Books That Got My Attention in 2022
There’s a constant lament in my house – “So many books, so little time.” And in truth, there aren’t enough hours in the day to fit everything in and read all the books that seem to scream take me home.
Whether it’s scrolling through Goodreads, perusing the stacks on the tables at Barnes and Nobles on east 18thStreet in Manhattan, or trolling the shelves at my local library – books are a common theme in my life.
Finding the next one to read, or the ‘hunt’ as I like to call it, is just as rewarding as the act of reading the book.
Here are a few that got my attention in 2022
Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
A searing commentary on the treatment of women in the 1960s, featuring a smart, stop-at-nothing protagonist. All written in a refreshing voice.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Who doesn’t love a love story with a little bit of magic realism? All the elements of a romance, and then some.
Here for the Drama by Kate Bromley
Loved the writing in this delightful rom-com. The images unfold like you’re watching a movie.
Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins
I’m a fan of this author – but I think this is her best to date. The protagonist’s journey is funny, poignant, and in the end, everything you hope for.
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
Another go-to author. A rom-com with a heart and twisty ending, and a big satisfied sigh when you close the back cover.
The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
I loved this story. A mother and daughter on different paths find a way to each other. Each learning something. I cried, and I enjoyed every single page.