Hello friends, it’s Vera here today. I’m here with my 2022 TBR post, featuring 22 books I really, truly plan to get to in 2022. I’m not particularly good at following a set TBR, but given that I did something similar at the beginning of 2021 and I did better than expected, I decided to try the same thing in 2022. I’m challenging myself to do better than last year – in 2021 I read 62% of the books I set out to read, and I’m hoping to score around 70% this year.
You can read the results of my 2021 TBR by clicking here.
SAPIENS has been on my tbr for years at this point, and I’ve also owned a physical copy of it for quite some time. I feel like the thing that has kept me from reading it is that I find extremely hyped books and nonfiction intimidating. But this year I’m determined to get to it.
DARK MATTER was on my 2021 TBR, as well, but in 2022 I’ll get to it FOR SURE. I’m really excited for this one because the vast majority of people – including Sabrina – loved it, so hopefully I will too.
FROM LUKOV WITH LOVE is a book I only added to my tbr in 2021. I’ve been seeing a lot of hype for Mariana Zapata for years, but most of her books don’t appeal to me, plus they are also extremely long. From Lukov With Love, however, seems like something I would enjoy when I’m in the mood for a slow-burn romance.
THE WICKER KING: I read my first K. Ancrum book in 2021 and I’m looking forward to the next one, which will probably be The Wicker Thing, as the book blogging community keeps mentioning this book and Sabrina loved it too.
2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To
THE HIDDEN: I love Melanie Golding’s debut, Little Darlings, so I have high hopes for The Hidden, which isn’t marked as a sequel to Little Darlings on Goodreads, but it does follow the same detective we got to know in Golding’s debut.
DEVIL IN DISGUISE: I’ve seen some mixed things about Devil in Disguise, and it apparently uses a trope I really dislike, but I’m willing to give it a chance because I love Lisa Kleypas and I have hope that this will be enjoyable despite these things.
THE SPANISH LOVE DECEPTION is such a popular, well-received romance novel from 2021 and I’m 99.99% sure I’ll love it to pieces.
DARLING: Yes, another K. Ancrum title on my list! I’m planning on writing a ranking and reviewing post about Ancrum’s books in 2022, so I’ll need to read everything / most things by the author for that.
A DARK AND STARLESS FOREST is a fantasy title I purchased shortly after it was published and since then I’ve progressively become more and more pumped to read it. I love the premise and I’ve seen really positive reviews for it so far.
IF THE SHOE FITS: I found out about this book only recently, but I immediately added it to my tbr. It’s received great reviews and I’m a big fan of the Dumplin’ series, so I’m excited for an adult romance by Julie Murphy.
Books I’ve Owned For Ages
THE ARSONIST: I loved Stephanie Oakes’ debut novel, and upon hearing about The Arsonist, I immediately added it to my to-read list and I was excitedly awaiting its publication. This was back in 2017 and I still haven’t read this book so I think it’s high time I get to it.
SHELTER: I won Shelter on a giveaway and I was so! excited! for it, however, I still haven’t read it, which is actually shameful at this point. It sounds like a really suspenseful read and it’s also relative short, so I have no excuse.
A CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS: My expectations for this novel are that it will be a light and quick read, nothing more. To tell you the truth, I bought it because I love the Hungarian cover. I did love the Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier, but that was when I was a teen, so I’m going into A Castle in the Clouds with low expectations.
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY: I’ve owned three of Ruta Sepetys’ books for years, this one being the first I had bought by her. At this point my mom – who is actually worse at getting to books than I am – has read all three of these books and loved them all.
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: In 2022, my plan is to read more classics than I did in 2021 because I haven’t really been making progress in my classics to-read list. The Island of Dr. Moreau seems like an easy title to cross of this list as it’s a novella, not a full novel.
FAHRENHEIT 451 is a classic I’ve heard tons of good things about (and have owned for 5+ years) so I’m hoping this one won’t disappoint.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE: I started this novel once before, back when I was in high school, and I ended up putting it back onto my to-read list because I struggled to get into it. However, I’m hoping that now, 5+ years later, I’ll be able to enjoy it more.
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE is another classic that comes highly recommended, so I hope it will live up my expectations.
SINNER is a book I’ve owned for years, but I haven’t managed to get around to it because (1) I originally wanted to reread the first three books because I don’t remember them at all, (2) I’m scared I won’t enjoy it as it’s been ages since I read and loved the trilogy. Still, I do want to get to it and I hope I can this year.
JADE LEGACY: This one is definitely a priority for 2022! Sabrina and I have already reread Jade City in preparation for it. We should be done with Jade War by now too, but we have both struggled with reading recently, so we haven’t really progressed in that. I’m planning on continuing with that soon and then getting to Jade Legacy.
THE ANGEL’S GAME has been on my physical TBR for 6+ years, so it’s actually ridiculous that I still haven’t gotten to it, especially considering how much I loved The Shadow of the Wind. In 2022, my plan is to reread The Shadow of the Wind and then jump into this one, and hopefully into the author’s other novels, as I own multiple titles by him.
RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS: I had a blast reading China Rich Girlfriend in 2021, and I’m so ready for more drama and entertainment in 2022!
Have you put together a TBR for 2022? Or are there any books that are a top priority for you this year?