Wishing Everyone a less stressful and more hopeful 2022. May good health and happiness find their ways into your lives. Thank you for taking the time to pop over to my blog throughout the year and taking the time to comment. Your friendship and love of good books means a lot to me.
What's your first book for 2022? Have you picked a "First Book of the New Year?" Thrity Umrigar is a wonderful author so I decided to start 2022 with her new book, Honor, which releases on Tuesday. So far (at about 50 pages) it's been a very good story but it is about to take a darker turn.
Do you have any specific reading plans for January?
I always enjoy making a tentative list of books that I'd love to try each month and, for January, I've been more deliberate - really trying to pick just books that I think sound like they might be winners for me. (Let's see how well this list ambitious of (12) books works out.)
- Honor, Thrity Umrigar (favorite author)
- Abide with Me; Elizabeth Strout (favorite author)
- Amy and Isabelle; Elizabeth Strout (favorite author)
- Winter Solstice; Rosamunde Pilcher (have been wanting to try this for 20 years-audio was not working for me so I purchased the print edition.)
- The Wintering: The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times; Katherine May (just because 2-years of COVID sometimes gets to me)
- In Five Years; Rebecca Serle (book group read for the end of January)
- The Elephant of Belfast; S. Kirk Walsh (elephant lover (actually all creatures great & small) - I've been eyeing this one since it's release last year.
- Mala's Cat: A Memoir of Survival in WWII; Mala Kacenberg (new release - just because me & cats)
- The Maid; Nita Prose (new January release - sucker for hotel settings in fiction.)
- To Paradise; Hanya Yanagihara (new January release - her previous book: A Little Life was one of my most memorable reads ever)
- Joan is Okay; Weike Wang (another January release - a blend of humor and medicine)
- Greenwich Park; Katherine Faulkner (yes, one more January release - cover art called my name and story line left me curious.)