To keep my annual reading goals low pressure and focused on fun, I’ve adopted a scaling system to track my progress. I set my Goodread’s Reading Challenge to 10 books at the start of the year, and when that’s accomplished, increase the goal by an additional 10.
Upon reaching each new milestone, I’ll mark the occasion with a fresh list of books I’m looking forward to reading soon.
The Second Story by Neil Patrick Harris
I so enjoyed the showbiz flare and enthusiastic charm of The Magic Misfits, and look forward to seeing if The Second Story can pick up where the first left off.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
This book has been on my TBR for so long it already has a film adaptation. It feels like I’m well and truly overdue. Haha.
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
I’m not the most avid series reader, but I’ve heard excellent things about The Sisters Grimm and clever fairy tale adaptations are always welcome, am I right?
Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh
I love reading short stories and anthologies, so when the audio edition of Flying Lessons came on sale I snapped it right up. The starry collection of contributing authors has set my hopes high.
Schooled by Gordon Korman
I’ve been casually working my way through Gordon Korman’s titles since last year. Schooled catches my curiosity since it’s about a quirky homeschooler entering public school. As a former homeschooler, I can’t wait to see how that turns out.
The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eager
A mother-daughter cryptid hunting adventure and familial bonding experience? Yes, please! Sign me up.
Melissa by Alex Gino
I know what you’re thinking; how have I not read this book yet? I’m not entirely sure, either. But I’m excited to be able to read it for the very first time under its recently-corrected title.
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Greenglass House gets recommended to me all the time. I’ve been mostly intimidated away by how many books are in the series (as I mentioned, not a big series reader) but I’ve had really good luck with audiobook reading, so there’s hope for me yet!
The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol
This is one of those books I always see recommended for fans of Diana Wynne Jones, whom I adore beyond words, so while deeply skeptical (it’s my nature) I am curious to see if I’m about to discover a new favorite author.
Floors by Patrick Carman
I’m weak for a strong, succinct concept and this Floors certainly has one–multi-story hotel à la Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’m excited to see where the elevator takes us!
Are any of these reads on your 2022 TBR?
- Share what books you’re excited to read in the comments below!
- Recommend a book you think I’d like based on this round of selections.
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