Want to Read

Want To Read 2022

At the start of the year, I pick out a reading list covering a lot of topics and genres, aiming for a diverse group of authors. I don’t read solely from the list but use it as a pool for what to read next throughout the year. I get on the waiting list at the library for a lot of these titles so they’ll just land in my Kindle periodically, and group them in with hard-copy requests.

Non-Fiction: Memoir | Justice | Society | Self-help | History | Art
Fiction: Sci-fi | Fantasy | Romance | Other



  • English Pastoral: An Inheritance – currently reading
  • Modern Whore: A Memoir – got and 😳 not gonna read 😂
  • Gentrifier: A Memoir – DNF
  • Upstream: Selected Essays – DNF
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – DNF


  • What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition by Dabiri, Emma
  • The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
  • Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals
  • This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century
  • Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change
  • Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict
  • When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World – DNF
  • Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Imani, Blair – enjoyed but DNF


  • Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness – read 1/22
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants – currently reading
  • Out of Office – bought a copy
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years
  • The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
  • What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World
  • Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
  • Acquired Tastes: Stories about the Origins of Modern Food – DNF but what I read was good!


  • IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives – currently reading
  • Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World – currently reading
  • The Book of Moods: How I Turned My Worst Emotions Into My Best Life
  • Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication


  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Weatherford, Jack
  • This Place: 150 Years Retold


  • There and Back: Photographs from the Edge – currently reading
  • Making Comics
  • Faithful and Virtuous Night



  • Hunt the Stars by Mihalik, Jessie – read 4/22
  • Children of Time
  • Remnant Population
  • Lilith’s Brood
  • First Light
  • The Calculating Stars
  • Pixels of You
  • A Memory Called Empire – DNF
  • The Word for World Is Forest – DNF
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built – DNF


  • A Spindle Splintered by Harrow, Alix E. – read 1/22
  • Absynthe by Brendan Bellecourt – read 4/22
  • Eighty Days – read 5/22
  • Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher – read 5/22
  • Havesskadi – read 6/22
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang – read 7/22
  • Iron Widow – read 7/22
  • What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher – currently reading
  • No Man’s Land – own on Kindle
  • Ring Shout
  • The Maleficent Seven
  • Neverwhere
  • Strange Beasts of China
  • Not Your Sidekick
  • Deal with the Devil
  • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
  • The Automatic Detective
  • The Dragon of Ynys
  • Bluebird by Pierlot, Ciel – tried to start, will try again later
  • Under the Whispering Door – tried to start, will try again later
  • A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Meadows, Foz – DNF
  • The Once and Future Witches – DNF
  • The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Hossain, Saad – DNF
  • Where the Drowned Girls Go – DNF


Sci-fi Romance
Fantasy Romance
  • Electric Idol by Robert, Katee – read 2/22
  • A Marvellous Light – read 3/22
  • A Duel With The Vampire Lord by Kova, Elise
  • Always Practice Safe Hex
  • Shadow of the Swan
  • Unhallowed
  • Sweet Ruin
  • Restless Spirits – own on Kindle
  • Subversive – own on Kindle
Historical Romance
Contemporary Romance


  • Mexican Gothic
  • Sad Janet – DNF
  • Matrix – DNF

Books I Own But Haven’t Read Yet


  • Out of Office by Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel
  • Pastoral Song by James Rebanks
  • Wallet Activism by Tanja Hester
  • Mad & Bad by Bea Koch
  • Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold
  • Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic by Daniel Harris
  • Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Art and Design Books

  • There and Back by Jimmy Chin
  • Street Art and the War on Terror by Xavier A. Tàpies and Eleanor Mathieson
  • Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors by Yoshitake
  • On Book Design by Richard Hendel
  • Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte
  • The Designer’s Dictionary of Type by Sean Adams
  • The Book by Keith Houston
  • The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky


  • Embedded by Dan Abnett


  • Shout Out published by Toronto Comix
  • Lackadaisy by Tracy Butler