I didn’t finish any books in November and I only read two books in December. Because of health issues, I didn’t really read anything until the middle of the month. I did start listening to the ECLIPSE audiobook, but I’m only about halfway through it. I hope I’ll get a chance and want to read more in January. I’m participating in the Bout of Books readathon this week, which hopefully will help jumpstart my year.

My favorite book this month was IN A HOLIDAZE by Christina Lauren. Although, I did also really enjoy THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King.

Books Read
Books Reviewed


Books Read: 1

Pages Read: 336

Average Rating: 4.0


Books Read: 32

Pages Read: 11,447

Average Rating: 4.11

January Plans

How did your December go? What are your plans for January?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Favorite Books of 2022

I’m so excited for today’s prompt. I’ve been thinking about my favorite books from last year all December. I’ve decided to exclude any rereads from my list. Otherwise, almost my entire list would be old favorites instead new ones. Here are my top ten favorite books from 2022:

  1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  2. Anxious People by Frederik Backman
  3. Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
  4. A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
  5. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
  6. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  7. The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis
  8. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  9. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  10. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Honorable Mentions

I had quite a few 4-star reads this year. They made up most of my reading, actually. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge them.

What about you? Which books were your favorite reads from 2022? Do we have any in common?

Bout of Books 36 is here! With everything that’s happened in the last couple of months, my reading has slowed way down. I’m really excited to get my reading on this week and hit 2023 running!

During the week as I participate in Bout of Books, I’ll keep track of my progress on this post. At the end of the week, I’ll post a wrap-up with my totals.

I’ll also be joining in on the Instagram challenge this week. Click here if you’d like to follow me on Instagram .



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Comments: I didn’t read anything because I got other things done that I needed to. It’ll help me read more the rest of the week, hopefully.


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Comments: The meds I’m taking to help me not itch makes me sleepy. I can’t read when I’m sleepy.


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Comments: This seems to have been an epic fail. 😂


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Comments: Sometimes I do really well with Bout of Books and other times I just can’t motivate myself to read. This was one of the latter times. It is what it is.

Are you participating in Bout of Books 36? What do you plan to read this week? Let’s make this a great week!

Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’m feeling excited because I’m FINALLY done with my blog redesign that I started back in September. I’ve had most of it done for a while. I just needed to update my images to match and I had a lot of them to do. I’m feeling really happy with how it all looks.


I had a really good blogging week. I still have a couple of year end posts scheduled to drop this coming week. Here’s what I posted this week:


I started reading THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R King. I’m also still listening to the ECLIPSE audiobook and I’m about halfway through now.


I’ve been listening to a few new-to-me K-pop songs that my friend Suey (It’s All About Books) introduced me to. My favorite’s “ILLELLA” by Mamamoo.


Corey and I are still making progress with DEXTER. We made it through season 3 and started season 4. I’m still enjoying it a lot. It’s getting even more compelling than it already was.


I love getting ready for school. I’m anticipating the first day of classes, which is next Monday (January 9). I have all my books ordered. I just need to wait for them to ship. My university doesn’t have a physical bookstore anymore so all book buying’s done online. It’s really convenient AND you have to do it ahead of time so everything arrives by the start of the new semester.


I want to wish everyone a happy new year! I hope 2023 is a great year for us all!


I need to contact my doctor again. Friday morning was my last dose of steroids and my hives are already back.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?