I don’t want to curse myself by saying I have a New Year’s resolution to be a better blogger in 2022, but I do want to try and be a better blogger in 2022! I have already posted a review of my final read of 2021, Roxy by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, plus my top ten books of the year and new releases on my radar for January.

My first read of the year was The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, which was just as adorable as everyone has told me. I guess the main character is demisexual so I’m using it for the Popsugar prompt “character on the asexual spectrum”.

With the weather so grey and depressing, I haven’t really been on any exciting walks. We did go to the beach one day and it was as busy as first lockdown when we were only allowed out for exercise! At least most people were walking on the firm sand so dogs could still run round like idiots further up the beach.

I’ve made quite a collection of reading challenges for the year but I am only seriously attempting Popsugar and ATY same as last year. I will casually do Beat the Backlist, Pick Your Poison and BooksandLala’s Buzzwordathon. These are mostly fun prompts that I will tick off anyway, rather than being about stretching myself.

This is obviously the time of year when people have opinions about reading challenges. If you enjoy them, just ignore those smug articles about how we’re not doing reading right. I secretly suspect those people don’t really enjoy reading and therefore think it’s weird to want to read a book every week. Honestly, the Goodreads challenge defaulted to 12 books for this year, so it’s not like it’s forcing people to compete to high numbers.

But also, if you just want to freestyle your reading, that’s cool too.

New books acquired:

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (ebook)
A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett (ebook)