Archive | January, 2023

What I read in 2022

5 Jan

I feel like, lately, I get to the end of every year thinking, ‘Well, that one was the hardest of my life.’ Then, somehow, the next one manages to be harder. And yet, I’m still here.

Still freaking here.

I read 29 books this year. Moving out of town in 2023, so I expect to have more reading time since I’ll be on the train more often…Not so much history this year, and I’m sad about it. But some wonderful Zola!

Faves in bold.

  • The Cabinet by Un Su Kim (a little bit of weird magical realism – atmospheric)
  • Wicca Made Easy by Phyllis Curott
  • The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (simply stunning! Romance, magic, race, class, gender conflict, history and mythology collide on a Caribbean island)
  • Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski (a gripping mystery set in a 1990s strip club)
  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (the teacher-student ‘romance’ under the spotlight)
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