Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read In 2022


Top 5 Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme that asks you to pick 5 books that fit that week’s theme. It was created by Bionic Bookworm and is currently being hosted by Meeghan Reads. You should check out their wonderful blog for more details and the list of prompts!


Hello, reader!

It has been a hot minute since I’ve done a Top 5 Tuesday post, but I couldn’t pass this one up. We’re getting to the end to the year, which means it’s time to reflect on the year that was 2022. So when I saw the topic today was book I meant to read in 2022, it felt very appropriate. To be honest, and I’m sure there are quite a few of you in the same boat, my list of books that I meant to read in 2022 could fill an entire library 😅 I’ve trimmed it down to the five that I was anticipating the most and yet still haven’t read.

Now, let me share them with you!


#1. Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston

I started 2022 knowing that Amari was a book I was going to get as soon as it came out. I loved the first book in this series so much and I was stoked for the sequel. And I did buy the book as soon as it came out! Did I read it? Clearly not 😂 I don’t know why I’ve held off picking it up. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the continuation of Amari’s story. Perhaps it’s one of those things that I’m hyping it up so much that I’ve psyched myself out.


#2. The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Here’s another book that I got as soon as it came out because I was so hyped for it! The children of gods competing in a competition that can have dangerous consequences? Sign me up! I even have a personalized, sign copy of this book I was so excited for it. And it sits on my shelf, judging me as I pick up all kinds of books that aren’t this one. Sigh… I had the best of intentions! I’m still eager to give this one a read, but it probably won’t be before 2023 hits.


#3. The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle Jensen

This was one of the books on my 12 challenge TBR that I clearly have not picked up yet. I have to say, I had a lot of success with the romances that were recommended to me for that TBR. I can only imagine this fantasy romance is going to hit it out of the park! I think my main hang up with this one is that I only have it in e-book form and me and my e-reading has been on the outs lately. I go through these phases… where it feels like an absolute chore to read an e-book. Still, I definitely want to get to this one because I’ve heard so many great things!


#4. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers

Uuuuuuugh, I can’t BELIEVE that I haven’t read this book yet! Sibling Dex and Mosscap quickly became two of my favorite characters when I read A Psalm for the Wild-Built and I was so excited to continue their story. And, yet, I haven’t picked this one up yet. Why? This might be another case of hyping myself up so much that I’m scared to actually read the book and risk disappointment, haha. I do that to myself a lot. I love Becky Chambers writing too much for that to happen, but I’m still worried.


#5. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

This is a book that is on my 22 in 2022 TBR which we won’t discuss beyond this short mention… *cough* 2022 was the year of me being easily distracted when it came to reading. Not to say I didn’t enjoy what I read, but I definitely left my poor yearly TBRs to rot. This book has been floating about my TBR even longer than that because I’ve wanted to read it since it released in 2021! I really enjoy Andy Weir’s writing and I’m probably going to love this. I just have to actually crack it open 😅


What are your top five books that you meant to read in 2022? Do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read In 2022

  1. Ah, I meant to read Amari and Prayer for the Crown Shy this year as well. I think I also might’ve mentioned reading Project Hail Mary but… Well, I guess another time? Maybe if you’re up for it we can do a buddy read next year! 😃

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