Saturday, January 1, 2022

A Year In Books ('21 + '22)

Happy New Year!!

It's time for my favorite list of the year! And as a Virgo, that's saying something, because lists are my jam. But if you've been here for a minute, you already know this, because I point out that this is my favorite list every single year.

And this one is...large. I hit a huge goal of mine this year - to read 100 books!

Turns out, linking to 100+ books takes a really long time. It's a good thing I love books so much.

So, check it out...here's what made the cut in my race to 100:


All the books I read in 2021


1. Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
2. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
3. By the Book by Amanda Sellet
4. The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
5. Atomic Habits by James Clear
6. Outlawed by Anna North
7. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
8. Blessings from the Other Side by Sylvia Browne
9. What Would Frida Do? by Arianna Davis
10. Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
11. The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
12. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young
13. Shipped by Angie Hockman
14. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
15. Twelve Pillars by Jim Rohn
16. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
17. The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren
18. The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
19. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
20. You Have a Match by Emma Lord
21. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
22. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
23. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
24. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
25. Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
26. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
27. Roomies by Christina Lauren
28. The Roommate by Rosie Danan
29. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
30. Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
31. Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E Smith
32. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
33. The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan 
34. Float Plan by Trish Doller
35. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
36. Rich as F*ck by Amanda Frances
37. Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez
38. Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
39. A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin
40. Sunkissed by Kasie West
41. Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle
42. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
43. Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
44. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
45. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
46. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
47. Don't You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
48. The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
49. How to be Fine by Jolenta Greenberg
50. You Say It First by Katie Cotungo
51. Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe by Sarah Mlynowski
52. The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary
53. The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund
54. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
55. Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M Martin
56. Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
57. Meet Samantha by Susan S Adler
58. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
59. Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher
60. The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
61. Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras
62. It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
63. Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
64. Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman
65. Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey
66. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
67. Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman
68. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
69. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
70. Book Love by Debbie Tung
71. Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey
72. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
73. It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
74. I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
75. Toaff's Way by Cynthia Voigt
76. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
77. Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
78. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
79. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
80. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
81. A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander
82. Something Wicked by Ray Bradbury
83. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
84. The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
85. How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson
86. Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
87. Mistletoe in Paradise by Jill Shalvis
88. Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey
89. One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis
90. An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
91. If You Ask Me: And of Course You Won't by Betty White
92. Best Wishes, Warmest Regards by Daniel Levy
93. So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen
94. The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue
95. Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
96. Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman
97. 7 Days of Christmas by Jen Hatmaker
98. I Left the House Today! by Cassandra Calin
99. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
100. The Comfort Book by Matt Haig


Despite that huge list, I feel like there are SO many that I didn't get to. I mean, I know there are. The stacks and boxes of books collected all over my house are a very clear reminder of that. I'll never catch up! It's all about the journey anyway, right?

2021 Stats:

78 Novels
21 Non-fiction/memoir
1 poetry
1 ebook
28 audiobooks

If you're interested to see how that compares to my list from last year, click here.

There are a lot of books I'd like to get to in 2022, but I'm also cutting my goal waaaaay back. I really enjoyed reading as much as I did this year, but as time went on, I started to feel antsy about reading enough. It became a bit of a chore to make sure that I stayed on track. It was a fun and worthy challenge - I'm so glad I did it. But I want 2022 to be a bit more chill when it comes to reading.

That said, I probably still have more planned that I should in the name of a chill reading year, but such is my life. So here's what I'd really love to get to over these next 12 months.

New 2022 Books


New in 2022

1. Book Lovers by Emily Henry (May 3rd)
2. Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon (Jan 11th)
3. The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka (Jan 25th)
4. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey (March 1st)
5. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (May 3rd)
6. Out of His League by Caroline Richardson (Apr 5th)
7. Love at First Spite by Anna E. Collins (Jan 4th)
8. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa (Apr 5th)
9. Always Jane by Jenn Bennett (March 29th)
10. Love from Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill (Apr 5th)
11. Something Wilder by Christina Lauren (May 17th)
12. With and Without You by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka (Apr 19th)
13. Ride With Me by Lucy Keating (June 28th)
14. Places We've Never Been by Kasie West (May 31st)


Book of the Month Books I Still Need to Get To
15. Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
16. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
17. Heart Strings and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins
18. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
19. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
20. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
21. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
22. How Lucky by Will Leitch
23. Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland5
24. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
25. The People We Keep by Allison Larkin
26. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang


Non-Fiction/Spiritual
27. The Self-Care Solution by Jennifer Ashton
28. The 4 Season Solution by Dallas Hartwig
29. The Witch's Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
30. What the F by Benjamin K Bergen
31. Millenneagram by Hannah Paasch
32. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
33. Make Their Day by Karen Ehman
34. Light Magic for Dark Times by Lisa Marie Basile
35. The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson
36. Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Misc Backlist
37. The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
38. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
39. Very Important People by E.C. Silver
40. Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan
41. Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher
42. A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J Maas
43. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
44. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
45. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
46. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas

I have SO many books waiting in this house, but I'm going to leave it there because I know things are going to come up as the year goes on.

So, did we read some of the same things last year? Are there things missing from my list this year? Fill me in - I love to chat books! (PS - I am always up for a buddy read!)



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