Saturday 31 December 2022

Reading Round-Up: November/December 2022

The Writing Greyhound book

It's the last day of December, and it's crazy how quickly this year has flown by. As we say goodbye to 2022 and start looking ahead to 2023, there's just time to squeeze in one last reading round-up post before the end of the year.

Thursday 29 December 2022

The Writing Greyhound's Top 5 Books of 2022

The Writing Greyhound top books of 2022

2022 was a year of two halves for me when it came to reading. I started off the year strongly, continuing on from my amazing year of reading in 2021. However, my reading started to wane over the summer, dropping off almost entirely in the run-up to my wedding as I had so little time to disappear into a book. 

Once again, I set myself a goal of reading 100 books in 2022, but sadly I only managed to read 61 books this year. I know, I know, that's still a good amount, but I do wish I'd been able to meet my target again this year. Over the last few months, I've struggled to gain back my reading mojo and seem to have lost my way a little. I hope 2023 will bring a return to my old reading habits again!

However, out of the books I did manage to read this year, which ones stood out the most? Keep on reading to find out my favourite books of 2022!

Tuesday 27 December 2022

2022: My Year in Review

The Writing Greyhound wedding

Image credit: Lindsey Arber Photography

2022 has absolutely flown by - how is it almost 2023 already? Honestly, I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. Surely it was 2021 only yesterday?

This year has definitely been a busy one for me, with lots of planning and prep, a big life event, and of course, plenty of fun and games along the way too. 

But what were my highlights of 2022? Read on to find out!

Thursday 1 December 2022

Book Review: The Invisible Circus by Lindsey Bakken

The Invisible Circus by Lindsey Bakken book cover

AD* | The world as you know it, but with a dash of the fantastical.

When Michelle (Mikey) leaves home to work a circus job for the summer, she dreams only of shaking the depression that haunts her. But she gets more than she bargained for after a freak accident leaves her with the power to turn invisible.

Desperate to carve a future for herself as a performer, eighteen-year-old Mikey must learn to control her dark emotions and mysterious gift. But not everyone is glad to have a new performer, and Mikey must balance being “other” in a world dominated by flashy promises and hidden secrets.

Between a suspicious death no one talks about, guys vying for her attention, and her boss’s hidden agenda, Mikey has her work cut out for her.

As her life and power spiral out of control, she’ll have to choose carefully who to give her loyalty - and love - to.