Saturday, January 1, 2022

First Book of the Year - 2022


For the 9th year in a row Sheila over at Book Journey is hosting First Book of the Year.  I didn't get my act together in time to send her a picture and really participate but be sure to visit her here to see what book everyone is starting the year off with.  Here are my choices:

Print Book:

Anna, Where Are You? by Patricia Wentworth - This is the next book in the Miss Silver series and just happens to be one I haven't read which is a special treat.  


The Librarian Always Rings Twice by Marty Wingate - This is a series I've been enjoying and the first review book I have for the year.

Audio Book:

Under Currents by Nora Roberts - I listened to two Nora Roberts books in 2021 and really enjoyed them.  This is one that's been on my Audible shelf for quite some time and seems like a fun choice for a first listen.  

2022 Reading Project:

2021 was the Year of the Series.  It went really well and I either finished or caught up on a ton of series that have been on my TBR for ages.  This was a lot of fun and I got a number of books cleared off my shelf and TBR.  The only negative is that almost all of the series I tackled were cozy mysteries.  While cozy mysteries are my favorite genre it didn't make for that much variety in my reading and a number of my categories didn't get touched.  So I have decided that 2022 will be The Year of the Projects.  Here are the projects I'm planning on tackling.

1.  Series - I'm going to continue reading and catching up on series it just won't be my total focus.

2. TBR Bingo - This is to clean off my Goodreads TBR.  I picked 10 books using a random number generator and if I found myself hesitating to add it to my list I removed it from my list.  The same if I wasn't able to easy acquire a copy.  I only have first books in series on my TBR so that helps quite a bit as well.

3.  Library List - Basically the same premise as above except I'm using my TBR from my library.

4.  Clear Off My Shelves - Exactly what it sounds like.  I picked 10 books that are actually sitting on my shelf that I've been wanting to read but for some reason never get around to reading.


  1. Yay for a new year of reading! I hope you enjoy all three of your first book picks. Good luck with your reading projects in 2022! Have a Happy New Year, Katherine.

  2. Your choices look good! I especially love the look of The Librarian Always Rings Twice. Enjoy! Here's my FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR

  3. Good choice on your first book! I forgot Shelia did that first book of the year. Maybe next year I can participate.I am completely with you on the Clear the Shelves challenge, although it's a personal challenge. I am adding books to Goodreads and looking through my list to see if I already own it on Kindle or want to request from the library. Tyhe finihs the series is a great idea too. I need to finish my Vera Stanhope series.

  4. I like the sound of your reading projects - sounds like a good way to clear your TBRs.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Happy 2022! I hope you enjoy your first reads. I read Under Currents and enjoyed it but I will warn you that it is more violent than I expected. I like your idea of using Bingo with your TBR. Have a great year!

  6. Nice to start off with Miss Silver. And I enjoyed Under Currents. Anything of hers on audio is usually very good. Like your planning, especially the Goodreads idea, might pick that up later on.

  7. Sounds like a great plan to me! I hope your new year goes very well.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. Great plans! Happy reading in 2022. 📚✨