Read in January 2023

It’s mid-February and I’m finally posting this January wrap-up!

Lots of good reads from manga to romance to YA. Also, a lot more non-fiction than I was expecting…!

Also, I decided to bravely give up on a book, despite being at least 1/3 of the way through. It was Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura. I’ve previously enjoyed his work so it was hard to give it up, but the story about cults in Japan was frankly tedious with its lectures by one of the cult leaders.

So here’s what I read, with links to my reviews.

Notes On Your Sudden Disappearance – Alison Espach

The Violin Conspiracy – Brendan Slocumb

The Fox and the Little Tanuki vol 1 – Mi Tagawa

I was Born for This – Alice Oseman (cute story about a band and its fans)

A Man and His Cat #1 – Umi Sakurai

Parade – Hiromi Kawakami

Winter in Sokcho – Elisa Shua Dusapin

Booked on a Feeling – Jayci Lee

The No-Show – Beth O’Leary

Girlfriends and Catfriends – Frederic Brremaud and Paola Antista

Ducks – Kate Beaton

Spy x Family vol 1 – Tatsuya Endo

Unicornado – Dana Simpson

A Man and His Cat vol 2 – Umi Sakurai

Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life – Sutton Foster

Legends and Lattes – Travis Baldree

Vladimir – Julia May Jonas

Farm City – Novella Carpenter

Hello, Molly – Molly Shannon

The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison

Everything is Ok – Debbie Tung

Why We Swim – Bonnie Tsui

Spy x Family vol 2 – Tatsuya Endo

I’m Glad My Mom Died – Jennette McCurdy