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My most anticipated book releases of 2022 ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—“

Hello lovelies! ๐Ÿฅฐ

This is my first post of the year and I thought it would be fitting to dedicate it to new releases! I have a fair amount of books piling up on my shelves from last year, but I am always excited about new book releases and 2022 looks very promising in terms of debuts, sequels or simply new books by familiar or new authors. As a queer, neurodivergent Black woman, seeing so many diverse books being released into the world makes me incredibly happy! I am so sorry for the length of this article, I tried making it shorter but I wanted to add the synopses!


Publication Date: January 4th 2022 

Author: Elise Bryant

Title: One True Loves (Happily Ever Afters #2)

Synopsis: From the author of Happily Ever Afters, comes the highly anticipated companion novel, One True Loves, another irresistible YA romantic comedy full of self-discovery, Black love, and a dreamy European cruise.Lenore Bennett has always been a force. A star artist and style icon at her high school, sheโ€™s a master in the subtle art of not giving a . . . well, you know what. But now that graduation is here, sheโ€™s a little less sure.Sheโ€™s heading to NYU in the fall with a scarlet U (for โ€œundeclaredโ€) written across her chest. Her parents always remind her that Black kids donโ€™t have the luxury of figuring it out as they goโ€”they have to be 110 percent prepared. But itโ€™s a lot of pressure to be her ancestorsโ€™ wildest dreams when Lenoreโ€™s not even sure what her dreams are yet.

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Blogmas Day 5: Reading goals for 2022 ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ—“

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Welcome to day 5 of blogmas!! I am very happy with today’s topic because I can see myself coming back to this post throughout the year to check in and see if I’m making progress with my challenge.

First, I’m going to set a yearly reading goal of 80 books; which is ten books more than what I set for this year. I’m actually at 98 out 70 books read this year, which I am incredibly proud of because I used to read 50 books or less (which is still very impressive; reading even one book a year is amazing!) but it was nice to see that it was something that I could do! Reading more books has allowed me to read more diversely and discover new genres and tropes that I didn’t know I liked. I also read more books by Asian authors this year and I realized how much I missed out on. I read a lot of diverse books this year and most of them were actually my favourites but it’s not nearly enough and there are still so many gems out there waiting for me to read them. The following list is a little ambitious but I’m going to try my best and I think it will be fun to see what I managed to achieve by the end of the year! ๐Ÿฅฐ So, without further ado, here are my reading goals for 2022.

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