I read A LOT of excellent books in 2022! Looking forward to more great reads in 2023! What’s on your reading list?
Run by Ann Patchett – 4 stars
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow – 4.5 stars
If I Were You by P.G. Wodehouse – 4 stars
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson – 4 stars
Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks – 4 stars
The Second Mrs. Astor: A Novel of the Titanic by Shana Abé – 4 stars
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – 4 stars
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart – 4.5 stars
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson – 4 stars
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler – 4.5 stars
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – 5 stars
Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast – 5 stars
Kusama: The Graphic Novel by Elisa Macellari – 5 stars
One by One by Ruth Ware – 4.5 stars
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow – 4 stars
French Braid by Anne Tyler – 4 stars
Sea Wife by Amity Gaige – 4 stars
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy – 4 stars
The Family by Naomi Krupitsky – 4 stars
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian – 4 stars
Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steve Callahan – 5 stars
Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards – 4.5 stars
Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolf – 4 stars
Love Marriage by Monica Ali – 4.5 stars
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith – 5 stars
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy – 4 stars
Fatal Rounds by Carrie Rubin – 4.5 stars
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke – 4 stars
Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – 4 stars
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29 thoughts on “Book Club Mom’s Top Reads of 2022”
Currently reading a biography of Mother Teresa.
My TBR isn’t ordered. I just read whatever from it, but I have a bunch of mysteries on my 2023 TBR!
I am still finishing up “Finding the Mother Tree|” by Suzanne Simard.
Thanks for this great list, Barbara!
Hi, Barb – You’ve had a terrific year in reading.I have read two of the books on your list: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy and The Alexander McCall-Smith book. I look forward to continuing to follow your reads in 2023!
This is a great list to have on hand when choosing my next book. Thanks, Barb. Happy New Year to you.
I enjoyed both The Woman in White and the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. We really liked the film of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and the `Horse over Christmas. Currently I am reading One Vie by Guy de Maupassant
Interesting list. Looks like a good year. Here’s wishing you a wonderfully bookish 2023!
So many books, so little time. I do not know how as a busy person can manage to read so many books. Impressive list. Thank you.
I’m struggling to meet a deadline, but currently reading The 40-day Social Media Fast. Happy New Year, Barbara.
I scanned your list and found an Anne Tyler book I’ve read long ago. Also, I’ve read Ann Patchett’s A Happy Marriage and recall one of the lines: “Sometimes you don’t know what’s missing in your life until you find it.” I’ve read several books from the Alexander McCall Smith series, his gentle mystery always a treat to read.
Right now I’m reading Maeve Binchy’s A Week in Winter to give my mind a rest from the revision and editing going on in my studio these days.
You’re off to a great start, Barb! 😀
Such a terrific list to refer to in future, Barbara. The only one I’ve read is Presumed Innocent and I remember liking it. I almost forgot about Carrie’s book. Will have to read that one soon.
Hi Jennifer – thank you for stopping by. Yes Fatal Rounds was excellent – I enjoy Carrie’s writing. Hope you are doing well. Happy New Year 🧡🧡🧡
I’m always curious to see what others are reading. We have a few overlaps! Thank you for mentioning The Sea Wife in your list. I was wracking my brain trying to remember the second book I had read that was set on the sea like that, but just could not come up with it. Also Mexican Gothic and Shuggie Bain. I did read a couple of other writers on your list, just not that specific book. I read Attica Locke, Patricia Highsmith, and of course am a huge fan of Larson. Great reads. Looking forward to future lists.
Sounds like we have similar reading tastes, Lisa! Thank you for visiting and commenting. Happy New Year and happy reading!
That’s a great list, Barbara. I’m currently reading Stigmata, a historical adventure thriller of medieval France by Colin Falconer. I’m enjoying his epic historical adventure series. Looking forward to Under the Fifth Sun, a novel about Pancho Villa by Earl Shoris and The Siege of An Loc by Nguyen Trong Hien.
Hi Tim – I’m going to look these up – they sound interesting! Thank you for stopping by and happy reading 🙂
So many good ones — I see a bunch here that I’ve loved! I’m hoping to read more of the books I already own and focus a lot less on new releases in the coming year (but I’ve said that before, so we’ll see). My book group has a great variety picked out for this year as well, which is exciting!
That’s great, Lisa. I know, it’s easy to get pulled into what’s new. There’s always so much talk and I often find it hard to resist. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
A wonderful eclectic mix, Barb! I’m making notes of many of these for this year. Today I saw The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse and it was magical and tender and incredibly thought-provoking. I’d love to read the actual book. I’ve read most of No.1 Ladies Detective Agency and a huge fan of the series! Happy Reading for 2023!
Hi Annika! Great to see you here 🙂 I didn’t know about The Boy, The Mole…is that a film too? I was really moved by it. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve only read one of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. I picked this to re-read for our library mystery book club because it’s always best to start at the beginning of a series for that group. I hope you have a great reading year and look forward to your posts 🙂
I think it was easier to read most of the series as I became a fan from the beginning and a new one was always out in time for Christmas! Yes, it is a half hour long ‘film’ and pure magic. Here is a trailer. Is it similar to the book?
Thanks, Annika – yes it’s similar to the book. I look forward to watching the full film. Thanks for letting me know about it 🙂
Hi Barbara, a great list of books read and enjoyed in 2022. I also really enjoyed The Second Mrs Astor which I bought after reading your review,
Oh I’m so glad, Robbie! My boss recommended it to me – I love when that chain continues!
The variety of what you’ve read is wonderful as is the image with all the covers. I’m currently reading Wide Sargasso Sea because I’m a few decades behind in my reading for pleasure. Happy New Year!
Oh I haven’t read that – but I just looked it up. Although I think I read a good number of books, I’m always behind. Happy New Year Reading!
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