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2022 Book Haul (Part Three!)

Hey all, Sam here.

Wow, well we’ve reached the third and final 2022 book haul. It was definitely a good year for book releases and new finds. Seriously, I’ve found so many interesting books and stories the past few months…because I actually started reading again.

I think I might try and do a 2022 Reading Wrap-Up post, to briefly cover everything I read. A lot of them I’m going to try and review in the upcoming months, but that depends on how many posts I start doing each week. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to post too frequently. Sure, I’d love to be able to go back to the time when I posted every single day, but I don’t want to burn myself out and end up sending this blog on hiatus again.

Anyway, let’s get to talking about the last couple months of book purchases from the year.

First up: Malice by Heather Walter, Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans, Cackle by Rachel Harrison, My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World! Volume 1 by Ponjea and Shinkoshoto, My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World! Volume 2 by Ponjea and Shinkoshoto, The World’s Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth Country’s Novice Seeker Vol. 1 by Riziko, Towa, and Huuka Kazabana, The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon, Vol. 1 by Hinagi Asami and Kureta, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Vol 1 by Fujiazuki, Yuka Tachibana, and Yasuyuki Syuri, One Piece Vol 1 by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece Vol 2 by Eiichiro Oda, The Wish by Nicholas Sparks, Silver Queendom by Dan Koboldt, Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long, My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows, Shades of Rust and Ruin by A.G. Howard, The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher: The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski, Lore Olympus Volume Three by Rachel Smythe, The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera, One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig, A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson, The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker, Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore, The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 1 by Aneko Yusagi, and The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 2 by Aneko Yusagi.

Well, I’ve read 9 of the books in this section, so that’s nice. And then there’s some others I’m hoping to read soon, so I guess we’ll see what happens.

Almost there…I think. Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco, Lightlark by Alex Aster, The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna, ARC of Stars, Hide Your Fires by Jessica Best, ARC of Chaos & Flame by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland, ARC of Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh, ARC of Saint by Adrienne Young, Demon in the Woods by Dani Pendergast and Leigh Bardugo, Suee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly and Molly Park, Descendant of the Crane by Joan He, White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton, Trailer Park Trickster by David R. Slayton, Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton, (These next few are the husband’s purchases: Saki the Succubus Hungers Tonight Vol 1 by Mikokuno Homare and studioHIP-CATs, I’m a Behemoth, an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl’s Pet Manga, Vol. 1 by Taro Shinonome, Nozomi Ginyoku, and Mitsuki Yano, How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King, Volume 1 by Yakan Warau and Toshimasa Komiya, Booty Royale: Never Go Down Without a Fight, Vols 1-2 by Rui Takato, Wicked Trapper: Hunter of Heroes Vol. 1 by Wadapen, My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World! Volume 3 by Ponjea and Shinkoshoto, Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More Vol 1 by Megumi Sumikawa, Hisaya Amagishi, and KEI, Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More Vol 2 by Megumi Sumikawa, Hisaya Amagishi, and KEI, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Vol 2 by Fujiazuki, Yuka Tachibana, and Yasuyuki Syuri, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Vol 3 by Fujiazuki, Yuka Tachibana, and Yasuyuki Syuri, and The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Vol 4 by Fujiazuki, Yuka Tachibana, and Yasuyuki Syuri.

I’ve read 7 books in this section, a majority of them manga, so there’s plenty to look forward to as future reads. Plus this has photos from my stop at the Strand bookstore in NYC, which is a place I had really wanted to go visit for a while.

How many books can I buy in a year? Answer: a lot. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein: The Nine Eyes of Lucien by Madeline Roux, The Luminaries by Susan Dennard, Against All Gods by Miles Cameron, The Cloisters by Katy Hays, MOAR! Monsters Know What They’re Doing by Keith Ammann, How to Defend Your Lair by Keith Ammann, Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans, A Restless Truth by Freya Marske, Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree, The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin, Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn, Strike the Zither by Joan He, The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick, A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 1 by Miya Kazuki and You Shiina, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 3 Volume 1 by Miya Kazuki and You Shiina, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 4 Volume 1 by Miya Kazuki and You Shiina, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 4 Volume 3 by Miya Kazuki and You Shiina, The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas, The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas, Small Town, Big Magic by Hazel Beck, Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima, I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman, and A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair.

There’s 5 books in this section that I’ve already read, so not bad, but not amazing either. So I’m hoping to get some more of them read sometime soon, but I guess it all depends on what all happens with work and getting house stuff down and all of that.

It feels never-ending, but I promise, the end is near. I needed to replace my Shadowhunters books, and I felt a desire to re-read them, so I managed to snag them all at a good deal. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare, Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare, Old Magic by Marianne Curley, The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, and Robin Wasserman, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

Okay, I’m going to be honest, I think I’ve only read like 9 or 10 of the Shadowhunters book, so I need to do a re-read and then finally catch up on everything. But I generally read these fairly quickly, so I’m not worried about it taking too long to do a series read-through.

Alright, last round for 2022. Curse of Shadows by A.K. Wilder, An Unreliable Magic by Rin Chupeco, The River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty, The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake, A Fire Endless by Rebecca Ross, The Witch Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith, The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik, Breaking Time by Sasha Alsberg, The Savior’s Book Cafe Story in Another World Vol 1 by Kyouka Izumi, Oumiya, and Reika Sakurada, The Savior’s Book Cafe Story in Another World Vol 2 by Kyouka Izumi, Oumiya, and Reika Sakurada, The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna, Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros, The Might by Siri Pettersen, The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim, Dungeon Academy: Tourney of Terror by Madeline Roux and Tim Probert, Court by Tracy Wolff, Charm by Tracy Wolff, All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee, The Lords of Night by J.C. Cervantes, The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan, The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton, This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy, The Witcher: Sword of Destiny Illustrated by Andrzej Sapkowski, Gleanings by Neal Shusterman, A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw, The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson, From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper, Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca, Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade, Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More Vol 3 by Megumi Sumikawa, Hisaya Amagishi, and KEI, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Vol 5 by Fujiazuki, Yuka Tachibana, and Yasuyuki Syuri, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Vol 6 by Fujiazuki, Yuka Tachibana, and Yasuyuki Syuri, Black Clover Vol 29 by Yuki Tabata, Black Clover Vol 30 by Yuki Tabata, Black Clover Vol 31 by Yuki Tabata, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent: The Other Saint Vol. 1 by Aoagu and Yuka Tachibana, The Seven Deadly Sins Vol 3 by Nakaba Suzuki, and The Seven Deadly Sins Vol 4 by Nakaba Suzuki.

I’ve read 8 of these books, which isn’t bad considering that these are some of my most recent purchases. And I can see a few of these that will be going on my Middle Grade March TBR, so hopefully I’ll be able to add quite a few of these to my read list within the next few months.

And…that’s it? I think. I certainly hope so, at least.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.

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