Sunday, January 2, 2022

2022 Reading Resolutions

Happy New Year! *eyes 2022 warily* I don’t really put my hope in the New Year, but it is fun to evaluate my reading progress and make new goals. My aim this year is to be more realistic, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Goal: 1 Book 700+ pages

Perhaps I can finally find time for The Priory of the Orange Tree, which has been on my list for… *checks calendar* …three years now?


Goal: 2 Writing Books

I’m a writer so this is a must, right?

I can’t remember the last time I read a book on writing. I’m a bit of a skeptic. I don’t really believe in writing rules because what works well for one person may not work well for another. Team prologue over here! My favorite dialogue tag is “said.” And when I write what I know, I know about dragons, okay?

Plenty of writing books can be helpful though. And it’s dangerous to assume you already know everything. That’s when we stop learning.


On my list:

  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donal Maass
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott


Goal: 3 Books Published in 2022

I’m a little behind on recent releases. What’s a recent release? What year is it? Granted, sometimes these books are a little harder to get your hands on when you rely on the library, but hey! I try.


On my list:

  • The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen
  • The Lost Metal (Mistborn saga, book 7) by Brandon Sanderson


Goal: 3 Rereads

I did this last year, but it wasn’t exactly purposeful. Besides, I’d like to get back into some of my favorites that I considered worth buying. I don’t remember all of their plots anymore!


On my list:

  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • The Final Empire (Mistborn saga, book 1) by Brandon Sanderson


Goal: 5 Books I Own

Not rereads. There, I said it. Now I can’t cheat! Right?


On my list:

  • Inferno by Dante
  •  Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne


Goal: 5 Books by 5 Different Non-American Authors

I’m going to go a step further and say I’m not going to count Manga. It’s really cool, but I read 35+ graphic novels last year, so that’s not challenging enough. That’s not to say I won’t read Manga, but rather that I won’t count it toward this particular goal.


On my list:

  • The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi


Goal: 1 Short Story Collection

I’m a little pickier when it comes to these. Usually, I’ll only finish it if features a story or several by an author I’ve read before. But they can be a lot of fun!


On my list:

  • Timely: A Phoenix Fiction Writers Anthology


Total books: 20


Is it doable? Yes. Realistic? *shrugs* Happy reading, everyone!




Let’s chat! What kind of books are on your list this year? Have you read or are planning to read any of these? Are there any books I didn’t list that I should consider reading?


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