That’s right, I’m still here. Wouldn’t know it by looking at this dusty old blog, would you?
Since we last spoke, I’ve kind of come to terms with the idea that while I can, and will, blog about books, I’m probably not what you’d call a ‘book blogger.’
I say this because I have made dozens of vows to ‘be better’ and ‘post more’ and all that sort of thing. I’m not taking any posts down so look back if you want to see what I mean. But since we last spoke in early September, I’ve come to terms with the fact that… it ain’t gonna happen. Sure, I’ll post about books but I’m almost 100% guaranteed not to post if I set goals or a schedule or all that sort of thing. So no more vows, just… mood posting, let’s say.
And today’s mood is… my 2022 Reading Wrap-Up.
I am writing this on December 11, meaning there are twenty days left of 2022 but the three books I’m currently reading are fairly long and chances of me finishing them are… slim. But for full disclosure, before we move on to the official wrap-up, here’s what I’m currently reading & do hope to finish before January 1.
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Eleanor: The Years Alone by Joseph P. Lash
- The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
I set a Goodreads Goal last January. I am not going to come close to reaching it, and frankly, I don’t care. I have read 43 books this year (again, hoping to hit 46) and some of them have been terrible but some have been amazing & fast become new favorites.
THE BEST (FICTION)
- The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain
- When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
- Cherokee America by Margaret Verble
- Bring Her Homeby David Bell
- Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones
- The Third Secret by Steve Berry
- The Green Mile (complete series) by Stephen King
- If It Bleeds by Stephen King
- A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker
- A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
THE BEST (NON-FICTION)
- Churchill’s Hellraisers by Damien Lewis
- North to Paradise by Ousman Umar
- Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
- The Son and Heir by Alexander Munninghoff