This week seems to have been dominated by book news.

The books which topped the charts over Christmas were revealed - 'Guinness World Records' was the overall winner apparently.

The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland in 2022 has reached a 10-year high with the sixth consecutive year of growth, according to the Booksellers Association. There are now 1,072 independent bookshops.

Oh, and there were reports of what to expect in a controversial memoir due to be released next week. Nothing from me on that one...

But this weekend is reputedly when new year's resolutions fall by the wayside. Whether you plan to write a book this year (or open a bookshop?!), read more books, keep a book journal, or attend book group for the first time, it's a bit early for us to give up on our booky challenges so I wish you well!  

Thank you for reading.