TBR 2022

Last year I read 32 books, up from 31 the previous year. There’s a lot of new items on the list this year. In the past couple years, I mainly added things just because I wanted to read them. This is still true, but this year, I’ve also given a lot of priority to books I already have but have not read. There’s not a lot of space here in Casa de Bowtie, and if I need to find some of my books a new home where they’ll receive more love, then I need to know that, pronto!

Anyway, here’s my TBR (To-Be-Read list) for 2022!


  • Bold green text denotes a book I read
  • Bold blue text denotes a book I read that was not originally on the list
  • (Audio) denotes a book I read in audiobook format
  • (Hybrid) denotes a book I read simultaneously in audiobook and traditional formats.
  • * Denotes a book I’m “prioritizing” because I already have a physical copy.

Books on Initial List: 65

  • Books from List Read: 9
  • Additional Books Read: 17
  • Total Books This Year: 26
    • Last Updated July 19, 2022.


Individual books

  1. Atwood, Margaret. The Testaments.*
  2. Bage, Robert. Hermsprong.*
  3. Barris, Chuck. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.*
  4. Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships.
  5. Ballard, JG. The Burning World.*
  6. —. High-Rise.
  7. —. The Unlimited Dream Company.*
  8. —. The Voices of Time.*
  9. Barth, John. Giles Goat-Boy.*
  10. Bradbury, Ray. The Toynbee Convector.*
  11. Butler, Jack. Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock.*
  12. Delany, Samuel. Empire Star.
  13. Dick, Philip K. Confessions of a Crap Artist.*
  14. —. Ubik.
  15. Doctorow, Cory. Radicalized.
  16. Dreyer, Benjamin. Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.
  17. Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo.
  18. Dunn, Katherine. Geek Love.
  19. Eco, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis.*
  20. Faulkner, William. Light in August.*
  21. Gerrold, David. The Man Who Folded Himself.
  22. Hall, Steven. The Raw Shark Texts.*
  23. Heinlein, Robert A. Friday.*
  24. Held Evans, Rachel. Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.
  25. Hurley, Kameron. The Light Brigade.
  26. Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day.*
  27. Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl’s Moving Castle.
  28. Kazantzakis, Nikos. The Last Temptation of Christ.
  29. King, Maxwell. The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.*
  30. Liu Cixin. The Three Body Problem.
  31. McKay, Claude. Amiable with Big Teeth.*
  32. Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz.
  33. Piercy, Marge. Woman on the Edge of Time.
  34. Priest, Christopher. The Prestige.
  35. Russ, Joanna. The Female Man.
  36. Salesses, Matthew. Craft in the Real World.
  37. Saunders, George. Civilwarland in Deep Decline.
  38. Scalzi, John. Old Man’s War.
  39. Silverberg, Robert. Up the Line.
  40. Tanpinar, Ahmet Hamdi. The Time Regulation Institute.*
  41. Takami, Koshun. Battle Royale.
  42. Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
  43. Willis, Connie. The Doomsday Book.*


Jemisin, NK. The Broken Earth Trilogy.

  1. The Obelisk Gate.
  2. The Stone Sky.

Jordan, Robert. The Wheel of Time Saga.

  1. The Path of Daggers. (audio)
  2. Winter’s Heart. (audio)
  3. Crossroads of Twilight. (audio)
  4. New Spring.
  5. Knife of Dreams.
  6. (and Brandon Sanderson). The Gathering Storm.
  7. (and Brandon Sanderson). Towers of Midnight.
  8. (and Brandon Sanderson). A Memory of Light.

LeGuin, Ursula K. The Earthsea Saga

  1. The Farthest Shore.
  2. Tehanu.
  3. Tales from Earthsea.
  4. The Other Wind.

—. The Hainish Cycle.

  1. Rocannon’s World.
  2. Planet of Exiles
  3. City of Illusions.
  4. The Left Hand of Darkness.
  5. The Dispossessed.
  6. “The Word for World is Forest.”
  7. Four Ways to Forgiveness.
  8. The Telling.

Additional Books

  1. Austen, Jane. Persuasion. (hybrid)
  2. Butcher, Jim. The Dresden Files 9: White Night. (audio)
  3. —. The Dresden Files 10: Small Favor. (audio)
  4. —. The Dresden Files 11: Turn Coat. (audio)
  5. —. The Dresden Files 12: Changes. (audio)
  6. —. The Dresden Files 13: Ghost Story. (audio)
  7. —. The Dresden Files 14: Cold Days. (audio)
  8. —. The Dresden Files 15: Skin Game. (audio)
  9. Erdrich, Louise. Future Home of the Living God.
  10. —. The Night Watchman.
  11. Hornsby, Nick. Slam.
  12. King, Stephen. Dark Tower 7: The Dark Tower. (audio)
  13. King, Tom, and Mitch Gerads. Mister Miracle.
  14. Loeb, Jeph, and Tim Sale. Batman: Haunted Knight.
  15. Muir, Tamsyn. Harrow the Ninth.
  16. North, Ryan, and Erica Henderson. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume I.
  17. Okorafor, Nnedi. Akata Woman.