The above link shows some of the best books of 2022, grouped by category. There are a lot of good books here, and I hope to get to more of them soon. There is the best nonfiction, mystery and suspense, and even the best picture books. The link is a great place to start if you need a jumping off point for your next book.
Category: book lists
Goodreads’ editors released a list of upcoming releases that they are very excited about. I have linked it here.
There are a few on the list that I have already marked as want to read. I’m excited for these releases. There are 68 books on the list and about a third sound interesting to me, right off the bat. A few I know I will definitely not read.
Take a peek at the list and let me know what you think.
Pride Month Books
Amazon posted its list of books recommended for Pride Month. I was a little disappointed that none of them were on Kindle Unlimited, but I understand that Amazon wants to sell books.
There are some cute children’s books on the list. I may get around to them later, but not this month.
I have read some of the books on the adult list already, and would recommend most of them. A few I wouldn’t read again, but someone might like to read them.
Take a peek at the list and go for it.
Most Anticipated books of 2022
According to Goodreads, the books in the above linked article are the most anticipated books of 2022.
I am interested in several of them. The one about Agatha Christie’s 11 day disappearance looks interesting, as does the book that is described as a cross between Rebecca and Mexican Gothic.
It looks like 2022 will be a great year for reading, judging by this list. Happy reading!
Short New Books
Short new books
It’s that time of year again. Goodreads puts out a list of short books for those who are falling behind on their annual reading challenge. The above linked article shows the list. It came out in October, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. I hope you were able to meet your 2021 goals, and this list might help you get a jump start on 2022.
I’ve read one of them, started a second, and have a few more. I put some on hold at the library, too. It’s a pretty good list with some great ideas for your next read.
Getting Ready for Fall Semester
I will be taking 15 units in the Fall. Three of the 5 instructors have posted the reading lists for the semester already. It starts on August 23, so this is plenty of time to get the books and get started.
One of the books is on Kindle Unlimited, so that was easy and free. Two of the other books are on Kindle for less than $1 each. Also good. I had to rent one textbook and purchase two paper books. All are within reason on the prices. Great! One class has no books that are required. This either means we will get handouts or the online textbook will be included in the price of the class.
I am still waiting to hear what I’ll be reading for the other two classes. There is plenty of time to gather the information and order the books, but I would rather be prepared.
I have gotten halfway through one of the books, so I at least know the plot. Some of the others that I had to purchase are short stories, so I have to wait for the syllabus to come out to know if we will read all of the stories, or just some.
Fall semester will be one that is heavy reading, so I would love to get ahead. One we get underway, a lot of the anxiety will pass, but from now until classes start, I’ll be on the edge of my seat.
Red Hot Romance for July
The books discussed in the above linked article look like they will be great fun to read. I have a few of them and I follow several of the authors that are listed. I may have to schedule some fun reading in this summer, just to include some of these. It’s a short list, so it should be doable.
It Happened One Summer
by Tessa Bailey
While We Were Dating
by Jasmine Guillory
Isn’t It Bromantic?
by Lyssa Kay Adams
Heartbreak for Hire
by Sonia Hartl
Incense and Sensibility
by Sonali Dev
Too Good to Be Real
by Melonie Johnson
Devil in Disguise
by Lisa Kleypas
AAPI LGBT books
I have several of the books on the list in the above linked article. It is a wonderful, inclusive list, put out by Kundiman publishing. I recommend taking a look at it. Below is a list of the books mentioned in the article.
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patrick Yumi Cottrell
Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So
You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat
Imagine Us, The Swarm by Muriel Leung
Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed
More Than Organs by Kay Ulanday Barrett
America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
Late Morning When the World Burns by Shamala Gallagher
Love Is an Ex-Country – Randa Jarrar
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar
EXTRATRANSMISSION by Andrea Abi-Karam
Sāmoan Queer Lives by Dan Taulapapa McMullin
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok-Vaid Menon
Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen
This Way to the Sugar by Hieu Minh Nguyen
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
Inside Me an Island by Lehua M. Taitano
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
Missing from this list is the books that I have been meaning to read forever. Also, my eReader, a bunch of bookmarks, and books that I received as a gift and might not ever read, are all missing from this list.
How many have you read?
Here’s a little different list from last time. I’m at 19. How many of these have you read?
The BBC believes most people will have read only 21 of the 100 books here.
Want to play?
1 Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulkes
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife-Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – GeorgeEliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tart
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Eupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
100 Gaudy Night – Dorothy Sayers
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