I read 53 books in 2022 according to Goodreads. While I love a ‘proper book’, I also love Audible as it means I can ‘read’ while doing housework, exercising, or travelling. It’s usually what I bribe myself with when I can feel my inner sloth complaining!
I don’t understand the snobbery around listening to books. I’d love to spend more time in a comfy armchair with my nose in a book, but even if I had unlimited time on my hands, I’d still choose to do both. Anyway, here, in no particular order, are my favourite reads of 2022.
- Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
- The Key in the Lock, Beth Underdown
- Thin Air, Michelle Paver
- Gentlemen and Players, Joanne Harris
- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
- The Shadow Wing, Sarah Painter
- Beltane, Alys West
- The Nature of Witches, Rachel Griffin
- The Gathering, Katherine Genet
- The DCI Daley Series, Denzil Meyrick
- Bleeding Heart Yard, Elly Griffiths
- The Twist of a Knife, Antony Horowitz
- The Bullet that Missed, Richard Osman
- The Day the World Stops Shopping, J. B. Mackinnon (non-fiction)
- The Relaxed Author, Joanna Penn
- Connected Fates, Separate Destinies, Marine Sélénéé
All recommendations for the 2023 To Be Read pile gratefully received!