January 2023 Reading Wrap-Up

Reading is my go-to activity when I am looking for something to do. Whether it’s a mystery, fantasy novel, or non-fiction book, there are so many books to delve into. With my massive TBR, I have seemingly endless choices to pick from. Each month leads to tackling more of those unread books and enjoying whatever stories or knowledge can be found within them. January was a pretty decent month reading-wise. This January 2023 Reading Wrap-Up does over the books read during the month and shares my thoughts on them. Perhaps you will find a book you are interested in from these.

The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

January 2023 Reading Wrap-Up

The Girl From the Other Side Vol. 12 by Nagabe

This volume is a collection of stories from throughout the series. I loved getting to look back on Siva and Teacher’s earlier days and some extra adventures and learning they did together. I almost wish these stories had been included in the earlier volumes but I am happy to get them now. Being that this is the last volume of the series, I am really tempted to re-read this series and enjoy it all once again.

Level Grind by Annie Bellet

This book was gifted to me by a friend a couple of years ago and I finally made time to read it this month. This omnibus contains the first 4 books in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress series. While it started a bit slow, I was soon sucked into the story. I absolutely loved the mix of characters and how each played such a big role in Jade’s life. In fact, they didn’t even feel like side characters because they all had a lot of character development and page time throughout the books. While I occasionally felt as though things were happening too fast or easily, there were an equal number of times when everyone struggled throughout. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Fly Me To The Moon Vol. 1-3 by Kenjiro Hata

Having watched the first season of the anime and eagerly awaiting the next, I decided it was time to read the manga. Oftentimes, there is more content in the manga or slight differences. Tsukasa and Nasa are so damned cute. Watching them navigate being a married couple while still learning so much about each other is the main thing I love about this series. I cannot wait to pick up the rest of the volumes and read them.

A Galaxy Next Door Vol. 1 by Gido Amagakure

I picked this series up on a whim. It sounded like it would be an interesting read, plus I love the idea of a manga about a manga artist. While a bit on the slow side, I really enjoyed this volume. Of course, throw an alien princess and an unexpected engagement into the mix and things get a whole lot more interesting. The way the story blends together family, work, romance, and friendship really drew me in. I look forward to seeing where this story goes as the series progresses.

Betty Crocker’s Kitchen Gardens by Mary Mason Campbell

My friend gifted me this book for Christmas and boy am I glad she did. This little book is chock-full of great information to build, maintain, and cook from a kitchen garden. From building soil, crop rotation, garden layouts, and more, if you are looking to start a kitchen garden then this book is for you. I will be referencing this one in the future as a kitchen garden has been on my to-do list to make for some time now.

Month 2023 reading wrap-up stats

  • Books read: 7
  • Books purchased: 23
  • Books purged: 0
  • Books DNF’d: 0

I hope you enjoyed my January 2023 Reading Wrap-Up. What did you read in January?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *