Welcome to my final look back at the year that was 2022.
At the start of every year, there seem to be books you were determined to read the year before but somehow never got around to. You were all excited about them, preordered them, they arrived … and then they ended up on the shelves collecting dust while other shiny new things took precedence. That’s not just me, right?
So I thought I’d shine a spotlight on a few that didn’t make it off my TBR in 2022. Maybe it’ll spur me on to read them this year. Or maybe they’ll just continue to collect dust on the shelves, alongside all the shiny new ones I will be purchasing this year. We are not taking any bets.
Fredrik Backman – The Winners : The final book in the Beartown trilogy. Actually read about 100 pages of this last year and then set it aside as I was in danger of failing my Goodreads challenge and I needed shorter books. So very good, though. Look forward to getting back to it.
Chuck Wendig – Wayward : Follow-up to The Wanderers. Reading this one now, actually. See? The spurring on is already working 😉. It’s a mere 797 pages long, though. Might take me a while.
Sharon Bolton – The Buried : Follow up to The Craftsman, which was published a bajillion years ago. It seemed like this sequel might never come and when it finally did … on the shelf it went 🤷🏼♀️. Now I’m thinking I should read The Craftsman again first because I’m old and don’t really remember much about it.
Bonnie Garmus – Lessons In Chemistry : I did actually start this one last year but it wasn’t grabbing me at all. Since it’s been getting such great reviews though, I just assumed it was me and I’m determined to try it again.
Johana Gustawsson – The Bleeding : Seems like forever since we got something new from Johana. I was definitely hugely excited about this one. The one time I tried to read it, my head wasn’t in the right place. Trying again this year, for sure!
Theo Clare – The Book of Sand : Theo Clare, also known as the late Mo Hayder. Not quite my genre but giving it the benefit of the doubt because it’s Mo Hayder. ‘Nuff said.
Taylor Jenkins-Reid : Carrie Soto Is Back : I had preordered this one from Goldsboro to add to my spredges collection. It took them nearly 5 months to send it so by the time it arrived, I’d forgotten all about it and into the special edition cabinet it went, where it has remained.
Joanna Cannon – A Tidy Ending : This is a weird one because I could have sworn I read it. Must have dreamt that 😳.
Alison Weir – Elizabeth of York, The Last White Rose : I’ve read a lot about the Tudors era but I really wanted to read about the period that came before them. Weir clearly read my mind when she published this novel about Elizabeth of York. So obviously I didn’t read it because that’s just how I roll. This year!
There you have it. Nine goodies that will not be on the TBR anymore by the end of this year. She said convincingly.
Have you read any of these or would you like to? Which one would be your first pick? Happy reading! xx