On My Radar #5: Goodreads Awards 2022 Nominees

I’m back with another edition of On My Radar, which is a feature where I talk about books that I have heard a lot about and I’m curious about, but I’m not sure if I should give them a chance, whether it is because they are outside my comfort zone, they got mixed reviews or any other reason. My idea is that hopefully, you all can help me decide which books are worth reading.

Since the Goodreads Awards nominees were just announced, I checked out all of the nominees and here are some that I can’t decide whether I should read or not:

The Family Game by Catherine Steadman: This is not the usual type of book I read since I don’t read that many thrillers, but the concept seems interesting. It sounds similar to the plot of the movie Ready or Not, which I haven’t seen but I have always wanted to, so I’m intrigued but unsure since it’s outside of my comfort zone.

Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman: I discovered last year that I’m not the biggest fan of second-chance romances, I have loved a few of them, but for the most part, they don’t work for me. So I’m not sure if I should give this book a chance even if the premise sounds interesting. Besides, I have seen some really mixed reviews for this and it makes me even more hesitant.

Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma: This actually sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy since I usually like hate-to-love romances. but I have seen so many mixed reviews, so I feel very hesitant about picking this up. And it seems like there are as many people who like this book as there are people who dislike it, but I’m still on the fence about it.

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill: I don’t usually read this type of fantasy which seems closer to literary fiction, but the concept of this book sound so interesting, and the reviews I have seen have all been positive. So, to me, this it’s outside my comfort zone but really intriguing.

Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel: on one hand, I’m interested in this because I have heard it’s really creepy and the concept seems interesting. On the other hand, there’s something about this book that doesn’t sound entirely appealing to me, but I’m not sure what it is.

The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker: I saw this cover and read the title and I was sure that I wasn’t going to be interested in reading this, but the synopsis actually makes this book sound intriguing. My one worry is that I’m not the biggest find of books with two timelines, so I’m not sure about reading this.

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield: the cover of this book is so cool and the description actually sounds interesting even if it doesn’t feel like the type of book I usually read because it seems like it’s horror but leaning towards literary fiction.

Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty: I love murder mysteries and this being set in space gives them a unique touch that separates it from the murder mysteries that I usually read. But the reviews for this have been really mixed so I haven’t been able to decide if I want to read it or not.

Which of these books do you think I should read? Are there any books on your radar that you’re unsure about reading?

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4 thoughts on “On My Radar #5: Goodreads Awards 2022 Nominees

  1. I’ve read Dating Dr. Dil and I thought it was good! Definitely not my favourite romance but the couple had a lot of chemistry and I liked the South Asian representation. I found the plot to just be a little weird though, I don’t think it necessarily clicked. But, I do hope you give it a shot and enjoy it!

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  2. JUST LIKE MOTHER is on my TBR. I’m wary of these kind of thrillers, but sometimes one comes along with a premise that I want to check out. I have seen a few folks comment that the book unsettled or gave them a weird feeling and they couldn’t say why? Which I have to say has made me more curious about it!

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