Books Read in 2022

December 29, 2022 4:10 pm | Tags: | No Comments

I read more books this year than I would have guessed. I had to look up my lowest total since 2009, since I didn’t remember it; back in 2011 I only finished reading 28 books, and it would be a whole ‘nother blog post to talk about why that particular year was so poor for reading, so I’ll just say when I rediscovered that was the year, I was not the least bit surprised. 2011 was a personal quagmire.

Anyway, this year! Here are the books I finished reading this year:

Books Read in 2022 — 38

Novels (12), Story Collections (5), and Non-Fiction (21)

  1. Writers and Lovers by Lily King
  2. The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
  3. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  4. Al Pacino in Conversation by Lawrence Grobel
  5. My Monticello by Jocelyn Noelle Johnson
  6. I Came All This Way to Meet You by Jami Attenberg
  7. A False Spring by Pat Jordan
  8. Power Ball: An Anatomy of the Modern Game by Rob Neyer
  9. Weather by Jenny Offill
  10. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
  11. The Bad Guys Won by Jeff Pearlman
  12. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  13. The Other Guys by Dave Housley
  14. The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy
  15. Disgust: A Memoir by Stephanie Grant
  16. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price
  18. Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley
  19. On The Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane by Emily Guendelsberger
  20. Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke by Andrew Maraniss
  21. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  22. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
  23. Raising Raffi by Keith Gessen
  24. Blackout by Erin Flanagan
  25. Rickey by Howard Bryant
  26. Raising Raffi by Keith Gessen
  27. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  28. The Family Chou by Lan Samantha Chang
  29. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  30. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
  31. Heat 2 by Michael Mann
  32. Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke
  33. Stories No One Hopes Are about Them by AJ Bermudez
  34. The Woods by Janice Obuchowski
  35. Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman
  36. Thank You For Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission by Mark Leibovich
  37. The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series by Tyler Kipner
  38. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Whenever I review this list, I admit to feeling a bit guilty for not reading books that my writer-friends published this year. But, I imagine most writers have a lot of friends who also write books and they just can’t read all of them every single year.