Without going into personal stuff details too much, 2022 was a more difficult year than I had anticipated. It’s been a rough time with COVID-19. I really hope that personally and globally, we all recover. On a book front, I was able to maintain my reading goal of reading over 52 books every year. It was a decent year for reading books. I read 60 books which is not as good as 2021’s 70 but a great year in terms of quality books and audiobooks. This is by no means exhaustive and I really could not list all the good books I read this year.
For 2023, I am aiming to read more from my collection so less new books and more classics.
Audiobooks and Non Fiction
2022 was a great year for audiobooks. I was able to appreciate it more and listen to them while I was sick, knitting, or puzzling. The following are great books and well narrated.
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – Not non-fiction but narration by Tom Hanks really made this novel.
General Fiction and Literary
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Young Adult and Children’s Fiction
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
Last Night at the the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Satoko and Nada series by Yupechika