Friends, this post has taken me the longest time to put together. It’s very ridiculous that I’m bringing you my 2022 book list in March, but here we are! I’ve heard it said that February is the new January. If that’s the case, maybe March can also be the new January? Anyways, I set a list at the beginning of the year of books I want to read and thought it’d be a great idea to share it here!
I’ve picked two books per month, one fiction and one non-fiction. This is the first time I’ve picked a list of books a year ahead of time, but it has me very motivated to read more! If you’d like to read along with me this year, please feel free to do so. Here is the list of books I’d like to read this year:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
We are headed to Universal Studios this fall, so I plan to read all of the Harry Potter books beforehand!
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
This felt like a really great brain refresh at the beginning of the year. The writing style was a little dry, but the content was very helpful and refreshing.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
I am attempting to read one Harry Potter book a month, but some of the later books are long. We’ll see how that goes! I have until October to finish the series, which seems like an adequate amount of time. I am almost done with The Chamber of Secrets.
Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West
This is so interesting! J.B. West worked in the usher department of the White House for many, many years. He was there from the time of Roosevelt to Nixon. Can you imagine seeing all the changes, societal and technological, first hand? This is SUCH a great read, and I highly recommend it.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Spring always feels like a busy time for me, so reading this book this month is very timely!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
This has been on my to-read list for a few years, and I’m eager to read it.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Time to Parent by Julie Morgenstern
I love to throw in a parenting book very once in a while. I read one of Julie’s books a couple years ago and really enjoyed it, and I hope it’s the same with this one.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
I purchased this book a couple years ago and haven’t gotten around to reading it. I also want to watch the movie when I’ve finished the book.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt
I’ve seen this recommended online, but specifically remember The American Moms on Instagram mentioning it. I will basically read anything they recommend! It felt timely for this to be a July read.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
I made a goal a few years ago to read all of Jane Austen’s works. Once I’m done with the Harry Potter series, I’ll switch over to reading Jane Austen as my fiction picks for the rest of the year. My Type A tendencies are very happy that the number of Harry Potter books + the number of Austen books I haven’t read = 12. Well… technically, it doesn’t quite equal twelve because the last month will be Austen’s shorter works squished into one month. But, it does feel nice and neat!
The Power of Fun by Catherine Price
How appropo to squish in some fun in August? The start of the school year can feel daunting and hectic, so any amount of fun in August will be very welcome!
Emma by Jane Austen
Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin
I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this book and am looking forward to reading it!
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
I’ve heard this is a moodier book by Jane Austen, hence why I assigned it to October!
You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy
This will be perfect, heading into the holiday season. I could always use some sharpening to my listening skills, and hopefully this will get me into the right headspace right before the crazy holiday season.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Bernadette Dunne
How appropriate for November? I love hosting meals at our house, but I always (always) second guess how good I actually am at hosting. Hostessing is one of those skills that develop over time and, basically, just doing the thing. Hopefully this will be a little refresher for my brain before the holidays
Jane Austen’s shorter works or Christmas with Anne by L.M. Montgomery
I’ve chosen more than two fiction books for this month! This might be ambitious. Jane Austen’s shorter works might not last me the entire month. Plus, I’d love to have a Christmas themed book for this month. I absolutely love Anne of Green Gables. All the cozy feels with this Christmas pick!
This is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick
As an Eastern NC transplant, I hope this will help me love this place even more. I love NC. As in, really, really love it. But, it’s hard to not feel like I’m ‘not from around here,’ you know what I mean? This book has been highly recommended online, so I’d like to round out this year with a positive mindset going into 2023.
And that’s it! That is my 2022 book list!
Will I read all of them? Maybe not.
Will I veer from the list? Most likely.
I am already very excited to read all these books, so we’ll see where I am at the end of 2022! What are you reading this year?