Hi, it’s me! Back with setting myself up for struggles with tbrs… again!
Salutations Chapterlings! As I’m sure you’ve seen floating around on Instagram and possibly book Twitter, there’s a new challenge in town! Yes, it’s true, this lovely challenge was brought to us by the lovely Shadowbooker (who’s link you can click above, directly under the image for this post) who crafted this stunning template. After a lovely friend reached out to me asking to give them a recommendation for this challenge, I was easily persuaded into doing this challenge myself.
Thanks to friends, family, and some amazing peeps in the book community, I was finally able to gather all 12 books onto this list. And then I had a thought, “Let’s make a post dedicating it to this challenge and essentially holding myself to this challenge.” So, let me introduce to you the 12 books recommended to me for this challenge.
P.S. To everyone who reached out and recommend Elatsoe by Darcy Little Badger: Thank you for recommending that book to me. Yes, I have already read it and yes, I need to do a reread to actually take some darn notes and write a full review, but I have read it. You can find a statement from me on GoodReads HERE!
The 12 Books
✨ The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
✨ Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen
✨ Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
✨ This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
✨ I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
✨ Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
✨ Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
✨ Scythe by Neal Shusterman
✨ Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young
✨ Legacy by Whiti Hereaka
✨ Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
✨ The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal by Clint McElroy
And now the nerves kick in!
Honestly, I’m really nervous about this list of books. Some of them I’m really excited for because many friends have been recommending certain titles to me for a hot minute, but I definitely have some worries. If I pick up a book and don’t like it, that’s on me because I should know my reading preference, but when others recommend books and I don’t like it… oh, I’ll feel bad for days if I didn’t enjoy the book. Even more so due to three books on this list being overly hyped to me and anytime someone overhypes something, I get very weary about if I’ll actually feel the same. So I’m definitely nervous, but excited to do this challenge.
Are you participating in the 12 Challenge this year? If so, what books do you have on your list or if you have a similar post, post a link in the comments. Until next time chapterlings, sending you all of my love for this new year of reading! 💚