January 2023 Reading Recap

Time is flying by & it’s already time to talk books of 2023…
Last year, like the year before, I didn’t hit my reading goal, which is totally okay. I wish I did & I know I could have, but ce la vie. You can see my full reading update & book list here.

This year, since I have another busy year ahead, I decided to forgo my goal of the last two years & cut it back a bit. My goal for 2023 is to read 40 books, and I am off to a decent start already, which I can’t lie feels great. I’ve gotten to read some great books already & crossed some off my ‘to-read’ list which always feels amazing.

So with January coming to an end, here is my first Reading Recap of 2023:

2023 Reading Challenge
4 / 40

Currently Reading:
Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
Last Couple Standing by Matthew Norman

Completed in January:

  • The Lion’s Den by Katherine St. John 
  • Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Family Game by Catherine Steadman
  • One Last Secret by Adele Parks

My Thoughts:

  • The Lion’s Den: This book was wild. I literally could not have made it through without the ‘going back a few month’ chapters. I definitely started out a little weary of it, but by the time I got halfway through I was hooked. I was not happy with the way it ended, to be honest their either needs to be a sequel to keep it going, or there should have been an epilogue.
  • Forever, Interrupted: This book was a rough read as a newlywed. However I made it through. I didn’t really love it to be honest, Taylor Jenkins Reid has definitely written some other way better books that I would recommend before this one.
  • The Family Game: HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL.. I have no words. I loved her other book ‘Something In The Water’ and let’s just say this book did not disappoint either. I was hooked from page 1 and just could not put it down, I constantly needed to know what happened next & it was a vicious cycle. I’m so glad I got to read this, I really loved it & would highly recommend it to anyone who likes thrilling and suspenseful books.
  • One Last Secret: Another weird one, but it was definitely a book that keeps you on your toes. Thank goodness for the ‘flashbacks’ that started happening like halfway through-ish & onwards, otherwise nothing would have made sense. Overall I enjoyed it, it was definitely one that kept me hooked. HOWEVER I do need a sequel to this, because the ending had me feeling to overwhelmed & it just needed to continue.

Have you read anything worth recommending?

Also do you have Goodreads? Let’s be friends, I love seeing how everyone is doing on their challenges & what your reading!


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