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”
The Silent Patient was really good. Also loved The Poisonwood Bible. The Seven Husbands was pretty entertaining as well.
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.
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