Beyond just picking up new releases this year I also have a list of books I’ve been meaning to read in this new year, or am just behind the masses on reading. A few might be somewhat recent releases, but overall these are books I feel like I need to read in 2022.
- The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan
- This one was on my list last year, but with how hard it was to get myself to read in 2021 I had a harder time convincing myself to pick up a book that was as intimidating as this book felt even just sitting on the shelves. I really enjoyed the show though, and feel like if I can get myself in a better place reading wise this year this one might finally get its chance.
- The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
- This is one that I got recommended when researching some new Fantasy series to pick up, so while I am a completely new reader to this one, I am excited to try a new author/book out, and the overall plot sounded really interesting.
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- I actually held off on this one a while back since there was something the author did that had her being cancelled, but I’m starting to get to a point where I’m just separating the author from their work entirely. This is an Arthurian novel, and it’s the sole reason I’m picking this one up. Especially after the meh finale that was the Excalibur Curse this year I need a solid return to Arthurian tales, and I’m hoping this staple in that category will do it justice for me.
- Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
- I finally found a copy of this book and am very excited to see what all the craze is over this book. I feel like I could be very emotional reading this, but given how much the Fantasy Reading Community raved on this book I feel like I need to read this.
- Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
- Jay Kristoff has definitely been on some cancellation lists in 2021 for a number of reasons, but I actually heard a number of great reviews when it came to this vampire novel, and while it is a hefty book (also in a million different special copies too??) it’s been a while since I’ve read a vampire novel, and this one sounds like it will be dark in a good way.
- Lore by Alexandra Bracken
- This is actually a new release from 2021 that I just put off a number of times, and felt really guilty for doing so. I love greek mythology and the book sounds amazing, but I just never read it then. That means that in 2022 I’m looking to fix that and hopefully enjoy it a lot.
- Descendants of the Crane by Joan He
- This is another tale of familial love, and forbidden magic with cranes in the title, and I am all for it. This one has been on my shelves for a bit, but I’m hoping this year will be its year, and maybe a favorite of the year?
- The Betrayals by Bridget Collins
- This is another book I picked up last year, was excited about, but unfortunately denied the opportunity to read it thanks to my reading slump. It involves magic, a school, and a competition to be the best, or else. It was intriguing the first time I read the synopsis, and I’m still intrigued by it now, so it stands to reason I should make a real effort this year to read it.
- Leviathan Wakes by James A Corey
- It’s been a while since I’ve read a pure Science Fiction novel/series, so I watched a lot of recommendation videos to see what was the best of the best out there, and Leviathan Wakes was a consistent title on those lists. Do I know much about it? Beyond the synopsis, and recommendations I am very new to this one, but still excited to read deep space mystery like this one.
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- This one has been on the list last year if my memory is correct, and my Dad has actually pushed me on reading this one too. I was struggling last year to read in general, so picking up a book I know I struggled with before was something I put off. I’m hoping that if I can get a “groove” going in 2022 I will be more open to reading some larger or slower paced books.
What books are you looking to read in 2022? What books mean the most in your goals? Let me know in the comments below!
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