It’s time for my my new year bookish resolutions 2022.  This is a book tag I do every year, and each year I want to try and keep to these resolutions, although if you read any of my previous years book tags, I don’t seem to stick to my resolutions that well, lol!😅🙈

Anyway if you want to do this tag please go ahead and as usual just let me know where your answers are so we can compare and tag me if you can too. 🙂  Now let’s see what resolutions I’m going to make about my reading (which judging by previous years, I probably will fail to keep!🤪😅).

1.  An author you’d like to read that you’ve never read?

Ouija by Zoé-Lee O’Farrell.  I got this on a special offer near Halloween and I really do want to read it as it sounds so interesting and I love the idea of of this being part of the Question Mark Horror books which sounds just like Point Horror books which I loved when I was a teenager! 😀

2. A book you’d like to read?

Vetman and His Bionic Animal Clan by Noel Fitzpatrick.  I don’t know if you’ve heard of the supervet author but I absolutely love what Professor Noel Fitzpatrick does, helping to save animals lives, with with pioneering surgeries and fitting some animals with bionic limbs.  I read about this book a while ago and so want the chance to read it as I just love the idea of a children’s book about these bionic animals and the hero Vetman (who looks the same as Noel Fitzpatrick! 😀 )

3. A classic you’d like to read?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  I’m in the middle of reading the retelling by Laura Wood, but I’d still love the chance to read the original, which I have bought a while ago, but for some reason haven’t read yet.

4. A book you’d like to re-read?

The Plague Letters by V. L. Valentine is one of my favourite books of the year and is one I really enjoyed.  A brilliant mix of historical fiction, mystery and a good amount of silly things happening, that I can’t wait to re-read it already!

5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read?

I’m not going to mention that same book that I still haven’t read another year on that I always mention in this tag.  Instead I’m going to mention The Waking Land by Calie Bates.  I got this book a very long time ago, years ago, early 2018, before I had this blog, and I still haven’t read it but I really do want to.  It’s a beautiful looking fantasy book and I’ve read the beginning of it, but still haven’t taken the time to read the whole story!

6. A big book you’d like to read?

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones.  I received this as a free digital copy a while ago from the publisher but I haven’t taken the time to sit down and read it yet.  It’s a huge book, apparently, with the hardback listed as having 720 pages! 😮  But I just love history and especially anything medieval, so this sounds like it’s something I’d love to read and I will be delving into it soonish, hopefully. 🙂

7. An author you’ve previously read and would like to read more of?

I’ve previously read a couple of Matthew Harffy’s books set in the early medieval period and absolutely loved them.  I know a sequel to A Time for Swords which became a favourite for me near the end of 2020, is coming out this year and I really want the chance to read it plus more of Harffy’s books.

8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read?

I got some nice books for Christmas but I want to mention a book I reeived before that because I still haven’t shared some of the things I recieved from Halloween giveaways and my birthday.  Basically one book I’m really excited for is a copy of Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart.  I won what I believe is a proof copy of this and a signed (in gold) bookplate from Hot Key Books on twitter, but I just haven’t had the chance to show it off yet (I’ll get around to it though, I promise! 😀 ).

9. A series you want to read from start to finish?

The whole of the Rise of Emperors series.  What follows in the rest of my answer is an embarassing admission of why I haven’t read it last year!😳

I received the entire Rise of Emperors series last year (over the course of the year) from Aries fiction.  Originally I was contacted about the second book in the series Masters of Rome by Simon Turney and Gordon Doherty and was given a copy of the first book, Sons of Rome, to read too.  This was a while before the tour and then my grandma died and I just didn’t get around to reading the first book until it was already too late and I wouldn’t be able to finish the second book in time.  I ended up posting an extract of book 2.  I did start reading the second book too, but I wanted to share my review of the first book but now,for some bizarre reason (I don’t know why), I can’t find my review in my word files.  I usually write my reviews the same day or day after I finish reading a book.  But I’ve recently been searching for the first book’s review and notes on the second but I can’t seem to find them. 😱

Now I know my laptop crashed and all my data had to be recovered at some point last year, and it was, but for some reason I can’t find that particular review.  There’s a chance I named the file something stupid and I just can’t find it, I’ve got hundreds of files on this laptop and I’ve done that before so I know it’s possible!🤦‍♀️🙄  But because of this I’ll have to re-write my review.  Except there’s one problem…I’ve read so many books since then, that I can’t remember everything about this book so it will be hard, or I’ll have to do a bit of a re-read of both books (which is the most likely resolution though I’m so annoyed at myself for not finding the original review!)…And now I’m typing this up I also realise that I don’t think I even finished book 2 as I then got distracted with further blog tours coming up.

So if I haven’t bored you to death with this embarassing explanation, I basically want to read the Rise of Emperors trilogy from start to finish as soon as possible because I should have read and reviewed every book last year!

10. A series you want to finish that you’ve already started?

The Caraval trilogy by Stephanie Garber.  I’ve only read the first book Caraval and I don’t know why I haven’t gotten to the other two books yet but I sooo want to read this whole series!  On a side-note, now that I’ve just typed this up, I realise I still haven’t shared my Caraval review I wrote years ago on another blog.  Ooops, I’ll have to get on and do that so you can see why I want to read the rest of the series so much! 😀

11. Do you set reading goals?  If so how many books do you want to read in 2021?

I’m going to be more ambitious this year and set my Goodreads goal back up to 90 books.  I’m not going to go mad and go all the way to 100 yet, seeing as my 2020 goal wasn’t fulfilled, but considering that last year (2021) I managed 116 books in total, I think 90 gives me something to aim  for and achieve without being too high that I’ll get upset if I don’t manage it.

12. Any other reading goals?

I want to read more book genres I don’t read a lot of in the next year, which is sort of part of the #Febookary challenge which I invented a couple of years ago.  I might still go for more graphic novels though, particularly more ya and older ones as I haven’t read a lot of that at all!

13. (my own additional question added to this tag) Are there any reading goals from last year that you’d like to carry into this year?

Yes, okay, I’m going to mention the book I didn’t want to mention in question 5.  I still haven’t read On the Come Up by Angie Thomas yet. 🙈  I think it’s because I didn’t enjoy The Hate You Give as much as some other people have, that it makes me a little reluctant to pick it up, and then at the same itme I still really want to/need to read it!  I have quite a few other resolutions/goals I didn’t complete last year but there’s too many to mention here so just take a look at last year’s post and see if you can guess which ones I haven’t completed.

 

So I hope you enjoyed this book tag.  I will really try to stick to these resolutions, but I’m also a big mood reader, even with ARCs so we’ll see if I really do stick to any of them by this time next year!😬


What do you think of my resolutions?  What bookish resolutions are you making?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂