Out of 55 books I read during 2022 I highly recommend these seven.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (writer of The Martian) gets the science right in sci-fi and makes it understandable to non-science pleebs like me. A hopeful, edge of your seat, astounding work of art featuring the best of humanity.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Setting, a bookstore. What could possibly be wrong with this story. Not a thing. The movie hugs you, the book embraces your soul.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, yes the one the movie is based on. Of course, the book is better, with descriptive text that places you in the boat, outside the shack, on top of the tower and inside hearts.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. My first ever foray into Sanderson did not disappoint. Yes, I read the sequels. No, I have not read the latest. Yes, I will read more. If you know, you know. If you don’t then find out.
Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin. You’ll need to settle in for a lanquid wander through this sad, but lovely, story of redemption. Stunning writing.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (author of A Man Called Ove) challenges your inner sleuth while introducing you to quirky characters and odd situations, and providing a surprise ending.
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede offers a positive outcome from a horrific event. If your hope is waning, this book provides an excellent booster.