It’s time for my annual end-of-year tradition — all the books I meant to read! Here’s a look back at all the books I purchased in 2022, but just didn’t get around to reading for one reason or another.
And… oops… I did manage to order a few more that are set to arrive later this week, but I’ll just go ahead and consider them 2023 purchases!
When it comes to physical books, I seem to have improved my track record during this past year! I bought fewer hard copies overall, and of the ones I did buy, I actually read quite a few (so they’re not included in this post).
In past years, this round-up post only included physical books (hardcovers and paperbacks), but I thought it might be fun (or embarrassing or daunting or overwhelming…) to also include all the e-books I added to my Kindle library but haven’t read yet.
Here’s a salute to my unread books of 2022!
First, the hardcovers and paperbacks:
And now, the Kindle books purchased in 2022. (In my defense, I tend to grab books I’m interested in when I see a good price drop… so most of these were deals that I snatched up, not necessarily books that I intended to read immediately and then just didn’t get to). My 2022 e-books:
So, if I prioritized reading all of these 2022 book purchases in 2023… that would take up most of the year! I’ll give it a fair shot — and will try to stick to just buying the books I know I’ll read right away.
Have you read (and loved) any of my 2022 “meant-to-read” books? Please let me know if you see any you’d consider best of the bunch!
Onward to 2023! Happy New Year!
16 thoughts on “All the books I meant to read – 2022 edition”
I’m not brave enough to do this. 2022 was the year of impulse purchasing for me lol. I’ve got to work on that in 2023. Happy New Year!
Ha, I fall victim to impulse book buying all the time!! Happy New Year!
I’ve heard good things about The Maid. Good luck reading all of them!!
Thank you! I hope to start The Maid in the next week or two — I’ve heard good things too!
What a good idea for a post. I don’t think I would be brave enough to do it. I must cut back on book buying next year.
I keep telling myself the same thing… but I always end up with overflowing bookshelves!
I’m not a time travel reader at all, but I’ve enjoyed each of the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series books. I’ll finish the third late this week. I hope you enjoy that one at least. Lots of good sound books here though.
A book group friend of mine loved Before the Coffee Gets Cold, which is what prompted me to grab a copy — looking forward to reading it!
Your physical books all have such gorgeous covers. I can definitely see why you bought them. I hope that you get around to reading at least some of them in 2023
Thank you! I’m hoping to do a lot better in 2023 when it comes to catching up on the books I already own.
I counted my tbr (and wish I hadn’t!) – 183 books 😮
It’s kind of daunting, isn’t it? And these are just my 2023 purchases — I have so many more to get through! Since I have a few days off this week, I think I’ll go ahead with a bookshelf purge so I can at least start the new year feeling like I accomplished something. 🙂
I don’t really keep track of my purchases, but maybe I should start! My list would be as long as yours, I’m sure. The Hacienda is one I really wanted to get to as well.
I always have such good intentions when I buy books… and then look what happens! I’m trying to cut way back on ARCs going forward, so hopefully I’ll spend more time enjoying books I already own. (Of course, I’ve said that before… 🙂 )
The Land of Stone Flowers is wonderful! It’s so whimsical, and the art is beautiful. Summerwater was put together in such an interesting way. Once I started listening, I couldn’t stop. Sarah Moss is so good.
I think I may have come across Land of Stone Flowers on your blog! (I really should keep track of where I find recommendations…) In any case, I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited for Summerwater too!