Books Read in 2022

  1.  Honor; Thrity Umrigar - 4/5 stars
  2. Abide with Me; Elizabeth Strout - 4.5/5 stars
  3. Amy and Isabelle; Elizabeth Strout - 4/5 stars
  4. Winter Solstice; Rosamunde Pilcher - 5/5 stars
  5. The Maid; Nita Prose - 4.5/5 stars
  6. After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond; Bruce Greyson, M.D. - 4/5 stars (NF)
  7. Joan is Okay; Weike Wang - 4/5 stars
  8. Mala's Cat; Mala Kacenberg - 5/5 stars (NF)
  9. Mouth to Mouth; Antoine Wilson - 4/5 stars
  10. Ladder of the Years; Anne Tyler - 4.5/5 stars
  11. The School for Good Mothers; Jessamine Chan - 3.5/5 stars
  12. In Five Years; Rebecca Serle - 3/5 stars
  13. The Lincoln Highway; Amor Towles - 4.5/5 stars
  14. One Step Too Far; Lisa Gardner - 4.5/5 stars
  15. The Heights; Louise Candlish - 4/5 stars (February)
  16. These Silent Woods; Kimi Cunningham Grant - 4.5/5 stars
  17. Wintering: The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times; K May - 5/5 stars (NF)
  18. The End of Getting Lost; Robin Kirman - 3.5/5 stars
  19. To Paradise; Hanya Yanagihara - 3.5/5 stars
  20. The Elephant of Belfast; S. Kirk Walsh - 4/5 stars
  21. Love, Robert Sabuda - 5/5 stars
  22. The Golden Couple; Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - 4/5 stars
  23. The Swimmers; Julie Otsuka - 4.5/5
  24. The Authenticity Project; Clare Pooley - 4/5  stars (book group read)
  25. A Town Called Solace; Mary Lawson - 5/5 stars
  26. Ocean State; Stewart O'Nan - 4/5 stars
  27. The Paris Apartment; Lucy Foley - 3.5/5 stars (March)
  28. French Braid; Anne Tyler - 4.5/5 stars
  29. Very Cold People; Sarah Manguso -4/5 stars
  30. Taste: My Life Though Food; Stanley Tucci - 4.5/5 stars (NF)
  31. One Italian Summer; Rebecca Serle - 4/5 stars
  32. Talking to the Dead; Helen Dunmore - 4/5
  33. In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss; Amy Bloom - 4/5 stars (NF)
  34. Greenwich Park; Katherine Faulkner - 3.5/5
  35. Recitatif; Toni Morrison - 4/5 (short story)
  36. The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder & an Unlikely Fight for Justice; Benjamin Gilmer - 4.5/5 stars (NF)
  37. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue; V.E. Schwab - 4/5 (book group read)
  38. Sanctuary, Kip Tiernan & Rosie's Place: The Nation's First Shelter for Women; Christine McDonnell - 5/5 stars
  39. Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals; Laurie Zaleski - 5/5 stars (NF)
  40. The Book of Cold Cases; Simone St. James - 4/5 stars
  41. Nine Lives; Peter Swanson - 4/5 stars
  42. Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia Defender of Free Speech; Gattaldo - 5/5 stars (NF)
  43. Notes on an Execution; Danya Kukafka - 4.5/5 stars
  44. The Days of Afrekete; Asali Solomon - 3/5 stars
  45. Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir; Natasha Trethewey - 5/5 stars (April)
  46. Hat Cat; Troy Wilson - 4/5 stars
  47. The View From the Very Best House in Town; Meena Trehan - 4/5 stars
  48. Margreete's Harbor; Eleanor Morse - 4/5 stars
  49. The Diamond Eye; Kate Quinn - 4/5 stars
  50. Lessons in Chemistry; Bonnie Garmus - 5/5 stars
  51. Oceanarium; Loveday Trinick - 5/5 stars
  52. Unraveling Oliver; Liz Nugent - 4.5/5 stars (unintentional reread - it sounded familiar but I liked it!)
  53. Kids Fight Climate Change: Act Now to Be a #2minutesuperhero; Martin Dorey - 4/5 stars
  54. My Big Book of Outdoors; Tim Hopgood - 5/5 stars
  55. Two Nights in Lisbon; Chris Parvone - 4/5 stars
  56. The Mad Girls of New York; Maya Rodale - 4/5 stars
  57. The Dolphin House; Audrey Schulman - 4.5/5 stars
  58. Unlikely Animals; Annie Hartnett - 4.5/5 stars
  59. Bittersweet: How Sorrow & Longing Make Us Whole; Susan Cain - 3.5/5 stars
  60. Remarkably Bright Creatures; Shelby Van Pelt - 4.5/5 stars - (May)
  61. Project Hail Mary; Andy Weir - 4.5/5
  62. The Lioness; Chris Bohjalian - 4/5 stars
  63. Xstabeth; David Keenan (novella) - 1.5/5 stars
  64. Marrying the Ketchups; Jennifer Close - 4/5 stars
  65. Little Souls; Sandra Dallas - 4.5/5
  66. The Lost Apothecary; Sarah Penner - 3/5 stars
  67. The Shore; Katie Runde - 3/5 stars
  68. The Kind Worth Killing; Peter Swanson - 4.5/5 stars
  69. Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient; Theresa Brown - 4/5 stars
  70. Klara and the Sun; Kazuo Ishiguro - 4.5/5 stars
  71. Father's Day; Simon Van Booy - 4/5 stars
  72. Deadly Summer Nights; Vicki Delany - 3.5/5 stars
  73. Privacy; Nina Sadowsky - 3.5/5 stars
  74. Lightning Strike; William Kent Kruger - 4/5 stars (June)
  75. The Book Woman's Daughter; Kim Michele Richardson - 4/5 stars
  76. Love and Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food & Love; Kim Fay - 4.5/5 stars
  77. Cloud Cuckoo Land; Anthony Doerr - 4.5/5 stars
  78. Lucy By the Sea; Elizabeth Strout - 5/5 stars
  79. A Rose Named Peace: How Francis Meilland Created a Flower of Hope for a World at War Non Fiction - 5/5 stars
  80. Celia Planted a Garden: Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island; Phyllis Root & Gary D. Schmidt - non fiction - 5/5 stars
  81. What Happened to the Bennetts?; Lisa Scottoline - 3.5/5stars
  82. It All Comes Down to This; Therese Anne Fowler - 3/5 stars
  83. A Long Petal of the Sea; Isabel Allende - 3.5/5 stars
  84. The Foundling; Ann Leary - 4/5 stars
  85. Tin House Road; Ellen Airgood - 2.5/5 stars
  86. Legacy; Nora Roberts - 4/5 stars
  87. The Midcoast; Adam White - 4/5 stars
  88. The Hotel Nantucket; Elin Hilderbrand - 4/5 stars
  89. Vacationland; Meg Mitchell Moore - 4.5/5 stars
  90. Rough Draft: a memoir (NF); Katy Tur - 4/5 stars (July)
  91. The House Across the Lake; Riley Sager - 3.5/5 stars
  92. A Stster's Story; Donatella DiPietranonio - 3/5 stars
  93. Hatchet Island; Paul Doiron - 4.5/5 stars
  94. Reputation; Sarah Vaughn - 4/5 stars
  95. Election; Tom Perrotta -3.5/5 stars
  96. Tracy Flick Can't Win; Tom Perrotta - 4/5 stars
  97. The Lies I Tell; Julie Clark - 4.5/5 stars
  98. The Shell Seekers; Rosamunde Pilcher - 4.5/5 stars
  99. Take My Hand; Dolen Perkins-Valdez - 5/5 stars
  100. The Only Woman in the Room; Marie Benedict - 3.5/5 stars (book group read)
  101. The Measure; Nikki Erlick - 4/5 stars
  102. Summer Love; Nancy Thayer - 2/5 stars
  103. Trailed:One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders; Kathryn Miles - 4/5
  104. Metropolis; B.A. Shapiro - 4.5/5 stars (August)
  105. The Family Remains; Lisa Jewell - 4/5 stars
  106. Godspeed; Nickolas Butler - 4.5/5 stars
  107. Small Things Like These; Claire Keegan - 5/5 stars
  108. Fairy Tale; Stephen King - 4.5/5 stars
  109. The Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Schilling WWII Engineer; Mara Rockliff - 5/5 stars
  110. Haven: A Small Cat's Big Adventure; Megan Wagner Lloyd - 4/5 stars
  111. The Custom of the Country; Edith Wharton - 4.5/5 stars (Bucket List)
  112. The Messy Lives of Book People; Paedra Patrick - 3.5/5 stars
  113. The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward; Daniel H. Pink - 4/5
  114. An Ambush of Widows; Jeff Abbott - 4.5/5 stars
  115. Life Ceremony: Stories; Sayaka Murata - 3/5 stars
  116. Happy-Go-Lucky; David Sedaris - 5/5 stars
  117. A History of Wild Places; Shea Ernshaw - 3.5/5 stars
  118. Dark Matter; Blake Crouch - 4.5/5 stars
  119. The Left-Handed Twin; Thomas Perry - 4/5 stars -  (September)
  120. The Woman in the Library; Sulari Gentill - 2.5/5 stars
  121. Killers of a Certain Age; Deanna Raybourn - 3/5 stars
  122. Dark Tales: Stories; Shirley Jackson - 4/5 stars
  123. The Lost Girls of Willowbrook; Ellen Marie Wiseman - 4/5 stars
  124. We Spread; Iain Reid - 4.5/5 stars
  125. Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six; Lisa Unger  - 3.5/5 stars
  126. Forsaken Country; Allen Eskens - 5/5 stars
  127. Dinners with Ruth; Nina Totenberg - 3/5 stars
  • Fiction - 104
  • Non Fiction - 23
  • Children's Books - 12
  • Print Books (includes ARCS)(my shelves) - 33
  • Print Books (library) 11
  • eBooks/eGalleys (my shelves) - 27
  • eBooks (library) - 2
  • Audiobooks (my shelves) - 33
  • Audiobooks (library) - 21
  • Combo (read/listens) - 15
  • Female Authors - 93
  • Male Authors - 34
  • Debuts - 17
  • January Books Read - 14
  • February Books Read - 12
  • March Books Read - 18
  • April Books Read - 15
  • May Books Read - 14
  • June Books Read - 16
  • July Books Read - 14
  • August Reads - 15
  • September - 9

DNF - 
  1. Vladimir; Julia May Jonas (Feb) (quit at the 51% mark--pathetic, negative unnamed narrator) 
  2. Will; Will Smith (memoir) (Feb) (was not enjoying the audio AT ALL)
  3. The Fields; Erin Young (May) (very graphic)
  4. Outside; Ragnar Jonasson  (June) - hard to believe this talented author wrote this book - abandoned at 60% mark.
  5. The Thursday Murder Club; Richard Osman (July) not enjoying storyline 
  6. The Disinvited Guest; Carol Goodman (August) - (quit at 30% - pandemic setting and a story within a story plus supernatural elements just wasn't working for me.) 

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