January 2023 Reading Recap

Goodbye and good riddance to January! 

2023 got off to a bit of a rocky start for me. I had a lot of travel and then got COVID for the second time in 4 months, which took me down for a week at the WORST possible time. So thank god that January is in the rearview window.

I am happy I managed to finish 5 books given everything that was going on. I also was a major mood reader and was reading at least 6 books at the same time by the end of the month.

Here’s what I read this January:

January 2023 Reads

Never Marry a Cowboy (Rogues in Texas #3) by Lorraine Heath

Never Marry a Cowboy by Lorraine Heath

Unfortunately, this book is published by Avon, which is a part of HarperCollins, and the HarperCollins Union has been on strike since November 10, 2022. Hopefully, there will be a fair contract soon so I can talk about this whole series, as I do adore Lorraine Heath’s Westerns.

Stay tuned for a review after the strike ends!

The Worst Guy (Vital Signs #2) by Kate Canterbary

The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary

Did I sign up for a free trial of Kindle Unlimited to read this? Yes, yes I did. This is my first Kate Canterbary book, and it will definitely not be my last! This was the best contemporary enemies-to-lovers I’ve read in a while. It brought both the heat and the emotion! Plus, I loved the rant Sebastian went on about Boston because it was pretty accurate.

Stay tuned for my full review – it should hopefully be up in the next week or so!

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

We kicked off the #VeronicaSpeedwellReadalong in January and I am so excited to be rereading this whole series with a great crew of people. 

The whole reason I launched my Instagram and returned to blogging was because of this series, so it is safe to say it holds a special place in my heart. 

This was probably my 5th time rereading this, and I love that I can still find new things to love and appreciate! I love how this book sets up Veronica and Stoker and their journey. 

If you haven’t read this yet, check out my review of A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn.

The Astronaut and the Star by Jen Comfort 

The Astronaut and the Star by Jen Comfort

After reading and falling in love with Midnight Duet, I wanted to go back and read Jen Comfort’s first novel! This was such a fun rom-com – and it’s a rom-com in the true sense of the word, as there IS comedy. 

If you like grump/sunshine romances with a sprinkle of celebrity and NASA, this will be the perfect book for you. Did the ending go a little over the top? Sure, but honestly, it was so fun. And good news – this is also on Kindle Unlimited!

Stay tuned for my full review – it should hopefully be up in the next week or so!

The Book of Azrael (Gods and Monsters #1) by Amber Nicole 

The Book of Azrael by Amber Nicole

I picked this book up on a whim after seeing one of my friends share a piece of fanart for the series on Instagram. I hadn’t heard of it before then, but as soon as I read the summary, I knew it was EXACTLY what I wanted to read. 

This book is hefty, but I sped through it relatively quickly and have zero regrets. I love a good villainess main character, and Dianna is that girl! The world-building did take a second to get into, but the characters, action, and romance all make up for it. 

Fair warning, it does end on a cliffhanger, but we shall be getting book two’s title and release date TOMORROW. 

Keep an eye out for my full review – hoping to get that up in February!

January 2023 Reviews

January was definitely a hard month for me to be super active with reviewing, given everything else going on in my life, so I’m proud I managed to get 5 reviews posted this month.

If you missed any of the reviews, here’s what I posted:

How did the start of 2023 go for you? Did you set any reading goals for the year?

Let me know what you think!

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