Hello fellow bookworms 📚 I love book tags that check in with your reading goals and progress (much like the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag), so when I saw a new book Tag I was immediately intrigued! I saw Destiny @ howlinglibraries do the 2022 Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag and I loved the questions so much ❤️ I was debating whether or not to still post it, as it’s already past the first quarter of the year and the Mid-Year Tags are coming soon. However, I couldn’t stop thinking that this might be fun to do, even if it’s a bit late … but I was also having a Quarter Year Crisis, so it’s okay 😉 This Tag was originally created by Roisin @ Roisin’s Reading, so I’m linking her video down below 🥰
📖 80 Books 📖
Stats are by StoryGraph
- Wundersmith (Jessica Townsend) 📖
- Hollowpox (Jessica Townsend) 📖
➽ I have had so much luck with my reading this year and found many 5-star books already 🥳 However, the book series that stands out to me the most are the Nevermoor books!! I read Nevermoor twice last year and adored it, so I started off my reading year by reading books 2 and 3 in the series. Obviously I loved them as well and now I’m eagerly awaiting book 4 to come out in October ❤️ If you love whimsical, magical Middle Grade Fantasy books with much humor and great characters then definitely check this out!
- Daisy Jones & the Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid) 📖
- So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo) 📖
- Boyfriend Material (Alexis Hall) 📖
➽ I also had quite a few books that I loved but weren’t quite 5 star reads! Interestingly all of them were out of my comfort zone in some way and Adult books – so I’m getting better branching out 😄 Another fun fact: I listened to all of these on audiobook and I’d highly recommend as the narrators are fantastic! Daisy Jones even has a full cast and makes for such a fantastic reading experience 🥰 Boyfriend Material is so much fun and So You Want to Talk About Race is a great nonfiction & an absolute must-read!
📖 The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller) 📖
➽ Unpopular opinion ahead, but this really didn’t work for me! 😅 The Song of Achilles is a very beloved book and as I love Greek myths, I was certain I would love it. Sadly, I found that The Song of Achilles was very slow and the plot dragged from beginning to end. I also never formed an emotional attachment to the characters (in my opinion they weren’t very well fleshed out) and therefore wasn’t devastated by this book. Mostly I found that it stuck too close to the myths without doing anything that hooked me, so I didn’t have a good reading time 😔
This is from Kal @ readervoracious Reading Spreadsheet!
📖 Fantasy (27.8 %) 📖
- Anatomy: A Love Story (Dana Schwartz) 📖
- One for All (Lillie Lainoff) 📖
- Witchlings (Claribel A. Ortega) 📖
➽ There are SO many 2022 releases I’d love to read 👀 It was hard to narrow it down, but I decided on 3 books that I’m the most excited for right now! Two of them are super interesting YA historical fiction books (Anatomy & One For All) that I’m super hyped for. Then I had to include Witchlings as a magical Middle Grade, one of my new favorite things to read 🥰 Honorable mention to The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton as it has a magical school!
➽ The TackleMyTBR Challenge aka reading my owned books 📚 I joined this challenge again and I’m much more successful with it. Last year I barely managed to make a dent into my owned TBR but in 2022 I’m trying to do better. I have read 25 books from my owned TBR which is already more than I read in all of 2021! I’m getting better at incorporating books into my TBR’s and not only reading library books. I’m also trying to read physical books I haul as soon as possible (within at least a 3-month frame) and only buying books that I’m super interested in!
➽ Reading the oldest owned books on my physical TBR. I’m currently doing pretty well with my Reading Challenges, but I definitely want to reduce my physical TBR even further! I have so many books that have been sitting on my shelves for years and it has been really bothering me 😅 Most of these books I have lost a little interest in, as I’m not as excited for them as I was when I got them. That’s why I want to work on reading books more quickly after I get them – so this doesn’t happen again. I want to try to at least read some older books on my TBR this year 🙏🏻
➽ To be honest, I feel like I discovered a lot of new blogs last year, so I was lucky that I still found three blogs that I first followed in 2022 ❤️ Lay, Maria, and Nicole have such lovely blogs that immediately grabbed my attention, I highly recommend giving them a follow! They have so many creative ideas and have really impressed me 🥰
What was your favorite book that wasn’t quite 4.5 stars? A 2022 release that already came out that you really want to read? 📚