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My To Be Read Pile 2022 Edition

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope you all had a rather marvellous festive season and managed to stay well and healthy. And also, books...did Santa bring you any? Did you celebrate Jolabokaflod? When I was a bookseller everyone assumed I would buy books for myself at Christmas. I am not joking when I say I NEVER received a book at Christmas when I was a bookseller. And so one year, I chose a book for myself, wrapped it up and put it under the tree ready to be unwrapped on Christmas morning.

This year, I was very lucky and received lots of lovely books. I also received a bout of the covid, which was less wanted and am currently self-isolating. But going back to the books, I thought it might be time to update my To Be Read list with all these lovely new purchases. If you missed one of the previous editions of my To Be Read Pile, then I've listed them below:

My 2021 To Be Read Pile

My Autumn 2021 To Be Read Pile

Books on Kindle to be Read (5 Books)

Big Read Books (10 Books)

  • Emma by Jane Austen - Made into a number of successful films, my favourite being the Kate Beckinsale version. The film Clueless was based on this novel.
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - I read this years ago and love Dickens. Very excited to read this again.
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Excited to be reading this as part of a buddy read with my good friend over on Instagram @fictionaddictionangela. The last time we read a book together we discussed Butterball Turkeys.
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - I haven't read this in years, but my parents got me a beautiful clothbound classic. Can't wait, will be humming the Kate Bush song the whole time I am reading this.
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens - my well-read father in law, says this is one of his favourite books.
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Whilst we had covid, we watched the 1946 film and it was eerie. I'll be donning my wedding dress to read this
  • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens - I read this years ago and loved it. Can't wait to re-read it.
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - This is a book about a its not! It's the next logical step up from Oliver Twist
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker - My lovely friend Dannie, knowing I love Dracula bought this from the the town where Dracula first lands in England, Whitby. This is a beautiful edition complete with maps, illustrations and character guides.
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - Atmospheric, gothic, looking forward to reading this so much
Book in the Big Read List

Physical Books (24 Books)

Books General

And that is the lot. 42 books by my reckoning, with 8 of them being Christmassy books. This may give you some idea about what is coming up on the blog. (Christmas!)

Have a great week.