In 2021, I regained my passion for reading books. I lost interest over the years due to an increasingly busy schedule because of my emergence into adulthood. Overall, I felt that I had no time to really do anything that I truly enjoyed. However, when the pandemic hit its peak in 2021, I dove into my passion and love for reading once more, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the hobby. Reading has allowed me to destress and regain my other passion for writing.
I read a multitude of great books in 2021. It all started when I picked up The Song of Achilles from Barnes and Noble at the request of a friend. I was floored by the novel, and I had a hankering for more stories like it. I read over twenty books in the year 2021, but I feel like this year I can do better. For a New Years’ resolution, I compiled a list of books that I want to read in 2022 to force myself to stay true to my love for reading. The following list is just a short excerpt from my list of the best books to read in the new year.
Verity by Colleen Hoover
This past year I read Colleen Hoover’s novel It Ends With Us, and I fell in love with the way that the author tells the story. I definitely wanted to read more of her books, but I haven’t gotten to it yet, soI am making it a goal to read Verity since it has been on my list for quite some time now.
The Hound of Baskervilles by Conan Doyle
This is one of my cousin’s favorites, and I wanted to take a look and see for myself how iconic it is. I started this book last year; however, I got sidetracked by another and never got to finish it. It’s not a lengthy book, so I am sure I will have no problem completing it soon!
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Erica LaRocca
I have heard so much about this book through BookTok, and I am really intrigued by people’s reactions to it. I haven’t been able to get my hands on it yet because it is literally sold out everywhere (thanks, TikTok). Last year I got into sci-fi mystery and horror books and psychological thrillers. This book seems right up my alley, and I can’t wait until it’s back in stock.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
I saw someone post about this book and it seemed really enthralling. It is supposedly about a 15-year-old girl who recounts her story of being in a relationship with her 40-year-old literature teacher.
The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor
This is another book in the psychological thriller genre that piqued my interest through BookTok. The story sounds really exciting, so I can’t wait to read this one this year.
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
This is a memoir and it sounds so empowering and educating. This is about a victim of sexual assault who recounts her story and reclaims her identity.
Happy 2022 everyone! Be sure to stay tuned to our Instagram for Bookstr’s New Years Resolutions!