The 12 Books I'm Going to Read in 2022

Every year I like to challenge myself to read more books. There are many benefits of reading books, but the main one for me is gaining a wealth of knowledge from people much smarter than myself.

I tend to focus more on the self-improvement side of the library and many of the books I wish to read this year align with that genre. Here are the 12 books I intend to read by the end of 2022:

1. Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Author: Nick Offerman

Description: A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman

2. The Distracted Mind

Author: Adam Gazzaley, Larry D. Rosen

Description: Why our brains aren't built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

3. Comfort Crisis

Author: Michael Easter

Description: Discover the evolutionary mind and body benefits of living at the edges of your comfort zone and reconnecting with the wild.

4. Profit First

Author: Mike Michalowicz

Description: Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.

5. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Author: Walter Isaacson

Description: Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the internet.

6. Why We Sleep


Description: A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber.

7. I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Author: Ramit Sethi

Description: At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance--banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.

8. Fasted Lifestyle

Author: Ben Smith

Description: The most comprehensive guide to intermittent fasting you’ll find, all in under 150 pages, for real results.

9. This America

Author: Jill Lepore

Description: From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century.

10. Tender is the Flesh

Author: Agustina Bazterrica

Description: Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.

11. Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Author: Vivek H. Murthy

Description: The book we need NOW to avoid a social recession, Murthy’s prescient message is about the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community.

12. The Pragmatic Programmer

Author: David Thomas, Andrew Hunt

Description: For twenty years, the lessons from The Pragmatic Programmer have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology. This classic title is regularly featured on “Top Ten” lists, and many corporations issue it to their new hires.