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Books of 2022 So Far…


Uhhh… hi?

Apparently 2022 has not been the year for blogging. Just going by the fact that it has been multiple months since I was last here, anyway.

But hey, here we are at last.

According to myself in January, I was aiming to read 50 books this year, but honestly, by the end of February I had dropped that target to 25 because I sort of… forgot how to read.

I just didn’t have the concentration. I couldn’t focus. I wanted stories, but I didn’t want to consume them from books, so I played lots of Switch games (often story-based ones) instead.

But then I had a big graphic novel binge and, about a month or so ago, I fully rediscovered my book-brain and hit that 25 book target and surpassed it. I’m up to 40 books finished now, so maybe I will hit that 50 book target after all.

I have read graphic novels, kindle books, short stories, physical books, and audiobooks – just going with the flow and letting my mood lead the way rather than trying to make reading lists or anything.

And yes, you did read that right, I have indeed returned to Kindle ownership and have happily been reading on it. I still prefer a physical book, but don’t find the Paperwhite unreadable like I did with the original Kindle.

Graphic Novels (8 books)

Audiobooks (7 books)

  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power. 4.5*
  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. 5*
  • Rule Of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. 5*
  • Dark Magic by Adam Wright. 4*
  • Shadow Land by Adam Wright. 4*
  • Everybody Loves Large Chests Vol. 3: Vortena by Neven Iliev. 4*
  • Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. 4*

Short Stories & Novels (25 books)

  • The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. 5*
  • Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman. 5*
  • What We Did While You Were Gone by Rory Power. 3.5*
  • When Shadows Fall by Sita Brahmachari, Natalie Sirett. 5*
  • Ready Or Not by Tracy Darnton. 4*
  • A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson. 5*
  • Bearmouth by Liz Hyder. 4*
  • My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood. 4*
  • The Visit (Black Stars 1) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 4*
  • The Black Pages (Black Stars 2) by Nnedi Okorafor. 5*
  • 2043… a Merman I Should Turn Into (Black Stars 3) by Nice Shawl. 3*
  • These Alien Skies (Black Stars 4) by C. T. Rwizi. 5*
  • Twilight Heart by Adam Wright. 4*
  • Midnight Blood by Adam Wright. 4*
  • Clean by Juno Dawson. 5*
  • Faerie Storm by Adam Wright. 4*
  • H.A.W.K.S. by M. A. Bennett. 5*
  • Night Hunt by Adam Wright. 4*
  • Grave Night by Adam Wright. 5*
  • Final Magic by Adam Wright. 4*
  • Proud Of Me by Sarah Hagger-Holt. 4*
  • Saint Death’s Daughter by C. S. E. Cooney. 3.5*
  • Clap Back (Black Stars 5) by Nalo Hopkinson. 5*
  • We Travel The Spaceways (Black Stars 6) by Victor LaValle. 4.5*
  • Fractured Stars by Lindsay Buroker. 4.5*

I have DNFd a few as well as finishing these, some I intend to pick back up (they were perfectly good, I just wasn’t in the right brain-space when I started them), and some I do not.

So yeah, sorry about the big book dump – I don’t want to promise I won’t leave it so long next time, because I might, but also I felt like I should show my face again hereabouts!

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