Bev suggested this potential “fun list” topic, and I made one, and now she did too! Here’s bev’s TBR list (and little notes about why she chooses these):
I really want to clean out some of the books piling up in my kindle library and so when I saw this prompt of 22 in 22 I thought it could be a simple and fun way to tackle some of it.
I kind of just randomly scrolled through my library and picked what stood out to me, some of these books I can’t even remember the synopsis or why I had to buy it at the time.
Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali and Darius The Great is Not Ok by Adib Khorram. I remember that these had a lot of positive buzz and reviews.
The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole. Alyssa Cole is a favorite to many and I keep meaning to read her.
Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle. Something about a cinnamon role hero and a cute couple.
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson,
- Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat,
- Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon, and
- The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee are all books by authors I’ve previously read and enjoyed. Plus I like the covers.
Carry the World by Susan Fanetti. I know I bought this because both Maryse and Jan really loved it. I know it is also an American historical about a teacher or librarian.
- The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Kell,
- Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis,
- Spell Hacker by M.K. England,
- Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert,
- The Upside of Falling by Alex Light,
- Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler, and
- A Light Amongst Shadows by Kelly York & Rowan Altwood are all books that I’ve completely forgotten what they are about or where I saw them.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff and The Surprising Power Of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim are from recs from two different blogs.
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi is another rec from one of those blogs. I notice this one every time I look at my library and it is finally time to read it.
The Lion’s Den by Katherine St. John is one where the reviewer said to go in blind. I can’t remember if it is a mystery or a thriller. The review also said to not let the light hearted cover fool you.
I actually think I might go into all of these blind since for the most part I remember nothing but wanting to read them.
Except for these last two.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is one I actually started to read and was really enjoying. But I put it down and somehow never picked it back up.
And finally Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth. This is one I’ve wanted to read long before I had a kindle, it’s loved by many HR readers.
So these are my most set in stone books want to read or DNF, if that happens, this year. Now I just need to choose one to start with.
Love finding some new books. Thanks for putting the list together!! I’ve only read one on your list but I would definitely recommend Carry The World by Susan Fanetti!
Maybe I should start with that one. It is a very winter like spring day and getting cozy with a historical might be the way.
Maybe with soup or ramen.
We have the same weather here. Unusually cold her in California. Rainy and windy. I’m hunkered down reading Lucy Score’s latest. Tonight going out to dinner with my parents for some Chinese food (Wonton Soup sounds really good right now!)
That sounds like a perfect day. I haven’t had good Chinese food in too long.
OMG WONTON SOUP!!!!!!! LOVE.
Can you guys tell I’m hungry? And I love all soups but especially ramen and wonton.
OMG RAMEN!!! And soup!!! 🙂
I really enjoyed that one!
I can’t belive I had to buy all these (and many more) with the thought I’d read them right then. And now I can’t even remember what they are about. It’s ridiculous.
But that means you’re going in blind. 😉 Which makes it that much more fun!!
Great list & concept Bev! Hmm, thinking of doing it!
I feel like your a speed reader like Tessa was and could probably read 22 in a week.
Hope you get to read some of them and that you love them! I have Instructions for Dancing and Carry the World also that I’ve recently looked at and thought, these sound good, I should read them. I really should! 😂
I love this list Bev!! What a wonderful idea.
Definitely pick The Bookish Life of Nina Hill back up…it was a fabulous read!! Also, I had NO idea C.S. Pacat had a new series out!! I added that one to my TBR…