Book Tag: New Year’s Book Tag

Hello Friends! I am here today with a tag! I watch this one every year on Heather from Bookables youtube channel and always like doing her tags. You can find her 2022 video here.

–New Year’s Book Tag Questions–

1. How many books are you planning to read in 2022? My goodreads goal is set for 100 books this year and thats less than less years. I decided I wanted to lessen the pressure I put on myself when reading and have decided this is the year of “No”. I don’t want to get books just because I have fomo so I decided 100 is a good start for me.

2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to in 2021 but want to make a priority in 2022. I have already ticked a few off but here are 5 more I hope to get too.

  • Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe
  • Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
  • Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
  • Meet Me in Paradise by Libby
  • Happiness For Beginners by Katherine Center

3. What genre do you want to read more of? I think this year I would like to get back into my fantasy series and hopefully catch up before new ones come out.

4. Name 3 non book related goals for 2022.

  • I have a work one that I am not going to share
  • Same with a life one, but they are just a little too personal for my book blog
  • I decided to teach myself to crochet the end of last year and I actually have a ton of goals for this. Im thinking I might do a post on it and you might also see some progress posts as well pop up throughout the year.

5. What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read? Too many to count and honestly if they are still on my shelf longer than 2 years then I unhaul them because I will likely never read them. But 3 of the ones from question 2 have been on my list for a long time!

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

7. Tag a friend! If you like doing these then consider yourself tagged!

WWW Wednesday – 1/19

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • Forever Lies by Kathleen Brooks – 60% through this one
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey – Only about 10% into this one


What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Sweetest Remedy by Jane Igharo – 4 Stars
  • How To Love your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan – 3 Stars
  • Ramon and Juliet by Alana Quintana Albertson – 4 Stars
  • The Love Con by Seressia Glass – 4 Stars
  • Love At First Spite by Anna E. Collins – 4 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Collective by Alison Gaylin
  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  • Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: January 18th 2022

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 books I will definitely* read in 2022.

1. Book Lovers by Emily Henry out May 3rd – I really enjoyed her first adult novel and her second was not for me but I am excited to read this one.

2. The Bodyguard by Katherine Center out July 19th – Katherine Center is an auto buy author and I can not wait for this one!!!

3. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa out April 5th – After absolutely loving Worst Best Man I have been waiting for her next book.

4. Running Wild by K.A. Tucker out January 18th – Im so excited for this one!!!

5. A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones out December 6th – I am loving the Sunshine Vicram series and waiting over a year is so hard!

What are some books you would like to get to this year?

Reading Round Up – January 1st – 10th

Hi Friends! How is everyone’s reading and just general life going so far in January? Now that covid has left my house we are doing so much better! I did get in some great reading so far and I am hoping to continue for the rest of the month but we shall see.

Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese – 4.5 Stars This was a re-read for me, I think it was my third time! I love all the Bergman books but I think my favorites are this one and the second one which I will be re-reading as well in the upcoming months. You can see my original review here or my first re-read review here. Needless to say I highly recommend this book.

The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis – 3 Stars Happy Pub Day!!  I always love Jill Shalvis’s books, they are such comfort reads especially when you are stuck inside with Covid.  I really enjoyed this story about two friends and the found family they make.  Our main story line follows Jane who is a traveling nurse and is stranded on a ski lift in Utah with Levi when the lift in front of them suddenly falls to the ground.  This near death experience prompts Jane to come out of her tight shell she has wrapped around herself to not only let Levi in but other new friends as well.  This book begins a new series and I am excited to continue on with it and see where she goes next.  While this book did have some heavier topics I felt like overall this was still a more mellow read.  If you have enjoyed her books in the past then I think you will like this one too!  Thank you William Marrow for my #gifted copy for review!

Love and Other Disasters by – 4 Stars This was such a fun read and I loved both characters so much! This is a sunshine and grump trope which is one of my favorites!! We follow Dahlia who is recently divorced and trying to move on with her life when she gets picked for a cooking competition show. Her first day on set she meets London and the two have a memorable meet cute! London is picked for the show and just wants to keep their head down and win the show so they can start a non-profit to help LGBTQ+ kids in their home town. I loved the journey of the relationship and what each one has to go through to get to the point were they can be happy. I also loved the description of the food and cooking, I always enjoy reading about that in my books. If you are looking for romances that follow diverse characters than I would highly recommend picking this one up, it has bi rep and a nonbinary character. Thank you Forever for my gifted copy for review!

Electric Idol by Katee Robert – 4 Stars After reading and loving Neon God’s last year I knew I had to read Electric Idol! In this book for are following Psyche who is the daughter of Demeter and Eros the son of Aphrodite. After Eros is charged by his mother to kill Psyche he decides to change the game and marries her instead. Im not a huge fan of the marriage of convenience trope but I did enjoy this one. What starts out as a way to stay alive turns into so much more and I enjoyed the journey both took but especially Eros. He might be my favorite character so far in this series. I love this world so much and can’t wait for the next book!! Thank you Sourcebooks Casablanca for my gifted copy for review.

If The Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy – 3 Stars I want to say that first off that I am not a fan of Bachelor type shows and I really need to stop picking up romance books that center around this theme for the plot. With that said this was still a cute book but I just need to stop reading this trope. I am not a fan of when two characters seem to like each other and then continue to date and develop romantic relationships with other people! Anyways, this book follows Cindy who is still dealing with the grief of loosing her father and has just finished design school and decides to move back home with her step mother and sisters while figuring out whats next. On the flight home she meets a handsome man and sparks ignite but they don’t get each other’s contact information. Once home she gets the opportunity to be on her step mom’s dating tv show where a man picks a woman to marry. Im sure you can guess where this is going and again it was a fun read just not for me.

WWW Wednesday – 1/12

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • How To Love your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan – E-ARC – 52% in.
  • The Sweetest Remedy by Jane Igharo – Listening to audio and physically reading the book – 30% into it.


What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis – 3 Stars
  • Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly – 4 Stars
  • Electric Idol by Katee Robert – 4 Stars
  • If The Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy – 3 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Collective by Alison Gaylin
  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  • Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: January 11th 2022

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 anticipated reads for Jan-Mar 2022.

1. Running Wild by K.A. Tucker – This one comes out January 25th and is a new installment in the Wild series.

2. One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner – This is the next book in a new series where the main character searches for people from cold cases it comes out January 18th.

3. Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St. James – Love her books so much and can’t wait for this one! It is out March 15th.

4. The Suite Spot by Trish Doller – After loving The Float Plan last year I am very excited for this one! It comes out March 8th.

5. Crowbones by Anne Bishop – The first 5 books in The Other’s series are some of my all time favorite books. I am looking forward to the next in the series. It comes out March 8th.

What are some books you are looking forward too in the first quarter of the year?

December Reading Stats

Hello! I spent the month of December re-reading books I knew I was going to enjoy because I was struggling with reading and the feelings of guilt for not getting arc’s read and I just needed a break. I am not sure if I am going to put up any reading goals for this year but I do know I am trying to limit my arc’s so I can do more reading of what I want. I am also going to try and dnf more this year too but I already do that somewhat, just want to be more conscious about it.

What was your favorite book this month?

Books I read in December

  • Physical Books – 2 Books
  • E-Books – 9 Books
  • Audio – 0 Books
  • ARC’s – 0 Book
  • DNF’s – 0 Book
  • Re-Reads – 8 Books
  • Pages Read – 4,514

Genres

  • Contemporary Romance – 4 Books
  • Paranormal Romance – 7 Book

( I am only putting each book in what I think is the most prominent category )

Year Book Was Published

  • 2000 – 2019 – 8 Books
  • 2020 – 1 Book
  • 2021 – 2 Books

Star Ratings

  • 3 Stars – 2 Book
  • 4 Stars – 9 Books

3 Stars

4 Stars

ReCap on my May Challenges

  • For my Backlist book I read – None
  • For Kayla’s Buzzword – Seasons was the theme for this month and I chose Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
  • Goodreads Goal – I met my goal!

Until Next Time, Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday – 1/5

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • Duke Actually by Jenny Holiday – about 50% through this one, it’s slow going
  • The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis – 60% into this one


What did you recently finish reading?

  • Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
  • Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Collective by Alison Gaylin
  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  • Moon Of The Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Reading Round Up – December 21st – 31st

Hi Friends! How was everyone’s new year? Good I hope. I have been pretty sick and went to bed at like 9:30 that night but we did play games with the kids and they had fun so that was good. Here is my last round up for 2021!

The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston – 4 Stars – Reread. This is book 3 in The Pride series and we are following Sissy Mae who is a wolf shifter and the Alpha of the New York pack and Mitch who is a lion shifter and a cop on leave because he will be testifying in a murder trial. I really like this one because Sissy takes Mitch back to Tennessee and I love her family, they are so funny! This series doesn’t really need to be read in order in the early books so if you like fun and steamy shifter romances I would highly recommend this series.

Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston – 4 Stars – Reread This one is number 6 in the series and we are following Sissy’s cousin Dee-Ann who is another wolf shifter from Tennessee and Ric who is a “fancy” wolf shifter. This is one of my favorites in the series, I love the dynamic of these two together because they are both so different. I would say this book is about the time that the series should be read in order. From here there is a bigger plot that overlays the rest of the series.

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh – 4 Stars – Reread I really spent the entire month of December just rereading books that I knew I would enjoy and I chose this one as my last book for the year. I needed a word in a title that was a season for my buzzword challenge and this book is one of my favorites in one of my favorite series. This is book 13 in the Psy Changeling series and they should be read in order so I don’t want to say a lot about it. But if you like a grumpy hero, Vasic is one of the best!

January New Releases

Hello Friends! I am back with my January Releases that I am interested in reading! I have 5 of these waiting to be read on my kindle and one I have already reviewed! Im hoping to get these read by their release day. What books are you excited for in January?

  • Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – 1/4
  • Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon – 1/11
  • The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis – 1/11
  • A Flicker In The Dark by Stacy Willingham – 1/11
  • Electric Idol by Katee Robert – 1/18
  • How To Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan – 1/18
  • One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner – 1/18
  • Forever Lies by Kathleen Brooks – 1/18
  • Running Wild by K.A. Tucker – 1/25
  • Highland Wolf by Lynsay Sands – 1/25