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2022 in Books

5 Jan

I haven’t done this for a few years but thought I’d pick it up again. It’s a great way to reflect on my reading year.

I read 24 books in 2022. My goal was 15 so I’ve exceeded it by 9! After failing to meet it in 2021, I set a low bar so this is very welcome. I’m going to try to do meet 24 again in 2023 and see how that goes.

I read 7,744 pages. That’s fewer than 2021 by about 700, so not terribly far off. I read a lot of shorter books this year, so I’m not surprised by that. I’ve been making an effort the past month to read instead of scrolling social media and I’m hoping that will help me increase this for 2023.

The shortest book I read was the Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince graphic novels. Graphic novels tend to be shorter so I’m not surprised this 112 page story came in at the shortest. The longest was Troubled Blood at 944 pages. The funny thing is how fast I read this one! I was so absorbed I read it in 10 days. Both of these were ebook reads, which is funny with how much I have struggled with ebooks in the past. You get a lot of ebook time when you’re nursing an infant! My average book was 322 pages, which feels about right for the books I like to pick up.

My average rating was a 3.2. This doesn’t surprise me because I felt like I struggled with a lot of my books this year and let them languish because I wasn’t enjoying them.

5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 5
3 Stars: 13
2 Stars: 4

This supports how I felt about reading this year. It was very middle-of-the-road in a lot of ways. I’m hoping I can find some books I enjoyed more in 2023!

Thanks for taking a look at stats with me! If you’ve been here a while, you know I love numbers and book-related numbers are the best.

Until next time, write on.

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Challenge Update, Fourth Quarter 2022

3 Jan

Reading didn’t come easily to me last year. I was learning how to be a mom to a toddler and it took a lot of mental capacity. I’m proud of all the reading I did manage, as scrappy as it was at times. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in October, November, and December

Like No Other by Una LaMarche (4/5)
Easy Prey by Catherine Lo (2/5)
Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe (3/5)
Powering Up by Anne Doyle (3/5)
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (4/5)
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (3/5)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (4/5)
Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner (2/5)

This is very audio-heavy. I was stuck on my ebook for months and my physical book is driving me crazy so I’ve relied on audio to get me through for the last bit. I owe a few reviews still. I had a big push to finish some reading challenges at the end and didn’t make enough time for reviews but I will get to them!

When Are You Reading? Challenge

12/12
By the skin of my teeth, but I made it. I finished Soldier’s Pay on December 30th which filled the 1900-1919 time period for me. Within the same week, I finished The Birth of Venus on audio which filled the 1300-1499 time period, one I often struggle with. So much happened in that time period, but it’s not as common for historical fiction. I’m glad Dunant tends to write of older times. I also sped through The Alchemist on audio. I made good use of some cleaning time and a bunch of car time and adored this short book. The setting is a little vague so I used the publication date which fit it in the 1980-1999 time period. It was a push, but I finished it and it’s never felt this good before!

Goodreads Challenge

24/15
This went so much better than expected and now I’m unsure of where to set the bar for 2023. Can I expect the stay this course? Read more? Will it go down with the toddler? I’m taking a shot in the dark any way I go.

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Book of the Quarter

I enjoyed My Lady Jane by Hand, Ashton, and Meadows more than I thought I would. I loved the humor and the alternative history was so fun to read. This was unlike any other book I’ve read and I thought it was really fun. I might have to explore the other books by this team, especially if they give me some hard time periods!

Added to my TBR

Making my way back down. I’m at 41 and I felt like I added so many that I’m surprised it’s that low! Will I ever get under 20?!

  • The Story of My Life // Hellen Keller. I thought I needed this one for my challenge last year but I’m going to hang on to it for the 2023 challenge instead!
  • The Lincoln Highway // Amor Towles. I went to a virtual event where Towles was interviewed by Erik Larson and I got a signed copy of this. The sad thing is, that was about 9 months ago. I forgot to add it to my TBR since then. Whoops.
  • Salt to the Sea // Ruta Sepetys. I like this author and my sister in law told me she adored this book. I got a copy in Spanish for Christmas so I’m planning for this to be my Spanish read for 2023!
  • Scattered Showers // Rainbow Rowell. What can I say? I’m a sucker for Rowell.
  • Choosing to Run // Des Lindon. I’ve been following Lindon’s career since she won the Boston Marathon in 2018. She’s from my state and I’m always impressed by her determination.
  • Beyond the Wand // Tom Felton. I feel like this doesn’t need much explanation. I’m pumped!

How did your challenges go? I hope to not push it so close to the end next year! I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

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Challenge Update, Third Quarter 2022

4 Oct

I’m afraid to say I’m finally hitting a stride, but I feel like I’m reading more regularly. That’s been such a joy. I’ve met some major goals, too and I’m feeling like I read enough I can still be a book blogger, haha. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in July, August, and September

Into White by Randi Pink (3/5)
Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (5/5)
Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab (3/5)
Malorie by Josh Malerman (4/5)
Dollface by Renee Rosen (3/5)
Rebeldes by S.E. Hinton (5/5)
Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa (3/5)
Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols (3/5)
The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving (2/5)

I’m really happy with this list! I’ve got three audiobooks, three ebooks, and three physical books. Not bad! I can’t remember the last time I had a mix this varied.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

7/12
I got through three more this quarter! I need five more to go to finish, but that might just be possible. I knocked out The Future with Malorie, The 1700s with The Steel Prince (my best guess for fantasy), and 1960-1979 with Rebeldes. I’ll cut it close, but I just might make it this year!

Goodreads Challenge

16/15
No one is more shocked than me that I’ve completed this challenge! Reading with the Baby had been a challenge, to say the least. But we finally found something that works for the family and I couldn’t be happier at the role books have taken in my life again. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

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Cover image via Amazon

Book of the Quarter

This was easy for me since I flew through one of the longest books I read this quarter. I loved the mystery behind Troubled Blood. I’m even more excited that the next in the series came out almost as soon as I’d finished this so I’ll have another on the list to read soon.

Added to my TBR

I blew my list up a bit this quarter, up to 44. This tends to happen to me in the summer. My library hooked me up with a Summer Reading service that gives you free audiobooks. I don’t download all of them, but some I can’t resist!

  • Mississippi Trial, 1955 // Chris Crowe. This was a summer audiobook from the library and since it’s set in a time period I’m missing for my challenge, it might end up being listened to sooner than I would usually plan.
  • This is My America // Kim Johnson. Another book from the summer program. The summary is giving me thoughts of Just Mercy and An American Marriage.
  • The Last Chairlift // John Irving. I had an Irving flop this quarter, but maybe there are brighter days ahead!
  • Ink Black Heart // Robert Galbraith. I can’t wait to read the latest in this series!

How are your challenges going? I might just finish, but it’s going to take some major planning. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2022, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

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Challenge Update, Second Quarter 2022

5 Jul

Quarterly is the plan moving forward. I feel like I need that long to finish a book sometimes! You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in April, May, and June:

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson (2/5)
Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati (3/5)
A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman (4/5)
A True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Caray (3/5)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling (3/5)

I’ve got a great mix of audio, digital, and physical books here! It’s been a while since I’ve had that so I’m very thankful to have time to enjoy books in all formats.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

4/12
It didn’t help that I read three books in the 1800s this quarter. I’m not confident I’ll get this one this time around. I’ll try, but I’ll have to be super intentional with my book selections and I’m not sure I’ll enjoy it so much if I do. I’d rather enjoy my reading while it’s so limited rather than read to meet a goal.

Goodreads Challenge

7/15
Oh my goodness, I’m on track! I thought I was irrecoverably behind but finishing so many books this last week has put me on track. I couldn’t be happier!

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Book of the Quarter

I’m going to pick A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman for my book this quarter. I enjoyed the suspense of the book and I read it quickly. I don’t read many novellas so it was a nice treat to find one that I liked so much as well.

Added to my TBR

I blew my list up a bit this quarter, up to 44. This tends to happen to me in the summer. My library hooked me up with a Summer Reading service that gives you free audiobooks. I don’t download all of them, but some I can’t resist!

  • Can I Say // Travis Barker. How did I not know such an iconic musician had a memoir? My husband alerted me so I had to add it.
  • This Book Betrays my Brother // Kagiso Lesego Molope. One of the summer audiobooks. I’m trying to read more stories based outside the US so this appealed to me.
  • Under the Banner of Heaven // Jon Krakauer. I couldn’t resist another Krakauer book of real life things that blow you mind!
  • A Brief History of Fascist Lies // Federico Finchelstein. A little non-fiction is always appealing. Looking forward to learning something with this one.
  • Paradise // Laura Maria Censabella. I liked the premise of this one, involving a good teacher-student relationship. Looking forward to the audio!
  • The Family Outing // Jessi Hempel. This is a bit of a story. I wrote a review for an essay collection called Knitting Yarns a few years ago. In the review, I mentioned I enjoyed an essay by Hempel and was disappointed to see they didn’t have any novels. Hempel found my review and reached out to thank me and let me know their book is coming out this fall! So excited to support.
  • Bacchanal // Veronica G. Henry. Another audiobook. I was feeling the need for some fantasy!
  • Striking Distance // Sarah Rees Brennan. I like the idea of a book about a non-mainstream sport like fencing. Sounded like a fun ride!

How are your challenges going? I’m not flying through the year, but I’m making it despite some major life adjustments. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2022, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Challenge Update, First Quarter 2022

5 Apr

I think quarterly is going to be my new thing. I can actually finish a few books in that time frame (I hope) so there’s something to post about! You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in January, February, and March:

The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott (3/5)
Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie (3/5)

Unsurprisingly, this was all audio again. I’m slowly starting to get back to print books, but I’m not going to be surprised if it takes me a while.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

2/12
As usual, I’m starting off strong at the beginning of the year. It’s easy to knock out new time periods when you’re only finished with one or two books. This will be a bit challenge this year so I’ll have to focus on it and be very deliberate about my books.

Goodreads Challenge

2/15
I’m already behind, haha. I know 15 is a really low goal compared to where I am normally, but I think it’s reasonable with how much my life has changed. The lack of a work commute also makes this a lot harder. I think I can hit 15, but it’s going to take some work.

41JYZlm4QsLBook of the Quarter

This doesn’t mean a whole lot when there are only two to choose from, but I’ll pick Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie for this quarter with full recognition that this might be a recency bias. Downie is always good for a laugh and I did laugh my way through this one. It was enjoyable and got me to add the seventh book to my TBR. Speaking of which…

Added to my TBR

39 is a very manageable number! Though higher than last month. I hope I can keep picking away at this.

  • The Puzzler // A.J. Jacobs. I will read almost anything Jacobs writes. He’s a perpetual favorite and I can’t wait to see what else he’s explored.
  • Running with Sherman // Christopher McDougall. I loved McDougall’s other running related book so I’m excited to see what else he can share about running culture.
  • Vita Brevis // Ruth Downie. I’ll be happy to dive into book seven in this series. I’ve not been let down yet.

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2022, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Challenge Update, October, November, December 2021

20 Jan

With how slow reading has been for me, quarterly updates might make the most sense for a while. I hope to get back to reading near the level I was before Baby, but I’m not going to count on it. With how late this update is, you can tell I’ve got a lot going on! You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in October, November, and December.

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (4/5)
The Running Man by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) (4/5)
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda (4/5)

All audiobooks this time. That feels about right with how slowly I’ve been getting through books. I’m a little sad at how short this list is. I used to read this much in a month and now it’s taking three times as long. I hope I can find a new pattern for reading soon.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

8/12
In the end, I didn’t finish the challenge. None of these three added to the time periods I was missing. I’m hoping to try this again in 2022 and be MUCH more purposeful about the books I read to fill up the missing periods.

Goodreads Challenge

23/45
In the end, I only finished 51% of my goal. With Baby coming about half way through the year, that doesn’t surprise me. I thought I went low with 45, but not quite low enough. I’m aiming for only 15 in 2022 and I think I can make that.

RunningBook of the Quarter

I enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. The projections about the future of reality television, rich/poor divide, and healthcare hit home win this book and it was sick and twisted, but still a fun read. The Running Man by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) was a great dystopian thriller, a genre I haven’t visited in a while but was glad I did.

Added to my TBR

37, a new record low! I did add a few through the holidays, though, or I’d be even lower.

  • The Perfect Mother // Aimee Molloy. My sister in law thought this title was a funny fit for my new title as Mom. It’s a psychological thriller so I’m sure the title is sarcastic but I’m still hoping to enjoy this one.
  • Running is a Kind of Dreaming // J.M. Thompson. I’ve enjoyed a lot of running memoirs and combining that with the mental health benefits of the sport seems like a win to me!

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2022, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Challenge Update, July, August, and September 2021

4 Oct

I’m finally getting back into a groove so I figured I can combine the past few months of updates in one and move forward from here. There’s not a ton to report, as you can imagine, since Baby has taken up a lot of my time and brain space. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in July, August, and September:

Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono (3/5)
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson (2/5)
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (4/5)
The Hangman’s Replacement by Taona D. Chiveneko (1/5)
The King of Crows by Libba Bray (4/5)

It’s a short list, but being caught up on reviews does feel good! I’ll take that as a small win considering how scatter brained I’ve been.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

8/12
A Gentleman in Moscow filled a time period for me so I’m inching closer to this challenge but I still may need to make it a focus with my upcoming book picks. Some of the remaining time periods can be a challenge.

Goodreads Challenge

20/45
Goodreads says I’m 14 books behind schedule. That’s a bit discouraging. I don’t think I’ll finish this one this year, but I’m glad I gave it a try. I may have to pick something a bit more reasonable for having an infant next year.

CrowsBook of the Month

Finishing a series felt so good so I’ll say The King of Crows by Libba Bray for this month. While the pacing wasn’t my favorite, I still felt this was a satisfying end to a series I started in 2013. I’m glad I got to read the whole story and I hope to enjoy more Bray books in the future.

Added to my TBR

I’m at 39, the lowest I can remember! and I haven’t added anything new this month so I’m optimistic I can keep bringing this list down and get through some that have been on the list for years.

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2021, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Challenge Update, June 2021

6 Jul

Well, this is a first. June 2021 was not a good month for me in the Reading World. I’m not surprised with how tired I’ve been and how much I’ve been doing to get ready for Baby, but it’s still not welcome to make this realization. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in June:

Well. That’s new. Nothing finished in June. Granted, I made a lot of progress on a number of books, but nothing finished. Not feeling great, I’ll be honest. I’m hoping for a windfall of finishing books, but the prognosis isn’t good.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

7/12
Still not bad here, I may make this one my focus for the year.

Goodreads Challenge

15/45
Catching up seems a bit out of my league at this point. Maybe not a good goal to fixate on but we’ll see. My mom says I’ll get plenty of reading down while nursing but I’m not going to count on it.

Book of the Month

Hard to have a favorite when you don’t finish anything.

Added to my TBR

Chilling at 40 and happy to be on two pages. Only one add this month!

  • The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett. I will buy anything that says ‘Follett’ and ‘Kingsbridge’ on it. Can’t wait to read this one.

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2021, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Challenge Update, May 2021

1 Jun

Some of these reading goals are looking further and further away. I’ve slowed down more than I thought I would and with a baby coming, I’m not expecting it to get much better. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in May:

Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Only one review behind and it should be up next week! I’m happy with that progress, if I’m being honest. I wish I was doing better on finishing books. This is much slower than normal for me.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

7/12
One more this month with Lady’s Guide fulfilling the 1700-1799 time period. This may be the only challenge I finish and that’s fine. I have time to start targeting my books a bit more as my book clubs drop off in the summer and with the baby.

Goodreads Challenge

15/45
And now I’m three books behind and still not feeling good about catching up on this one. I guess I need some shorter books to make it happen. Though that feels like cheating. Is it cheating? I’m going to try to stick to ones on my TBR but I might have to deviate a bit to catch up on this. I’d love to not be too far behind when Baby arrives.

PetticoatsBook of the Month

Even with a long stop in the middle of it, it’s easy to say that The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee was my book of the month. It was a fun story and though it wasn’t as good as the first in the series, it was still really fun. I’ll probably finish the trilogy eventually but I’m not in any rush.

Added to my TBR

I’m still at 41 but I think it’s a good place to be. I’d like to get to 40 so it fits on two pages, but I’ll live. Only one new book this month!

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2021, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Challenge Update, April 2021

3 May

Well, April wasn’t exactly the windfall I wanted, but it was better. I’m in a good place and if I can keep this pace going for the rest of the year, I’ll be fine. Not a strong possibility, but I can hope. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in April:

Expecting Better by Emily Oster
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All The Way Down) by John Green
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

This was a pretty good mix and I’m happy with that. Two print, two audio. I’ll be caught up on reviews by the end of the week, too, which is a great feeling. Overall, April has been pretty good for reading.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

6/12
Nothing new again which I’m still fine with. For being only 1/3 of the way through the year, having half the time periods finished is pretty great. I plan on starting a book to finish one more off soon. The earlier time periods can be a bit more of a challenge, but I feel up to it.

Goodreads Challenge

12/45
I’m still two books behind but feeling a bit better. I have a few books I’m close to finishing already in early May so May should be a steady reading month for me. One a week will get me through the end of the challenge. Let’s just hope Baby doesn’t mess that up too much. But I can’t count on anything with a baby coming, can I?

Book of the Month

mil veces

Cover image via Amazon

It’s a hard pick this month, but I’m going to go with Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All The Way Down) by John Green. I sped through this book and loved how the main character was portrayed. It was my favorite Green, but it was still a solid read.

Added to my TBR

It had to come eventually but I’ve added a few titles this month. I’m at 41 currently, which isn’t overwhelming and I’ll say I’m still happy with that length TBR versus where I’ve been.

  • How To Find Your Way in the Dark by Derek B. Miller. When one of your favorite authors drops a new title, it goes on our TBR. Seems pretty straight forward to me.
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. One of my new coworkers recommended this one and I’ve seen it around enough that I put it on my TBR. Sounds like a solid SciFi read and I haven’t had many of those lately so I’m game.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Strangely, Towles came up while reading Recursion and it got me thinking about how much I liked my first Towles read. I’ve convinced my reading buddy that we should read this one next so here it is on the TBR for a short time before we pick it up.

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2021, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Some of the links on this post may be affiliate links. Taking on a World of Words is a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to products. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Sam will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated.