I’m sure everyone will agree 2022 was not the best of years. Post covid, at least that is what politicians tell us, a war going on, an energy and cost of living crisis, are only the global things tearing at our psyche.
Personal life dragged me through a lot of shit, too. Lost jobs and lost friendships are the top of the iceberg, and it took a lot out of me to fight my way out of everything above. So, thank the universe we have books! Books understand us, books love us, we wouldn’t be anything without books. (Anyone wants to start a cult with me? Pray to the dark goddess of books?)
This year, I read less than the previous, but still managed to surpass my reading goal. I also managed to put away books I did not like. This is new for me, I could not do that before, and I think it’s a very good change.
There were also a couple of fantastic books I read this year:
- Murderbot, as always is on top of the list, can’t go wrong with Murderbot
- Legends & Lattes is the coziest best thing that happened to me this year ever
- Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald was an exiting new epic fantasy I picked up and really liked
- Locklands finished Robert Jackson Bennet’s The Founder’s trilogy
There are a couple of books I somehow managed to NOT read this year, despite desperately wanting to. They’ll be on top of my TBR for 2023:
- Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is waiting to be read, maybe as a Buddyread with the Marquess Magpie
- Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky only just arrived
- The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin, follow-up to The City We Became. Might be buddyread material for me and the Marquess
- The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean as recommended by TheRightHonorableHarpyEagle
As if the TBR is not already in a constant shape of bookish explosion, there are a couple of new releases I’m looking forward to next year:
- Godkiller by Hannah Kaner: The synopsis sounds really interesting, looking forward to reading this one!
- A Curse of Krakens by Kevin Hearne: I love this author, and I can’t wait for the next book in the The Seven Kennings Series
- The Archive Undying by Emma Mieko Candon. AIs gone mad and mechas? Sign me up.
- Defiant by Brandon Sanderson: I think its the last in the Skyward series, and it’s coming up in march.
- Emperor of Ruin by Django Wexler: Finale in the Burningblade & Silvereye Trilogy, which has serious Star Wars vibes!