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8 Awesome Books I am Stoked to Read in 2022

A bracelet containing the cover art of several of Beth Overmyer's books, including 'In a Pickle," "The Goblets Immortal," "Lady Catherine Says," and "Circus in a Shot Glass."

Here’s a list of the top ten books I want to read (or finish reading) in 2022:

  • The Lyrics by Paul McCartney
    This two-volume book contains the lyrics to all of Paul McCartney songs (written solo or collaboratively) and the stories behind each.
  • Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
    This book is the second in a duology, all post-Shadow and Bone and post-Six of Crows, set in the Grishaverse.
  • Stolen by the Shadow King by Alisha Klapheke
    Here’s part of the blurb:

“When the vicious king of the shadow elves drags Maren to the Underworld and claims her as his fated mate, she fights to escape.

But when Maren learns she is the legendary seer of the Underworld, everything changes. She discovers a magical poison spreading, and the only way to save both realms from complete destruction is to bind her power with the king’s to heal the land through their union.”

  • To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace
    This non-fiction book is for research purposes. It inspired the show Downton Abbey, and I’ve heard good things about it, so I’m excited!
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
    More research!
  • Reverie by Ryan La Sala
    I’m reading this one for a book group my friend started. So far, it looks promising 🙂
  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T, Kingfisher
    This one just sounds like a lot of fun. Here’s the blurb:

“Fourteen-year-old Mona isn’t like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can’t control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt’s bakery making gingerbread men dance.

But Mona’s life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona’s city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona’s worries…”

  • The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
    At this writing, I am *almost* finished with it. So close. It is just so suspenseful, I can hardly stand it, lol, so I need lots of breaks between scenes.

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What are some books YOU are looking forward to reading this year?

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