2022 in Books   
31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2022     Year in books
 
 
 
 
 

Books read over the past twelve months, in order, with favourites indicated.

In a Summer Season, Elizabeth Taylor. 1961.

The Novel of the Century, David Bellos. 2017.

Remember, Lisa Genova. 2021.

Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles. 2021.

The Braindead Megaphone, George Saunders. 2007.

Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen. 2021.

The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954. Read by Andy Serkis.

The Personal Librarian, Benedict and Murray. 2021.

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan. 2011.

Recitatif, Toni Morrison. 1983.

The Girl who Wrote in Silk, Kelli Estes. 2015.

In the Margins, Elena Ferrante. 2022.

Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen. 1891.

The Promise, Damon Galgut. 2021.

A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle. 1991.

The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett. 2007.

The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson. 2021.

Inside Story, Martin Amis. 2020.

What Strange Paradise, Omar El Akkad. 2021.

Tasha: A Son's Memoir, Brian Morton. 2022.

The Cave Painters, Gregory Curtis. 2007.

The Yellow House, Martin Gayford. 2009.

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen. 1813. Read by Rosamund Pike.

A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki. 2013.

The Order of the Day, Éric Vuillard. Polizzitti trans. 2017.

The War of the Poor, Éric Vuillard. 2020.

Sorrow of the Earth, Éric Vuillard. 2014.

Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev. Garnett trans. 1862.


Short stories


The Falls, George Saunders.

Cat in the Rain, Hemingway.

An Incident, Lu Hsun.

The Stone Boy, Berriault.

My First Goose, Isaac Babel.

The Snowstorm, Tolstoy.

Master and Man, Tolstoy.

I Stand Here Ironing, Tillie Olsen.

A Doll's House, Katherine Mansfield.


Bullet in the Brain, Tobias Wolff.

The School, Donald Barthelme.

Caravaggio, Lambert.

Middlemarch, Eliiot.

In the Margins, Elena Ferrante.

Middlemarch, George Eliot

The Two Towers

All the Pretty Horses

Exercises in Style, Raymond Queneau. 1947.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders. 2021.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce. 1916.