Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! I’m hanging in there. Just feeling large and exhausted, but it’s so worth it. Anyway, I ended up reading 6 books in January so let’s get right into my wrap up and reviews!
I did review all of these books on Instagram so my thoughts will be there. This will mostly just be a consistent list, brief description of what the book is about, and my rating.
So, let’s talk about them!
The Wedding Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman
Book 1 in the Mile High Firefighters series
Content/Trigger Warnings: Sexual Content
Spice Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
This is a semi-forbidden romance between two adult, soon-to-be step siblings.
In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
Book 4 of the Wayward Children series
Content/Trigger Warnings: Grief, Child Death, Death, Misogyny, Body Horror, Confinement, Abortion, Bullying, Pregnancy
This book in the series follows the psychologist from Every Heart a Doorway and how she found her doorway.
The Dating Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman
I got an ARC of this from Entangled Publishing for my honest review.
Book 2 of the Mile High Firefighters series
Content/Trigger Warnings: Sexual Content, Cursing, Infidelity, Medical Content, Death of Parent
Spice Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
This is a fake dating romance… after the firefighter is mistaken for being a strip-o-gram.
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Book 5 in the Wayward Children series
Content/Trigger Warnings: Death, Body Horror, Blood, Violence, Gore, Panic Attacks/Disorders, Child Abuse, Self Harm, Murder
I don’t want to get too into what this book is about because of spoilers, but it continues from Down Among the Sticks and Bones.
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Book 6 in the Wayward Children series
Content/Trigger Warnings: Bullying, Body Shaming, Kidnapping, Transphobia
In this book, we’re introduced to a new character who travels to a world with unicorns and other magical equines.
Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
Book 7 of the Wayward Children series
Content/Trigger Warnings: Fatphobia, Bullying, Body Shaming, Suicide Attempt, Eating Disorder, Suicidal Thoughts
This book continues on with the series and introduces a new school that is very much the opposite of the home from Every Heart a Doorway.
January Reading Stats
- Books Read: 6
- Pages Read: 286
- Hours Listened: 16hrs29mins
- Average Rating: 4
- Fantasy (4)
- Romance (2)
- Audio (5)
- eBook (1)
- Adult (2)
- YA (4)
- Author Status: Read Before (6)
- 4.5 (2)
- 4 (2)
- 3.5 (2)
Reading Goals Check-In
- 6/50 Yearly Goal
- 5/26 A to Z
- 0/22 of 22 for 2022
- 2 series done
- 0/12 of 12 Challenge
- 6/60 for the Linz the Bookworm 2022 Reading Challenge
- 6/50 for the 2022 PopSugar Reading Challenge
- 6/52 for the 52 Book Club
- 0/52 for Beat the Backlist
- Completed the January Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge
- Completed January Buzzwordathon
I think that’s it for this wrap up! Overall, I really enjoyed everything that I read and I had a GREAT reading month. I will say that February is NOT off to such a great start. But that’s okay.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them!
Thanks so much for hanging out and I’ll see you all again very soon!!