Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Year of the Project - My Library List

Last year was all about the series and while I really enjoyed that I felt like I was neglecting some other areas of my TBR.  So I decided to widen my focus a bit and came up with 4 different lists to read from.  I love my library and I love that my library's website has an option to save books to list.  This has been a great way for me to remember the books I see that they have that I want to read.  However, that list is closing in on 900 books at a pretty rapid rate and it is time to read some off that list.  So I pulled up my random number generator and here are the 10 books I came up with.

1.  Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick - I love this kind of road trip/history read and this sounds interesting.

2. Playing to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanora Dusa, and the Rivalry that Changed Acting Forever by Peter Rader - While I recognize Sarah Bernhardt's name I know so little about this era of theater and think this one sounds really interesting.

3.  When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains by Ariana Neumann- This one sounds like it could be really devastating but fascinating as well.

4.  Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason - I've only read one book by Mason and I really didn't like the characters but I did like the writing so I'm hoping this one is a better fit for me.

5.  Reflection Point by Emily March - I have enjoyed other books by Emily March so I'm expecting to enjoy this one.

6.  The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey - This is an author I've been wanting to read for ages so I was thrilled when I got this book.

7.  The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning - This is a dual time line book involving jewels.  It sounds really interesting.  

8.  Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James - This middle grade has been on my TBR since it was published and I'm looking forward to picking this one up since I haven't read much middle grade lately.

9.  The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell - I was so excited when this book came up.  I have really loved the most recent books and I've been wanting to go back to the beginning of the series.

10. Silent Murders by Mary Miley - I'm breaking my rule a little on this one because it isn't the first in the series but my library doesn't have the first one and since I know nothing about it I'm willing to give this book a try.

What books are you planning on getting from your library this year?


  1. I periodically go through my list at the library and use Marie Kondo's rule to see if each book sparks joy.

  2. I enjoy Mercedes Lackey's books and hope you will too! My daughter and I reading Tilly and the Bookwanderers together (we kind of misplaced it so are hoping to finish it once we fine it). I'm really enjoying it--such an interesting premise and world building! I hope you enjoy all of these!

  3. I enjoy Debbie Mason's books. I'm behind on hers though.

  4. I haven't heard of most of these, but I hope you enjoy them!

  5. I just returned a children's book to the library today and it got me thinking about library reading for this year. No firm plans yet. I have Tilly and the Book Wanderers on my TBR shelf. I need to read it!

  6. Enjoy! I am going to start some older series that I have always wanted to try and will be getting most of them from the library! The Alex Delaware series, Jack Reacher, Lucus Davenport and more!

  7. I haven't used the library lately like I used to. I do like to check out audiobooks from Hoopla. I feel a trip to wander the stacks is coming soon!

  8. I hadn't paid attention to the author of the Pages & Co. Tilly books before and I am delighted to see it's and old Harry Potter super fan who used to sit in on a lot of HP podcasts. Her parents were in a religious cult and she wasn't allowed to read the books as a child, or teenager. I also used to watch her YouTube channel. She made these wonderful stop-action videos of the books she was reading. I was sad when she stopped doing them. 📚