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 (circa 2020?) atop my favorite reading place: my bed!

Brief note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Some links may be affiliate links. I may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these. 

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). I will include both Amazon + Bookshop links for your browsing convenience on either platform.

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 8.4: / 12 NF + 15F = 27


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

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

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

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

Wintering by Katherine May (Amazon / Bookshop) 3.2.22 ♥️

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach (Amazon / Bookshop) 4.8.22

Matrix by Lauren Groff (Amazon / Bookshop) 4.22.22

The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile (Amazon / Bookshop) ✅ 5.1.22

In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer ♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 5.6.22

The Anxiety Sisters’ Survival Guide by Abbe Greenberg & Maggie Sarachek (Amazon / Bookshop) 5.17.22

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry ♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 5.16.22

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto ✅ (Amazon / Bookshop) 5.25.22

Tranquility by Tuesday by Laura Vanderkam ♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 5.31.22

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai ♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 6.11.22

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel ♥️♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 6.15.22

French Braid by Anne Tyler ✅ (Amazon / Bookshop) 6.19.22

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine ♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 6.20.22

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpottt ✅ (Amazon / Bookshop) 6.23.22

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday ✅ (Amazon / Bookshop) 6.30.22

American Royals #1 by Katherine McGee ♥️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 7.3.22

American Royals #2: Majesty by Katherine McGee ✅ 7.7.22

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Amazon / Bookshop) ❤️ 7.12.22

Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Amazon / Bookshop) ✅ 7.22.22

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday (Amazon / Bookshop) ✅ 7.14.22

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub (Amazon / Bookshop) ✅ 7.28.22

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday ✅ 7.29.22

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand ❤️ (Amazon / Bookshop) 8.3.22

Currently Reading

American Royals #3: Rivals by Katherine McGee

I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet by Shauna Niequist (Amazon / Bookshop)

Summer Reading Ideas

The Cartographers by Peng Shepard (Amazon / Bookshop)

Upgrade by Blake Crouch (Amazon / Bookshop)

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

Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Happily Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (Amazon / Bookshop)

Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amazon / Bookshop)

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Amazon / Bookshop)

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark (Amazon / Bookshop)

Bomb Shelter by Mary Laura Philpott (Amazon / Bookshop)

Peace is a Practice by Morgan Harper Nichols (Amazon / Bookshop)

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Meg Wolitzer (Amazon / Bookshop)

Future Ideas

Hunt Gather Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff (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)

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)

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 (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig (Amazon / Bookshop)

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (Amazon / Bookshop)

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

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Amazon / Bookshop)

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (Amazon / Bookshop)

Southernmost by Silas House (Amazon / Bookshop)

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali (Amazon / Bookshop)

Beauty In the Breaking by Michele Harper (Amazon / Bookshop)

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith (Amazon / Bookshop)

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Amazon / Bookshop)

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi (Amazon / Bookshop)

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Amazon / Bookshop)

A Burning by Megha Majumdar (Amazon / Bookshop)