January 6, 2023

Books Read in 2022

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher (5/5) - Reread

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel (3/5)

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (3/5) - Reread

Now You May Weep by Deborah Crombie (4/5)

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci (5/5)

The Outsider by Stephen King (4/5)

If It Bleeds by Stephen King (4/5)

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (5/5)

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (4/5) - Reread

In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie (4/5)

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (3/5)

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (3/5)

The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve (4.5/5)

The Fortunate Ones by Ed Tarkington (4/5)

Moira's Crossing by Christina Shea (4/5)

Water Like a Stone by Deborah Crombie (4.5/5)

Setting Free the Kites by Alex George (4.5/5)

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller (3/5)

The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell (3/5)

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (3/5) - Reread

Monogamy by Sue Miller (4.5/5)

The Absolutist by John Boyne (5/5)

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue (3/5)

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher (5/5)

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (3.5/5)

Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie (3/5)

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson (5/5)

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin (3/5)

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (4/5)

Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie (4/5)

We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida (2/5)

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult (4.5/5)

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zaunder (3/5) 

The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Yongson (4/5)

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (2/5)

Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand (4/5)

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard (3/5)

No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie (3.5/5)

New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan (3.5/5)

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (3.5/5)

A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson (4.5/5)

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (4.5/5)

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout (5/5)

The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie (4/5)

The Fortnight in September by R.C. Sherriff (2/5)

Book Lovers by Emily Henry (3/5)

Sailing by Starlight by Rod Scher (4.5/5)

To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie (4/5)

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker (5/5)

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (5/5)

House Lessons: Renovating a Life by Erica Bauermeister (4.5/5)

The Guncle by Steven Rowley (4/5)

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie (4/5)

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (5/5)

Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin (3.5/5)

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl (3/5)


  1. What a great year of reading you had!

    1. I'm very pleased with my year of reading, Helen. 2023 shows promise, too!

  2. Not only quite a few 5 star reads but you got all those reviews done! That's awesome. I missed your initial review of Wintering and sorry to hear that was not a good one. I keep hearing it's such a great book so I'm curious to read your thoughts. Well they can't all be 5 star reads right? Anyway, here's to lots of great books this year!

    1. Iliana, I've really made a point of reviewing my books shortly after I finish them. If I don't, then I fall behind and forget what I want to say about the plot & characters. It's much easier staying on top of reviews now that I'm no longer working.


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