This week’s topic is:
January 4: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022
But I have a lot of old books sitting on my shelf that I haven’t read yet. So before I start making lists of new releases, I’m going to try to read some of these. Note, these are in addition to these:
Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier– My Aussie book buddy keeps me supplied with Juliet Marillier books. I have the first two books in the Warrior Bards trilogy, but I haven’t even read the first yet. I really want to, but there are sooo many books I want to read!
The Peacock Spring by Rumer Godden- I’m a fan of Godden and I haven’t read this one yet. I found a copy and a used bookshop over the summer, and I remembered hearing good things about it. So now it’s on my list (and my shelf).
The Flowering Thorn by Margery Sharp– I picked this up at the same time as the above. I haven’t heard much about it, but it looks good, and I look forward to reading it.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton- I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, but I’ve been putting it off because it’s long (864 pages). This year one of my goals is to read books that I’ve been procrastinating.
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart- I’ve liked Mary Stewart for a long time. For a while I thought I’d read all her books. Then I learned that she’d written a lot more books than I’d originally thought! So now I’m trying to ration the ones that I haven’t read.
Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie– This is sort of representative of several Christie books that are sitting on my shelf. At some point I’ll read my way through Christie’s body of work. It’ll just take a long time, she was nothing if not prolific!
The Visitors by Sally Beauman– I bought this at a library sale years ago. I keep meaning to pick it up, and getting sidetracked by other books. 2022 will be the year I’ll read it!
Crosstalk by Connie Willis– I’ve been meaning to read more of Willis’ work for years. I’m currently reading To Say Nothing of the Dog. but I also have a copy of this one sitting on my shelf waiting for me.
Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka– Someone in my book club recommended this in 2021. I saw there was a goodreads giveaway for it, so I entered and I just happened to win.