Saturday, January 1, 2022

Books I Plan to Read in 2022

We know January is a time to think about intentions we have for the new year. As part of thinking about the year ahead, I have made a list of books I plan to read. The list includes titles that publish in 2022 that I think are must-reads. These are books that most pique my interest right now. I limited my list for the purposes of this post, but there are many other books that I hope to read and there are others that will come across my radar as the year goes on. To check out other must-read lists, follow #MustReadin2022 on Twitter.

Picture Books

Snow Angel, Sand Angel by Lois-Ann Yamanaka and illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky 

Dear Reader: A Love Letter to Libraries by Tiffany Rose 

Tía Fortuna's New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey by Ruth Behar and illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

Apple and Magnolia by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Patricia Metola

Powwow Day by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight 

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

A Penny's Worth by Kimberly Wilson and illustrated by Mark Hoffmann

Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown

Middle Grade Books

Wayward Creatures by Dayna Lorentz

Worser by Jennifer Ziegler

Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka T. Brown

Just Harriet by Elana K. Arnold

Wild Ride by Keith Calabrese

Wreck at Ada's Reef by  Michael D. Beil

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa by Julian Randall

Those Kids From Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence by Sonja Thomas

Adult Reads

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

The Good Son by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark


  1. So many great books on your list for 2022!

  2. I will be looking forward to reading many of the books on your list. I really wish there was more reading time in our lives. Happy Reading this year!

  3. You have shared some unfamiliar titles for me. Sometimes that can be dangerous. I am looking forward to reading Falling Short as I loved his first one. Going to add these to my Goodreads! Happy Reading!

  4. This is a wonderful list of books to read this year, Lisa! I didn't know Ernesto Cisneros had a new book coming out (MG authors really do write new books so quickly!)—I'll have to see if I can cram that in at some point. And all the picture books look lovely too, especially Dear Reader. Thanks so much for the wonderful post!

  5. Finally I have my list together so am now reading others, Lisa. Except for Creepy Crayon & Falling Short, each one is new! I'll keep working to find some of these too! Thanks!