I am still in a slump so I keep making TBRs and simply not adhering to them but I am desperately hoping the arbitrary cutoff of the New Year will magically end my slump so here we are. In any case, it’s a very small, manageable TBR (6 books!). Also, gotta love how one of my main goals for 2022 is to read more adult secondary world fantasy and there is not a single adult secondary world fantasy on this list. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anyway. Onto the books!
Perfectly Preventable Deaths
Arguably, this is the one book I should absolutely definitely read, because I went through the trouble of requesting it via Interlibrary Loan and it’s due back January 6th. Of course, now I can’t remember why I was so eager to read it so soon, but I vaguely recall it’s about two sisters who move to a new town; one gets caught up in an abusive relationship while the other discovers she has magic. It’s actually been on my TBR for a while because I’ve heard nothing but good things!
This is a new release that features my favorite sci-fi trope: finding an abandoned ship filled with horrors. This *may* get pushed to February or very late January — I’m gonna be taking a transatlantic flight so this would be a good book to read then if it’s as fast-paced as I’m hoping.
World War Z
This is actually a re-read, and a buddy read, which is mainly why I’m re-reading it! I read this a few years back and really enjoyed it, to the point where it gave me literal panic attacks and sent me into a depressive state. I am…very much hoping that does not happen again.
So I loved this author’s debut and have been meaning to read her sophomore novel for ages but never got around to it. I figure it might be a good idea to read it alongside World War Z so that the misery of that book can be balanced out by the joy of this one. I think this features the grump x sunshine trope which is one of my faves in romance.
Another buddy read, which is why this is being prioritized! This is a retelling of one of the characters in the Ramayana, and it’s getting a lot of buzz (being compared to Madeline Miller’s Circe, etc).
There is so much hype surrounding this book…I got it in a book box subscription in November and keep wanting to get to it, but I just haven’t managed to thus far. It seems like SO MANY people keep reading this and loving it and talking about it, and I think it made it to the bestseller list as well! It’s definitely not my usual preferred genre — it’s YA dystopia/sci-fi/fantasy — but again, I keep hearing such good things about it that I think I’ll enjoy it! Also there’s polyamory in this I think? Let’s gooooooo!