Another year, another Goodreads reading challenge down! I was 2 books shy of my 2021 goal of 52 books, but still happy to hit 50 amidst a big move, a new coaching job, and a baby.
I’m officially halfway through my mission to average one book per week for a decade, and at this point I’m right on track, not a book to spare in either direction. Five down, five to go!
Here’s everything I read in 2021, followed by my 5 favorites and 5 I’m most excited about reading in 2022.
5 Favorites from 2021:
Everything is Fine by Vince Granata- A heavy, captivating, and thoughtful portrayal of a family’s struggle with mental illness and ensuing tragedy. Best book I read all year.
Will by Will Smith- The audiobook of 2021, in my opinion! I don’t listen to a ton of books, but this is definitely one worth listening to rather than reading–especially if you’re a Will fan like me.
A Promised Land by Barack Obama- Loved this as much as I expected. Excellent storytelling and behind-the-scenes insight that left me impressed, nostalgic, and hopeful.
The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff- Unexpectedly interesting and informative. Although mostly written in the context of universities, the points made have applications everywhere.
The Night of the Gun by David Carr- Another heavy read, this one about substance abuse, written from an interesting angle (a NYT journalist’s attempt to investigate and fact-check his own past). Very sad, very well done.
5 I’m Excited to Read in 2022:
How She Did It by Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Find me on Goodreads, if you’re on it!