January 2022 Reading Wrap Up

Hello Gemmies! Can you believe we are already one month into the new year? Time already seems to be flying by. I had a pretty decent reading month and enjoyed each of these titles. This month I set four goals for myself......

1. Read the Queens and Monsters Series by J.T. Geissinger

2. Put together and decorate a TBR Cart

3. Re-read House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

4. Read a Vampy book

Goal One was easy because, I have a new series obsession, and it's the Queens and Monsters series by J.T. Geissinger. These books are sooo good! This is a mafia series, and each book is a perfect blend of action, humor, romance, and emotion. There are currently three books out and I was able to read all three. I kind of cheated a little and read book one on 12/31, but I won't tell if you won't! I absolutely love each book and we recently received some great news. Book Four.... Brutal Vows is coming out on June 1, 2022! Woo Hoo!

For my second goal I finally put together my TBR cart and have it full of books already! It will also came in handy for transporting books to my new library room! If you are looking for some cute bookish stickers to add to your own TBR cart check out Get Happy Decals on ETSY.

For my third goal, I re-read House of Earth and Blood to get ready for the release of book two, House of Sky and Breath on February 15th. I loved this book even more on the second read. To see my full thoughts on it, check out my updated review posted on 01/23.

My fourth goal is going to be a recurring one each month. I've decided that 2022 is going to be the year of the vamp. As such, I want to read at least one vampy tale each month. I have a huge collection of vampire books. There are also some classic vampire series that I'd like to work my way through as well.

For my overall reading experience, I had a pretty great start to the year. I really enjoyed everything I read this month with the exception of Monster From the Abyss by Michael Cole, this was a disappointing start to my creature feature reads. Here is the full list of everything I read in January. Check out all of the titles below. As always I've split my reads up by Books and Manga/Graphic Novels.

Manga / Graphic Novels:

1. The Apothecary Diaries Volume 4 by Natsu Hyuuga

2. Sweat and Soap Volume 11 by Kintetsu Yamada

3. Cat Massage Therapy Volume 1 by Haru Hisakawa

4. Fire In His Fingertips Volume 2 by Kawano Tanishi


1. Secrets We Hunt by Dana Isaly

2. Carnal Urges by J.T. Geissinger

3. Savage Hearts by J.T. Geissinger

4. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

5. A Study In Sirens by Suzannah Rowntree

6. Werewolf of Whitechapel by Suzannah Rowntree

7. Monster From The Abyss by Michael Cole

8. The Last Vampire by J.T Geissinger

9. Cruel Paradise by J.T. Geissinger

10. Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger

11. The Risk by S.T. Abby

12. Forged In Fire by Juliette Cross

13. Vampire Seduction by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

14. Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross

15. What Lurks Beneath by Ryan Lockwood

16. Origin by Liza Penn

17. Viper by Naomi Lucas

18. King Cobra by Naomi Lucas

19. His Darkest Craving by Tiffany Roberts

20. Vampire Claim by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

21. Vampire Temptation by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

Here are some basic stats for my reading month. I read a total of 25 books/manga. I'm not going to get super complicated here, but it is nice to take a look back and see what I was able to accomplish in 30 days!


Manga: 4

Books: 21


Standard (paperback)






ARC (advanced reader copy)

That's my reading wrap up for the month of January 2022. I thoroughly enjoyed almost all of the books and manga I read this month and it was a great way to start the year! I'm so looking forward to another great year of amazing books! Do you have any favorites to recommend? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Have a great day and happy reading!