2022 Books – Year in Review

Another year of books under the belt, my friends. This year I visited some old favorites, discovered a love for translations, and learned the art of walking away when a book isn’t hitting like I need it to. I have monthly roundups on all these books here on thelavenderhours if you want to know my thoughts. & now without further adieu, here’s all the books I read in 2022! (Also, I starred my very favorites that will stay with me far beyond this year, the best of the best, cream of this year’s crop kinda thing.)

  • Group by Christie Tate
  • The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
  • Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
  • Film for Her by Orion Carloto
  • My Body by Emily Ratajkowski
  • Literary Witches by Taisia Kitalskatia & Katy Horan
  • Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber
  • , said the shotgun to the head. by Saul Williams
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  • **Beautiful Boy by David Sheff**
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  • The Afflictions by Vikram Paralkar
  • The Carrying by Ada Límon
  • **Pachinko by Min Jin Lee**
  • Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Outline by Rachel Cusk
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  • **Second Place by Rachel Cusk**
  • Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • Transit by Rachel Cusk
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  • **The Idiot by Elif Batuman**
  • **Animal by Lisa Taddeo**
  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  • A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk
  • Bad at Existing by Madisen Kuhn
  • Kudos by Rachel Cusk
  • **Heaven by Mieko Kawakami**
  • More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
  • Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
  • An Archive of Brightness by Kelsey Socha
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • **The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri**
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Twenty twenty-three will be the year of intuitive reading – reading what goes with my mood, peppering in some current reads everyone’s talking about, and continuing to return to past favorites when I need the comfort of familiarity. Thanks for skimming through my year in books, and let me know if there are any titles I absolutely have to add to my 2023 TBR list!

Thanks for being here, & happy reading!


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