22 Books I want to read in 2022

Over the last 4 months I have been seeing so many bloggers and youtubers talking about the ’22 books I want to read in 2022′. Each time I read someone’s post I think, ‘yes I want to do that too’ but of course, procrastination led the way and now I am here, nearing the end of April, still wanting to do this post.

Although since I re-vamped my blog in at the beginning of this year, I have found myself writing more and more non-book related posts, I still absolutely love reading and writing about the books I am reading, but you know how it is, when inspiration strikes you’ve just got to go with it. So I am very excited to be writing a book related post!!

Without further ado, these are my most anticipated reads for this year. This list will not only include new releases, but also any books that have been on my TBR for some time:

#1 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

This book has been on my TBR basically since I heard about it on booktube about a year ago and finally I have bought it and I am so excited to read it. The new movie of the book starring Lucy Hale is definitely something I want to watch too but I am going to try out the book first.


#2 Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is becoming basically the central focus of every booktuber and booktok video, and I am so excited to jump on this band wagon. My friends have been raving about this book for ages, so when I found this book the other day at an op-shop for only $2 in perfect condition, I knew it was definitely a sign for me to finally read this book.


#3 Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is another widely renowned Taylor Jenkins Reid book that I actually heard about before Daisy Jones and the Six, and every person I have asked about it absolutely loved it, so once again I definitely need to read this book.


#4 The Narnia series

Moving away from the books that have been new releases in the past few years, on to one of my highly anticipated series; the Narnia series. I absolutely loved the Narnia movies when I was a kid but never got around to reading the books. Finally I have bought 5 out of the 7 books so I think now is a great time to start reading it cause I know it is a big task to read these books just because of how many there are, but I am very excited.


#5 The Odyssey by Homer

You might be thinking that this is a very strange change from the above books seeing as, you know it was published in the 17th century. But I have got to admit that I really want to read it. When I was in the US about 4 years ago, I picked up a beautiful edition of this book at Barnes and Nobles and it is such such a nice book cover, that I just have to read the book.


#6 The Cruel Prince series by Holly Black

I actually first heard of this book series on booktok, and then again when I was watching a youtuber talk about the books she was reading this month, and The Cruel Prince series was one of them. I swear half the books I have I scored for some great price at an op-shop and this was one of them. It was like a day before my birthday last year and I went into an op-shop and what do you think I found? Book 1 and Book 2 of the series for $3 each in perfect condition, so of course I bought it, but I haven’t yet read it.


#7 The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

The Maze Runner books are another series that have been on my TBR for quite some time because I have heard such rave reviews about them. It was only the other day when I was watching TV and came across the movie version of the first book on TV that I remembered they were on my TBR bookshelf, so I definitely would like to read those this year.


#8 Beach read by Emily Henry

I don’t actually know a whole lot about this Emily Henry read, but I have seen it recommended literally everywhere including some booktubers and tik toks so of course, I just had to buy it. I am not sure when this year I’ll read it but I am definitely excited to do so.


#9 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I actually received this as a gift for Christmas last year and ever since then I have been really wanting to read it. Every time I watch a book recommendations video people go on about how amazing this book is and I am honestly so pumped to read it; it is such a unique book idea which is why I am really wanting to read it.


#10 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice. A literary classic. I have had this book in my personal library for years now but I am yet to pick it up. Everyone I know who loves reading, loves Jane Austen but I have always found it a bit daunting. This is Jane Austen we are talking about, one of the foremost literary icons of all time so I guess I have just been reluctant to pick up one of her books in the past. But 2022 is the year; the year I am going to tackle some of literature’s greatest masterpieces such as Pride and Prejudice and I am so ready for it.


#11 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is another literary classic that has been on my TBR for some time, but it was not until I bought the book in the Clothbound Classics edition that I got really excited to read it. Little women in the movies has brought recognition to the book from a new audience, and although I haven’t seen the movie, nor read the book, I know I really need to – they are a must (from what I have heard) for all readers.


#12 You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry

This is another highly anticipated Emily Henry read. After everything I had heard from Beach Read reviews I started looking into other things Emily Henry had written and I came across a multitude of videos and reviews of people raving about this book too, so of course I must read it.


#13 The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

I don’t actually know a whole lot about this book, but I know it has been recommended by many booktubers who have discovered it from Book of the Month, which is why I heard of it and I think people are discovering it from those sort of videos.


#14 Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy

I actually found out about this series from booktuber Steph Bohrer who always talks about how good these books are and they seem to be like college romance sort of books which are super fun and light reads I am assuming which is always good during the year, especially if I am wanting to tackle books like Moby Dick and War and Peace.


#15 The Love hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

I have been wanting to read this book since the first moment I heard about it. It sounds like such a cute YA romance book and the whole premise of the book is just so cliché but also definitely the kind of books that I love to read. What is it with all the amazing romance books that are being released in the last year or so???!!!!


#16 The Spanish love deception by Elena Armas

This book seems to be everything anyone could want from a YA romance book, at least that is what all the reviews I have read and watched, have said about it. It just seems like a somewhat cliché romance book, but the sort of cliché that is addictive to read.


#17 Fantastic beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling

I am an all time Harry Potter fanatic and yet I have never read or watched the Fantastic Beasts series, which is crazy I know! Fantastic Beasts has been on my TBR since I heard about it a couple of years ago but I have always been reluctant to read it because of how much I love the Harry Potter series that I didn’t want anything to change that, which is ridiculous now that I think about it, which is why it is in my list of books to read this year.


#18 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book has been on my TBR for literally so long and I keep saying this will be the month to read it and it never is. I think the reason for my reluctance with reading this book is that it is apparently a heart-breaking book and truthfully I just don’t want to cry but I think I just need to rip off the band-aid and read it. I have been wanting to watch the movie of the book on Netflix for so long but I really want to read the book first so I am holding off, so this is the year – the year when I will read this book!


#19 Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Moby Dick has been on my TBR for quite some time as well as half the books on this list, but I have just procrastinated picking it up because of the mixed reviews I have received from other people. After all the hesitation with buying it, I did anyway cause I want to form my own decision about whether it is good or not and I am definitely excited to read it this year.


#20 Friends, lovers and the big terrible thing by Matthew Perry

To say this is my most anticipated read for this year is a completely and utter understatement. I am SOOOO excited for this book to be released this November!!! I absolutely love the TV show Friends so when I heard that THE Matthew Perry will be releasing an autobiography I nearly cried tears of joy but didn’t of course cause that is a tad dramatic for me. I am so upset that it doesn’t get released until November, but you bet when it is released I will be at the shops that very morning buying it.


#21 Breakfast at tiffany’s by Truman Capote

The only other Truman Capote book I have read before was In Cold Blood which is a stark contrast to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, at least I am assuming. The reason I was so keen to read another of Capote’s works was because of how well In Cold Blood was written. It is a pretty quick read so I know I will definitely read it at some point this year.


#22 Reminders of him by Colleen Hoover

Last but not least is Reminders of Him. Colleen Hoover has absolutely taken over book stores where I live, she is literally everywhere and every single booktuber I have watched in the last 6 months has raved about Colleen Hoover books and how amazing they are. Reminders of Him is, I believe, her newest release as it was from 2022. It seems like such a unique and beautiful story and I just am so excited to read it.


Well that’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed this book-related post! Let me know in the comments below what books you are excited to read in 2022 and, what your views are on any of the above books!


Stay safe and keep connected,

-Soph xx

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