It's 2022, babeys! I had an incredible reading year in 2021, alongside getting a new job, a kitten and getting engaged! Let's wrap up my 2021 and have some fun with stats before setting my goals for 2022.
I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, but there was something about the cover to A TASTE FOR POISON that really called to me. I requested it on that whim and ended up reading it in a few sittings, picking it up over some of my fiction books - which I really didn’t expect. Rating: 4.5 stars
I'm literally obsessed with this book. I don't know what else I can possibly say as an introduction but that this fulfilled all of my favourite tropes: monstrous characters, hate-to-love, betrayal, blood magic, death matches. Rating: 5 stars
I insta-buy Karen McManus' books as a matter of course now so when I got my hands on an early review copy of YOU'LL BE THE DEATH OF ME I was so excited. I've never seen Ferris Bueller, but that didn't stop this rocketing up to be my favourite McManus thriller as I read it in one sitting. Rating: 5 stars.
I'm a die-hard Christina Henry fan and I will always insta-buy her horror. I was a bit wary when Mouse didn't like this one, but it turned out to be one of those rare books where our tastes differed because I had a lot of fun with this not-quite-a-retelling of the Sleepy Hollow story. Rating: 4 stars
This was my first Riley Sager book and as soon as I finished I put holds on the others at my library because I just had to read more of his clever, thrilling writing and incredible twists. I ended up liking Final Girls even more but this was a fantastic introduction to Riley Sager's writing. Rating: 4 stars.
This is a contender for my favourite book of the year. If you like horrible girls realising they might actually be a good person, this is the book for you. Rating: 5 stars
I'm a big fan of Marissa Meyer's writing style, so I was excited to get into this one. I chose the audiobook for this read because I got impatient waiting for my subscription box copy and the library had it available, and I thoroughly enjoyed this haunting Rumpelstiltskin retelling
Sorcery of Thorns was one of the first eARCs that I read, and the day I finished it I ordered An Enchantment of Ravens because I was enchanted (excuse the pun) with Margaret Rogerson's writing. Since then, she's been an insta-buy author for me, and this has just solidified my decision. As much as I love Sorcery of Thorns, Vespertine is definitely my new favourite. Rating: 5 stars!
Here are my updated library trackers and reading logs!