While I haven’t quite hit my Goodreads goal of 40 books in 2022, I did manage to read a few books this year. I discovered that when I’m in a rut, romcom’s are my new jam (something that I wouldn’t have believed 10 years ago about myself), and I still love a good audiobook memoir. Here are 10 books that got me through 2022…
- I’m Glad My Mom Died – I am still thinking about this incredible memoir that has the most accurate title of the year.
- Where the Crawdads Sing – My dad recommended this to me after years of resisting. One thing I have learned in the last couple of years, Reese & I share a lot of the same taste in books.
- Sea of Tranquility – I love Emily St. John Mandel and that each story is stand alone, but the characters subtly show up throughout. If you can, read this book in one sitting.
- When the Moon Turns to Blood – I had been following the story of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell over the past couple of years, and to have one of my favorite journalists (Leah Sottile) write this book was fantastic.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo– I had heard great things about Taylor Jenkins Reid and didn’t know which book to start with. This was an excellent recommendation and I will continue to catch up on her books!
- Emily Henry– I read all three of Emily Henry’s books this year. The People You Meet on Vacation, Beach Read & Book Lovers. When I can’t get into a good reading routine, I have found that a fun and light romcom is exactly what I need. (see also, Drunk in Love and Nora Goes Off Script)
- More Than You’ll Ever Know – Another book I can’t stop thinking about. A woman has two husbands, one in Texas and one in Mexico. And then one murders the other. It’s a great story that takes you back to the 80’s and into the present day.
- Invisible Storm – I have followed Jason Kander for years, and this story of his struggles with PTSD and running for office was inspirational and thoughtful. I highly recommend the audiobook for this.
- Small Things Like These– There’s a reason this book is ending up on everyone’s best of list this year, it’s a gorgeous little story about a horrible time in Ireland’s history that we don’t talk about.
- Cover Story – I think part of the reason I enjoyed this book so much was that I had just finished watching Inventing Anna on Netflix. This was a fun read with great writing devices.
What books got you through this past year? What books are you looking forward to in 2023?