Books on my 2022 Reading List
After last year’s success, I definitely want to participate in the 2022 Goodreads Reading Challenge. To ensure another successful reading year, I already compiled my 2022 Reading List. Again, I will be reading both traditionally published authors and Indie authors. Brandon Sanderson, of course, and hopefully two more books by Ryan Cahill. I really want to see the Bound and Broken series finished!
- Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
- The Witch of Lichley Lane – L.C. Cunningham
- Eagle in the Fridge – Zenta Brice
- Other Worlds – Natalie J. Holden
- Short Stories from Mythnium – C. Borden
- Rhythm of War – Brandon Sanderson
- Dawnshard – Brandon Sanderson
- The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
- Heir of Magic – J.D. Ruffin
- Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay
- The Exile – Ryan Cahill
- King of Ashes – Raymond Feist
That’s thirteen fiction books on my 2022 reading list so far already. Since I’m not a fast reader and I’ve got my own writing to do, that’s going to be tricky. Will I be able to make it? Time will tell.
But how about non-fiction books? Let’s be real here, I won’t only be reading fiction. As a writer, I need to continually work on improving my craft. Because talent will only get me so far. Although I’m not sure yet which books I want to read to improve my craft, I do know which subjects they will need to cover.
First and foremost, there’s grammar, and more specifically punctuation. If you could read my first drafts (which, thankfully, you cannot) you’ll understand why. Next up, we have worldbuilding, psychology, and martial arts. A drawing book or two would be quite welcome as well. Even though I’ll probably never be able to design my own covers and draw my own maps and illustrations, I can still dream.
And last but not least, I want to read up on fashion. More specifically, Edwardian and Victorian fashion. Research never ends.