summer weather and my obsession with reading on the patio. But with the trip to Charleston and some extreme exhaustion, I've been leaning into the Netflix a little harder than usual. But I read some really really good books this month that I'm really excited to share.
July was definitely a slower reading month for me. This was partially because I had a lot going on and didn't have a lot of time - or mental energy! - for reading, but also because I found it hard to get into a book groove. I picked up and put down at least five books, all of which are actually things that I want to read at some point but just wasn't in the mood for right now. I did love almost everything I read this month, though, it just took me a while to land on the "right" books to read.
With my trips to DC and Cedar Point this month, my reading started out a little rocky... but then it definitely picked up nearer to the end of the month when I was overwhelmed by the news cycle and wanted to escape into reading to give my mind a little break. When I'm in a funk, reading can do a lot to help me get back to a better place. And I read some books this month that I really loved, too!