January Wrap-Up 2023

My “better late than never” mantra has unfortunately followed me into 2023—thus, here is my January Wrap-Up two and half weeks into February…

Books Read

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie 
    • Scribd audiobook

About halfway through this audiobook I started remembering certain parts of the story, which made me think this was one of the first Agatha Christie novels I had tried to read a few years ago. I fell into the story much more attentively this time around, and because of that initial read attempt, could accurately guess who the murderer was, ha. There is a lot of that typical Christie “othering” in this book in regards to characters who are “outsiders,” as well as body descriptions that go beyond just saying what people look like. Narrative-wise, it was quite entertaining.

  • Dessert Can Save the World: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes for a Stubbornly Joyful Existence by Christina Tosi
    • Library book (hardcover)

This was a nice read. I found a few great quotes and mostly enjoyed Christina Tosi’s joyful attitude about life. My official review can be found here.

Books I Did Not Finish

  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
    • Book club pick (paperback)

I’ve since finished this, but my thoughts will be in February’s Wrap-Up.

  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
    • Paperback

I’ve been inching my way through the start of this book. It just hasn’t captured all of my interest yet, but since I’m a fan of Sanderson’s writing I want to see where this book takes me (his debut).

Blog Posts


My struggle to create daily and weekly routines has taken a lot out of me over the past month or so. I guess what counts is that I’m still trying to create some good habits that help me feel fulfilled; that is, I haven’t given up yet.

What did you read (or not read) in January? Any recommendations, or blog posts you’ve loved (of yours or others’)? Let’s chat in the comments.

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