Books in 2022

Welcome to the Books in 2022 page on Natalie the Explorer’s blog!

This year, I continue to read widely and discover new books, authors and genres. I use the proposed categories of the Toronto Public Library Reading Challenge 2022 for reading ideas and book suggestions.

I update this page by the end of each month. I keep basic statistics for my reading and list the books by author’s last name. I use asterisk to indicate new-to-me authors.

Books I Read in 2022

  1. The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams *
  2. Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie *
  3. It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey *
  4. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson *
  5. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler *
  6. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros *
  7. The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves
  8. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves *
  9. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
  10. Love at First Spite by Anna E. Collins *
  11. Birds of California by Katie Cotugno
  12. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave *
  13. The Day The World Came To Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede *
  14. Having Our Say: The Delany’s Sisters’ First 100 Years by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth *
  15. The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich *
  16. The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis *
  17. The High Road by Terry Fallis
  18. Operation Angus by Terry Fallis
  19. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  20. Gathering Dark by Candice Fox
  21. The Chase by Candice Fox
  22. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  23. The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth
  24. The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
  25. Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez *
  26. Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls *
  27. Tales from the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi *
  28. Indians on Vacation by Thomas King *
  29. A Separation by Katie Kitamura *
  30. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox *
  31. Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri *
  32. Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau *
  33. Heart Berries A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot *
  34. Paris Is Always A Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay
  35. Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay *
  36. Wild Child A Journey through Nature by Dara McAnulty *
  37. The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey *
  38. Sula by Toni Morrison *
  39. Around the World (Dora the Explorer) by Suzanne D. Nimm *
  40. Dora’s World Adventure by Suzanne D. Nimm
  41. The No-Show by Beth O’Leary
  42. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill *
  43. Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud *
  44. Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles *
  45. The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You: Stories by Maurice Carlos Ruffin *
  46. Sari, not Sari by Sonya Singh *
  47. Made In Korea by Sarah Suk *
  48. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto *
  49. Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne
  50. Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall *
  51. We the Animals by Justin Torres *
  52. Running Wild by K.A. Tucker
  53. Navigate Your Stars by Jesmyn Ward, illustrations by Gina Triplett *
  54. The Layover by Lacie Waldon *
  55. Dora’s Camping Trip by Wendy Wax *

2022 Reading Statistics

  • New books read to date: 55
  • New-to-me authors: 39 (or 71%)
  • 100% were e-books from the library

Previous Years

80 Books in 2021

111 Books in 2020

Check back monthly to see my reading progress. Happy reading!