January 14, 2022

January 2022 Goodreads Update

Welp, I clearly should have done this several days ago, but I'm not sure how much that would have helped. There are now 871 books on my Want To Read shelf on Goodreads. The good news is we are about 3 weeks away from me actually being able to read the books on my Want To Read shelf. I am telling myself that I will just fly through those books and the number will dwindle at an astonishing rate. Please don't tell me otherwise.


The Trees by Percival Everett - I'm not entirely sure where I heard about this book and decided to put it on my list. But it does sound interesting. It's a mystery about some state bureau of investigations officers in Mississippi who are investigating a string of murders where each murder scene also has the body of a second person who looks like Emmett Till. Then we find out similar murders are happening all over the country.


Sentence: Ten Years and a Thousand Books In Prison by Daniel Genis - This is the memoir of a guy who went to prison for robbing people at gunpoint to fund his heroin habit. This book talks about his life in prison as well as the 1046 books he read while he was there. Prison life and reading = 2 of my favorite things to read about.

Midlife Bites

Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, or Is It Just Me? by Jen Mann - This started as a blog post Mann put up when she had a sudden midlife crisis. It got a LOT of response and became a whole thing. Now it's a book full of women's stories about getting older and finding new paths through life.

Ain't Burned All the Bright

Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin - The Jasons are back at it.

Hell's Half Acre

Hell's Half Acre: The Untold Story of The Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family by Susan Jonusas - When I saw this book I sent it to a friend of mine who was raised in the county where this took place.

How to Pet a Cat

How to Pet a Cat by Angela Staehling - If it isn't interesting, it is at least short.


Overdue: Reckoning With the Public Library by Amanda Oliver - Unlike other titles by librarians writing about their jobs, this is also a commentary on the situations libraries find themselves in.

Sense and Second Degree Murder

Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price - Hopefully, I will read the first one and enjoy it enough to get this one next.

Order of the Pure moon

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho - A nun hooks up with a group of bandits and it begins.

Love in Due Time

Love In Due Time by L.B. Dunbar - This is a librarian romance novel with a heroine who is not a twenty-something. Neither is the hero. Meaning, they are older, not that they are teenagers.

book towns

Book Towns: Fort-Five Paradises of the Printed Word by Alex Johnson - This is basically eye candy. I wonder what it would be like to live somewhere where everyone read.

final gambit

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - I assume this is the final book in the Inheritance Games series. Love it!

Little Thieves

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen - This is marketed as a Goose Girl retelling. Vanja was raised by Death and Fortune and she gets in a bunch of trouble. I loved Owen's first duology, so I'm willing to give this a go.

All of Us Villains

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman - 7 families. Each generation the families choose one champion to compete for control of the city's magick supply.

Iron Raven

The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa - I started this for the award last summer. I didn't get to finish it, but I liked what I read. I've now moved it to my actual TBR instead of the award list.

Defy the Night

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer - I love Kemmerer's writing, so I have moved this one from award list to actual list.

Shadow's Legacy

Shadow's Legacy by Julie Kagawa - This is a novella that apparently comes before the Iron Raven book.


Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell - So this isn't about actual cults. It's about groups that lean toward cultism. Like the fitness people. Jazzercise, Peloton, Weight Watchers, etc.

Magnolia Palace

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis - This is about a woman who worked as private secretary to Helen Frick at the Frick museum. As is usual with Fiona Davis, there is another story line following a model and photographer who are following clues to uncover the mystery of the first storyline.

Ok. That's all of them. For now. I'll try to keep better track of how many I'm adding so these updates aren't so long.