Dancing out of January 2023

January was a weird month. I had a hard time dealing with side effects of lowering my meds and a lot of things were happening in general. But I did read 15 books so there was that. I went with my mood more than what I had on my list.

The Numbers

In January I read a total of 15 books which makes the total of 2023 15 books read.
Of the 15 books 13 books were fantasy and 2 books were sci-fi .
Out of the 31 days of January I read23 days which amounted to a total of 4324 pages.
The rating average of this month was 3,9.


Turtle Recall | 0/6 | 0/5
Let Us Read Middle Grade | 0/20
SFF Title Challenge | 2/25

Picture Prompt Book Challenge | 4/16
TBR Knockdown | 5/40 weeks
Space Time Reading Challenge | 2/20
Alphabet Soup | 7/26
Backlist Challenge | 5 Books
Sword & Stars | 4/25
Booktempter’s TBR Reduction Challenge 2/12 | Bonus: 3/12
Choose Your Adventure – Orrilium’s Book Roast | 1/10

  1. Storm Cursed (Mercedes Thompson 11) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
  2. Smoke Bitten (Mercedes Thompson 12) by Patricia Briggs | 5 stars
  3. Soul Takes (Mercedes Thompson 13) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
  4. Witcha Gonna Do? (Witchington 1) by Avery Flynnn | 1 star
  5. Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson 1) by Patricia Briggs | Reread
  6. Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson 2) by Patricia Briggs | Reread
  7. Bloodbound (Mercedes Thompson 3) by Patricia Briggs | Reread
  8. Bone Crossed (Merdeces Thompson 4) by Patricia Briggs | Reread
  9. The Immortality Thief (The Krystrom Chronicles 1) by Taran Hunt | 4 Stars | ARC
  10. Pete’s Big Feet (School of Monsters) by Sally Rippin | 4 stars | Read with Merijn
  11. The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz | 3 stars | ARC
  12. Lumberjanes (bind up of vol 1 to 3) by N.D. Stevenson | 4 stars
  13. In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens | 4 stars
  14. The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library 6) by Genevieve Cogman | 3 stars
  15. The Dark Archive (The Invisible Library 7) by Genevieve Cogman | 4 stars

⌘ January was a bit of a weird month. I’ve been working on lowering my meds as you know and I took a next step. A small one mg wise but it hit very hard. For a good 3 weeks I was pretty much out of the running on doing much else except basic care for my family. Dizziness and headaches. Heartrate going way too high for basic tasks. And even now when I walk my heart rates still goes up as if I am using this walk for a work out. I am just walking my kid to school.

⌘ Husband and I have also decided that we are going to redo the front living room at the end of February. Which means that I have to pack up my book cases! Nooo all my books. And all that work haha.

⌘ There is a lot going on surrounding Merijn as well but not something I can talk about right now. It causes worry as such things would worry any parent.

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Lets Wrap Up Those Reading Goals and Challenges of 2022
Reading Goals 2023
Show Your Bujo Theme | January 2023

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Lost in the Moment and Found (Wayward Children 8) by Seanan McGuire | ARC
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries (Emily Wilde 1) by Heather Fawcett | ARC
Back in a Spell (Witches of Thistle Grove 3) by Lana Harper | ARC
The Immortality Thief (Krystom Chronicles 1) by Taran Hunt | ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
My 22 Books of 2022
My Anticipated Releases of the First Half of 2023
Most Read Authors of 2022
New To Me Authors of 2022
2022 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get to

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Excerpt Back in A Spell by Lana Harper | Blog Blitz
2023 Bujo Set Up | The Reading Bits
Reading Challenges I Am Planning to Partake in 2023
Books I’d Like to Get from the Library in 2023
Annemieke’s Life in Books | 2022
Time to Crunch Some Numbers | Reading Stats 2022

Criminal Minds | Season 16 | Ep 1 – 8
They started showing the newest season here. I am enjoying it for the most part.

This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.

9 thoughts on “Dancing out of January 2023

  1. I’m sorry to hear that January was filled with a lot of chaos and worries. It looks like you still managed to read a good amount of books though—mood reading is the best! Your bujo also looks great 😊 I hope your February is kinder and less stressful for you and the family, Annemieke! 💜

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  2. Lots of reading is always good. I hope that you and your family have a more balanced February. Sending hugs and loves for all.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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