Romi’s Reading Roundup – 2022

I always love the way that Goodreads shows a visual at the end of the year of your reading history. It’s colorful and fun and a great way to see the whole year at once. Here are a few take-aways from my reading adventures in 2022.

1. I am a very picky reader – I see that my overall rating for 2022 was a 3.2. Yicks! I guess if I gave a book a 4 or 5 I really liked it!

2. I abandoned about 25 books this year. I am not a patient reader – if you haven’t grabbed me in the first 10%, or 20% at the most, I’m out.

3. I did give quite a few 5 star ratings this year, however. These included: Signal Fires, The Marriage Portrait, All the Children Are Home, The Violin Conspiracy, The Rent Collector, Remarkably Bright Creatures, Toffee, The Guncle, On Division, Blind Tiger, The Book of Lost Names and The Rose Code.

If you aren’t friends with me on Goodreads yet, come and join the fun! I review every book that I read (or don’t finish) there and I find it to be an awesome platform. And without further adieu, here are my books of 2022. I’d love to see your book list or hear about your favorites too!
The Song of the Jade Lily by Kirsty ManningThe Soulmate Equation by Christina LaurenThe Rose Code by Kate QuinnThe Perfect Girl by Gilly MacmillanCount the Ways by Joyce MaynardThe Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa JewellUs Against You by Fredrik BackmanClose Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley
We Are the Brennans by Tracey LangeOn Mystic Lake by Kristin HannahThe Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie WisemanWe Only Saw Happiness by Grégoire Delacourt
The Art of Mending by Elizabeth BergThe Book of Lost Names by Kristin HarmelThe Damage by Caitlin WahrerThree Junes by Julia Glass
Blind Tiger by Sandra BrownThe Last Days of Dogtown by Anita DiamantLove and Other Words by Christina Lauren
A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua FerrisDear Emmie Blue by Lia LouisSummertime by Liz RigbeyMalibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Tilted World by Tom FranklinSorrow and Bliss by Meg MasonThe Last Chance Library by Freya SampsonDeacon King Kong by James McBride
The Unseen World by Liz MooreThe Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Moon, the Stars, and Madame Burova by Ruth HoganThe Great Glorious Goddamn of It All by Josh Ritter
The Cage by Bonnie KistlerOn Division by Goldie GoldbloomAll the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins ReidBetween Sisters by Kristin HannahThe Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra PatrickA Painted House by John Grisham
Stay Close by Harlan CobenThe Guncle by Steven RowleyThe Newcomer by Mary Kay AndrewsToffee by Sarah Crossan
Ghosts by Dolly AldertonSummer Island by Kristin HannahSmall Things Like These by Claire KeeganThe Crooked Branch by Jeanine Cummins
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderThe People We Keep by Allison LarkinThe Last House on the Street by Diane ChamberlainThe Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Reading List by Sara Nisha AdamsThe Sentence by Louise ErdrichThe Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip WilliamsChasing the Monsoon by Alexander Frater
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van PeltThe Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele RichardsonThe Chimney Tree by Helaine G. HelmreichThe Lioness by Chris Bohjalian
True Biz by Sara NovićLightning Strike by William Kent KruegerThe One You're With by Lauren K. DentonApple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
One Italian Summer by Rebecca SerleJust Breathe by Susan WiggsFaith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda RutledgeFour Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang
Sheltering Rain by Jojo MoyesThe Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra PatrickThe Food of Love by Amanda ProwseThe Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
The Saints of Swallow Hill by Donna EverhartSwimming for Sunlight by Allie LarkinWhile My Sister Sleeps by Barbara DelinskyTake My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather WebberThe Rent Collector by Camron WrightMoonlight and the Pearler's Daughter by Lizzie PookHorse by Geraldine Brooks
Time Is a River by Mary Alice MonroeAbundance by Jakob GuanzonCloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrThis Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
Run Rose Run by Dolly PartonTracy Flick Can't Win by Tom PerrottaA Bollywood Affair by Sonali DevTuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
Razorblade Tears by S.A. CosbyLanguage Arts by Stephanie KallosThe Love of my Life by Rosie WalshThe Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks
Those Who Save Us by Jenna BlumThe Swimmers by Julie OtsukaA History of Wild Places by Shea ErnshawThe Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
Greenwich Park by Katherine FaulknerDaisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire NorthThe Catch by Alison Fairbrother

Zorrie by Laird HuntBellweather Rhapsody by Kate RacculiaThe Next Thing You Know by Jessica StrawserCircus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

All the Children Are Home by Patry FrancisThe Boys by Katie HafnerQueenie Malone's Paradise Hotel by Ruth HoganThe Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards

The Atomic City Girls by Janet BeardShine Shine Shine by Lydia NetzerBlack Cake by Charmaine WilkersonAstrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. SmithThe Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'FarrellLucy by the Sea by Elizabeth StroutThe Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Lucky Turtle by Bill RoorbachThe Ocean Between Us by Susan WiggsThe Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. HarrowThe Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber

Demon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverOur Missing Hearts by Celeste NgOut of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan HigginsThe Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake

Keya Das's Second Act by Sopan DebSignal Fires by Dani ShapiroTwo Nights in Lisbon by Chris PavoneUnder the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

Honor by Thrity UmrigarThe Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida CórdovaThe Winners by Fredrik BackmanOther Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Sooley by John GrishamThe Next Ship Home by Heather WebbThe Measure by Nikki ErlickLove Marriage by Monica AliFellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark

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