January 2022 Wrap Up

My reading goal for 2022 is to read 50 books– the same as last year’s goal, which I surpassed. I kept my goal the same because 2022 will probably be the busiest year of my LIFE, with finishing up junior year and doing college apps. Anyways! The first month of 2022 was kind of rough for me in terms of school, since I had lots of midterms. However, I was surprised that I ended up reading 4 books this month, which is my average. I guess stress-reading is a thing.


  • Read: 4 books
  • Zero 1 stars, one 2 star, zero 3 stars, two 4 stars, and one 5 star
  • Favorite book of January: The Soulmate Equation

Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter

I don’t think it’s a good omen that my first read of 2022 will probably be among my worst books of the year… Anywho! I had such high expectations but was let down in every way. The writing was not for me, and I found the main character to be incredibly insufferable, annoying, and selfish. I’m all for a flawed protagonist, but Liz was way too immature for my taste. I didn’t like the personalities of most of the other characters as well. I did appreciate the quotes from classic rom-coms at the beginning of each chapter, and the romance wasn’t the WORST, but other than that I did not have a good time reading this. Rating: 2 stars

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Is my new favorite trope the one with the single mom who falls for a guy who absolutely adores her kid?? I think yes. This book was so adorable, I enjoyed it so much. I loved the incorporation of genetics, biology, and women in STEM. Jess, the main character, had the best personality and the best circle of loved ones around her. River was the perfect match for her, literally and figuratively. I loved how he interacted with her daughter and respected all of Jess’s boundaries. Overall, this was the perfect rom-com with a really unique premise! Rating: 5 stars

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I enjoyed this sequel a bit more than the first book. I still wasn’t invested in or impressed by the mystery aspect of the plot until the very end of the book, which was when things got SUPER exciting. Most of my enjoyment came from the love triangle, where I was constantly asking myself which Hawethorne brother Avery would choose, and which one I liked better. I used to tell myself I hated love triangles, but after this book I’m not so sure! Rating: 4 stars

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Check out the full review on my blog here! Rating: 4 stars

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