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2022 Reading Goals

Long time no see, sweet friends! I haven’t blogged on Nyx Book Reviews in years. After six years of book blogging I found myself kind of… done? In the meantime I’ve moved countries, finished some degrees and am still in the process of my final one (a doctorate), and did a whole lot of reading that this blog will never see.

I’ve recently really gotten into reading again after dipping in and out of reading for ages, and I found myself wanting to structure my reading somewhat again! I used to really enjoy the reading challenges of the 2010s, so I’m bringing some of that energy into 2022. After such a shapeless year that was 2021 I’m honestly just looking forward to crossing some things of lists and feel productive! At the same time I want to make a good dent into my physical TBR, and perhaps get rid of some books that I don’t think I’ll reread in the future.

So I made myself a bunch of prompts targeting various parts of my reading! Will I finish them all this year? Probably not! Though I will happily use books for multiple categories (a non-fiction audiobook would count in two categories, for example), it’s still a lot of reading. But regardless of that, it’ll be fun to see how far I can get!

Read five books that I added to my Goodreads TBR in 2010 [0/5 complete]:

  • City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
  • Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Little Women by Louisa Alcott May
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
  • Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

Read at least fifteen books of my physical TBR [0/15 complete]:

  • City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
  • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  • Bleeding Hearts by Ry Herman
  • Forevermore by Kristen Callihan
  • Soulbound by Kristen Callihan
  • Spider Game by Christine Feehan
  • Viper Game by Christine Feehan
  • Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
  • A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
  • The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
  • Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
  • Ever After by Kim Harrison
  • The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  • The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • A Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
  • A Witch in Love by Ruth Warburton
  • Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
  • A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall
  • The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham
  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Duma Key by Stephen King
  • The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  • An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
  • Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
  • The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood
  • Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood
  • Blood and Circuses by Kerry Greenwood
  • The Malice by Peter Newman
  • A Medal for Murder by Frances Brody
  • Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody
  • A Woman Unknown by Frances Brody
  • A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
  • A Lady Risks All by Bronwyn Scott
  • A Lady Dares by Bronwyn Scott

Read all physical graphic novels [1/5 complete]:

  • Goddess Mode
  • Ash & Thorn
  • Misfit City Vol. 2
  • Sera & The Royal Stars
  • Insexts

Read all physical manga [0/9 complete]:

  • The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 3 by Marimo Ragawa
  • Superwomen in Love Vol. 2 by sometime
  • Superwomen in Love Vol. 3 by sometime
  • Alice 19th Vol. 1 by Yuu Watase
  • Alice 19th Vol. 2 by Yuu Watase
  • No Vampire, No Happy Ending Vol. 1 by Shinya Shinya
  • No Vampire, No Happy Ending Vol. 2 by Shinya Shinya
  • Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 2 by Rei Toma
  • Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter Vol. 2 by Reia

Read five non-fiction books [0/5 complete]:

  • Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman
  • The Age of Revolution 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • Craft in the Real World by Matthew Salesses
  • ….

Read three audiobooks [1/3 complete]:

  • The Hellion’s Waltz by Olivia Waite
  • The House over the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Read one poetry book [0/1 complete]:

  • Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Tulips & Chimneys by E.E. Cummings

Read three classics [0/3 complete]:

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Read (at least one of) the Lord of the Rings books [0/1 complete]:

  • Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Read or reread ten fantasy books [1/10 complete]:

  • The Malice by Peter Newman
  • Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  • Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve
  • Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
  • ….

Read ten books from the library [1/10]:

  • Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve
  • ….

Read one book in Dutch [0/1 complete]:

  • De Stille Kracht by Louis Couperus
  • De Kraai by Kader Abdolah

Total books out of challenges read: 4/68

What are your reading goals for 2022?

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