I haven’t done one of these before, but I love reading them, so I decided to give it a try. Perhaps you’ll find a book you like as well.
For this list, I picked seven books I already have on my to-read shelf. My shelf is almost full, so I’m hoping to get it down as much as I can this year. So, here we go!
Artemis — Andy Weir
The title for this book is what drew me in. Artemis is my favorite Olympian, so I kind of pay attention to anything with Artemis in the title. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this science fiction book though. Having a city on the moon—which is well named after a god of the moon—is such an intriguing premise in of itself. Committing a crime on the moon is even more fascinating.
Blood Like Magic — Liselle Sambury
The cover itself is great. I’m not sure where I first heard about this book, but its plot is quite interesting. This paragraph from Goodreads sums it up perfect:
A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.
Chain of Gold — Cassandra Clare
I’m behind on the latest Cassandra Clare books, but when she pulls out about a book a year, I’m always behind. I’m interested in going back to the Shadowhunter world, especially since this series has Tessa’s kids in it. I’ve always wondered about what happens after The Infernal Devices.
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 3 — Akira Himekawa
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is my favorite video game, so of course I’d want to read the literary adaptation of it. I don’t even mind that I got the third book first. I know the story so well already. (But I may end up ordering the first two.)
La Chimera Di Praga — Laini Taylor
I 100% got this book based on its beautiful cover. I even had it shipped over 5,000 miles, so I can have it. I didn’t even read the plot or anything. So much so that I didn’t realize that this is the Italian version of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The Italian title (The Chimera of Prague) is a much more interesting title, but we’ll see.
The main thing that might keep me from reading this book though is the fact my Italian isn’t the best. Skimming the pages, I can pick out random words and phrases, but verbs are going to get me.
So, as a stepping-stone:
La Leggenda Di Zeldor — Sio
This is an easier Italian read: a comedy comic book from my favorite Italian comic artist. The bonus is that some of the stories are based off the Legend of Zelda. 2022 is born for Zelda, especially since the big release should come out later this year.
Skin of the Sea — Natasha Bowen
Someone recommended this book, but I don’t remember who. I don’t know much about West African mythology, so I’m interested to see where this story goes. A mermaid against the gods? What could go wrong?
There are more books I want to read this year if given the chance, including We Want Our Bodies Back, Daytripper #2, The Gilded Ones, Lore Olympus, Iron Widow, Ellen Outside the Lines, Tarnished Are the Stars, Breathe and Count Back from Ten, and more. But I still need to grab ahold of those.
What books are you looking forward to reading this year? Leave a comment down below!