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)
- Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy by N.D. Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, Maarte Laiho, Aubrey Aiese. 4*
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vol. 1 by Katie Cook. 5*
- CREMA by Johnnie Christmas, Dante Luiz, Ryan Ferrier, Atla Hrafney. 5*
- Snow Angels Vols. 1-4 by Jeff Lemire, Will Dennis, Jock. 3.5*
- Dinosaur Philosophy by James Stewart, K. Romey. 5*
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!