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).


  • 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


  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


  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


  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


  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)


  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 (a re-read)
  5. Smiley’s People by John le Carré 4* F, K,TBR


  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
  7. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 4* CF, F, LB
  8. The Awakening by Kate Chopin 3* F, K, TBR


  1. Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James 4* CF, F, K, TBR
  2. The Second Sight of Zachery Cloudesley by Sean Lusk 4* F, K, RB, TBR
  3. White Forest, Black Rose by Eoin Dempsey 3* F, HK, K, TBR
  4. Death in Berlin by M M Kaye 3* CF, F, K, TBR
  5. The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths 4* CF, F. K, TBR
  6. True Crime Story by Joseph Knox 2.5* rounded up to 3* CF, F, K
  7. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 4* F, K, TBR
  8. The Two Towers by J R R Tolkien 5* F (a re-read)


  1. Wednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson 4* CF, F, K, TBR
  2. Nucleus by Rory Clements 5* CF, F, HF
  3. Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson (24 Aug)
  4. Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson 4* CF, F, K, TBR


  1. Undercurrent by Barney Norris 4* F, K, TBR
  2. Ammonites and Leaping Fish by Penelope Lively 5* NF
  3. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (a re-read) 4* CF, F, K
  4. The Return of the King by J R R Tolkien 5* F (a re-read)
  5. Transcription by Kate Atkinson 3* F, K, TBR
  6. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan 5* F, K – a novella