22 Books I Want to Read in 2022 (results)

I know it’s not quite the end of the year, but I’m posting this a bit early since I know I won’t be reading any of the rest of these before 2023.

Anyway, at the end of last year I picked 22 books I wanted to read in 2022. As one could predict, despite reading over 120 books for the year, I didn’t read all from this list. What can I say? I’m a mood reader and a lot of these books were ones that I just wasn’t in the mood for. I did try though. There was one on the list that actually ended up being a DNF book, so again, I tried.

If you want to read any of the reviews for the books I’ve read off of this list, you can check out my Review Index for them.

22 Books I Wanted to Read in 2022

New Adult/Adult Contemporaries

I didn’t end up reading ANY of these [insert screaming emoji here]. Wow. I know I thought about reading The Camera Never Lies and Just Last Night a couple of times, but always ended up picking something else.

Young-Adult Contemporaries

Don’t Breathe a Word – ✰✰✰✰✰

Along for the Ride – ✰✰✰✰.5

The Last Thing You Said – ✰✰✰.5

When We Were Strangers – ✰✰✰✰

The Girl in the Headlines – ✰✰✰✰.25

Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist – 1, my mistake for thinking it’s YA (it’s not!). 2, this is the book I did not finish, I just couldn’t.

I did not read Emancipated or A Taste For Love

Young-Adult Fantasy

A Crystal of Time – ✰✰✰✰

One True King – ✰✰✰✰✰

Ash Princess – ✰✰✰✰✰


Sense & Sensibility – ✰✰✰.5

Hamlet – ✰✰✰✰

To Kill a Mockingbird – did not read


I didn’t end up reading any of these ones. I have a harder time getting into non-fiction, and so much happened this year where I needed fictional escapes. Maybe next year for these three.

The good thing is that I didn’t overly stress about whether I read these books or not. I know my reading habits, and this year I just ended up reading a lot of manga along with my typical fiction books because I wanted to finish up a series. I was going to do a 23 Books for 2023 Challenge, but I found a different one on Instagram that I might go with instead, which is just one prompt a month. A little less intimidating, and I don’t necessarily have to pick out the books ahead of time.

How did you do on your reading challenges this year?

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