5 Books I Want to Read in 2022 Update

Back in January I picked 5 books that are high on my TBR that I try to prioritise and actually read! I’ve actually already read three of the five so I figured this was a good chance to do a little recap of the five and my thoughts on the ones I’ve completed so far.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I enjoyed the fact that there is the overarching mystery surrounding the girls murdered and I found the way Camille uncovered it to be entertaining for sure. The way the plot unravels and we start to have more a clear picture as to who the murderer was very intriguing. I had my suspicions from the start and the misdirect was a great touch but I was eventually correct.

My Rating:  ⭐️3/5 stars

All’s Well by Mona Awad

I think what I didn’t really enjoy about the book was that there was no explanation. How the three men gave her the powers and healed her of her pain and how she was able to transfer it to the others. Did she suck out their energy and vitality and used that to heal herself or did she just give them her pain. At the end of my read I’m still left with questions and I’m just not feeling satisfied.

My Rating:  ⭐️2/5 stars

Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente

I was expecting it to be more sinister in tone but I liked the fact that Sophia was so naïve and unassuming for a good majority of the book despite some horrific things happening around her. The slow build up of anticipation and the clarity that Sophia gains was entertaining but overall I was a little underwhelmed by this book.

My Rating:  ⭐️3/5 stars

The two books I still need to read are:

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Sharp Objects Review

*SOME SPOILERS*

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family’s mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half-sister she barely knows – a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

I love the premise of this book, having Camille return to her home town after years to report about the two murdered children. We learn about the setting through Camille’s memory and how she compares to how it is now. There is already that mystery surrounding why Camille left in the first place and why she doesn’t speak to her mother.

I have to say I found myself at times being sympathetic towards Camille but I can’t say I actually liked her as a character. I think she was at times a little problematic and she really should of recused herself from the story from the beginning. She knew it would be triggering to come back to town and she definitely unravels and makes some strange decisions.

I absolutely hated Adora and Amma but I can say that’s a positive for Gillian Flynn for making me have a reaction to the characters she’s written. The over sexualised nature of Amma and the casualness she exudes whenever she is being nasty or inappropriate was horrifying. I just wish Camille would of exerted some form of authority over her and told her what she was doing was bad which I feel she’s never been told in her life. Adora on the other hand was just unnerving and weird.

I enjoyed the fact that there is the overarching mystery surrounding the girls murdered and I found the way Camille uncovered it to be entertaining for sure. The way the plot unravels and we start to have more a clear picture as to who the murderer was very intriguing. I had my suspicions from the start and the misdirect was a great touch but I was eventually correct.

⭐️3/5 stars Shocking and twisted!

The Last 10 Books Tag

I’ve been redoing tags that I did last year just to see how they compare so I figure why not continue on and do this one!

The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I don’t annotate books ever so none…

Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – I lent this book to someone and it was never returned

Vicious by V.E. Schwab – I bought a new edition that matches my edition of Vengeful

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – my mum argued that she bought it for me but she didn’t lol

Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan – It’s the only book in this series I haven’t found second hand yet

5 Books I Want to Read in 2022

Every year I pick 5 books that are high on my TBR that I try to prioritise and actually read! This year I decided to go with the books a mix of older and newer releases that I want to get to.

The 5 books I really want to read in 2022 are:

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

All’s Well by Mona Awad

Dune by Frank Herbert

Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente

Book Haul

It’s been a while since I posted a haul and I just recently went thrifting and managed to snag a bunch of books for very cheap! I think for all ten of these books I paid under $15 which I think is definitely a steal! I honestly love perusing through thrift stores and op shops and seeing what people have been reading and donating and seeing a title or author that I recognise and jump out at me is just so fulfilling!