Greek mythology retellings have been IN for a while now, and while I’m not the biggest Greek mythology retelling fan, I’m still interested in knowing more about them or about the women that most of these are interested in highlighting. Since a lot of have involved the women of Greek mythology such as Circe, Ariadne, Helen of Troy, etc.
As someone who is still being diagnosed with various mental illnesses, I feel the exhaustion and pain that comes with being misdiagnosed. As I am typing this I am still in the process of finding the right doctor to diagnose me with whatever.
Brace for Impact: A Memoir by Gabe Montesanti – Release Date: May 24
Me, a person who saw the movie Whip It, loved it and only has knowledge of roller derby from that film: “Getting a lot of Whip It vibes from this” I don’t know much about the author but it seems like it’ll make for an interesting read!
I don’t want to say this is a TBR for 2022 but like a long list of some books authors I would like to get around to. This isn’t an anticipated reads list either since I have quite a few backlist reads older books mentioned here. Okay I guess it is pretty much a TBR but I like to make things complicated and be overly ambitious as possible.
I have a lot to talk about so I quickly want to mention some things I want to read in 2022 that I don’t want to overexplain. 1) Reread some favorites 2) Read complete a series. Let me know some of your favorites and ones to keep an eye out for. 3) Read poetry. 4) Read non-fiction.
Literary Fiction / SFF / Romance / Thrillers Mysteries / Historical Fiction
The past couple of years I’ve read some amazing books such as Mexican Gothic, The Year of the Witching, The Wolf and the Woodsman, and Sally Rooney’s books (yes I will give my thoughts on those one day). I genuinely feel that while I am not moving 100% away from YA books, I do want to read more adult-oriented books. I want to read books about people my age!! Doing semi-adult things!!
Literary fiction and SF/F (science-fiction fantasy) is pretty much my bread and butter and I know what to look for in those genres. However, romance is an area where its so vast and there’s A LOT to dig through. While I’m not anti-romance I am pretty picky about what kind of romance I would like to read. BEACH READ by Emily Henry worked for me because it was a super quick contemporary read that I read in a day. I would love to venture into historical romance and maybe some more contemporary romances. I actually don’t know where to begin with romance, so if y’all have any recs please link me to your blog posts, articles, YouTube videos. I have Awkwaeke Emezi’s adult romance in mind because I love their writing from reading PET.
As a mid-twenty something year old, YA is starting to get to be “not my thing” and reflecting on it this year, I have *somewhat* moved on from it. There’s still plenty of YA that I have on my TBR and I will continue to read YA. I am keeping an eye on it because ultimately, I want to write some YA stories, and in my opinion, reading YA is an essential part of being a young adult writer. (As of writing this, some “interesting book twt discourse has happened so a little note: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS AS ME SAYING I HATE YA NOW. I SWEAR. DO NOT BRING THAT DISKHORSE INTO MY HOUSE. TAKE IT OUTSIDE.) I know my taste in books so I know which ones that will not work for me and ones that will. I would like to honestly reflect on that topic in a future post but I also do not want to invite the discourse right now so maybe I will hold off. But there are plenty of titles that pique my interest.