I set myself a challenge to read 100 books in 2022. Here’s how I’m getting on.
I love to read. It’s such an indulgence for me. Born from reading Danielle Steele’s in the 1990’s I quickly latched onto crime thrillers and since my teenage years have regularly shared and swapped books with my folks.
Talk to me about Rebus, Siobhan Clarke, Roy Grace, and Alan Banks. I’ve read everything Peter James, Peter Robinson, and Ian Rankin have written. I adore a 500-page-turner from Mo Hayder, Tami Hoag, Val McDermid, Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child, and James Patterson.
Then of course there’s the OG. Agatha Christie whose masterpieces come back around with as much gusto as the first time. ‘They Came To Baghdad’ is my all-time favourite.
The most thrilling and memorable book I’ve ever read is by Mo Hayder. ‘Tokyo’ is a phenomenal novel packed with suspense. The only book to ever make me jump and have to walk away for a while, it’s the perfect balance of intriguing and horrifying. The world lost a truly incredible author when Mo Hayder died in 2021, aged just 59. If you’re looking for a book to knock your socks off, get Tokyo.
I’ve made a decent-sized dent in my 100 book challenge however, I am rapidly running out of time. I’ve read a good mix of crime thrillers, emotionally charged, real-life accounts of life during covid, best-sellers, non-fiction, and a sensational title from Sam Knight and I’ve got a fair way to go yet!
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s a full rundown of the books I’ve read so far in 2022 and my review. I’ll be updating the blog with each new title and if you’d like to share a recommendation, please do drop me a line, here.
Books I’ve read in 2022
John Connolly – The Woman In The Woods
How To Kill Your Family – Bella Mackie
The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
17th Suspect – James Patterson
Kill Joy – Holly Jackson
Go Luck Yourself – Andy Narin
Fuck Being Humble – Stefanie Sword-Williams
Windswept & Interesting – Billy Connolly
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life – Samantha Irby
Shirley Jackson – Dark Tales
Thirty-three Poems – Ben North
Life With No Breaks – Nick Spalding
In A House of Lifes – Ian Rankin
The Dry – Jane Harper
206 Bones – Kathy Reichs
The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo
The Club on the Edge of Town – Alan Lane
Magpie – Elizabeth Day
Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
The Premonitions Bureau – Sam Knight
Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Headhunters – Jo Nesbo
Gone – Mo Hayder