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

Hi hello! How’s the day going up to now? I hope you’re having an exquisite morning! I’m wanting ahead to a film with the crew and catching a scorching yoga class later immediately. I’d love to listen to what you’ve got happening!

In immediately’s put up, I’m sharing nearly the entire books I learn final 12 months. (I had a just a few audiobooks and a handful of DNF books I didn’t kind up as a result of they weren’t memorable or pleasing.) Reading is one in every of my very favourite hobbies and I’m so glad I set a aim a few years in the past to learn extra typically. It’s undoubtedly one thing I plan on doing in 2023, too!

Here’s an inventory of virtually the entire books I learn final 12 months:

The Great Book Review of 2022

The Book of Lost Names

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

All Things New

I used to be not sure 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 now we have a ton in widespread, and doubtless some variations, too. It makes life extra pleasing and thrilling to be surrounded by varied views and viewpoints.

In the tip, I wished so as to add it as a result of it’s been part of my life recently, and I’m certain a lot of you’ll get pleasure from listening to about this rec.

I’ve been going via this Bible examine on 2 Corinthians for the previous month and a half and have already realized a lot from it. As somebody who all the time felt intimidated by studying the Bible, this has been a fantastic introduction to it, particularly since I’m capable of examine and talk about with such a stunning and brilliantly clever group of women. We meet weekly and chat about what we’ve realized, and the conversations have been so significant for me.

If you’ve been desirous to learn the Bible, I extremely advocate doing a examine like this as a option to achieve extra information and understanding. I really feel like I’m truly studying as an alternative of merely studying passages, and this fashion, I’m extra simply capable of 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 e-book saved me from desirous to learn it, regardless of the overwhelming optimistic opinions. “She’s GLAD her mom died?” It’s… lots.

But, this has ended up being the most effective books I’ve learn (listened to this one on Audible and extremely advocate) in a very long time. It’s profound, heartbreaking, optimistic, hilarious, and fantastically written. Just as a set off warning, it does embrace 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 advocate.

November 9

I’ve realized 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 numerous potential. Her writing typically feels lackluster and doesn’t permit me to grow to be really invested in the entire 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 incessantly, and efficiently. She makes use of a mix of other and conventional therapies, together with IV vitamin infusions, oxygen remedy, pink gentle, 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 advocate.

Go-To Dinners

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


You guys. This e-book was WILD. I listened to the audio model and the narrator was implausible. 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 save lots of and alter the life of somebody he is aware of. Jake learns the ramifications of altering the previous, along with attempting to resolve 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 grotesque books. This e-book was intense, and a few components have been exhausting for me to hearken to, however I can see why Stephen King is so fashionable lol. My solely drawback with this one is that’s it LONG. The man is wordy. He most likely might have ditched about 200 pages within the center. At the identical time, the character improvement is so deep, and I nonetheless discover myself fascinated 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 e-book after Lisa Moskovitz, RD was a visitor on the podcast. I loved listening to about her philosophy and wished to see what her consuming plan pointers included, particularly since I’m typically searching for new recs to share with purchasers. This one is AMAZING. It’s easy sufficient for newcomers to observe, but additionally will encourage extra skilled macro trackers to method it in a brand new means.

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

The Alchemist

The Alchemist appeared to me like a kind of books that “everyone has to read.” It’s acquired overwhelming optimistic opinions, is incessantly really helpful in my on-line e-book teams, and I appreciated it was rejected by varied publishing homes earlier than turning into a worldwide sensation. It jogs my memory of a fable, and could be very brief and straightforward to learn. It’s primarily based on the story of a shepard named Santiago who seeks out to search out treasure and varied 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 generally be extra essential that the vacation spot, the significance of staying dedicated to our objectives, and that our desired vacation spot generally 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 might have learn the Cliff’s Notes synopsis and been utterly happy. My ranking: 6/10

The Obesity Code

I’ve heard Dr. Jason Fung communicate on just a few podcasts and actually admire his perspective and information, so I used to be excited to learn his e-book, The Obesity Code. Just a heads up, in case you order this, be sure you obtain the proper model! I ordered a duplicate from this web page, and acquired a e-book that was truly written by Dr. Jason Ok. FUNG, aka a bot primarily based out of one other nation. I’ll share among 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 getting the proper model, I extremely advocate. He explores the tie between insulin resistance and lots of the widespread well being points we face immediately as a society, in addition to an motion plan for find out how to keep extra steady blood sugar and enhance insulin response. He additionally dives into weight problems and why weight reduction may be so tough to take care of, because it diminishes your metabolic baseline. It was a useful and pleasing 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 all the e-book in a single sitting (on our flight to Hawaii), and was locked in all the 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 most likely my second favourite learn of the summer season (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 advocate. 10/10 in case you’re searching for a breezy and pleasing learn.

The Bodyguard

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

Book Lovers

If you’re searching for a cupcake of a e-book for summer season (gentle, fluffy, candy and satisfying), that is the one. It’s one of the 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 totally intrigued and attempting to determine how it could finish. 10/10 would advocate diving into this one this summer season!

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow

This cookbook, by Shalene Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, contains so many mouthwatering and wholesome recipes which can be designed to be nutrient-dense, but cooked shortly. These are the precise kind 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 learn this e-book when Liv was a child, and didn’t understand it till I used to be just a few chapters in. At this level, I used to be totally 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 means of drawing you right into a story, and breaking your coronary heart open whereas additionally filling it with hope. (I additionally extremely advocate The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns in case you haven’t learn them.) This e-book was poignant, devastating, and explores the way in which our selections have an effect on these round us. 10/10 would advocate, particularly in case you get pleasure from historic fiction and plots that cowl quite a lot of characters’ views.

In Five Years

I keep in mind Julie recommending In Five Years, so after I noticed it at Target earlier than our Disney journey, I figured it could be good journey studying. I BLASTED via this factor inside a few 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 advocate for a summer season e-book!

Deep Nutrition

Deep Nutrition was extremely really helpful 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 plenty of citations and knowledge to again up the writer’s claims. And it was a kind of books that utterly modified my viewpoint of some completely different dietary foundations. (Even ones I considered true! I undoubtedly advocate studying this one with an open thoughts!)

We reside 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 likely one of the best issues we will do to advertise well being, vitality, and therapeutic. She explains the dangerous results of refined sugar, inflammatory seed oils. And find out 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 a part of this e-book that I didn’t love was the preliminary part on how our grandparents’ weight loss plan impacts our magnificence and face symmetry. It simply felt a little bit superficial to me – and a little bit irritating, since we clearly can’t management the life 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 numerous “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 little bit of a taste profile. This e-book has been shocking in the absolute best means! We’ve had a handful of recipes, and so they’ve all be wholesome, lovely, and flavorful. I used to be blown away! I undoubtedly advocate this one in case you’re searching for 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 and so they’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 find out how to be current. And how our ideas aren’t all the time 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 via some difficult instances in our marriage. If you haven’t learn this one, I extremely advocate the audio model. The e-book is predicated on 4 questions, which the writer dubs “The Work.” Asking your self these 4 questions, particularly once you’re feeling down or overwhelmed, is a useful option to convey you again to the current second and what’s truly true. 10/10 would advocate.

The Postmistress of Paris

This e-book took me endlessly to learn – I’ve principally crashed into mattress every night time lately- however it was unbelievable. I ordered it via Book of the Month (<— nonetheless loving my subscription) and is predicated on a real story. If you’re a fan of historic fiction, I extremely advocate it.

Why We Get Sick

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


This is a part of our mom-daughter e-book membership. Liv not too long ago completed this e-book and handed it onto me. I simply completed it, and now we’re going to look at the film collectively. I LOVE this concept as a result of it provides us the chance to attach over wonderful books and would say that it motivates her to learn, however this child likes to learn and blasts via chapter books. She’s actually been eager about historical past (she learn just about the entire 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 concentrate on empathy and care for many who could have distinctive circumstances. It additionally reiterates an essential lesson that regardless that we could look completely different on the skin, we’re all the identical on the within, and the truth that kindness can go a good distance. 10/10 would advocate.


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

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