New Year’s Book Tag: 2022

New Year’s Book Tag

Hello everyone! 

I have seen this tag in the book blog world quite a bit recently and decided I would give it a go, as it looked fun. 

  1. How many books are you planning to read in 2022?

My Goodreads goal is 60 books which is slightly lower than usual. Usually I aim for 70 books but this year I have some pretty hefty books planned on my TBR, so I thought with the higher page count I would most likely read less books. 

2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to in 2021 but want to make a priority in 2022.

Oh dear, there are so many books to choose from! My selected 5 are:

  • The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
  • The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

3. What genre do you want to read more of?

I really want to get back into my classics this year, so I plan to read more books published in the 1700’s and 1800’s. 

4. Name 3 non book related goals for 2022. 

  • To pass at least one exam on the ukulele
  • To get the planned home improvements started and finished. 
  • To do more performance work. 

5. What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

This is a tricky question because I have so many. I very rarely get rid of books and I would never get rid of a book that I have never read. The book I will choose though is The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas.

6. One word that your hoping 2022 will be: adventurous. 

7. Tag a friend!

If you like the look of this Book Tag consider yourself tagged!

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 12/01/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I am back to work fully now but I am making sure I make plenty of time for reading.

What I am Currently Reading

I have almost finished this and I must admit I can’t wait to read the next book. I had forgotten what a great book this is.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

This wasn’t really a Christmas book as it was stories from the different seasons and only a couple of the stories were about Christmas. This was my first book by Laurie Lee but will definitely not be my last.

What I Think I will Read Next

I can’t wait to start reading some of the books off my list for The Classics Club but I also have The Witcher series to start as well.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 29/12/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I remembered what day it is! The days between Christmas and New Year are always a little hazy to work out but today I realised it was Wednesday so I thought I would do a WWW Wednesday.

What I am Currently Reading

I just started this last night and I am really enjoying the illustrations. I do love reading Harry Potter books so this is a nice book to finish the year with.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I haven’t done much reading over the Christmas period so this is the only book I have finished.

What I Think I will Read Next

I have so many books that I want to read in 2022 and I have a lot of book series I want to start and finish. My biggest problem is trying to work out what to read and when.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 22/12/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week and that everyone is prepared for Christmas. I still have presents to wrap and the house is still chaos but hopefully now I have finished teaching I will be able to get everything ready.

What I am Currently Reading

Just started this today. I always read The Nutcracker on the run up to Christmas and I am really looking forward to reading this edition.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I forgot how much I love A Christmas Carol. I think 2022 I will be reading more Dickens because I really do enjoy his work.

What I Think I will Read Next

I am still on my Christmas reading list as I am really enjoying all the festive reads.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 1/12/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Happy Wednesday!

I started my Christmas TBR today and I must admit I am getting rather excited about all the festive reads I have planned.

What I am Currently Reading

I’m still plodding along with SPQR but I am hoping to finish it before the end of the year. I started Christmas with the Teashop Girls on my lunch break today and so far so good.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I usually really enjoy books by Jeffrey Archer but I will be honest I was rather disappointed with this read.

What I Think I will Read Next

Lots of Christmas reads to finish this December.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Haven’t Read Yet in 2021

Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and now being hosted by Meeghan reads.

Hello!

I have not taken part in Top 5 Tuesday for months and months! I’m not sure why as I really love reading everyone’s posts each week.

There are a lot of books I planned to read in 2021 and have not managed to but I will choose the ones that I want to read the most.

  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – This has been on my TBR for so long and yet still it remains unread. I really doubt I will get it read before the end of year but I live in hope.
  2. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell – I love Lisa Jewell and was very excited when I bought this book. Hopefully I will read it soon.
  3. Something to Live For by Richard Roper – This came as one of my books from Willoughby Book Club and I will be honest it wouldn’t have been a book I would have chosen myself but after reading the blurb and the reviews I really want to read it.
  4. The Dream Weavers by Barbara Erskine – This was one I found in Waterstones and I liked the look of.
  5. Troy by Stephen Fry – I have read many different translations of Homer’s Iliad over the years so it will be interesting to see what Stephen Fry has done with this wonderful classic.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 17/11/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello

I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I have been enjoying my reading and I will be honest I have already started listening to some Christmas music. I just couldn’t resist it any longer.

What I am Currently Reading

I haven’t read any Jeffrey Archer for a couple of years and I have forgotten just how much I enjoy his writing. SPQR is coming along, slow and steady is how I am reading it.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Another Christie that I absolutely loved! Review

What I Think I will Read Next

I will be honest I am desperate to start some Christmas books so I might break my rule of no Christmas books till the 1st December and start next week.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 18/08/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I am enjoying my week off so far and have loved meeting friends that I haven’t seen since before covid.

My reading has gone a bit crazy this week, usually I am a one book at a time person but currently I have three books going, which is most unlike me.

Here is my WWW Wednesday!

What I am Currently Reading

The Book Lover’s Bucket List is my dip in book and I absolutely love it. I am building a lovely little list of all the places I desperately want to visit. I am still plodding on with Sistersong and although it isn’t blowing my socks off I am enjoying it but I do find my attention wavering when reading it. I started Death of Darkness over the weekend and I am thoroughly enjoying it and I am wondering why I have put off reading it for so long. Death of Darkness is a kindle book though, so I have slightly deviated from my plan of only reading hardback books this month.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday reading books with my best friends son and these were my two favourites. Due to a busy week dissertation writing these are the only books I have finished this week.

What I Think I will Read Next

I am still only trying to read hardbacks this month and I might continue next month as well because I do have a lot of hardback books to read.

There is my week.

Please drop me a message with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 11/08/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

So here is how my week has been going.

What I am Currently Reading

I’ve just started reading Sistersong and I must admit I am struggling to get into it at the moment but I will keep going.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really did not get on well with The Man in the Brown Suit (review) and to be honest it almost put me into a reading slump. Thankfully, Mrs England (review) was amazing and got me out of the reading slump.

What I Think I will Read Next

This month I am only reading hardback books so that will limit my selection and hopefully help me to choose what to read next.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 14/07/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. It has been another busy week so far for me but I have managed to get some reading in as well.

What I am Currently Reading

I just started this yesterday and I am hooked!

What I Have Recently Finished Reading

I absolutely loved this! Review will follow soon.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never sure what I will read next but it will be possibly one of these.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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