Tag Thursday: New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag

The beauty of these tags is that sometimes, someone will suggest you to do them. For the last few tags I’ve filled in, I’ve found them online myself. This one is different – someone actually thought of me to do it. ZeeZee tagged me in the New Year’s Book Resolutions post on her blog, and I love this as it’s a great way to think deeper about what’s on your bookshelf. It’s a little break from the book reviews too.

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2021 Releases I Still Haven’t Read

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Every year, despite the best of intentions, there’s always a couple of books that fall through the cracks. I always find books I want to get around to that come out each year, but then never actually read them.

Have you read any of these books? Please do make the case for which I should start ASAP. I actually have copies of most of these, so there’s no excuses for the majority of these to still linger on my TBR by the end of the year.

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Review: The Arctic Curry Club by Dani Redd

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

‘For my whole life I had been looking for home. But why would that be in a place that I’d left? Perhaps I had to keep moving forward in order to find it…’

Soon after upending her life to accompany her boyfriend Ryan to the Arctic, Maya realises it’s not all Northern Lights and husky sleigh rides. Instead, she’s facing sub-zero temperatures, 24-hour darkness, crippling anxiety – and a distant boyfriend as a result.

In her loneliest moment, Maya opens her late mother’s recipe book and cooks Indian food for the first time. Through this, her confidence unexpectedly grows – she makes friends, secures a job as a chef, and life in the Arctic no longer freezes her with fear.

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Books from 2021 I Would Definitely Re-Read

Re-reading can be a divisive topic. Some people absolutely love it, and dip back into books they loved over and over again. Some readers never read the same book twice, and only stick to brand new books.

I’m pretty much in the middle. I don’t particularly prioritise re-reads, but I also enjoy going back to books I’ve already enjoyed now and then. A few of the books I read for the first time in 2021 are potentially going to find their way back on to my “currently reading” shelf some day in the future.

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Ten to Talk Through with Dani Redd

January is the perfect time for reading a cosy novel set in some of the world’s chilliest places. If you’re thinking cold, you can’t get much colder than the Arctic Circle.

I read The Arctic Curry Club towards the end of 2021 and fell in love with it. I sat down with Dani Redd to discuss her super short writing window and how her PhD research led to her debut novel.

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