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.

Q1: Jan 1 – Apr 9 (Spring Break)

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 ♥️

Future Ideas

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Southernmost by Silas House

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

The F**k It Diet by Caroline Dooner

Beauty In the Breaking by Michele Harper

The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison

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

The Guide by Peter Heller

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

The Last Exiles by Park Row