Read 2022

My reading list for 2022.

All books link back to the original review.

Key to Abbreviations.

  • O = Own copy – I bought / swapped / was given / inherited it
  • RC = Print review copy / freebie from publisher / Amazon Vine etc
  • L = borrowed from the Library
  • NG = Review copy via Netgalley
  • NF = Non Fiction
  • P = Poetry
  • Gr = Graphic novel
  • Ch – Children’s
  • Tr = Translated
  • DNF= Did not finish
  • 20B = 20 Books of Summer 22
  • And finally, an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired by any of the above routes before 1.1.22)

Finished in 2021, reviewed in 2022

  • Putting the Rabbit in the Hat by Brian Cox – O NF (8.5/10) Review
  • Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder – O FTr (6.5/10, re-read) Review
  • Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason – O* FTr (8.5/10) Review

JANUARY
1. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg – O* FTr (Re-read) (10/10) Review
2. The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul – O FTr (8/10) Review
3. Minna Needs Rehearsal Space by Dorthe Nors – O* FTr (9/10) Review
4. The Human Flies by Hans Olav Lahlum – O* FTr (8.5/10) Review
5. The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas – O* FTr (10/10) Review
6. Prince Caspian by CS Lewis – O* FCh (7/10) Review
7. Girls Against God by Jenny Hval – O FTr (6/10) Review
8. The Room by Jonas Karlsson – O FTr (9/10) Review
9. Some Kind of Company by Nan Östman – RC FTr (9/10) Review
10. The Mind’s Eye by Hakan Nesser – O* FTr (9/10) Review
11. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson – O* FTr (10/10) Review
12. The Healer by Antti Tuomainen – O FTr (9/10) Review
13. The Year of the Hare by Arto Passilinna – O FTr (6.5/10) Review
14. The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen – O* FTr (9/10) Review

FEBRUARY
15. Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss – O* NF (9/10) Review
16. Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir – O* FTr (9/10) Review
17. Vurt by Jeff Noon – O* F (re-read, 9/10) Review
18. My Darling from the Lions by Rachel Long – RC P (8/10) Review
19. Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson – O (10/10) Review
20. Recovery by Dr Gavin Francis – RC (9/10) Review
21. Off Target by Eve Smith – RC (8.5/10) Review
22. Red is my Heart by Antoine Laurain & Le Sonneur – RC (8/10) Review
23. Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan – RC (9/10) Review
24. We Know You Remember by Tove Alsterdal – RC (8/10) Review
25. The Salt Path by Raynor Wynn – O* (8.5/10) Review
26. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C S Lewis – O* FCh (9/10) Review
Single: Middleton Sands by Claire Dean – O F Notes
Single: The Periphery by Cliff McNish – O F Notes
Single: A Visit to the Bonesetter by Christopher Burns – O F Notes
DNF: Here Comes the Miracle by Anna Beecher – RC

MARCH
27. Iron Curtain by Vesna Goldsworthy – RC
28. River Clyde by Simone Buchholz – RC (9.5/10) Review
29. The Silver Chair by C S Lewis – O* (9/10) Review
30. Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura – RC (7.5/10) Review
31. Whatever Gets You Through the Night by Charlie Higson – RC (9/10) Shiny Review
32. Brainspotting by AJ Lees – RC NF (9/10) Shiny Review
33. The Gift of a Radio by Justin Webb – O (9/10) Review
34. America Over the Water by Shirley Collins – O (8/10) Review
35. Quicksand of Memory by Michael J Malone – RC (8.5/10) Review
36. The House Uptown by Melissa Ginsburg – RC (9/10) Review
DNF: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel – O

APRIL
37. An English Library Journey by John Bevis – RC (7/10) Review
38. Son of the Secret Gardener by Trevor Millum – RC Review
39. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – O (10/10) Shiny Review
40. Heritage by Miguel Bonnefoy – RC (9/10) Review
41. Mischief Acts by Zoe Gilbert – RC (10/10) Shiny review
42. The Horse and his Boy by CS Lewis – O* (7/10) Review
43. Midlife: Humanity’s Secret Weapon by Andrew Jamieson – RC (7/10) Review
44. Through a Vet’s Eyes by Dr Sean Wensley – RC (10/10) Review
DIPPER: Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore – Notes

MAY
45. The Octopus Man by Jasper Gibson – O* (10/10) Review
46. The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel – O* (10/10) Review
47. The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis – O* (8/10) Review
48. Elektra by Jennifer Saint – RC (8/10) Shiny Review
49. The Little Drummer by Kjell Ola Dahl – RC (9/10) Review
50. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers – O (8.5/10) Review
51. Phase Six by Jim Shepard – O* (9/10) Review
52. The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley – RC (10/10) Shiny Review
53. Magpie by Elizabeth Day – O* (8/10) Review
54. Behind the Seams by Esme Young – O (9/10) Review
55. Good Pop, Bad Pop by Jarvis Cocker – O (10/10) Shiny Review
56. One Day I Shall Astonish the World by Nina Stibbe – RC (8.5/10) Review

JUNE
57. Villager by Tom Cox – RC (9.5/10) Review
58. The Last Battle by CS Lewis – O* (20B#1) Review
59. Airside by James Swallow – RC (7.5/10) Review
60. The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst – O* (20B#2) (7/10) Review
61. The Facemaker by Lindsey Fitzharris – RC (9/10) Shiny Review
62. The Joy of Quiz by Alan Connor – O* (20B#3) (8/10) Review
63. Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight by Riku Onda – RC (9.5/10) Review
64. The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh – O* (20B#4) (10/10) Review
65. Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone – RC
66. Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason – O* (20B#5) (9/10) Review
67. To Sir With Love by E.B. Braithwaite – O (20B#6) (9/10) Review

JULY
68. Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman – RC (9/10) Review
69. Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney – O* (20B#7) (9/10) Review
70. From Spare Oom to War Drobe by Katherine Langrish – O* (20B#8) (9/10) Review
71. The Problem of Susan and Other Stories by Neil Gaiman – O (20B#9) Review
72. Total Chaos (Marseilles Trilogy #1) by Jean-Claude Izzo – O* (20B#10) (10/10) Review
73. Under the Blue by Oana Aristides – O* (20B#11) (10/10) Review
74. The Forgery by Ave Barrera – RC (8.5/10) Review
75. A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers – RC (8/10) Review
76. Tall Bones by Anna Bailey – O* (20B#12) (8/10) Review
77. Codename: Madeleine by Barnaby Jameson – RC (8.5/10) Review
78. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – O* (20B#13) (9/10) Review
79. Children of Paradise by Camilla Grudova – RC
80. Whisper of Seals by Roxanne Bouchard – RC (8.5/10) Review

AUGUST
81. Utopia by Heidi Sopinka – RC (9/10) Review
82. Lost World by Patrícia Melo – O* (20B#14) (9/10) Review
83. The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid – RC (7/10) Review
84. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – O* (20B#15) (10/10) Review
85. Marzahn, Mon Amour by Katja Oskamp – O* (20B#16) (10/10) Review
86. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto – O* (20B#17) (9/10) Review
87. Homesick by Jennifer Croft – RC (8/10) Shiny Review
88. A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash – RC (8/10) Review
89. machine by Susan Steinberg – O* (20B#18) (6/10) Review
90. The Black Dog by Kevin Bridges – RC (9/10) Review
91. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner – O* (20B#19) (6/10) Review
92. White Spines by Nicholas Royle – O* (20B#20!) (8.5/10) Review
93. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper – O* (7.5/10) Review
94. The Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields – RC (9/10) Review
95. Managing Expectations by Minnie Driver – O* (10/10) Review
96. Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson – RC (9/10) Review
DNF: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley – O (29 pages)

SEPTEMBER
97. Harm by Sólveig Pálsdóttir – RC (8.5/10) Review
98. Remainders of the Day by Shaun Bythell – O (9/10) Review
99. Tell Me About It by Sacha Naspini – RC
100. The Island House by Mary Considine – RC
101. The Night Interns by Austin Duffy – O
102. This is not a Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan – O
103. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper – O* Ch
104. Psalms For the End of the World by Cole Haddon – RC
105. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – O* (Re-read)
106.
DNF: Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai – O

OCTOBER
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NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Reading the World 2022 (in translation and/or author nationality)
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA.