Reading in 2022

In addition to reading National Geographic and Adventure Cycling Magazine cover to cover every month, I read 30 books, an eclectic mix. Seven were re-reads of the Diva novellas by Delacorta. They did not age well but were fun to revisit regardless. I read The Road years ago and hated it. I liked it much more this time around, although it’s still very depressing. Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club books are great fun. Icebound was a pleasant surprise. (I hate the cold but love a good our-ship-got-stuck-in-the-ice tale.) All The Light We Cannot See deserves all the praise. As does The Poisonwood Bible. Many of these were bought for me as gifts, not a bad one in the bunch.


The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

The Family Upstairs – Lisa Jewell

The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman

The Lyrics – Paul McCartney

Icebound – Andrea Pitzer


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens


About Grace – Anthony Doerr

Diva, Nana, and Luna – Delacorta


Lola, Vida, and Nada – Delacorta


Alba – Delacorta


None. On Tour.


The Things They Carried – Tim O;Brien

Horseman Pass By – Larry McMurtry


Two Wheels Good – Jody Rosen


The Guest List – Lucy Foley

How the Post Office Created America – Winifred Gallagher

84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff

The Post Roads Act of 1866 – Bob Cannon

The Maid – Nita Prose


Cloud Cuckoo Land – Anthony Doerr


The Young Terrorist – Nabil Khouri

The Road – Cormac McCarthy


The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver

The Bullet That Missed – Richard Osman.

3 thoughts on “Reading in 2022

  1. I was gifted the Poisonwood Bible by a work colleague after he realized I lived in Africa while in the Peace Corps. I loved that book. Have you ever read The Snow Leopard? It was gifted to me by a work colleague while I was interning at the Air Resources Board while in college….it persuaded me to spend 4 weeks trekking alone in Nepal. Work colleagues really understand my reading tastes.

    1. Never read it but I know it’s a classic. I’m still getting over my 2 nights of hypothermia during my tour so it’s too early to think about going anywhere cold

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