Year in Reading – 2022

Selected 2022 Reading – I’ve put ** next to my absolute favorites

Fiction/Novels/Novellas

  • Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades 
  • The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold 
  • Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold
  • One Foot in the Fade by Luke Arnold
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen 
  • Hunger by Elise Blackwell**
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
  • Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close** 
  • The Smart One by Jennifer Close
  • The New Wilderness by Diane Cook**
  • The Lover by Marguerite Duras 
  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
  • The Upstairs House by Julia Fine**  
  • Desperate Characters by Paula Fox**
  • Mercy Street by Jennifer Haigh 
  • Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding**
  • Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
  • Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls
  • The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones**
  • Post Traumatic by Chantal V Johnson**
  • Intimacies by Katie Kitamura **
  • Submergence by J.M. Ledgard**
  • Be Brief and Tell Them Everything by Brad Listi 
  • No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood**
  • Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
  • Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 
  • Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
  • Sylvia by Leonard Michaels**
  • The Men by Sandra Newman
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik**
  • The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik
  • His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
  • The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi**
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters**
  • I Will Die in a Foreign Land by Kalani Pickhart**
  • The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade**
  • Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt**
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells**
  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
  • Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
  • Exist Strategy by Martha Wells 
  • Network Effect by Martha Wells 
  • Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
  • Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton**
  • White Horse by Erika Wurth

Short Story Collections

  • The Predatory Animal Ball by Jen Fliss
  • Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty**  

Nonfiction/Essays

  • The Book of Atlantis Black by Betsy Bonner
  • The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras**
  • A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  • How To Not Always Be Working by Marlee Grace 
  • Body Work by Melissa Febos**
  • What You Have Heard Is True by Carolyn Forché**  
  • The Crane Wife by CJ Hauser**
  • The Unwritten Book by Sam Hunt**
  • Bastards by Mary Anna King** 
  • Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse** 
  • The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie** 
  • Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science by Siddhartha Mukherjee 
  • And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell 
  • Three Women by Lisa Taddeo**

Poetry

  • What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer**
  • I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer
  • And Yet by Kate Baer
  • The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forché  
  • The Hurting Kind by Ada Limon**
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainier Maria Rilke
  • Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers by Jake Skeets
  • What to Miss When by Leigh Stein

Zines/Chapbooks/Graphic Novels

  • An Ecotone Almanac
  • In the Fifth World: Portrait of the Navajo Nation by Adriel Heisey and Kenji Kawano 
  • Community Chest by Natalie Serber
  • James McNeill Whistler by Robin Spencer
  • Georgia O’Keeffe A Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz