Love Your Library: January 2022

15 books this month, 6 from KU, 7 from the library and two that I actually own—which is nuts!

January was a wildly uneven month. There were 7 books that I loved, but there were also five real disappointments.

Library Books I Read in December

Kindle Unlimited Books I Read in December.

Books I Actually Bought

I know that this is a library post, so talking about stuff I bought is…well, it’s certainly off-brand…but I buy SO FEW books that it might merit a mention. I typically pick up my free Kindle First books every month, and beyond that, I typically don’t buy more than a book every couple months. This month, I read No More Secrets from when I bought the entire series in December (8 books/8 bucks on sale). And then, on a day when I was apparently susceptible to Facebook Marketing, I picked up The Best Men for $5. I freaking love Sarina Bowen, and it was totally worth it. Just a delightful little confection.

Currently Reading

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey and The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green.

Checked Out, Reading Soon

  • The Hate Project
  • Weather Girl
  • The Singles Table
  • The Once and Future Witches

Returned Unread

  • None this month. Go me!


  • None this month, although for the life of me I don’t know why I didn’t DNF How Sweet It Is.

Favorite Library Book This Month

The Seven Husbands of Eleanor Hugo, although Eight Perfect Hours was a close second and the KU book Things We Never Got Over was also stellar.

Currently On Hold

  • Last Summer at the Golden Hotel, Elyssa Friedland
  • Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead
  • Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Sophie Cousins
  • A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  • The Bounty, Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton
  • Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty
  • Unbound, Tarana Burke
  • Our Country Friends, Gary Shteyngart
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske
  • The Christmas Wedding Guest, Susan Mallory
  • The Christmas Bookshop, Jenny Colgan
  • One Christmas Wish, Brenda Jackson
  • The Storyteller, Dave Grohl
  • The Last Girl Ghosted, Lisa Unger
  • The Mother Next Door, Tara Laskowski
  • Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
  • The Judge’s List, John Grisham
  • The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, Anne Ursu
  • Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist, Codi Hall
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo
  • The Ivory Key, Akshaya Raman
  • The Sorority Murder, Allison Brennan
  • A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham
  • Lucky Leap Day, Ann Marie Walker
  • The Paradox Hotel, Rob Hart
  • The Maid, Nita Prose
  • Here’s To Us, Becky Albertalli
  • Dark Horse, Gregg Hurwitz

As to where I am with my reading challenge, I am right on track, maybe half a book ahead. I usually start the year pretty slowly and pick up steam in the summer, so I was thrilled with this start this year.

So, that’s the current state of my virtual library pile. What do you have out from the library now?

The Library Checkout blog meme was created by Shannon of River City Reading and previously hosted by Charleen of It’s a Portable Magic. It has been hosted by Bookish Beck since 2017.

9 thoughts on “Love Your Library: January 2022

  1. Including the one I actually finished yesterday, but had read 90% of in January, I read 5 books from the library last month. (Plus another 4 I own; though 1 was $0 and 2 were old Discworld books I reread)

    My favorite of the five was The Galaxy, and the Ground Within; the 4th book in Becky Chambers’ interesting sci-fi universe that started with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

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  2. Evelyn Hugo is the absolute best 🥰 I love that book SO much! I can’t wait to check out Eight Perfect Hours and The Best Men, but also, I’ve been seeing Lucy Score’s books everywhere lately (or so it seems) and I just got Things We Never Got Over on KU last night and I can’t wait to dive in. I hope you enjoy all your reads!

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    1. I am so excited for you with all three of those reads. I think you will love them. That Lucy Score book was amazing.

      And yes, I may never get over Evelyn Hugo. Taylor Jenkins Reid is everything.


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