2022 Books

By popular demand (and also because I feel this digital record fits my blogging goals & style!) — here is my own personal list of books I am hoping to read in 2021, including those already read and those I plan to read in future quintiles.

I get my picks from a combination of sources but my favorite is Modern Mrs. Darcy! This year’s list also contains some backlist titles that I’ve been meaning to read for way too long.

random selection of books atop my favorite reading place: my bed!

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All of that said, you certainly do not have to use Amazon to check these titles out! I personally mostly use the library (grateful for this resource on a daily basis). Independent bookstores are also wonderful to support – look up your local shop or explore on IndieBound.

Here’s a link to my 2020 list of 50 books and 2021 list of 48 books read if you’re in need of more ideas!

Symbols Key:

If I really enjoyed a book and can highly recommend it, there will be a ✅

If I obsessively tore through a book and loved it, there will be a ♥️

Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoyed many of the others! The icons are reserved for standouts. If I abandon a book, I will remove it from this list.

TOTALS as of 4.8: 6 / 4 NF + 2 F


Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 1.10.22

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 1.7.22 ♥️

A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 1.13.22 ♥️

Intuitive Eating for Every Day by Evelyn Tribole (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 2.7.22

Wintering by Katherine May (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 3.2.22 ♥️

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 4.8.22

Currently Reading

Matrix by Lauren Groff (Amazon / Bookshop)

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine (Amazon / Bookshop)

Future Ideas

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki (Amazon / Bookshop)

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez (Amazon / Bookshop)

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers – out in July (Amazon / Bookshop)

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel – out in April (Amazon / Bookshop)

Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews (Amazon / Bookshop)

White Teeth by Zadie Smith (Amazon / Bookshop)

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan (Amazon / Bookshop)

Frederica by Georgette Heyer (Amazon / Bookshop)

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Amazon / Bookshop)

A Town Like Alice by Neil Shute (Amazon / Bookshop)

A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Amazon / Bookshop)

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub – out in May (Amazon / Bookshop)

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Position by Meg Wolitzer (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (Amazon / Bookshop)

Doing Good Better by Williams MacAskill (Amazon / Bookshop)

Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab (Amazon / Bookshop)

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (Amazon / Bookshop)

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Amazon / Bookshop)

Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher (Amazon / Bookshop)

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (Amazon / Bookshop)

Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Amazon / Bookshop)

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Amazon / Bookshop)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Amazon / Bookshop)

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (Amazon / Bookshop)

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (Amazon / Bookshop)

How to do Nothing by Jenny Odell (Amazon / Bookshop)

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Southernmost by Silas House

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

The F**k It Diet by Caroline Dooner

Beauty In the Breaking by Michele Harper

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Invisible Life of Ada Larue by V. E. Schwab

A Burning by Megha Majumdar