Monthly Wrap Up | January 2022

Hello readers, and welcome to my first wrap up post of 2022! I can’t believe how quickly January has flown by! It has been a rather slow reading month for me however so I’m aiming to catch up on my TBR in February.


10 Books

4,137 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 10/150


Book of the Month

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Xingyin has grown up on the moon and her life has been idyllic, if solitary, with only her mother and a trusted attendant for company, unknowing that her mother, the moon goddess Chang’e has been exiled by the Celestial Emperor for stealing the elixir of immortality and she herself has been hidden away from the Emperor’s wrath.

When her presence is accidentally revealed, Xingyin flees her home, leaving everything she has ever known behind and finds herself in the Celestial Kingdom, alone and friendless in an unknown place. Through a happy turn of events, she wins an opportunity to learn alongside Liwei, the emperor’s son, eventually rising to become a skilled archer in the army. Never losing sight of her ultimate goal to free her mother, Xingyin embarks upon a journey with many dangerous quests to gain the Celestial Emperor’s favour and break the enchantment.


Books I Read in January 2022

New Releases

  1. Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves – Meg Long (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  2. Daughter of the Moon Goddess (The Celestial Kingdom #1) – Sue Lynn Tan (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  3. This Woven Kingdom (This Woven Kingdom #1) – Tahereh Mafi (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  4. I Must Betray You – Ruta Sepetys (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  5. Castles in their Bones (Castles in their Bones #1) – Laura Sebastian (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  6. Bright Ruined Things – Samantha Cohoe (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Backlist

  1. Vespertine (Vespertine #1) – Margaret Rogerson (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  2. The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Montague Siblings #3) – Mackenzi Lee (🌟🌟🌟1/2)
  3. The Excalibur Curse (Camelot Rising #3) – Kiersten White (🌟🌟🌟1/2)
  4. From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟)


Have you read any of these books or do you plan to? What was your reading month like? Let’s chat in the comments below!


12 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up | January 2022

  1. Alice Myles February 1, 2022 / 3:25 am

    I’m so excited to read I Must Betray You because I’m such a massive Ruta Sepetys fan so it’s good to see that you enjoyed it!!

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    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) February 6, 2022 / 5:53 pm

      Hope you enjoy it too! I’m a huge fan of her works too, her writing seems to get better and better with each book!

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  2. Stephanie February 1, 2022 / 10:19 am

    Oooh I really like this format for a wrap-up! It’s so cool to see both the new releases and backlist books you read. And then the blog posts included too? That’s so clever. Great post here!

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  3. Jodie | That Happy Reader February 1, 2022 / 10:35 am

    You had such a great month Raji! Here’s to a great February in books!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Charity February 1, 2022 / 5:32 pm

    Looks like you’ve read some great books this month. Thanks for sharing your recap!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 24hr.YABookBlog February 10, 2022 / 6:45 pm

    January was a great month for you Raji, wishing you an even better February! Loved how you formatted this wrap-up.

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