You might not believe me, but I actually did manage to reach my 100 stories goal mentioned here. Most of this is thanks to the amazing Powder Mage universe by Brian McClellan and its short stories and novellas. I fell in love with them again, and I will start 2022 by FINALLY reading The Autumn Republic. Probably.
I have a couple series to catch up to, which will be my prime reading goal, even if it means buying some books. Murderbot 6 is currently not on my shelf and even though I want to buy less books, some things can’t be avoided. These series include:
- Murderbot by Martha Wells
- Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
- The Hollows by Kim Harrison
- The Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire
- The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
- Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne
I’ve got a shit-ton of books here and I am excited about most of them. But somehow, my reading last year has come to a giant reading slump, similar to the Marquess Magpie. I believe most of the slump was cause by a) me actively learning stuff and working, so less time for reading and b) there were quite a lot of really shitty books this year.
My resolution is twofold: First, I will preemptively purge my TBR (I’m looking at a certain vampire book here) of books that I have less interest in reading. I tend to have a “work first” mentality and pick the books I don’t really want to read instead of those I really look forward to.
Second: DNF is an option and there is no shame in putting down a book that does not fit, or does not fit my current mood. Those books will have a second chance later.
I would list “more audiobooks” as another resolution, but I am currently watching Critical Role, and I have about 600 hours of content to watch/listen to before me. So I doubt that Audiobooks will work.
I think my kittens are responsible for me reading more at the end of the year, because one just ca not move if there is a kitty sleeping on top of you. So, I might as well read just one more chapter!
I do hope for some Buddyreads with my wonderful friends, but we will have to find books that are right for all of us, and that will prove quite a challenge.
And now I am off to purge the TBR! Cleanse it! Down with the unbelievers!! (What?!)