Reading in 2022

A page detailing what I read in 2022. Any must-read recommendations will have a heart ♥ next to them. That means I could see myself reading it again. Other books may be worth reading, but I may not get as much value out of rereads.

A running list of my favorite books.

Back to the reading index.

  1. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
  2. Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks
  3. Butterick’s Practical Typography by Matthew Butterick
  4. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia Puigcerver
  5. Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring
  6. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
  7. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
  8. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  9. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  10. A Wizard of Earthsea: The First Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  11. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
  12. How to Start: Get Clear, Get Confident, and Get Going by Michael Bungay Stanier
  13. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
  14. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention–And How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari
  15. Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
  16. The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski
  17. The Second Mountain by David Brooks
  18. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  19. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
  20. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
  21. The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
  22. Hello, Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life by Fumio Sasaki
  23. This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for American Democracy by Jonathan Martin with Alexander Burns
  24. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  25. Battle Buddy: Maneuvering the Battlefield of Transitioning from the Military by Lila Holley
  26. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
  27. The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
  28. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
  29. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  30. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  31. A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life by Heather E. Heying, Bret Weinstein
  32. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  33. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
  34. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  35. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by Tahl Raz, Chris Voss
  36. How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
  37. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  38. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  39. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  40. Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee
  41. The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron