Happy New Year!!! I can hardly believe it’s 2022 already – I’m still struggling with accidentally writing 2020 on things! These last couple of years have been pretty hard on most people considering the pandemic and all the difficulties it has brought. However, I’m hopeful that 2022 will be much, much better, and I’m optimistic that this year will bring healing and happiness.
Anyway, on to the tag! I found this one on And On She Reads so make sure to go check out her post!
How many books are you planning on reading in 2022?
In past years, I’ve always aimed for 50 or more, but with how busy I have been lately, reading has sadly become a lower priority. For 2022, I want to work on realistic goals, so I think I will aim for around a book a month.
What are five books you didn’t get to read in 2021 but want to make a priority in 2022?
There were quite a few books I didn’t get to this year! (In fact, a big chunk of my personal library is still unread…) The ones I’ve been really wanting to get into are
Night Circus by: Erin Morgenstern (This has been on my TBR for a couple years now.)
The Austen Escape by: Katherine Reay
Who Could That Be at This Hour? by: Lemony Snicket
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by: John Boyne
War and Peace by: Leo Tolstoy (I swear I’m determined to get through this one eventually!)
What genre do you want to read more of in 2022?
I’m in the mood to read more historical nonfiction! One of my friends has been recently reading a book on Nazi Germany, and the more he told me about it, the more I realized I needed to educate myself further on world history.
What are three non-book related goals for 2022?
- Chill out. Seriously, I am so tired of being stressed, and this next year I want to focus on not letting other people get to me. People will make stupid decisions and do stupid things to you, but that doesn’t mean you have to let them bring you down.
- Read more! I got so caught up in life this last year that I read less than I have in quite a few years. I even had more downtime than past years (thanks COVID), and I still chose to watch TV or play on my phone instead of picking up a good book.
- Get fit (specifically: do a pullup). I’m really not in horrible shape, but I would say I’m barely making it into the category of “fit.” Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be able to do a pullup, but I never could because upper body strength is definitely my weak point. 2022 is the year to make my childhood dream come true!
What’s a book you’ve had forever and still need to read?
Blindsided by: Calvin Miller. I’ve quite literally had this book sitting on my shelf for about five years now. I can’t even remember where I got it at this point.
One word that you hope 2022 will be?
Happy. I just want to be happy in my friendships, family, and work. I’m tired of drama and stress and ready to have a good 2022.
I hope you will be happy, too! New year, new opportunities. Happy 2022, everyone, and thanks for stopping by!
Love, Audra 💜