The Great Book Review of 2022

The Great Book Review of 2022: Sharing the books I learn in 2022 and whether or not I’d suggest including them to your assortment.

Hi hello! How’s the day going thus far? I hope you’re having a beautiful morning! I’m trying ahead to a film with the crew and catching a sizzling yoga class later in the present day. I’d love to listen to what you may have occurring!

In in the present day’s put up, I’m sharing nearly all of the books I learn final 12 months. (I had a a couple of audiobooks and a handful of DNF books I didn’t sort up as a result of they weren’t memorable or satisfying.) Reading is one of my very favourite hobbies and I’m so glad I set a purpose a pair of years in the past to learn extra usually. It’s undoubtedly one thing I plan on doing in 2023, too!

Here’s a listing of nearly all of the books I learn final 12 months:

The Great Book Review of 2022

The Book of Lost Names

Ok pals, that is it. My #1 book of 2022. It was poignant, intriguing, devoting, heartwarming, and hopeful all on the similar time. It’s beautifully-written and an absolute web page turner. I completed it in two days! 10/10 suggest, particularly should you get pleasure from historic fiction.

All Things New

I used to be uncertain about including this to the recap as a result of clearly we don’t all have the identical beliefs, and I by no means need anybody to really feel remoted or neglected. One of my favourite issues about having ya’ll as digital BFFs is the truth that we have now a ton in frequent, and possibly some variations, too. It makes life extra satisfying and thrilling to be surrounded by numerous views and viewpoints.

In the top, I wished so as to add it as a result of it’s been a component of my life these days, and I’m certain many of you’d get pleasure from listening to about this rec.

I’ve been going by way of this Bible study on 2 Corinthians for the previous month and a half and have already discovered a lot from it. As somebody who at all times felt intimidated by studying the Bible, this has been an awesome introduction to it, particularly since I’m in a position to examine and talk about with such a stunning and brilliantly clever group of girls. We meet weekly and chat about what we’ve discovered, and the conversations have been so significant for me.

If you’ve been eager to learn the Bible, I extremely suggest doing a examine like this as a solution to acquire extra data and understanding. I really feel like I’m truly studying as an alternative of merely studying passages, and this manner, I’m extra simply in a position to apply these rules to my life. We’ll end this examine early subsequent month and cap it off with a celebratory lunch earlier than beginning our subsequent examine.

I’m Glad My Mom Died

What a flip in matters, eh?

TBH, the title of this book saved me from eager to learn it, regardless of the overwhelming optimistic opinions. “She’s GLAD her mom died?” It’s… loads.

But, this has ended up being one of one of the best books I’ve learn (listened to this one on Audible and extremely suggest) in a very long time. It’s profound, heartbreaking, optimistic, hilarious, and superbly written. Just as a set off warning, it does embody some heavy matters like psychological and bodily abuse, and consuming issues. While these are prevalent themes within the e-book, it wasn’t overwhelmingly graphic to learn. 10/10 would suggest.

November 9

I’ve discovered the Colleen Hoover is hit and miss for me… and this one was a miss. I simply didn’t get as wrapped into the plot, which had loads of potential. Her writing usually feels lackluster and doesn’t permit me to develop into really invested in all of the characters she creates. 3/10.

The Cancer Revolution

I picked up a duplicate of The Cancer Revolution as a result of I observe Dr. Connealy on Instagram and LOVE her account. She shares a lot useful information, and I believe it’s fascinating to have the ability to observe somebody who treats most cancers regularly, and efficiently. She makes use of a mix of various and conventional therapies, together with IV vitamin infusions, oxygen remedy, pink mild, detox methods, and sauna, along with low-dose chemotherapy. I wished to learn this e-book as a result of I’m all about empowering myself with additional instruments and knowledge, and located so many useful sources on this e-book for stopping most cancers, treating most cancers, doubtlessly useful dietary supplements and extra. 10/10 suggest.

Go-To Dinners

I used to be so thrilled when my very favourite launched a new cookbook. You can at all times rely on Ina for recipes which can be examined meticulously and style superb. I’ve round a 99% success price with Ina recipes, and she or he’s my go-to after I’m in search of a cocktail party recipe or crowdpleaser. This cookbook is targeted on go-to dinners that may be made pretty shortly, together with sides and desserts. The desserts choice is value it alone (an excellent chocolate tart and cupcakes), and I can’t wait so as to add some of these new meals to the rotation.


You guys. This e-book was WILD. I listened to the audio model and the narrator was improbable. I beloved the completely different voices for characters and really introduced life to this Butterfly Effect-ish story.The premise of the e-book is {that a} man named Jake Epping is tasked with utilizing a portal to return in time to cease the assassination of JFK. In the method, he additionally desires to avoid wasting and alter the life of somebody he is aware of. Jake learns the ramifications of altering the previous, along with attempting to determine if he desires to return to the current day in any respect.

I’ve by no means learn something by Stephen King earlier than, since I usually keep away from *scary* or ugly books. This e-book was intense, and a few elements have been onerous for me to take heed to, however I can see why Stephen King is so common lol. My solely downside with this one is that’s it LONG. The man is wordy. He in all probability may have ditched about 200 pages within the center. At the identical time, the character growth is so deep, and I nonetheless discover myself interested by it (particularly the ending!). I’d give it a 9/10. I need to watch the sequence on Hulu now, too!

The Core 3 Healthy Eating Plan

I ordered this book after Lisa Moskovitz, RD was a guest on the podcast. I loved listening to about her philosophy and wished to see what her consuming plan tips included, particularly since I’m usually in search of new recs to share with shoppers. This one is AMAZING. It’s easy sufficient for inexperienced persons to observe, but additionally will encourage extra skilled macro trackers to strategy it in a brand new approach.

You can check it out here and use the code CORE20 for a reduction.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist appeared to me like one of these books that “everyone has to read.” It’s obtained overwhelming optimistic opinions, is regularly advisable in my on-line e-book teams, and I appreciated it was rejected by numerous publishing homes earlier than turning into a worldwide sensation. It jogs my memory of a fable, and may be very quick and simple to learn. It’s primarily based on the story of a shepard named Santiago who seeks out to search out treasure and numerous characters and conditions he encounters on the way in which. Despite obstacles throughout his journey, he stays devoted to reaching his “Personal Legend.”

The Alchemist demonstrates that the journey can typically be extra necessary that the vacation spot, the significance of staying dedicated to our objectives, and that our desired vacation spot typically isn’t what we really want or count on.  While I did benefit from the message behind the e-book, it’s not in my prime 5 favourite books. I felt like I may have learn the Cliff’s Notes synopsis and been utterly happy. My score: 6/10

The Obesity Code

I’ve heard Dr. Jason Fung communicate on a couple of podcasts and actually respect his perspective and data, so I used to be excited to learn his e-book, The Obesity Code. Just a heads up, should you order this, ensure you obtain the proper model! I ordered a duplicate from this page, and obtained a e-book that was truly written by Dr. Jason Okay. FUNG, aka a bot primarily based out of one other nation. I’ll share some of the textual content on IG tales, however the Pilot refused to let me return it as a result of we have been cackling with laughter studying it.

Sooooo after you have the proper model, I extremely suggest. He explores the tie between insulin resistance and lots of of the frequent well being points we face in the present day as a society, in addition to an motion plan for tips on how to keep extra secure blood sugar and enhance insulin response. He additionally dives into weight problems and why weight reduction may be so troublesome to keep up, because it diminishes your metabolic baseline. It was a useful and satisfying learn, however some parts have been redundant, so I give it a 9/10.

It Ends with Us

My first Colleen Hoover e-book and I used to be excited to see if it lived as much as the hype! I learn the entire book in a single sitting (on our flight to Hawaii), and was locked in your entire time. Even although the plot is excellent (set off warning: incorporates home abuse), I discovered her writing to be lackluster. Don’t throw something at me, however after studying a lot vivid and descriptive storytelling over the previous couple of years, it felt like there was a lot untapped potential. Even so, I’ll completely be studying extra of her books. 7/10

April book recap

One Italian Summer

This was in all probability my second favourite learn of the summer time (subsequent to Book Lovers). I additionally learn this e-book in a single sitting (the flight residence from Hawaii) and it was magical. I LOVED that it was set within the Amalfi Coast (I’m drying to return) and I actually love this writer’s model of writing. She additionally wrote In Five Years, which I extremely suggest. 10/10 should you’re in search of a breezy and satisfying learn.

The Bodyguard

This was a Book of the Month discover, and whereas I wasn’t tremendous excited concerning the plot, I figured I’d give it a whirl. I LOVED this book. The writing was witty, the storyline was candy and sudden, and the entire e-book was a lighthearted deal with. If you’re in search of a lightweight cupcake of a e-book, undoubtedly test this one out. 10/10

Book Lovers

If you’re in search of a cupcake of a e-book for summer time (mild, fluffy, candy and satisfying), this is the one. It’s one of essentially the most feel-good books I’ve learn in a very long time and I didn’t need it to finish. I LIVED for the witty banter, the Sweet Home Alabama vibe to the entire state of affairs, and the truth that whereas it was easy, it nonetheless had me absolutely intrigued and attempting to determine how it might finish. 10/10 would suggest diving into this one this summer time!

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow

This cookbook, by Shalene Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, consists of so many mouthwatering and wholesome recipes which can be designed to be nutrient-dense, but cooked shortly. These are the precise sort of recipes I like to make on weeknights for the household, and there are such a lot of new concepts and recipes in right here. I’m so pumped to attempt these! I’ve been in a meals rut for some time – I simply really feel sick of cooking and uninspired – and this made me excited to plan this week’s menu. We’re making Superhero Muffins, Power bowls with a inexperienced goddess tahini dressing, a frittata, and pesto pasta with sardines this week.

And the Mountains Echoed

I read this book when Liv was a child, and didn’t notice it till I used to be a couple of chapters in. At this level, I used to be absolutely dedicated and determined to re-read the e-book, which is one thing I by no means do. It was fascinating to learn these pages once more older and hopefully wiser. Khaled Housseini is brilliantly gifted and he has a approach of drawing you right into a story, and breaking your coronary heart open whereas additionally filling it with hope. (I additionally extremely suggest The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns should you haven’t learn them.) This e-book was poignant, devastating, and explores the way in which our decisions have an effect on these round us. 10/10 would suggest, particularly should you get pleasure from historic fiction and plots that cowl a spread of characters’ views.

In Five Years

I bear in mind Julie recommending In Five Years, so after I noticed it at Target earlier than our Disney journey, I figured it might be good journey studying. I BLASTED by way of this factor inside a pair of days. The plot drew me in immediately. And I felt like I couldn’t learn quick sufficient to search out out what occurs. 10/10 would suggest for a summer time e-book!

Deep Nutrition

Deep Nutrition was extremely advisable by Mia and some different RDs and well being professionals on IG, so I knew I wished to learn it. It was an extended one (400+ pages) and I didn’t need it to finish. I really feel prefer it was extremely well-constructed, with tons of citations and knowledge to again up the writer’s claims. And it was one of these books that utterly modified my viewpoint of a couple of completely different dietary foundations. (Even ones I considered true! I undoubtedly suggest studying this one with an open thoughts!)

We live within the first era to have a shorter life expectancy than their mother and father. What has modified? The addition of so many toxins in the environment and meals has led to a cascade of detrimental well being results. Including elevated charges of most cancers, coronary heart illness, and diabetes. The writer demonstrates how a return again to our ancestors’ model of consuming is one of the best issues we are able to do to advertise well being, vitality, and therapeutic. She explains the dangerous results of refined sugar, inflammatory seed oils. And tips on how to eat what she calls The Human Diet, primarily based on dietary foundations which were used all around the world for hundreds of years.

The solely half of this e-book that I didn’t love was the preliminary part on how our grandparents’ eating regimen impacts our magnificence and face symmetry. It simply felt a bit of superficial to me – and a bit of irritating, since we clearly can’t management the existence of those that have been born earlier than us – and wasn’t actually why I wished to learn this e-book. All in all, I’d give it a 9/10. I want she included extra recipes!

Genius Kitchen

I used to be so excited to order Genius Kitchen, as a result of I’ve adopted Max Lugavere on Instagram for some time and likewise love his podcast. TBH, I used to be curious to see how the recipes could be designed, as a result of I really feel like loads of “health cookbooks” are bland and gross. I find yourself having so as to add citrus zest, seasonings, garlic (why do they hate garlic?!), ANYTHING to offer it a bit of a taste profile. This e-book has been stunning in the absolute best approach! We’ve had a handful of recipes, they usually’ve all be wholesome, stunning, and flavorful. I used to be blown away! I undoubtedly suggest this one should you’re in search of new meals so as to add to the rotation. 9/10

(I’d additionally wish to thank this e-book for serving to me uncover that the ladies LOVE sardines. I purchased an enormous pack from Costco they usually’ve eaten all of them haha.)

Loving What Is 

Loving What Is has already modified my life. It provides you such a ravishing perspective on tips on how to be current. And how our ideas aren’t at all times essentially *true.* I solely want I might have learn it sooner. Particularly after I was coping with postpartum melancholy. And once we have been going by way of some difficult instances in our marriage. If you haven’t learn this one, I extremely suggest the audio model. The e-book relies on 4 questions, which the writer dubs “The Work.” Asking your self these 4 questions, particularly if you’re feeling down or overwhelmed, is a useful solution to convey you again to the current second and what’s truly true. 10/10 would suggest.

The Postmistress of Paris

This e-book took me perpetually to learn – I’ve mainly crashed into mattress every night time lately- nevertheless it was unimaginable. I ordered it by way of Book of the Month (<— nonetheless loving my subscription) and relies on a real story. If you’re a fan of historic fiction, I extremely suggest it.

Why We Get Sick

This e-book explores the prevalence of insulin sensitivity and the way metabolic dysfunction is linked to many frequent sicknesses and well being considerations. The writer does an unimaginable job explaining the position of insulin in our physique and the way numerous existence and consuming patterns can contribute to insulin sensitivity, and likewise what you are able to do about it. He provides tons of life-style ideas, diet concepts, and empowers readers to make optimistic selections for his or her metabolic well being. 10/10 would suggest.


This is a component of our mom-daughter e-book membership. Liv just lately completed this e-book and handed it onto me. I simply completed it, and now we’re going to observe the film collectively. I LOVE this concept as a result of it provides us the chance to attach over superb books and would say that it motivates her to learn, however this child likes to learn and blasts by way of chapter books. She’s actually been excited about historical past (she learn just about all of the Who Was sequence final 12 months) and is nearly executed studying The Diary of Anne Frank.

I really like that this e-book has such a robust give attention to empathy and care for many who might have distinctive circumstances. It additionally reiterates an necessary lesson that though we might look completely different on the surface, we’re all the identical on the within, and the truth that kindness can go a good distance. 10/10 would suggest.


Did you may have a favourite e-book from 2022? Did you learn any from the checklist above? Leave your e-book recs within the feedback under!

I additionally took all of your e-book solutions from Instagram and added them to this Google Doc if you’d like to check it out!

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