2022 Reading Final Totals: Books

2022 Reading Final Totals: Books


The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes

Roseanna by Sjöwall and Wahlöö

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine

bloodthirsty for marriage by Susannah Dickey

Total: 7


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

One D.O.A. One on the Way by Mary Robison

The Long Firm by Jake Arnott

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Total: 6


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

Galatea by Madeline Miller

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Total: 5


The Undying by Anne Boyer

This Brutal House by Niven Govinden

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Cygnet by Season Butler

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Glasgow Edited by Ruthie Kennedy, Colin Herd, & Tommy Pearson

Total: 6


The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Total: 1



Total: 0



Total: 0



Total: 0



Total: 0


Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Tadhya Exordium by Quinn Howard

The Swarm by Frank Schatzing

Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The House of Always by Jenn Lyons

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

The Righteous by Renee Ahdieh

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Total: 10


Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang

Book fo Night by Holly Black

Total: 2



Total: 0

Grand Total: 37

WOW. I read about half the number of books that I read last year. Which is lowkey criminal for me. I am going to try to change that for 2023, but who knows what the future holds for me. All the same. I will probably be backdating and catching up with posts for August-December of last year, within the upcoming couple of weeks so don’t be surprised.

Also, I did a worse job at keeping track of my manga/webnovels lists than I did last year. As such, I think I’m not going to post about them. Instead I’ll just try to do better in 2023.


Update 12/13/2022

Hello Void Friends and Voidfolk,

Yeah, sorry that this year has been ROUGH.

I can’t say I’m going to get back to writing book reviews. I will, hopefully, continue to collect quotes. I might do that as a thing instead. Also, I hope to get back into giving you my “what did I read” posts. As for additional content on the blog, I am not sure what it will be… if anything. But! This is all for 2023.

Some updates for me.

I officially graduated from my Masters, with distinction. I officially applied for my doctoral program, and the funding for it. I am still living in the UK at this time, so I really don’t see myself getting back into my usual 150+ book reading habits any time soon. HOWEVER, Concinnity will be back in January, for sure.

This blog has always been, and will always be, my writers website. So, tbh, I am pretty sure I will have to revamp it again in the coming months. However, thank you all for sticking with me for so long. You are all the best. I know that I will have a massive drop off in viewers the moment I take down my reviews (which I am contemplating doing but we’ll see).

Here’s to the very best winter for everyone.

Until Next Time,


Yasloughve Project Reflection Notes

Start of the Series Original Opening Regards:

One, chapters may be named the same thing with multiple perspectives. I’m not really going for a word count and if something goes on for too long I may separate it into part one or part two or more. If I don’t like the formatting, I’ll change it (And back date it) but for now, this is the way it is and will be.

Two, the way I’m writing this is (in essence) the way I think webnovels are supposed to be written? I.e. one chapter at a time. So, instead of writing out the whole story and then doing edits, I’ll edit as I go, try to keep plot points in line and plot holes out. I wanted to try this medium of story telling even if I have no idea how good it will be.

This series, as projected by me will be 6 books, or what I will call “books,” long. (It ended up being seven.) I’m not sure how many words or chapters that is, but the story will end when I decide it will end. Unlike webnovels that I read online, this will not be a moment to moment story (most of the time) but rather snapshots of the days and specific moments as we move through the story. A glimpse into the lives, if you will.

With that said. Let us begin.

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The Yasloughve Project Titles Explanation

Why were places named the way they were? Why was the project called the Yasloughve project? What in the world were the events name the way they were? WHY are the book names so strange? All those answers you will find here. Enjoy!

Be advised this is a really long post. I spent a lot of time on this, lol.

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YP – B7:Finally – CHAPTER 59 (CHAPTER 410)

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Rebirth (part 3)

The trees were ten times the size of those that Zeydar had known from Earth. They towered into the sky, leaves arching high and waving in the white low hanging clouds. Eerie winds sounded through the leaves as they chimed and whistled. Above in the clouds, petals of flowers were dancing. He saw strange large animals that he had never thought could exist, and considered what it would mean to be amongst them.

All at once he felt suffocated. It was as if the air around him was stale and wrong, threatening to choke the life out of him. He settled himself, letting himself breathe in the way that he had practiced over the years. In time he adjusted. The world no longer flickered. It settled and he readied himself.

“Ready?” Evester asked, silencing the panic that had overcome him.

“Yea.” Zeydar released his helmet and closed his eyes. As he removed the device, he stood ready and on edge.

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YP – B7:Finally – CHAPTER 58 (CHAPTER 409)

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Rebirth (part 2)

Evester looked over the plans for the housing settlements and the orders of people who would be woken up in order to best create the homes. The settlement would take years and, from what Evester could see, there would be millions of people who would continue to sleep as they developed the base line for society. He was trying to distract himself from the situation at hand, but no amount of effort was helping.

In a few short minutes, he’d be headed down with Heia and Zeydar for what could be his potential last minutes alive. If he had been nervous for going to sleep, he was worse for the departure. At least for the sleep, he would have never known, but this… would it hurt? Would it be worse?

“Mother replanned.” Evester whistled as he read the plan, trying to distract himself.

“She did.” Europa nodded. “This will make restructuring all the easier.”

“That is, if people listen to us.”

“We have our work cut out for us then.”

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YP – B7:Finally – CHAPTER 57 (CHAPTER 408)

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Rebirth (part 1)

When Heia opened her eyes, she was met with the soft chill of ice that she vaguely recognized was coming from around her body. Stumbling out of the Cryosis Chamber, Heia looked around to find that everyone else was still asleep. The lights were flickering overhead, and unlike when she had stepped in, something felt strange. The whole ship lurched a little. What was happening?

Panicked, Heia pulled herself from the chamber and collapsed to the ground. Forcing her muscles to work, she looked around. In the sea of chambers there was no way that she’d find Kim without a map. Heart racing, Heia started off towards the main deck, knowing that her only safety was up on the deck. 

What started as a crawl, turned into a run as Heia got control over her body. Throat parched, she began rushing through the halls. Her body ached and screamed as she raced up the stairs.

Just a little further. Just a bit more.

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YP – B7:Finally – CHAPTER 56 (CHAPTER 407)

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Promises And The Days (15) That Passed (part 3)

Zeydar stood in the control room, looking over the diagnostics of everyone. He typed in a few things to the Project, and watched as the autopilot started and the take off began, out of orbit. The trip had begun. Taking a moment, with his staff, Zeydar placed all his magic into the magic reserves, deep within the ship. The Superiors had made them for the intergalactic travel, to assist with fuel and movement. He’d have to refill them in time, but there was more than enough for now.

“Ready?” Evester called from the door.

Zeydar had emptied himself completely. Leaving all his Staffs on the table, he turned to Evester.

“We have started our course,” Zeydar said. “All the other ships are locked down, and following.”

“Everyone is asleep? Just us then?”

“Just us.” He looked back at the vitals one more time.

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YP – B7:Finally – CHAPTER 55 (CHAPTER 406)

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Promises And The Days (15) That Passed (part 2)

Heia stood squeezing her arms tight, next to Zeydar who seemed almost dream like as he watched. They were the last four awake, and that was soon to be three. Heia bit back tears, kept them deep in her chest and kept a smile on her lips as she waited. Evester helped Kim into her chamber. For the sake of safety, the six of them were separated throughout the labyrinth of cells. In the event that the ship lost power, it was important that they would not all die at once. Evester hooked Kim up, gave her one last hug.

“Keep your chin up.” She told him.

“I’m trying.” Evester said as he kissed her cheek and stepped aside.

“Ready?” Heia asked her, leaning close. She took Kim’s hand and squeezed.

“Not fully.” Kim admitted, “But we never are.”

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