Wednesday, December 28, 2022

What I Read in 2022

 I read a total of 45 books in 2022 and wanted to share my list of what I read, what I loved, and maybe what I didn't love as much. I laughed, I cried, I was inspired. Here are the 45 books I dove into....

Here is my star rating system for reference....

⭐did not like, would not recommend
⭐⭐it was ok, probably wouldn't recommend
⭐⭐⭐an entertaining read but nothing groundbreaking
⭐⭐⭐⭐a great read! would highly recommend
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐LOVED it. will sing it's praises to anyone who will listen

1. The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries by Emma Thompson ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. My Story by Elizabeth Smart ⭐⭐⭐
5. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena ⭐⭐⭐
6. The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller ⭐⭐⭐.5
7. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey ⭐⭐⭐⭐
8. The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham ⭐⭐⭐⭐
9. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty ⭐⭐⭐
10. If You Tell: a True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Olsen ⭐⭐⭐
11. Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration by Simon Sinek ⭐⭐⭐⭐
12. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens ⭐⭐⭐⭐
13. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris ⭐⭐⭐
14. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks ⭐⭐⭐
15. Anxious People by Fredrik Bachman ⭐⭐⭐
16. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett ⭐⭐
17. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ⭐⭐⭐⭐
18. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson ⭐⭐⭐⭐
19. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout ⭐⭐⭐
20. We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin ⭐⭐⭐
21. New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan ⭐⭐⭐
22. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
23. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica ⭐⭐⭐⭐
24. Confessions of a Prairie B*tch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim ⭐⭐⭐⭐
25. Designed to Last: Our Journey of Building an Intentional Home, Growing in Faith, And Finding Joy in the In-Between by Ashley & Dino Petrone ⭐⭐⭐⭐
26. Educated by Tara Westover ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
27. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ⭐⭐⭐⭐
28. Sandition by Jane Austen ⭐⭐
29. The Maid by Nita Prose ⭐⭐⭐
30. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah ⭐⭐⭐
31. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ⭐⭐⭐⭐
32. Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez ⭐⭐⭐⭐
33. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle ⭐⭐
34. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ⭐⭐
35. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid ⭐⭐⭐
36. Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison ⭐⭐
37. November 9 by Colleen Hoover ⭐⭐⭐⭐
38. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune ⭐⭐⭐⭐
39. The It Girl by Ruth Ware ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
40. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ⭐⭐⭐⭐
41. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ⭐⭐
42. Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors by Tom Bower ⭐⭐⭐⭐
43. It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover ⭐⭐⭐⭐
44. A Godward Heart: Treasuring the God Who Loves You by John Piper ⭐⭐⭐⭐
45. Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you'd like personal reviews of each book that I read this year you can visit my Goodreads here. Feel free to follow along on my reading journey as I explore new books in 2023! 

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