Teri Terry!! I still have one book by her that is on my physical tbr, and more that I’ve not gotten my mitts on yet!
She’s a fantastic YA fantasy author and I’ve adored everything by her I’ve read so far. I can’t wait to delve more into her different books and hopefully I’ll love those just as much too!
We’re about to start out first full week of 2022, I hope that you’re doing well, that you have amazing books, and that we can make 2022 much better than 2020 and 2021 were!
Image ID: a white woman stood in front of white bookshelves. In her hands she holds four books vertically. From left to right these are: Shattered, Fractured, Slated, and Books of Lies. All by Teri Terry
Not the biggest number of books but still a fair amount! The books that are facing backwards (scroll to see the second photo) are to represent my audiobooks: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire and To Be Taught if Fortunate by Becky Chambers. I loved listening to these while I worked this month and I want to grab myself some physical copies!
I’ve FINALLY read Good Omens (now @cbooksanctum only needs to nag me about watching the show!) and loved it so flipping much. Like dear GOD was it good! And A Song of Wraiths and Ruin? @oliviascatastrophe knew I would love it and she was so right! I’ve already bought the sequel and I’m so excited to read it in 2022!
Of course we have to have some Skulduggery on there, this is an… interesting one (as most of the new season are) so I’m looking forward to hearing the thoughts of the rest of the Dead Famous crew. And I finally finished the amazing Major Labels, a non-fiction about music. So. So. Good.
My very last read of the year? 💙Midnight by Derek Landy💙 (nice and ironic)
Image 1 ID: Three books stood upright on a white shelf. To their left is a small christmas tree. From left to right the books are: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown, and Midnight by Derek Landy
Image 2 ID: Seven books stood upright on a white shelf. To their left is a small christmas tree. From left to right the books are: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, two small hardback books turned spine inwards, Major Labels by Kelefa Sanneh, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown, and Midnight by Derek Landy
This is my January tbr! And yes, it’s surprisingly small. I wasn’t expecting this but hey, we’re going for it!
We of course have my monthly Skulduggery Pleasant read, and also I’m going to be reading a chapter a day of another classic with @oliviascatastrophe this year! We’re going to be reading The Count of Monte Cristo together and I’m so excited to get back into this routine, it was one of my favourite parts of 2021!
Amari and the Night Brothers somehow manages to fit every single one of the prompts for @griff.reads Goodreads Choice Readathon, not sure how I winged that but I’m running with it (and if I manage to smash my tbr I have other books lined up for the various prompts)
Last but not least, a little sneak peak into the December @illumicrate book because A Marvellous Light is my last read! I’ve never really used Discord, nor been part of a large group reading, but I want to try it out with my first month of the book box and I’m hoping it’ll be a lot of fun!
I hope that whatever books you pick for your January 2022 tbr you’re super excited for and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!!
Image ID: Four books laid flat on a white bookshelf with the spine facing outwards. From bottom to top the books are: A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske, Bedlam by Derek Landy, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, and Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
The Gift is the first book in the Books of Pellinor (kind of…) and it’s the book I’ve re-read the most in my life. I must have read this book upwards of 50 times and yet I still adore each and every page!
I say kind of the first for two reasons. One is that in the US it’s titled The Naming, because it clashed with a book that was already known there. But in Australia (where the author is from) and the UK the book is named The Gift.
The second reason is because a prequel to the series was released! The Bone Queen, which is now considered the first book in the Books of Pellinor. To me it will always be a 0.5 but I still love it, it’s a great prequel!
I last re-read this series in 2020 and I’m tempted to add in another re-read in 2022! What do you think?
Image ID: The Gift by Alison Croggon sat upright on a white shelf. Behind and slightly covering the book are fake plants of green ivy
I… have a bit of an afinity for mugs to the point where my partner dispairs every time I find a new cute one! So of course I wanted to try matching my books to one of my mugs!
I’ve loved owls for most of my life so this felt like the perfect mug to start with and I also really don’t have many brown books so this was a fun challenge! There’s only one book on this stack that I’ve not read (Dune) and the rest I’ve read and I absolutely loved them all!! They are all 5 star reads for me. Maybe I should pick up more brown books? 😂🤎
Image ID: A stack of brown books on a white shelf. There is a brown owl mug sat on top of the books, and in front on the right is fake green ivy. The books from bottom to top are: The Crow by Alison Croggon, Miss Marple Stories by Agatha Christie, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Dune by Frank Herbert