Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Will Definitely Read in 2022

Hello everyone! Welcome back for another Top 5 Tuesday! The prompt for today is the top 5 books I will definitely read in 2022. All of these books have been pretty high on my TBR for a while. So, hopefully I’ll be able to get to them before the end of the year… Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – January 2022

It has been a very busy couple months since the last time I did a NetGalley check-in. I’ve been approved for a ton of new books, and these next few months are going to be filled with ARC reading as a result. You can see where I was two months ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit more since then to 60%. I’ve completed 28 ARC reviews out of the total 47 for which I have been approved. I now have 18 unread books available to read on my shelf, which is the most I’ve ever had at one time. The reviews I completed in the last two months were Forging a Nightmare, Jade Legacy, Tethered Spirits, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, The Beholden, and Engines of Empire.

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TBR: January 2022

Hello, everyone! It is the start of another month, which means it is time again to plan out what I want to read. I’m not participating in any readathons this month. So, I’m mostly picking these books based on what ARCs need to be reviewed and what books I’m in the mood to read.

In total, I want to read at least 10 books in January 2022 to start the year off strong. I have several ARCs to get through this month, and there are a couple new/recent releases I really want to get to, as well. I’m also going to be reading The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin along with other members of The Oasis Discord channel. I’ve already finished one book this month, Of Darkness and Light by Ryan Cahill, that I started prior to the end of last year. Since I’m already done with it, I’m not including it in my goal of 10 books.

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Reindeer Readathon TBR (December 2021)

Hello, everyone! It is the beginning of a new month, which means it is time to sort out what I plan to read. This month is extra special because I am participating in the Reindeer Readathon as part of team Nutcracker! You can find out more about the readathon by checking out the announcement video or the Twitter account. It is a competitive, team-based readathon with a set of nine prompts corresponding to the nine reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh. You can find my picks (and their synopses) for all nine prompts below!

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – November 2021

This has been another busy month for NetGalley requests and approvals. I’ve read a few of the eARCs, but my requesting spree has far outweighed what I’ve been able to read. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit more to 63% as a result of my overindulging in requests. I’ve completed 22 ARC reviews out of the total 35 for which I have been approved. I now have 12 unread books available to read on my shelf, which is the most I’ve ever had at one time. The reviews I completed in the last month were The Magi Menagerie, A Marvellous Light, and The Bone Shard Emperor.

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TBR: November 2021 Reading List

Hello, everyone! It is the start of another month, which means it is time again to plan out what I want to read. I’ve decided to continue with the more flexible TBR approach I switched back to last month. So, I won’t be participating in a readathon this month; although, I should probably be participating in NetGalley November. lol.

In total, I want to read at least 8 new books in November 2021. I may end up reading more than this, but 8 is a comfortable number for me that I think is achievable. In addition to the new 8, I plan to read the one book left over from last month’s TBR, Before We Disappear.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – October 2021

This has been a busy month so far for NetGalley requests and approvals. Luckily, I’ve also been able to read two NetGalley eARCs since my last check-in to try to even things out a bit. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit to 68%, though, because I’ve still gotten approval for more than I read. I’ve completed 19 ARC reviews out of the total 28 for which I have been approved. I now have eight unread books available to read on my shelf. The reviews I completed in the last month were Traitors of the Black Crown and Child of Light.

Since I’ve finished my Goodreads Challenge for the year already, I’ve decided to set another challenge for myself. I plan to get to 25 NetGalley eARC reviews by the end of the year. As mentioned above, I’ve completed 19 so far. So, I don’t think it is an impossible goal. Hopefully, it will also help my ratio enough to bump it over 80% for the first time, but we’ll see.

The books below are those currently needing to be read on my shelf. I plan to read and review the books in bold before the next check-in on November 15.

The Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence | Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan | Publication Date: January 11, 2022
The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart | Publication Date: November 23, 2021
The Beholden by Cassandra Rose Clarke | Publication Date: January 18, 2022
Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee | Publication Date: November 30, 2021
Veil by Dylan Farrow | Publication Date: April 26, 2022
Obsidian by Sarah J. Daley | Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Forging a Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson | Publication Date: November 23, 2021

How do you stay on top of your NetGalley ARCs? Are you successful at staying above the coveted 80% ratio threshold? Let me know in the comments!

TBR: October 2021 Reading List

Hello, everyone! It is the start of another month, which means it is time again to plan out what I want to read. I’m not participating in a readathon this month. After the last couple months, I’ve decided to take a break this month to keep things more flexible. So, I’ll be reverting back to my old format for my TBR where I pick a set number of books I want to read with approximately half of the titles pre-planned. The other half will be based on my mood as the month progresses.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – September 2021

How is it already the middle of September? I feel like this month just started and it is already halfway over?! I’ve been able to read two NetGalley ARCs since my last check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio is still at 71%, though, because I’ve gotten three new ARCs this month too. I’ve completed 17 ARC reviews out of the total 24 for which I have been approved. I now have six unread books available to read on my shelf. The reviews I completed in the last month were The All-Consuming World and Under the Whispering Door.

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TBR: September 2021 (Magical Readathon Edition)

Hello, everyone! I can’t believe it is already September! The six month anniversary of my blog is approaching quickly. The time really flies. I’ve decided to participate in another readathon this month after having so much fun with the Trope-ical Readathon last month. The Magical Readathon is happening throughout September, and it looks amazing. The organizer created an entire world and story for this readathon, and I am excited to get to make my own character for it. It is also much more my speed with only seven prompts. So, I’m fairly certain I can complete them all.

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