Books Read in 2022

Books are listed in the chronological order I read them. The links in this list are to my reviews – some ‘reviews’ are mini reviews/notes or as parts of composite posts (not all books will be reviewed).

Key:

  • F = Fiction
  • K = Kindle
  • CF = Crime Fiction
  • HF = Historical Fiction
  • LB = library book
  • TBR = book acquired before 1 Jan 2021
  • RB = a review book from author/publisher/NetGalley
  • B = book borrowed from family/friends
  • NF = non-fiction
  • AB = Audiobooks

January

  1. The Queen’s Lady by Joanne Hickson 4* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  2. Miss Austen by Gill Hornby 4* F, HF, K, TBR
  3. How To Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer 5* NF, B
  4. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 3* F, TBR
  5. The Chalet by Catherine Cooper 4* CF, F, K, RB, TBR

February

  1. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 4* F, TBR
  2. Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton 3* CF, F, K, TBR
  3. The Last Trial by Scott Turow 5* CF, F, K, LB
  4. The Man in the Bunker by Rory Clements 5* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  5. Ashes by Christopher de Vinck 3* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  6. Stamboul Train by Graham Greene 4* F, K
  7. The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley 4* F, HF, K,TBR

March

  1. The Second Cut by Louise Welsh 3.5* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  2. The Red Monarch by Bella Ellis 3* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  3. The Homecoming by Anna Enquist 4* F, HF, K
  4. The Drowned City by K L Maitland 3* CF, F, HF, K, RB

April

  1. The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré 5* F, TBR
  2. Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo 3* F, HF, K, TBR
  3. A Room With a View by E M Forster 3.5* F, K, TBR
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 3* F, K, TBR
  5. Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison 4* NF
  6. Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook 3* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  7. My Evil Mother: a short story by Margaret Atwood
  8. Holy Island by L J Ross 2* CF, F, TBR
  9. Cécile is Dead by Georges Simenon 4* CF, F, K, (a reread)

May

  1. Traitor in the Ice by K J Maitland 2* F, HF, K, RB,
  2. Dead Like You by Peter James 4* CF, F, K, TBR
  3. The Chapel in the Woods by Dolores Gordon-Smith 3* CF, F, K, RB
  4. The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkein 5* F, K (a re-read)
  5. Smiley’s People by John le Carré 4* F, K,TBR

June

  1. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 5*, F, K, TBR
  2. The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter 5* CF, F, TBR
  3. The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic 5* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  4. In Too Deep by Bea Davenport 3* CF, F, K, TBR
  5. A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson 4* CF, F, K, TBR
  6. The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown 4* F, HF, K, RB, TBR

July

August

September

October

November

December