07 Feb Katy’s 2022 Reading List
Hi, it’s Katy here!
I’m an avid reader, and I’ve been in the same book club for 5 years! We read a book and meet every month. I know a lot of people have “reading more books” as a personal goal, and digital books are a great way to make that happen. Read on to find out why I’ve been loving my e-reader and to check out my 2022 reading list.
Digital vs. Physical
Just like I enjoy using Artful Agenda to organize my life digitally, I also read books digitally! While I’ll always love old-fashioned physical books, I started to read digital books and e-books a lot more in 2021, and I don’t see that changing in 2022! (Sometimes it’s just easier to check a book off my reading list if I use the digital format!)
If you’ve never tried ebooks or digital book readers, here are reasons why some people prefer it:
All of your books are in one place.
This is probably the best selling point for digital books! Ebooks are conveniently available on designated e-readers like Kindles and Nooks, and you can also access them through book apps on your phones and tablets. This makes digital books a good choice for people who:
- have limited storage space for physical books
- travel a lot
- read books more quickly than they can get their hands on them
Keep track of your reading list.
One unique aspect of ebook and digital reader apps is that they have a section for you to keep track of the books you want to read. These apps usually have an interface that allows you to buy the book straight from that list, making it super simple to keep checking books off your reading list!
You can highlight and take notes.
Of course, you can do this in physical books too, but with digital books, you have the ability to take notes without running out of space. You also don’t have to worry about having a pen or pencil with you to take the notes.
You can read books instantly.
This comes in handy when you’re really excited about a book and don’t want to wait the two days that it would take for Amazon to deliver it to you. Digital books are yours at the click or tap of a button.
Ebooks are sometimes less expensive.
Compared to their printed counterparts, ebooks are often a cheaper option! You can even find extensive libraries of free ebooks through Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. Other options include apps like Libby, which lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your local libraries for free, and Scribd and Oyster, which give you access to large digital libraries with a monthly subscription.
You can sync digital books with their audiobooks.
This is my favorite thing about ebooks! If you find yourself unable to finish books because you can’t always find the time to sit down and open a book, this feature is perfect for you. This makes it possible for you to “read” books while doing things like making dinner, going for an afternoon walk, picking up your kids from school, and any other activity where you can actively listen, but you can’t be staring at your phone, tablet or e-reader. Having this option makes reading and finishing books a lot more achievable.
My Reading List of Five Books or Series I Want to Read in 2022!
I have way more than these five on my 2022 reading list, but this is where I want to start!
One by One
By Ruth Ware
I love a good mystery and suspense novel. Ruth Ware is one of my favorite authors in this genre, so I can’t wait to read her most recent release. If you enjoy this genre too, I absolutely LOVED her other books The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway. I’ll probably read this book first since it’s set in a cozy, snowy, mountain chalet, and we are still getting snow here in Nashville.
Daisy Jones and the Six
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’ve avoided this one for a while now because it’s about the ups and downs of life and love in the music industry, which hits a little too close to home for me. However, I’ve read two other books by the same author (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Malibu Rising) that are some of my all-time favorite books! They are immersive, captivating, and have brilliant characters and surprising twists! So, I think I’m going to take the plunge and read this one because I have heard it’s REALLY good.
The Professor and the Madman
By Simon Winchester
I was talking with my sister the other night about our all-time favorite books, and this was top of her list. She said it was the best book she has ever read and changed the way she thinks about life. So there you go!
The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini
I’ve avoided this book because I worried it would be too sad or emotional, but it’s another one that is on almost every “one of the best books ever written” list, and my sister says it’s her second favorite book of all time. I know that if I let myself get started, I’m likely to fall in love with it just like everyone else who reads it.
Harry Potter Books 4-7
By J.K. Rowling
I’m about to start book 4 and am obsessed. I didn’t read them as a child, but I’m reading them aloud to Oliver now, and it’s been the most magical experience. I know many people will have already read them, but if not, they are a MUST! Books 1 and 2 are pretty good and lots of fun, but book 3 is where they start to get so good you stay up at night thinking about how awesome they are!
Other Books to Add to Your Reading List
If you’ve already read the above books, or are just looking for more books to add to your list, I’ve got you covered. Here is my list of books I think you should absolutely read if you haven’t already!
You can view this list and learn what all of these are about on my Goodreads list here.
Do you have a reading-related goal on your 2022 goal list? You can use Artful Agenda to help make sure you achieve it! Use the daily, weekly and monthly goal sections to hold yourself accountable and help you stay on track all year long.