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.
How to Get Away with Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Myrtle Hardcastle mysteries are destined to be my summer treat this year. Having thoroughly enjoyed the first book, I’m curious to see what trouble our precocious investigator will find herself embroiled in next.
Trex by Christyne Morrell
I’ve been kindly given a review copy of this exciting new sci-fi adventure. Experiments, secret powers, suspicious new friends. It’s more than enough to spark my interest. Yeah, I went there.
Rick by Alex Gino
Having recently read Alex Gino’s debut title, I’m eager to jump into their newer works and see how the individual stories might overlap and shift previous assumptions. Also, a lovely Twitter reader pointed out that the audiobook is author-read!
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
I know I’m late to the party with this one. I must confess, too much reader hype tends to scare me away! I’m genuinely excited to give this modern classic a read over the summer, though.
Fight + Flight by Jules Machias
I’ve been waiting for this recent ’22 release all winter. Fight + Flight dives into topics like mental health, disability, and trauma related to an active shooter drill. I expect it’s going to be one of those “Can’t Put Down” reads.
Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien
I’ve heard amazing things about the worldbuilding in this Action/Fantasy title and am wildly curious to see if it can breathe some fresh life into the Magic School trope I love to hate.
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
Ghost stories and summer are an amazing combination. I’ve had my eye on this spoopy read for a while… I mean, talk about a beautiful cover!
Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt
This book came highly recommended, and looks like a warmhearted exploration of having, supporting, and accepting a transgender parent. I love a contemporary story that helps you learn and laugh in equal parts.
The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage
The Mo & Dale Mystery series always comes highly recommended and I’m completely happy to join the bandwagon. With all the twists in the first two books, I have no idea what to expect from this third installment and I’m absolutely thrilled about it.
The Amber Anthem by Mark Sigel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun
I made quite a bit of progress through the 5Worlds graphic novels during Book a Day May. I need to track down a copy of the fourth book ASAP so I can continue before I forget any poignant plot points!
Are any of these reads on your 2022 TBR?
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- Recommend a book you think I’d like based on this round of selections.
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