January Wrap Up

Posted February 2, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in monthly wrap ups / 0 Comments

Phew! I don’t know about y’all but January seemed like it would never end! So far the year has been pretty good. While the day-to-day is pretty meh, I was contacted for a second interview at a university library. My reading was pretty good this month, at least for what I want to read for the year.

Books Read

I read a total of 9 books in January which was a total of 2,678 pages.

Reading Challenge: 9/100 (right on track)

I read this because I absolutely loved Written in the Stars! This one was okay in comparison. Brendon is completely adorable, and I loved getting more Elle & Darcy scenes. However, Annie was just annoying.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A good introduction to those who don’t know much about paganism. An okay book for basic references. For anyone wanting something more in depth, I’d suggest finding another book.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book was gorgeous! The language throughout was lush and heartbreaking to read. Elhillo totally brings readers into the world that Nima is feeling and experiencing.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was a good introduction to RBG’s life and career, especially for those who may not know anything or anyone who is around high school age. It is written by subject not chronological which was weird for me.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I’m not sure how I feel about this book, especially in light of schools banning Maus by Art Spiegelman. This book is from the point of view of a German girl who’s family are Nazis (and she bought into the Nazi ideology as well). She does change her mind about Jews and Nazis once in America. I’m still a bit uncomfortable recommending a book from a POV of a former Nazi.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This book was rough to read because it was so heartbreaking and senseless. Morris brings us into the lives of these two boys, Alex & Isaiah, with beautiful language and plot. Everyone (especially white people) needs to read this book and really think about their own actions or inactions.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This collection of erasure poems was okay. I agreed with almost all the statements Baer was getting across through her poems. I just have a hard time liking the method of the poems.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Second time reading this book and it was just as adorable when I read it the first time!! Darcy and Elle are so cute, and I was excited to read the other books in the series to get more scenes with them!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was such a fascinating book to read. I was a bit surprised at how the events played out in the lives of the Vignes Twins. I definitely had to think about my own actions in my lifetime while reading this.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


  • 75% fiction, 25% nonfiction
  • The genre read most in January was contemporary
  • 100% were women authors
  • 2 books featured bisexual women
  • One author is Sudanese-American (Safia Elhillo)
  • Two authors are Black Women

So, what was your reading like in January?

Happy Reading Darlings!

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