Categories
Others WrapUp

January Wrap Up | 2022

Hello, my fellow Spirals!

Can you guys believe that we are already into February of 2022?! I can’t at all. Time is flying by so damn fast. But let’s talking about books now to distract ourselves.

This month has been a really good reading month for me. If you have read my previous blog posts, you know that I set a reading goal of 50 this year so that I don’t put pressure on myself to read more books and take my time with them. Apparently that doesn’t stop me from flying through books at all😂 But then again, I am back to being stressed this month since my final year project has started and reading has always been my way of coping with it. So that explains why I ended up reading so much.

Now let’s get into it!

Reviews Posted

  1. The Ones We Keep | ARC Review
  1. 22 Books to Read in 2022
  2. Favorite Reads of 2021
  3. A New Blog Feature! | Request A Recommendation
  4. Why I Fell in Love With Reading

Books I Read

  1. Home (Marilynne Robinson) – No Rating
  2. Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. The Hungry Tide (Amitav Ghosh) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟
  4. Sourdough (Robin Sloan) – ⭐⭐⭐🌗
  5. Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) – ⭐⭐⭐🌗
  6. The Ones We Keep (Bobbie Jean Huff) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌗
  7. Loveless (Alice Oseman) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌗

Favorite Book of the Month

I think it has to be The Hungry Tide. I didn’t expect to love this book when I picked it up or when I was reading it at the start. But then it ended up surprising me so much. The lush details of the mangroves, the rivers, the animals, the people and their culture is sooo good. I am from India and I had no idea about the Sunderbans except reading about it in my Geography textbooks as a student.

Least Favorite Book of the Month

Probably Home by Marilynne Robinson. This book wasn’t particularly bad or anything but I really couldn’t connect with it at all. It talks a lot about Christianity and the church, none of which I am familiar with. The writing was also so hard for me to follow. I felt like I failed to understand what the book was actually trying to convey. That’s why I didn’t feel comfortable giving it a rating.

Statistics

#Books Read: 7

#Pages Read: 2,954

Average Rating: 4.08

Most Read Genre: Young Adult & Literary Fiction

Comment down below about how your reading month was and which was your favorite book.
Follow me on Instagram | Goodreads | StoryGraph

Advertisement

By Harini @BookSpiral

Hi! I am Harini and I run this blog. I am a massive lover of books and like to spend all my time reading. My main aim is to explore new topics and unique books and talk about it on my blog. Hope you enjoy the content that I put out!

11 replies on “January Wrap Up | 2022”

Some nice reads there, well done! I had a good month last month and have already finished a few that came over into this month or were shorter. I have quite a lot of work on though so that’s cutting into my reading time!

Like

I actually don’t think I’ll be continuing 😅 I had already the first book when I was like 13 yrs old (I’m 21 now) and I definitely enjoyed then but couldn’t get the next books in series. I randomly picked it up again wanting to know what happens in the rest of the series but unfortunately it’s a little too YA for me yk? The writing seems a lil too juvenile for me now. So I think I’ll just look up the book summaries OR watch the upcoming movies instead!
But I wanna know, have you read it and if yes then did you like it?

Like

Aah i see. Yeah, I suppose you might find it juvenile. I hope you enjoy the movies though (wait, there are gonna be movies for that series?!)
And yeah, I’ve read the series and it’s one of my favs! I loved everything about it. I mean, it does get slow at several parts but overall I think it’s a genius series, plus the audiobooks were so well narrated!!

Liked by 1 person

I read an article or something months ago that Joey King will be starring in the new Uglies movie? Even I was so fascinated by the book when I read it a decade ago. It’s a shame I couldn’t enjoy it the same the second time :/ But I would still strongly recommend to any teenagers out there because the concept as a whole is very thought provoking. It gets you thinking about what we consider as “perfect” or “beautiful” and how society has a predefined set of notions about it.

Liked by 1 person

Ooh, I’m definitely gonna check out the movie if it comes then!
And yes, exactly! And then the concept that’s portrayed in the later books regarding people being special and stuff was also though provoking. Glad we agree!

Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s