January 2023 Reading Wrap-Up

January Reading Wrap-Up 2023

It’s another new month, and that means it’s to go over the previous month’s reading statistics. January Reading 2023, here we go!

Before I move on to the stats and pie charts and other assorted graphs, I want to mention how seriously happy I am with the amount of books that I combed through. It’s a huge improvement from December’s reading, and I’m hoping to read even more this month (February).

And now, on to the stats…

January 2023 Reading Stats

😐 Moods: For January, I had five moods – mysterious, adventurous, dark, tense, and challenging. No surprise there – I read a ton of either dark fantasy or horror.

👢 Pace: All of the books I read last month pretty much all turned out to be medium-paced. Most actual books are, so I’m honestly not surprised with that one, even though I did find Spinning Silver to be kind of slow, and What Moves the Dead to be generally fast-paced.

🔢 Page Number: Most of the books I read were between 300 and 500 pages, which is pretty average for me. (It’s my favorite length of book to read, after all.) What Moves the Dead was essentially a novella, or a short novel though, so it only clocked in at 165 pages.

📖 Fiction/Nonfiction: All fiction, once again. I promise that I occasionally (very occasionally) read nonfiction books, though.

🎭 Genres: I had four genres that I generally read last month. Fantasy (hello to you too, favorite genre), YA (not exactly one of my favorites, I just happen to read this one often), Horror (when I’m feeling like having a bad time), and LGBTQIA+ (What Moves the Dead had some pretty good rep).

📄 Format: I read three physical copies of books this past month, and one e-book. (Or so the chart says…)

Rating: My average rating was 4.19 stars, but that’s what happens when you read 4 books, rate two 4/5, one 3.75/5, and one 5/5.

📉 Pages Read Daily: I’m kind of all over the place in January, in terms of how many pages I read in a day, let alone a week. I peaked pretty early on, because I read the entirety of Unraveller in one day, but I read all of the other books in multiple sessions.

The Books I Read in January

Unraveller Book Review - The Blog That Nobody Knows

Unraveller by Frances Hardinge

Spinning Silver Book Review - The Blog That Nobody Knows

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Deeplight Book Review - The Blog That Nobody Knows

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

What Moves the Dead Book Review - The Blog That Nobody Knows

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Wrapping Up the Wrap-Up

So yeah, I read a lot more – annnd I posted a lot more, now that I think about it – in January 2023 than I did in December. And that really makes me happy with myself, and just my ability to be proactive in general. (Especially with how hard winter can get on my mentality.)

What books did you read last month? Did we read any of the same ones? What did you think of the stuff you read in January?

Thank you for reading, and have a marvelous day/night! Tune in next post for more bookish stuff!

See ya ~Mar

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