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Today I’m bringing you a very exciting post! I’ve finally found time to sit down and write this January to August 2022 wrap-up post. It was so long and I hadn’t realised I had read so many books already despite how busy I’ve been this year!

I don’t think I’ll make my Goodreads Reading Goal of 150 books, but if I get to 100 I’ll be happy, and I’ve had some great reads already this year, so let’s get into the wrap-up! I’ve voluntarily kept it shorter than usual, I’ll link to any books I’ve reviewed on the blog already though if you want to read my thoughts on them.


D’après une histoire vraie by Delphine de Vigan – 1⭐

The Last of August (#2 Charlotte Holmes) by Brittany Cavallaro – 4⭐

Le Veilleur des brumes (#1 Dam Keeper) by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi – 3⭐

Ondine by Benjamin Lacombe – 2⭐

Love from A to Z (#1) by S. K. Ali – 4.5⭐

Crushing by Sophie Burrows – 4⭐

Lore Olympus (#1) by Rachel Smyth – 4⭐

Vampire Academy (#1) by Richelle Mead – 4⭐

Simone Veil ou la force d’une femme by Annick Cojean, Xavier Betancourt and Etienne Oburie – 4⭐

La Commode aux tiroirs de couleur by Véronique Grisseaux, Winoc and Amélie Causse – 4.5⭐

L’Herboriste de Hoteforais by Nathalie Somers – 3⭐

Sweet Sixteen by Annelise Heurtier – 4⭐


Clean Air by Sarah Blake – 2.5⭐

Un Royaume by Pog and Léon – 3⭐

Le Renard Tokela by Pog and Marianne Alexandre – 3⭐

Blue Pearl by Paula Jacques – 4⭐

Le Bal des folles by Victoria Mas – 4.5⭐

Frostheart (#1) by Jamie Littler – 4⭐

Libertalia by Jean-Luc Marcastel – 3⭐

Undercover Princess (#1 The Rosewood Chronicles) by Connie Glynn – 4.5⭐

Death in the Clouds (#11 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie – 4.5⭐

Winterhouse (#1) by Ben Guterson – 4.5⭐

The Case for Jamie (#3 Charlotte Holmes) by Brittany Cavallaro – 4.5⭐


The ABC Murders (#12 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie – 4⭐

Joséphine Baker: “Non aux stéréotypes” by Elsa Solal – 4⭐

Le Bal des folles (graphic novel) by Véronique Cazot, Ariana Melone and Victoria Mas – 3⭐

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – 5⭐

The Last Namsara (#1 Iskari) by Kristen Ciccarelli – 4.5⭐

Viper (#1 Isles of Storm and Sorrow) by Bex Hogan – 4.5⭐

Just One Damnd Thing After Another (#1 The Chronicls of St Mary’s) by Jodi Taylor – 4.5⭐

Les Oiseaux ne se retournent pas by Nadia Nakhlé – 3⭐

La Tresse by Laetitia Colombani – 4⭐

Dread Wood by Jeennifer Killick – 4⭐

Nos coeurs tordus (#1) by Séverine Vidal and Manu Causse – 3.5⭐

The Wishing Spell (#1 The Land of Stories) by Chris Colfer – 4⭐

Phillipe by Camille Laurens – 3⭐

Kill the Indian in the Child by Elise Fontenaille – 4⭐


Frostbite (#2 Vampire Academy) by Richelle Mead – 3.5⭐

Eight Perfect Murders (#1 Malcolm Kershaw) by Peter Swanson – 3⭐

Wicked Saints (#1 Something Dark and Holy) by Emily A. Duncan – 3.5⭐

Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments (#2 Edinburgh Nights) by T. L. Huchu – 4⭐

Man Down by James Goodhand – 4⭐

Tom est Mort by Marie Darrieussecq – 2⭐

11 septembre 2001, le jour où le monde a basculé by Baptiste Bouthier and Héloïs Chocois – 4⭐


The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf – 3.5⭐

The Carnival of Ash by Tom Beckerlegge – 4.5⭐

Me Before You (#1) by Jojo Moyes – 1⭐

Le syndrôme du spaghetti by Marie Vareille – 3.5⭐


Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega – 4.5⭐

Le Souffle du géant by Tom Aureille – 3.5⭐

One for All by Lillie Lainoff – 5⭐


Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc – 5⭐

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – 3.5⭐

Wonder (#1) by R. J. Palacia – 4.5 ⭐

A Curse so Dark and Lonely (#1 Cursebreakers) by Brigid Kemmerer – 4.5⭐

Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw – 5⭐

Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin – 4.5⭐

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson – 4⭐


The True History of the Elephant Man: The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick by Michael Howell and Peter Ford – 5⭐

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy – 4⭐

The Wolf and the Water (#1 Deluge) by Josie Jaffrey – 5⭐

Le cerf-volant by Laetitia Colombani – 4⭐

The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes – 4.5⭐

With Fire in Their Blood by Kat Delacorte – 4.5⭐

Clara et les Ombres by Andrea Fontana and Claudia Petrazzi – 4⭐


Number of books: 65 (From January to August)

Number of pages: 17,480 pages (approx)

Star ratings:

1 star: 2 books

2 stars: 2 books

2.5 stars: 1 book

3 stars: 9 books

3.5 stars: 6 books

4 stars: 22 books

4.5 stars: 17 books

5 stars: 6 books

Average rating: 3.86⭐

Genres: There are way to many to make a tally, but I would say they are mostly YA fantasy, or MG, with some mysteries, lots of French books and graphic novels!


That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know if you read some of these books too and what you thought of them!

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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