Minna-san, konnichi wa!
Welcome back to my blogging home! In today’s blog post, I wanted it be simple while I try to set up some topics for future blog posts. So…
I have curated a reading list of books I hope to read by the year’s end.
Some of these books, I haven’t read and so I would like to get a jump on tackling my TBR list.
And others, I read before but would like to re-read them to gain a second first impression of the book.
Some, if not all of these books, may be up for review on this blog in the next few months (I’m aiming for Spring). And I’m aiming to complete this reading list by the end of the year.
A Bookie Disclaimer
Also note that the majority of the books are books that I have purchased myself with my own money.
Only one book was purchased for me when I was in Japan and came across the largest bookstore I have ever seen. It was at least ten stories high, and I was like “Whoa!” 😲😍
By about floor seven (I think. It’s been five years. Lol), I had made it to the foreign section of the store and purchased a book — a book where I had seen the movie — and loved it. I was like…
Well for a movie adaptation of a book, this doesn’t suck.
And it became a movie that has made it into my top five favorite movies of all time…
*cough Atonement *cough (Thanks mom)! ^^
And only two books, I got as a free ebook from an online book club in exchange for an (honest) review. I initially joined the book club as a way to test the waters of giving book reviews and had only left one review as my schedule was too busy at the time.
My Book Reviews
However, unless through the online book club or otherwise purchased by me, I won’t be accepting or receiving any book submissions from other authors on this site until I paddle through my TBR list and leave reviews for the books that I so choose to read, and until I feel more confident and comfortable in leaving book reviews.
But yes, I would eventually love to open this site up to receiving book review submissions, especially for the indie author community. I love supporting fellow indie authors and writers. But for now, the best way I can support the community is for me to search for books and purchase them myself.
If this changes, then I will update this blog by leaving a book review policy up on my site. Until then, stay tuned!!!
Please note that I will support both indie and traditionally published authors on my blog (whether I purchase those books myself or whether I open this blog up to book submissions). I am an equal opportunist and love books and supporting fellow writers regardless of how it was published. The two books are marked with an asterisk * below.
The Cozy Alcove: Reading List
Here it is: The Cozy Alcove: Reading List
- The Savior’s Champion
- The Savior’s Sister
- Stalking Jack the Ripper
- Hunting Prince Dracula
- Escaping from Houdini
- Capturing the Devil
- The Young Elites
- The Rose Society
- The Midnight Star
- The Uninvited
- The Gilded Age in New York
- Midwinter Turns to Spring *
- Twisted But True *
- The Girl on the Train
- The Cellar
Also note that the books on this list will be read in no particular order.
This post is a way for me to share a reading list that I had curated for myself and it is a way for holding me accountable shall I fail to accomplish my goal to read at least twenty-two books by the end of the year; however, depending on how I am coming along in my book-reading endeavors, I may opt to add in additional books to The Cozy Alcove: Reading List.
I will of course post updates on my reading list progress and may leave reviews up on my site after completing a book. So if you want to stay up to date on new posts including when I’ve made progress on my reading list, then feel free to follow me or any of my social media links below.
I will be back with another post next Friday at 10:30 AM PST. So stay tuned!!!
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my reading list and if you do, then please leave me a comment down below and let me know what’s on your reading list, or what is something you hope to read by the end of the year?
Until next time, ja mata ne,