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2022: The Year in Books

Here’s everything I read in 2022 on Goodreads. Below are 15 that most touched me in some way.


“The Empath’s Survival Guide” by Judith Orloff

“Body of Health” by Francesca McCartney


“Wild Mercy” by Mirabai Starr

“Caravan of No Despair” by Mirabai Starr

“What My Bones Know” by Stephanie Foo

“Broken Horses” by Brandi Carlile

“Know My Name” by Chanel Miller

“Emotional Inheritance” by Galit Atlas

“Diary of a Psychic” by Sonia Choquette

Lynn Andrews “Medicine Woman” series



“An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones

“Brida” by Paulo Coelho

“The Overstory” by Richard Powers


Graphic Memoirs

“Huda F Are You” by Huda Fammy

“Wash Day Diaries” by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith


Past Years in Books:

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

2020: The Year in Books

Per usual, books provided great company for me this year. Below I’ve chosen some to recommend; my full Year in Books on Goodreads is here.

Shoutout to Bookshop.org

This past summer and fall, I found myself buying a lot more brand new books than my usual—which is all secondhand or library. Following the example of my friend Liz, I bought these all on bookshop.org and stopped buying books on Amazon. (My brother Luke has stopped using Amazon completely; I’m not quite there yet, but am close. PS—If you’re reading and wondering why should you stop shopping at Amazon?, here’s a quick starting place, found from a google.)

So anyway, Bookshop.org is neat in that your purchase is made from small, local bookstores. I bought most of mine from Semicolon, a Black- & woman-owned bookshop in Chicago (which I learned of again thanks to Liz). Read more

2019: The Year in Books

Twenty-nineteen certainly was the year of books for me. Even though I did not read during the two months of my AZT thru-hike, I still read 21 more books than last year. I was unemployed until mid-November this year, though, so it makes sense that I spent more time reading. That said, while grieving, I did notice my pace get too fast, blasting through merely so the book would be complete, so there would be some ease/relief of being finished. So, I’ve been trying to slow it back down in 2020.

Below are the books from 2019 that have stayed with me, and that I’m most excited to recommend. There are plenty of books I enjoyed this year which aren’t listed below, so here’s the full list if you’re interested.

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