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(Almost) 100 Books On My Immediate TBR For 2022

January 19th, 2022

Hi Readers!

In my ‘Goals For 2022’ I mentioned I’d like to reach the target of reading 100 books again. I’ve gone a step furthur and actually written a list of almost 100 books that, at this moment in time anyway, I would very much like to get to in 2022. Obviously I don’t know how the year will play out, and my reading tastes may very well change. But I think it’ll be quite interesting to return to this list at the end of 2022 and see how many of these books I actually read…

Classics

The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer
Crime and Punishment by Fyoder Dostoevsky
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Tess Of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
A Passage To India by E.M. Forster
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy
The Old Curiosity Shop, Nicholas Nickleby, The Pickwick Papers & The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Every Bronte Book (With the Brotealong)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Non-Fiction

My goal for 2022 is to read 15 non-fiction, but as you can see, I actually have a lot more than that I’d like to get to as soon as possible. As you can see, it’s mostly historical/literary non-fiction I’m most interested in.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
SPQR by Mary Beard
Ancient Egypt by Tobey Wilkinson
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell
Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee
Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
Jane Austen Files by Helen Amy
Sapiens: A Brief History Of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harris
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

Contemporary

Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo
Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead

I do see myself reading more contemporary than this, but these are the ones on my raider right now.

Fantasy

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Jade City by Fonda Lee
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
House In The Ceruleon Sea by T.J. Flune
Chain of Gold Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin Duology by Roseanna A. Brown

Historical Fiction

Girl With the Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier
Z by Therese Anne Fowler
Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Rereads

The Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante
Throne Of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Howards End by E.M Forster
Pride And Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park & Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

If I’m able to read all of these books, I see myself having an incredible reading year!

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

5 thoughts on “(Almost) 100 Books On My Immediate TBR For 2022

  1. Ambitious, good luck with your selections! It looks like you will have an amazing reading year and your classics selections are particularly impressive, having Hardy, Dickens and Dostoyevsky. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is definitely historical fiction, rather than contemporary, though. I did read Ancient Egypt by Tobey Wilkinson, but I can’t recall much apart from the fact that my edition was just enormous ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I am a bookworm, who mainly loves fantasy and classics. Read some of those books from that list:

    1. Tale of Two Cities
    2. Nicholas Nickleby
    3. The Iliad
    4. The Odyssey
    5. Les Misรฉrables

    Currently on my TBR:

    1. Pickwick Papers
    2. Tess Of the Dโ€™Ubervilles

    Still trying to decide on Crime and Punishment

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