Thursday, March 3, 2022

World Book Day: Books TBR in 2022

Happy World Book Day! I thought I'd share just a couple of the books on my to-be-read list for 2022! It just feels like there is a never-ending cycle of amazing books out there! 

My current read is Small Pleasures, another book I've seen quite a few people review and read. I was passed this book along by my flatmate's mum who really enjoyed it. Small pleasures follows the story of a journalist who works at a local paper and a woman gets in touch with the paper claiming that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth. Now frankly I have absolutely no idea where this story is going to go, but it's a storyline I'm quite intrigued by! 

A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs is a book I got for Christmas that I can't wait to delve into. It's noted as a retelling of Jane Eyre but with a modern twist. I've never read anything by Rachel Hawkins as far as I know so I love trying out new authors and seeing how I like their style. 

Another author I've not read anything by, Beartown is a book I had my eye on for a while as it seemed to have blown up through bookstagram and book clubs.  I actually got this book on World of Books second hand - I'm obsessed with this website as I'm all for re-using and re-purposing books! This book is based on a hockey team in a small isolated town. This book explores the hopes, fears and secrets of a small community and how they come together. I'm truly excited to give this book a read, I think it will be my next one after Small Pleasures. 

I've wanted to read this book for so long and have been so adamant...that I accidentally have purchased it both on my kindle and in paperback. Doh. I've not read a war novel recently and this one has such good reviews that I'm putting this high on my TBR pile this year. "A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II"

I saw Kate Spiers talk about this book with such passion and admiration that it's been on my list to buy and read for a while and definitely one I'm going to read in 2022. The book blurb in itself just sounds heart-breaking, eye-opening and haunting and I'm intrigued as it looks like a totally different storyline and type of book I've ever read. 

"Deep underground, thirty-nine women are kept in isolation in a cage. Above ground, a world awaits. Has it been abandoned? Devastated by a virus? Watched over by guards, the women have no memory of how they got there, no notion of time, and only vague recollection of their lives before. But, as the burn of electric light merges day into night and numberless years pass, a young girl - the fortieth prisoner - sits alone and outcast in the corner." 
Let me know in the comments below on whether you've read any of the above books and your thoughts *no spoilers please * and what books you have on your TBR bookshelf! 


  1. All The Light We Can Not See is on my 'to read' list! P.S. Your cat has stolen the show here x

  2. First of all, your cat is super cute! I love the sound of these books that you are planning to read in 2022! x

    Lucy Mary

  3. Some interesting books here! Your cat is cute!

  4. These all sound so good! I have been so bad at reading recently but my mum recently gave me her old Kindle so hopefully i can get back into it! xx

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  5. all the light we cannot see is also a book i've been saying that i'm going to read for ages and ages. fingers crossed we both get around to it this year :') x

  6. Awh your cat! I always see Small Pleasures in book shops and am tempted just by the cover haha!
    Amy x

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