2022 Reading Plans

Typically, I’d post this as soon as the new year starts, but I haven’t been in the mood to read or blog, so I delayed it until I was.

Considering how low my interest in reading and blogging was in December and the beginning of this year, I’d like to take things super easy this year regarding my reading. Most of my goals will be the same as previous years, but I intend to scale back on the amount I intend to read. I’ll also pass on continuing with certain goals, like the list of 8 books I really want to read but never get to every year. (Maybe I’ll get to them this year when I don’t have them listed as a goal.)


spend less
read more of my own books
take it easy

I’d like to try harder to spend less on books, so fingers crossed that I manage to do so this year (although I’ve already bought a couple books since the year started. Whoops!). Of course, I’d also like to read more of my own stuff in an attempt to weed out books I hate from my shelves. And, as I mentioned above, I’d like to take it easy this year with the goals.

Goodreads Challenge

30 books

This should be an easy, doable reading goal for me if this funky reading mood I’m in lasts the entire year.

Read comics/mangas

5 comics

I’m keeping it simple here. Although reading just 5 won’t put a dent in this part of my TBR, it’s a manageable number that I can easily hit. The ones that I’d love to get to are:

Moonstruck, Vol. 3: Troubled Waters by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle
Monstress, Vol. 4: The Chosen by Marjorie Liu, illus. Sana Takeda
DCeased: Dead Planet by Tom Taylor, illus. by Trevor Hairsine
Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Stephanie Hans
Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 2

Read picture books

4 books

Again, this won’t put a dent in this part of my TBR, but it’s a doable goal. At the moment, the ones I’d love to read this year are:

The Secret Lives of Dragons by Zoya Agnis (Sangma Francis), illus. by Alexander Utkin
Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illus. by Angela Brooksbank
Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Castle by Richard Platt, illus. by Stephen Biesty
How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry (illus.)

Pick Up a Classic

2 books

I always fail at this goal. I considered not including it this year, but I really would like to read a classic, a really big, chunky one actually. I doubt I will, but I’ll include one anyway.

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Three Terrifying Reads

3 books

I’ve kept this at three books every year so far, and I think I often manage to read at least three (although not the three I list). I’d like to get to these three this year:

DCeased: Dead Planet by Tom Taylor, illus. by Trevor Hairsine
The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling
The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

Where Are the Middle Grade Ones?

2 books

Actually, I’d like to read more middle grade, like at least one each month, but that’s too much for me right now. If I read more than two, I’ll be very happy.

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan [reread]

Travel Through the Discworld

2 books

So far, I’ve been managing about two of these books each year, I think. I’d like to read more than just two this year, but there’s no telling when this funky reading mood will lift, so two seems doable for now.

Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

Read My Own Stuff

15 books

I’d love if at least half the books I read this year are ones bought before January 1, 2022. That’ll help put a dent in things.

BookForager’s Picture Prompt Book Bingo

This looks fun. I’d like to do BookForager’s Picture Prompt Book Bingo. I won’t select anything specific for it. Most likely I’ll read whatever and at the end of each quarter try to figure out if any of the books apply to the pictures. That’s my usual method with these things.

A Quick Roundup of My 2022 Reading Plans

Goodreads Challenge = 30 books

Read comics/mangas = 5 books

Read picture books = 4 books

Pick Up a Classic = 2 books

Three Terrifying Reads = 3 books

Where Are the Middle Grade Ones = 2 books

Travel Through the Discworld = 2 books

Read My Own Stuff = 15 books

BookForager Picture Prompt Book Bingo = a couple boxes

Well… let’s see how the year goes.

29 thoughts on “2022 Reading Plans

  1. I like the combination of styles and age ranges and formats you’ve included, even picture books. Reading more graphic novels/memoirs and manga is on my list for this year too and Witch Hat is actually on my “saved” list at the library so I might end up reading that one too! GL with your goals!


  2. I have to say I would read many, many other things before I would read Don Quixote. But have fun with it if/when you do! I’ve wanted to read this month but have had no time, which has been a bit rubbish!


    1. Lol! This would be my second time trying it. I think on my first try, I got about a quarter of the way through.
      Aww, well I hope you get more reading time soon. I know what that’s like. I haven’t had as much reading time as I’d like lately.

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  3. In regards to Don Quixote….

    I did a read through by myself a couple of years ago. I would read one chapter a week and I’d take notes in the book’s margin (I bought a specific edition that had wide margins just for this) and then I’d blog up all my notes each week so I had a record of my journey as I went through. Some weeks that one chapter went slick as a greased pig and other weeks it was like trying to swim through mud, but taking a whole week really helped space out things. And my notes helped me to remember.

    I don’t know if doing something like that would help you, but DQ is a BIG book and I don’t recommend trying to read it quickly. It’ll swamp you 😀 But I do want to encourage you to read it if you can. I started reading and blogging about it in November of 2016 and ended the journey in July of 2017. Looking at my blog, I realized I did more than a chapter a week, but still, it was a deliberately slow pace. I ordered the Oxford World’s Classic edition.

    Not trying to be pushy, just wanted to let you know how it worked out in my case so maybe you can do something that works for you. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate the advice because I attempted the book years ago and rushed through it and ended up giving up.
      That’s a good idea to take it a bit at a time and blog about the experience I go. That’ll help keep me motivated, I think.

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  4. Don Quixote has been sitting on my shelves for a while. Still haven’t gotten to it, but one day…. one day…

    I wish you well with your goals. I love the idea of taking it easy. No reason to stress over any of this.


  5. Good luck on your goals!
    I’m also trying this year to spend less on books, and read teh ones I own! Not going great so far ahha!


  6. Good luck! These all seem like reasonable, achievable goals, which is great — why make reading stressful? (Gotta say, though — I read Don Quixote last year with my book group, and wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else!) I like your idea of reading two Discworld books. I had a big plan to read them all a few years ago — I was going to read one per month, and I quit after 4 because it was just too much. But two? I could do that!


  7. Magician’s Nephew in my favourite among all Narnia books 😀
    And yay for Maskerade, more Granny and Nanny never fails to lift my mood! 😀

    Good luck with those plans, Zezee! You’re way more organized than I am, I make no reading plans whatsoever 😉


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