February wrap up

January Wrap Up – Surprisingly good in Stats

Hello readers! How was your first month of 2022? Did it come with pressure or it started well for you? Fo rme in terms of life and reading, January was okaish. If you followed my weekly wrap-up you might know My brother and then my father were tested COVID positive (thankfully, they are well now and out of their quarantine period) and Potty training was not as good as we hoped. We have to take break now. My kid’s schools were closed because of COVID and now it’s now 3 days a week. In middle of all things going on in life, I couldn’t read much and half of the books I picked progressed slow, some days I couldn’t even read. But surprisingly this month Blog Stats was amazing.

Books I read

I read total 6 and half book. I’m in middle of Short story collection that I thought I could finish before month end but because of social events I couldn’t.

Total Pages Read – 2184

2022 Reading Challenge – 6/70 (1 book ahead)

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Bound by Firelight

Bound by Firelight (Wickery, #2) by Dana Swift

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bound by Firelight is immersive, action packed, suspenseful, and fast paced YA Fantasy.

I highly recommend this if you like,
Alternative perspective
fast pace
non-stop action and lots of twist and turns
political intrigue
minor love triangle (definitely didn’t bother me)
headstrong powerful heroine
Hidden identity of villian
Great friendship and sister relationship
lovely romance

romance set in 19th century

The Siren of Sussex (Belles of London, #1) by Mimi Matthews

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Siren of Sussex is fascinating, well-written victorian era romance.

I highly recommend this if you like,
Historical romance
Victorian era
interracial, cross-class romance
Fashion during this time period
theme of belongingness, racism, and internal struggle
layered characters
third-person narrative
fresh perspective
accurate historical elements
Focus not only on women of the era but also on men and half Indians.

romance set during French revolution

Beyond the Lavender Fields by Arlem Hawks

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Beyond the Lavender Fields is unique, spectacular, and well-written historical romance.

I highly recommend this if you like,
Book set before WWI and WWII
Set during French Revolution
interesting and layered characters
slow pace
opposite attracts arc
unique story
well written historical elements

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Weather Girl is heartfelt, heartwarming, emotive, and well-written romance.

I highly recommend this if you like,
Fat single dad
Jewish protagonists
Mental health rep
Office romance
Uplifting romance dealing with serious topics
Layer of sexism and misogyny
Gay sibling
realistic and relatable characters
Heartfelt backstories
Parent Trap and Set It Up vibe
Characters passionate for their job
Weather puns
Open door romance

heartwarming women's fiction

A Secret at Tansy Falls (Tansy Falls, #2) by Cate Woods

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Secret at Tansy Falls is charming, heartfelt, heartwarming and relatable women’s fiction.

I definitely recommend this if you like,
have read first book and would love seeing the same setting from different perspective
beautiful setting
theme of relationship issues
Layer of manipulation and exploitation
soap opera-like drama
second chance
Small town and community
relatable characters

women's fiction with eccentric characters

A Leap of Faith by Trisha Ashley

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Leap of Faith is fun, entertaining, refreshing, and unusaul women’s fiction.

I recommend this if you like,
Ecccentric characters
amusing plot
small town setting
romance mixed with humor and mystery
Author’s writing
getting pregnant theme but different from other such stories

Blog stats

Views – 4615

VIsitors – 3110

Likes – 660

Comments – 322

Blog Posts I loved reading in January

10 Bloggers I’ve Enjoyed Following Since I Started Blogging In 2016 @ Misty’s Book Space

Unsettling Fiction: The Warlow Experiment & Fever Dream @ Falling Letters

Goodbye 2021: End of Year Reading Wrap-Up @ Forever and Everly

Misrepresentations of Autism in Fiction @The Coycaterpillar Reads

Day 1266: When Dad Left for his Maker @ Asha Seth

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont @ JO’S BOOK BLOG


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb @ the wordy habitat

Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…

How was your first month of 2022?
Have you read any of these books or plan to?
What are you reading in Feb?


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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”


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