Books I Want to Read in 2022

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a mood reader, and I have no intentions of putting undue pressure on myself to read at a particular pace (having to do that in school was plenty for me!). However, I’ve been considering what books I’d like to read in the near future and there are quite a few (some of which are sitting on my bookshelves, judging me), so I thought I’d share with you what I hope to read in the coming year (or two…or three), in no particular order:

Fiction:
Notes from Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
The Double (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
Emma (Jane Austen)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)
Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare)
The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvater)
Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney (Daniel Schwabauer)
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

Nonfiction:
In Order to Live (Yeonmi Park)
Maps of Meaning (Jordan B. Peterson)
Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, 1921-1933 (Anne Applebaum)
The Foundation of Augustinian-Calvinism (Ken Wilson)
The Weight of Glory (C. S. Lewis)
The Mind of the Maker (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
Happiness Is A Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual (Dennis Prager)
The Undiscovered Self (C. G. Jung)
Crystallizing Public Opinion (Edward L. Bernays)
Russia: A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East (Martin Sixsmith)
Why Do the Nation’s Rage? (David A. Ritchie)

Rereads:
Till We Have Faces (C. S. Lewis)
Demons (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jordan B. Peterson)
Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life (Jordan B. Peterson)

Continued Reading:
The Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
The Works of Chekhov (short story collection)

There are plenty more books on my nebulous “to be read” list, and this list is probably far longer and more ambitious than it ought to be, but for now these are the books I want to focus on as I decide what to pick up next—in particular, the ones already on my shelves! I’m also trying to throw in a few fiction books that aren’t classics just to have some balance, as well as branch out in terms of what classic Is do read (a.k.a. something other than 18th century and/or Russian literature). We’ll see just how much I get done this year.

Do you see any favorites, or any books also on your TBR?

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