Another year, another reading challenge attempted. By lowering the bar for myself, I am back in the good graces of my Goodreads challenge! I actually got to start commuting to work for a few days this year, but unfortunately I was stuck on slower-paced non-fiction books so it didn’t help with my reading pace much.
Reading just always takes a backseat, so I’m going to think really hard about how I can set aside dedicated “hobbies” time and to make sure some of that time goes to reading for fun.
Anyway, here are the books I read this year:
- King of Scars
- Blood of Elves
- Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex
- Loathe at First Sight
- Song of Achilles
- The Time of Contempt
- Such a Fun Age
- Rule of Wolves
- Hail Mary
- Crying in H-Mart
- Red, White, & Royal Blue
- Transcendent Kingdom
- Solutions and Other Problems
- The Lightning Thief
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Titan’s Curse
- The Art of Showing Up
- Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
What were your favorite reads in 2021? Mine were Homegoing, Exhalation, Hail Mary, and Solutions and Other Problems, which I read when I was feeling so, so low and made me laugh out loud, which I rarely do.
What books do you recommend I read in 2022? I’ll probably keep on with book series, like more Witcher, more Percy Jackson. I would like to read more fantasy and sci-fi series by and about women and POC. I’m definitely in the market for more fast-paced series that I can devour when I’m in a reading slump, so please let me know your recommendations! And I’ve read almost none of the physical books from last year’s to-be-read pile so those go into next year’s pile, too 🙃
This year, I also started watching a couple (as in literally 2) booktubers at the recommendation of a friend, so it just feels like I have more books being added to be TBR pile than ever before. That same friend suggested I start my own booktube endeavor but, as you can see, I don’t really read enough to attempt it!