Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Meant to Read in 2022

Hello, everyone! I’m actually participating in Top 5 Tuesday for TWO WEEKS IN A ROW. This is quite the accomplishment for my lazy self. lol. Meeghan is coming out of the gate swinging this month with the brutal topic first. I guess it is best to rip the bandaid off quick so we can move on to more happy year-end topics. 🙂 This week’s topic is top 5 books I meant to read in 2022. The actual answer is probably ALL OF THEM (or close to it), but I was able to pick out 5 that I’m disappointed the most about punting to 2023. Stay tuned after these five letdowns for a special treat that will hopefully lighten the mood! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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Book Haul – November 2022

There were so many sales this month. So, this was not (entirely) my fault. You should all know by now that I have NO self control. Many of the ebooks I “bought” were either free or heavily discounted, and I couldn’t pass that up. Does it add to my ever-expanding TBR at an unsustainable rate? Of course, but I’ve given up on the illusion that I’ll ever read all the books I get. lol. Luckily, it was a pretty light NetGalley month because December is turning out to be the month of the eARCs so far. I got a few awesome physical ARCs from Orbit that I’m super excited about reading, as well. On the physical purchase front, I bought some signed books and special editions of things I’ve already purchased/read in the past along with a few new releases I’ve been looking forward to reading. The library haul was a bit light again last month because I had a ton of stuff to read already, especially ARCs. All in all, this was a truly stacked month of books I’m looking forward to (hopefully) reading soon.

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Most Anticipated December 2022 Book Releases

This is a pretty dull month… I was only able to find three books I’m adding to my TBR from December’s anticipated releases. So, they are all listed here. I had to dig deep to even come up with three. One book is being re-published with a new edition in December, and the other two are sequels (and series conclusions) to books I haven’t even read yet. I’m sure my wallet and my stuffed bookshelves will appreciate the brief reprieve. lol.

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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books with Swords

Hello, everyone! I’m really horrible at keeping up with this meme even though I always love participating. This week’s prompt was a freebie. So, I chose to dig through the topics I missed and do one of those. I never did any of the scavenger hunt prompts, and it seemed like fun. Therefore, this week’s topic is top 5 books with swords. I chose this particular scavenger hunt because it seemed doable given how much fantasy I read, but it was actually harder than I thought because many of the books that first came to mind didn’t actually have a sword on the cover. I got to five in the end, though, and they were all 4 or 5 star reads for me. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2022

I enjoyed the month of October. It was relatively quiet, and I always enjoy giving away buckets of treats for Halloween. Our neighborhood is super popular, and it is always a big event with people setting up tables at the sidewalk to give away goodies to the kids going from house to house. I also went on a trip to visit my in-laws. We haven’t made that trip since before COVID started. So, it was nice to make it over there and see them and our nephew. I got approximately the same amount of reading done as in September, and I met one of my goals for the year, which is super exciting (Hint: It involves NetGalley). All in all, it has been a pretty great month. Now, let’s get down to the specifics.

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Book Haul – October 2022

This was a slower month all around. Thank goodness. I only got four new eARCs, a handful each of digital and physical purchases, and one library book. I’ve even already read several of them! So, my TBR didn’t explode too much last month, which is good because the past couple of months have seen it swell by staggering amounts. Now I just need to focus on getting them all read. lol. I’m definitely convinced that reading and collecting books are two very distinct hobbies…

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