Last year I made a TBR of 10 books for 2021. I listed ten books I wanted to prioritize from my never ending to read shelf. The focus was on ten books I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I managed to read 8 of them. Not too bad :). So I decided to make a new list for 2022 to see where I’ll end up in 365 days from now.
This is my 2022 list:
- The Tudor crown by Joanna Hickson
The sequel to ‘First of the Tudors‘ (which I rated with 5 stars last year) about the rise to the top of the Tudor dynasty during the Wars of the Roses. Apart from a more human Margaret Beaufort, I really hope to meet Jasper Tudor, Jane en their children again.
2. Anne Boleyn, a king’s obsession by Alison Weir
I still have this love-hate relationship with Alison Weir, but I liked the first book in this series about Catherine Of Aragon enough to move onto one of my favourites: Anne Boleyn. But I have never before read a novel with Anne portrayed as I have her in my mind. And I don’t expect Weir to do just that, but she’s welcome to surprise me ;).
3. Written in my own heart’s blood by Diana Gabaldon
I’m one of these Outlander fangirls. I love both the books and the Starz series. After finishing the 8th book, I decided to wait with this one as it was the last one published at the time. But now that ‘Go tell the bees that I’m gone’ is finally released, I can start WIMOHB! John Grey is one of my favourite characters so if you know how the last book ended, you can understand I’m anxious to read on :).
4. A column of fire by Ken Follett
Follett now takes us to Kingsbridge during the reign of Elizabeth I. After having loved ‘World without end‘ this year, I just want to continue this series. I know some characters will feel the same again, but for me Follett is pure entertainment.
5. A tapestry of treason by Anne ‘O Brien
Set during the same events as Queen of the North, we follow the rebellions against Henry IV through the eyes of Constance of York, lady Despenser. I didn’t like Constance as a character in Queen of the North, but I expect to sympathize more in this novel. I also don’t know a lot about her and the early York family, so I hope to learn more about them.
5. I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott
I was happy to add this to my kindle collection and then forgot about it :). I never really read about American women or America’s history, but I enjoyed the musical ‘Hamilton’ a lot. So it’s time to go to the other side of the Atlantic with my reading too.
6. Circe by Madeline Miller
Attentive readers know that this one was on my Christmas wishlist and I indeed got it as a gift from my boyfriend. I’m definitely going to read more than one Greek myth retelling, but Circe has been praised so much that it’s time to read it.
7. The honey and the sting by E.C. Fremantle
Another Christmas present was the hardcover version of ‘The honey and the sting’ 😍. I still have ‘Walk the lady’ to read from the same author, so I’ll take up one of these two in 2022. As you know, I have this obsession to always leave one book unread from my favourite authors.
8. The price of blood by Patricia Bracewell
This also made it to last year’s TBR, but I didn’t grab it in the kindle store and thus didn’t read it. But I’m still eager to continue the story of Emma Of Normandy.
9. Heartstone by C.J. Sansom
The next installment in the Matthew Shardlake series will bring us towards the end of Henry VIII’s reign and the war with France. I’m curious to see how Matthew and Barak will handle their next challenge.
10. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
After having enjoyed Mosse’s other series about the Huguenots Wars, I want to start the Languedoc trilogy of which Labyrinth is the first book. I don’t know if I will like it as much, but we’ll see.
Of course, I’ll also continue my classics club project, read some new releases and ARC’s and continue a few series (Marwood and Lovett, Oswald De Lacy, Kingmaker…).
Have you read any of these books? Which ones are on your TBR?