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Reading List 2022

Most years I begin with compiling a large list of books I’d like to read, helped by Popsugar prompts.

That site gets at least two visits from me every year, one to check out the list as the year changes over, and another (usually in the summer) when I renew my zeal for reading and double-check if I’ve left any categories missing.

Most years I don’t come close to completing the list. But I like to create it as a way to notice which books and genres I’m drawn to. It’s also good as a historical record of books I keep putting on my “to read” list and then ignoring.

Here’s some favorites from the place I keep up with reading throughout the year (Goodreads):

The Ex Hex
Arsenic and Adobo
A Holly Jolly Diwali
Convenience Store Woman
The Old Drift
The Guest List
The Night Tiger
Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Gods of Jade and Shadow
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Eleanor & Park
These Violent Delights
The Night Circus
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
A Darker Shade of Magic

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