January 2023 Reading Wrap-up

Welcome to the world of 2023, where our idea of a good time is cuddled up with a good book! If you’re looking for the perfect book to kick off the new year, you need to look no further. January was a great month for me in terms of reading, with fifteen books completed, and several amazing finds along the way. While we all have different tastes, I’m sharing my unique and honest opinion of each book with you, so you can decide what books are best for you. In this January 2023 reading wrap-up, I’ll be uncovering the best and worst books of January 2023 using my Buy/Borrow/Pass rating system. With this guide in hand, you’ll be able to make the most informed decisions when searching for your next great read.

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The Club

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A fun revenge thriller with lots of characters, drama, and murder.

Borrow

Knot My Type

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A super steamy romance with lots of disability representation but little else.

Pass

The Marriage Portrait

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A great exploration of the lives of young women in medieval Europe.

Borrow

Trespasses

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A heartbreaking and poignant look at life, love, and loss during times of turmoil.

Buy

The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre

January 2023 reading wrap-up

Everything you could ever want and more in a WWII historical romance.

Buy

Locust Lane

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A fast-paced murder mystery that explores privilege, race, and class.

Borrow

Beyond That, The Sea

January 2023 reading wrap-up

The story of a young English girl sent to the US to await the end of WWII.

Borrow

The Mitford Affair

January 2023 reading wrap-up

Exploration of the lives of the Mitford sisters and their ties to Nazi Germany.

Pass

How to Sell a Haunted House

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A wild ride full of possessed puppets, family secrets, and sibling rivalry.

Borrow

The House of Eve

January 2023 reading wrap-up

Emotional and full of richly drawn characters, this historical fiction is one you won’t soon forget.

Buy

River Sing Me Home

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A powerful novel about the strength of one mother and her fight to find what’s hers.

Buy

The House in the Pines

January 2023 reading wrap-up

Predictable tale of an unreliable female narrator with a substance use problem.

Pass

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

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Magical realism at its finest! A quirky love story full of magic and wonder.

Buy

Code Name Sapphire

January 2023 reading wrap-up

The story of two cousins, the Nazi Resistance, and the man they both love.

Borrow

Shrines of Gaiety

January 2023 reading wrap-up

A dizzying tale of post-WWI London filled with too many characters and not enough plot.

Pass

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About Carlie

Hi there! I'm a 40-ish book lover, always looking for the next great read, particularly the best historical fiction. I live in Los Angeles with my fella and our fur babies, Fozzy and Polly. Working from home changed my life. Suddenly, I had time in my day to read again. I love sharing my reading journey here on my website and social media. Be sure to follow along for reading recommendations and honest book reviews.

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