2022 Reading Goals

I know that goal setting is not for everyone, but I find it incredibly motivating to reflect on my habits and set goals based on what I hope to accomplish. However, my goals for 2022 are going to look different from my goals for previous years because I am ditching genre-based goals. In 2022 I need to simplify my goals so I can better prioritize what I want to read and allow flexibility for my inner mood reader.

Read 100 Books

The past two years I have read over 200 books after setting initial goals of 75 and 100 books respectively. I fully expect I can read 200 books again, but I don’t need that kind of pressure, so once again I will set my goal at 100 books on Goodreads and The Storygraph and increase it along the way if I want.

Read Diversely

It is so important to read own voices & books by authors with different backgrounds. I started making a conscious effort to do so mid-2020, and it has led to richer and more impactful reading experiences, so I will continue this goal in 2022.

Finish The Wheel of Time Series

Wheel of Time is a massive fantasy series with 14 books. I’ve already read the first 3, so I just have 11 to go! I can meet this goal if I keep reading one WoT book per month.

Complete the 12 Challenge

On Instagram, I’ve collected a list of 12 reads recommended by 12 friends to read throughout the year. While a lot of my bookstagram friends have similar reading tastes to me, there are a few books on my list that are not genres I’m used to reading. This challenge and my IRL book club are the main ways I’ll be reading outside my comfort zone this year.

Keep Up With ARCs & Netgalley

I have quite a few backlist eARCs hiding on my Kindle, so I want to clear up that list. I also want to make sure I don’t go crazy with requests and only request books I’m truly interested in reading so I can get ARCs read and reviewed on time… or at least post reviews during the publication month.

Manage My Bookshelves

My bookshelves at home are currently overflowing capacity, and it’s driving me crazy! There are several steps I will take to get my shelves under control: Only buy auto-buy authors & loved books. Read my shelves. Take advantage of the library & Kindle Unlimited. Unhaul frequently by listing on PangoBooks.

Finish 5 Owned Series

I recently tallied the number of series I own that are unfinished or not even started. I have at least 15 series on my bookshelves that I need to finish reading! I want to read at least 5 of those series, but hopefully I’ll read more! This should also help with my previous goal or managing my bookshelves.


That’s it! What are your reading goals for 2022? Let me know in the comments!

December 2021 Wrap Up


HERE WE ARE, LAST WRAP UP FOR 2021! I finished the year by reading 24 books in December, including 11 physical books, 5 ebooks, and 8 audiobooks. Go big or go home!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab ☆☆☆☆☆
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ☆☆☆☆☆
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆.5
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
Prince of Elves by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆☆
Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Break Your Own Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆
Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆
Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural [gifted] by Marc Hartzman ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert ☆☆☆☆☆
A History of Wild Places [ARC] by Shea Ernshaw ☆☆☆
Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday ☆☆☆☆.5
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
Revenge Body [ARC] by Rachel Wiley ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca ☆☆☆☆.5
Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong ☆☆☆☆
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood ☆☆☆
The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski ☆☆☆☆
Born a Crime: Tales of a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah ☆☆☆☆
The Marriage Game by Sara Desai ☆☆☆☆
The Singles Table by Sara Desai ☆☆☆☆
Evershore by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson ☆☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 222/100!

Finish 5 series in progress: 5/5 – I finished the Amulet series (at least all the graphic novels that are currently published) and The Illuminae Files

Read 12 graphic novels: 14/12 – Prince of Elves, Escape from Lucien, Firelight, and Supernova

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 12/12 – Break Your Own Glass Slippers, Shine Your Icy Crown, and Revenge Body

Read 6 nonfiction books: 6/6 – Born a Crime and Chasing Ghosts

Read 3 classics: 6/3 – A Christmas Carol

Reread 10 books/series: 10/10

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 12/12 – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I’m excited to report that I met all of my reading goals for 2021! It was a close one, though, and I was still squeezing in books on December 31. Stay tuned for my 2022 Reading Goals!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in December?

November 2021 Wrap Up


In November I finished 18 books, including 4 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 12 audiobooks. Remember how I slacked on audiobooks in October? Not so this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ☆☆☆☆☆
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite edited by Zoraida Cordova & Natalie C. Parker ☆☆
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh ☆☆☆
The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆

EBOOKS

The Seventh Queen [ARC] by Greta Kelly ☆☆☆☆☆
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆.5
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
ReDawn [novella] by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson ☆☆☆☆☆
Sunreach [novella] by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson ☆☆☆☆☆
Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
Illuminae [reread] by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
The Inadequate Heir by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb ☆☆☆
Mindhunder: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 198/100… I officially increased by Goodreads goal to 200

Finish 5 series in progress: 3/5 – I finished The Aurora Cycle, and I made progress on The Beautiful, Amulet, and The Bridge Kingdom (I’m only tracking series I started pre-2021 for this goal)

Read 12 graphic novels: 10/12 – The Last Council

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -none this month… need to read lots of poetry in December!

Read 6 nonfiction books: 4/6 – Mindhunter, and I have one more in progress

Read 3 classics: 5/3

Reread 10 books/series: 10/10 – Illuminae

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 11/12 – The Damned

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in November?

October 2021 Wrap Up


In October I finished 10 books, including 6 physical books and 4 audiobooks. I usually make it through way more audiobooks, but I was more in the mood for podcasts this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling ☆☆☆☆.5
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco ☆☆☆☆.5
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez ☆
The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ☆☆☆.5
The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Page ☆☆☆
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 180/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – I did not finish any series, but I made some progress on some

Read 12 graphic novels: 9/12 – The Cloud Searchers

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -none this month

Read 6 nonfiction books: 3/6 – I started one but didn’t finish it this month

Read 3 classics: 4/3

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 10/12 – The Ravens

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in October?

September 2021 Wrap Up


In September I finished 18 books, including 6 physical books and 12 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus ☆☆☆.5
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood ☆☆☆☆☆
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson ☆☆☆☆
Dune by Frank Herbert ☆☆☆☆☆
Fable by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆
I Wish I Had a Wookiee by Ian Doescher [ARC] ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Deathless Divide by Justine Ireland ☆☆☆☆
The Babysitter: My Summer with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman ☆☆☆
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer ☆☆☆
The Bookbinder’s Daughter [ALC] by Jessica Thorne ☆☆☆
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey ☆☆☆☆
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆☆
Namesake by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆
Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆.5
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆.5
The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 170/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – I did not finish any series I started before 2021, but I made some progress on some

Read 12 graphic novels: 8/12 – none this month

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -I Wish I Had a Wookiee

Read 6 nonfiction books: 3/6 – The Babysitter

Read 3 classics: 4/3

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 9/12 – Dune

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in September?

August 2021 Wrap Up

In August I finished 18 books, including 6 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin ☆☆☆☆
Smile by Raina Telgemeier ☆☆☆☆
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆.5
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Ghost Girl [ARC] by Ally Malinenko ☆☆☆
Payback’s a Witch [ARC] by Lana Harper ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆☆
The Last Magician [reread] by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆☆☆
Flash Fire by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆☆
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard ☆☆
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland ☆☆☆☆☆
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn: Treason ☆☆☆☆
My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆☆☆
Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko ☆☆☆☆
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix ☆☆.5


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 152/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – Red Queen

Read 12 graphic novels: 8/12 – Smile

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 8/12 -Long Way Down

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics this year, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – The Last Magician

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 8/12 – Dread Nation

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in August?

July 2021 Wrap Up

In July I finished 19 books, including 6 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 9 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown ☆☆☆.5
Beastly [reread] by Alex Flinn ☆☆
For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆☆
Home Body by Rupi Kaur ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

On These Black Sands [ARC] by Vanessa Rasanen ☆☆☆.5
If the Shoe Fits [ARC] by Julie Murphy ☆☆☆
The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor [ARC] by Shaenon K. Garrity & Christopher J. Baldwin ☆☆☆
Dark Roads [ARC] by Chevy Stevens ☆☆☆.5

AUDIOBOOKS

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young ☆☆
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆☆.5
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆
My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆.5
Defy the Stars [reread] by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Defy the Worlds [reread] by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Defy the Fates [reread] by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆.5
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 134/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 1/5 – The Lady Janies

Read 12 graphic novels: 7/12 – The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 7/12 – Home Body

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics this year, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books/series: 8/10 – Constellation Series, My Lady Jane, Beastly

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 7/12 – A Song of Wraiths and Ruin


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in July?

June 2021 Wrap Up

In June I finished 18 books, including 7 physical books, 1 ebook, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace ☆☆☆.5
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace ☆☆☆.5
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang ☆☆☆☆☆
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher ☆☆☆.5
Heartstopper, Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman ☆☆☆☆☆
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Spider-Verse by Dan Slott ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Firekeeper’s Daughter [ALC] by Angeline Boulley ☆☆☆☆☆
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren ☆☆☆☆
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane ☆☆.5
One Last Stop [ALC] by Casey McQuiston ☆☆☆.5
Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez ☆☆☆☆
The Maidens [ALC] by Alex Michaelides ☆☆.5
Malibu Rising [ALC] by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☆☆☆☆☆
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix ☆☆☆☆☆
Sleeping Dogs Lie by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆
Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 115/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Yikes!

Read 12 graphic novels: 6/12 – Spider-Verse and Heartstopper

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 6/12 – The Sun and Her Flowers

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books: 5/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 6/12 – All the Stars and Teeth duology


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in June?

May 2021 Wrap Up

In May I finished 18 books, including 3 physical books, 3 ebooks, and 12 audiobooks. I read a really fun variety of books this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Evernight by Claudia Gray ☆☆.5
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆☆
Walk with Wings by Tene Edwards ☆☆☆

EBOOKS

People We Meet on Vacation [ARC] by Emily Henry ☆☆☆☆☆
Malice [ARC] by Heather Walter ☆☆☆☆☆
A Fate of Wrath & Flame [ARC] by K.A. Tucker ☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Crooked Kingdom [reread] by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆☆
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆
Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse ☆☆☆☆
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule ☆☆☆☆
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai ☆☆☆☆.5
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas ☆☆☆☆
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutano ☆☆☆☆.5
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☆☆☆☆
Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆.5
Wildcard by Marie Lu ☆☆☆☆
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala ☆☆☆
Faraway: Fairy Tales from the Here and Now by Various Authors ☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 96/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Yikes!

Read 12 graphic novels: 4/12 – none this month

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 5/12 – Walk with Wings

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – The Stranger Beside Me

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – The Hobbit, Leave it to Psmith (I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century, though!)

Reread 10 books: 5/10 – Crooked Kingdom

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 5/12 – Sky in the Deep


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in May?

April 2021 Wrap Up

In April I finished 18 books, including 4 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ☆☆☆☆☆
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater ☆☆☆.5
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur ☆☆☆☆☆
Warcross by Marie Lu ☆☆☆☆.5

EBOOKS

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☆☆☆☆.5
These Feathered Flames [ARC] by Alexandra Overy ☆☆☆☆
The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow [ARC] by Emma Steinkellner ☆☆☆☆☆
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi ☆☆☆
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆.5
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆.5
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆☆
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar ☆☆☆
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 78/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Still need to get started on this goal…

Read 12 graphic novels: 4/12 – The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 4/12 – Milk & Honey

Read 6 nonfiction books: 1/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 1/3 – The Lord of the Rings (only counting the series as one)

Reread 10 books: 5/10 – Shadow & Bone trilogy and Six of Crows

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 4/12 – Warcross by Marie Lu


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in April?

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