2022 Reading Goals

I’m trying to take an easy and cut down on my TBR some more. I am requesting less books from Netgalley and hoping to focus on books that have already been released. As per usual, some of these goals may change through the year. I typically check in at about June and based on how it is going make adjustments. Not necessarily to make it easier to do everything, but usually because there is some other problem (i.e. accessibility). I’m also making it short and sweet because I already know I’m going to be busy with some family and work things this year.

Standing Challenges (aka the challenges that will most likely be on the list every year):

  1. Book by a Native/First Nations/ Indigenous Author: Ancestor Approved edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  2. Banned Book: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  3. Participate in the Asian Read-a-thon
  4. Neurodiverse Read: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

2021 Specific Challenges:

  1. Continue/Finish the series (I’ve already started and in no particular order):
    1. Oaths of Legacy (2021)
    2. Illusionary (2021)
    3. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (2022)
    4. Homicide and Halo-Halo (2022)
    5. The Dragon’s Promise (2022)
    6. Fevered Star (2022)
    7. Tiger Honor (2022)
    8. Into the Riverlands (2022)
    9. Heat Wave (2022)
    10. Akata Woman (2022)


  1. Start a new series: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
  2. A book that I own, but haven’t read: Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  3. A book set in Spain: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
  4. A book featuring at least three generations: Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
  5. A book recommended by my mother:
  6. A book by an author I discovered in an anthology: Lobizona by Romina Garber
  7. An Afrofuturist book: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  8. A book by a trans or non-binary author: Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee
  9. A book that won an award in 2021: A Master of Djinn by P. Djéli Clark
  10. A book that I saw someone else reading: Mrs. Death Misses Death by Salena Godden
  11. A book by an author whose work I enjoyed in the past: The Red Palace by June Hur
  12. A book by an author whose work I didn’t enjoy in the past: Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
  13. A book from one of my old most anticipated posts: Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
  14. A book recommended by a librarian: Himawari House by Harmony Becker
  15. A book set under the sea: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh