For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2022

There wasn’t a stand out favourite amongst all the books I read last year, no equivalent of Eleanor or Daisy, but I still have five titles that I’d encourage you to read.


The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel | paperback | an early contender for favourite read of the year and read in February 2022.

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley | Kindle | recommended by Deb | another early contender for favourite read of the year and also read in February 2022.

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes | Kindle | The story deals with the difficult subject of the true provenance of art and was read in April 2022.

Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez | Kindle | This would not be my usual kind of thing, but I was gripped and read the bulk of it in one sitting in June 2022.

What The Wind Knows | Amy Harmon | Kindle | I am not usually a fan of fantasy, with the exception of Outlander, so I was surprised to discover that I loved this when I read it in October 2022.


6 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2022

  1. The Book of Lost Names was my favourite book last year, I think I read it on your recommendation. Take My Hand was a tremendously good book. A startling topic and one that lead me to do one reading around the topic. Shocking! The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton was my third favourite. A wonderfully good follow up to The Miniaturist.
    I read 64 books last year and hope to increase that number in 2023.

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  2. Always appreciate recommendations … & based on yours, I’ve read the first two books you mentioned.

    I did not have a favourite book last year, but one book left me with the most thinking afterwards & not because great literature, but the concept; The Measure. The story is based around everyone in the world receiving at age 22 a box with a length of string inside. The string indicates if you have a long life or a short life. Would you look & if you did would it change how you live your life?

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