Reading Update Week 1 |January 2022

Welcome back to Lamon Reviews.

I hope everyone’s holiday and new year has gone well. Happy Monday! Let’s start this new year off strong.


“A new year … a fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy … let’s go exploring!”

– Bill Watterson, It’s A Magical World: A Calvin And Hobbes Collection


What I am currently reading.

I can’t wait to get further in The Other Black Girl. It has been on my TBR for I think three months. I can’t remember where I heard about it, but I know I wanted to read it. Then after that, Bright Burning Things.

What I have recently finished.

The last book I finished in the last week of 2021 is The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires . There is so much to unpack here. This book had me with all the feels at the end of the year.  The women in this book… they were not playing. The end was great! I enjoyed it soo much.  I want to talk about this book.  Let me know if you read The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.

I have to say, I am extremely happy I found Grady Hendrix as reader in 2021. Horror Stör was my first introduction to him as an author and now I am a fan of his writing. Wonderfully talented author. He is among my favorite authors.

What I want to start next.

What I want to read next after Bright Burning Things, are the books I selected for the #ReadHarder Challenge. I am on the wait list for several books that meet the criteria for January. It depends on when my turn is. I may not get them until the middle of the month, but that’s alright.

📖The books I chose are:📖

I also had a Stephen King book on writing, but I don’t think it is a biography, but I still want to read it because I heard good things about it, and since I like Stephen Kings writing style I figured I would enjoy it.

2022 #ReadHarder Challenge

As you may know I am taking up the #ReadHarder challenge for 2022 from Book Riot. Each month I will get two topics to choose a book from. This month’s topics are:

  • Read a biography of an author you admire.
  • Read a book set in a bookstore.

I think these are great choices for January’s challenge. Book Riot also offers a monthly list of books as suggestions for each months challenge. If I can’t figure out a choice I may sign up for that newsletter. So far, I love the recommendations for Horror that I get each month from them.

Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? Let me know in the comments below.


⭐Goodreads Goal: 24 Books⭐

I have set my reading goal for Goodreads as 24 books. I figure I can easily crush this number. The only way I could not is if once again I disregard my reminders to update my read list on the site. I know, you wouldn’t think that would be a problem as kindle automatically adds these when you are finished reading, but apparently I didn’t read as many kindle books as PDF’s and ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive. This year I will update my read status to complete the goal.


Now I’d like to hear from you.

What are your reading goals for 2022? Have you changed how you are tracking your reading? What is the first book you are reading this year? Let me know in the comments below.

And As Always…

Go forth, dear readers, support your favorite indie authors and encourage reading and literacy.

K. LaMon
Lamon Reviews

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