Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you guys got to finish out the year strong either in spirt or with spirts! Both help to bring the cheer with a giant
I hope you also brought along your reading list! I just planned out how many books my goal is for this year in my Goodreads’ Reading Challenge. I’m aiming for 120 books! I was able to read 113 out of 100 for my 2021 Reading Challenge, so I think I will be able to hit this one fairly easy. Fingers crossed! My husband’s Reading Challenge is 5 books for the year. I think the hardest part of that one is to find him some books he will be interested in sticking with and reading/listening audio to!
What is your reading goal for the New Year? Any books that are your most anticipated from your list?
My TBR list seems to be growing every time I look at it! I don’t think that could ever be a bad thing; however, if I don’t start to catch up on some of these books I might have to figure out a new way of shelving my growing pile of TBR books. And that isn’t even taking into account my digital library that is growing too lol! Thankfully, that one is a bit easier to ‘hide’ then my mound(s) of books. We’ll just ignore that number of books I have coming in throughout the year from my various preorders and subscriptions. hehe!
Hope you find something from my list! I went all over the board with the ones I picked this time. But I do have an eclectic reading habit! You never know what I might end up reading at some points.
My Reading List for January 2022:
All Creatures Great and Small By James Herriot
In All Creatures Great and Small, we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire are very different from the sterile setting of veterinary school. Some visits are heart-wrenchingly difficult, such as one to an old man in the village whose very ill dog is his only friend and companion, some are lighthearted and fun, such as Herriot’s periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws parties and has his own stationery, and yet others are inspirational and enlightening, such as Herriot’s recollections of poor farmers who will scrape their meager earnings together to be able to get proper care for their working animals. From seeing to his patients in the depths of winter on the remotest homesteads to dealing with uncooperative owners and critically ill animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges of veterinary practice as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine forth.
The Witch’s Heart By Genevieve Gornichec
When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology.
Angrboda’s story begins where most witches’ tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love.
Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin’s all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life—and possibly all of existence—is in danger.
With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she’ll accept the fate that she’s foreseen for her beloved family…or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.
The Syren Queen By Mikayla Whitaker
Queen Sedna of the deep-sea queendom, Arcania, has always felt misunderstood.
In fact, she wasn’t sure if anyone would believe that she didn’t mean to murder the love of her life. Of course, she didn’t mean to entirely, that was before she witnessed him kissing another woman, more importantly, her younger sister.
They said she was evil. An enchantress. A merciless and a tyrant of a queen. All because she made one mistake.
There was only one thing she wanted in her life: justice. And she was going to have it, even if she became the evil “Syren Queen” her people believed her to be.
“What If?” Fairy Tales By Charlie Wood
What if “Cinderella” took place in 1986?
What if Peter Pan visited a girl in modern-day New York?
What if Snow White had super powers?
Includes 3 books:
Every day of Cinderella’s life is the same: clean the house, cook the meals for her stepmother, and try to survive high school with her stepsisters: bubblegum-pop-princess Tiffany and moody, hard-partying Danielle.
However, when Cinderella meets a mysterious stranger from another land, she learns that maybe all her life needs is a little bit of magic…
Peter and Emily
Grounded at home on a Friday night, Emily Beckett is shocked to find a boy on the balcony outside her room. He tells her his name is Peter Pan, and he’s there for one reason: he’s looking for someone to have an adventure with.
And with that, Emily is off, whisked to the world of Never Land, a place filled with sailing ships, tropical islands, pirates, and flying machines.
However, Emily soon discovers Peter hasn’t brought her there only to experience Never Land’s wonders. His friends have been capture, and Peter believes—without a shadow of a doubt—that Emily is the only one who can help get them back.
Snow White and the Power of Light
When 18-year-old Snow White moves into the kingdom of Elsentree, she finds herself a target of the Queen. After all, the Queen has forbidden all magic from Elsentree, and Snow White has the most amazing power of them all: the ability to make the images in a painting move and come alive, as if they are a window into another time…
Knight’s Ransom By Jeff Wheeler
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. A brutal war of succession has plunged the court of Kingfountain into a power struggle between a charitable king who took the crown unlawfully and his ambitious rival, Devon Argentine. The balance of power between the two men hinges on the fate of a young boy ensnared in this courtly intrigue. A boy befittingly nicknamed Ransom.
When the Argentine family finally rules, Ransom must make his own way in the world. Opportunities open and shut before him as he journeys along the path to knighthood, blind to a shadowy conspiracy of jealousy and revenge. Securing his place will not be easy, nor will winning the affection of Lady Claire de Murrow, a fiery young heiress from an unpredictably mad kingdom.
Ransom interrupts an abduction plot targeting the Queen of Ceredigion and earns a position in service to her son, the firstborn of the new Argentine dynasty. But conflict and treachery threaten the family, and Ransom must also come to understand and hone his burgeoning powers—abilities that involve more than his mastery with a blade and that make him as much a target as his lord.
Include reading a new genre in that New Year Resolution you’re working on!
Feel free to join me in my own book club in discord! It is a place where we can all just talk about the latest books we are reading, authors can share what they are writing, and everyone can chat about our book we’ve all voted on reading for the club. Book Club and Shenanigans