2022 Reading List

Forgot to post my reading list from last year! I can’t tell you the number of times I can’t tell you the number of times I will start reading a book, and make it all the way through the intro or first chapter to discover that yes, I’ve read it before. So these lists are helpful, not only to discover personal reading trends and figure out what to read next, but to keep me from rereading the same things over and over.

2022 had lots of great books about history, science fiction, music, social justice, essays – and of course, FOOD! I can’t stop reading cooking memoirs and similar books because of how differently people remember specific dishes and how they are tied to memories (also a lot of them contain recipes too). Pretty proud of myself for averaging 4 books per month for the entire year, and I’m already making great headway on my 2023 list.

  1. Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle (2020) by Daudi Abe
  2. Dangerous Women (2021) by Hope Adams
  3. Dead Dead Girls (2021) by Nekesa Afia
  4. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (2021) by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
  5. Small Game (2022) by Blair Braverman
  6. People of the Book (2008) by Geraldine Brooks
  7. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey (2015) by Rinker Buck
  8. The Pilgrimage (1987) by Paulo Coelho
  9. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2020) by Suzanne Collins
  10. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens
  11. The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South (2017) by John T. Edge
  12. Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City (2021) by Josephine Ensign
  13. A Tip for the Hangman (2021) by Allison Epstein
  14. Serendipity: A History of Accidental Culinary Discoveries (2022) by Oscar Farinetti
  15. The Siege of Krishnapur (1973) by J.G. Farrell
  16. A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (2014) by Lev Golinkin
  17. The Apollo Murders (2021) by Chris Hadfield
  18. The Warehouse (2019) by Rob Hart
  19. Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science (2022) by Jessica Hernandez
  20. What’s Good? A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients (2021) by Peter Hoffman
  21. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (2020) by Cathy Park Hong
  22. The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement (2018) by Matthew Horace
  23. Wool (2012) by Hugh Howey
  24. Shift (2013) by Hugh Howey
  25. Dust (2016) by Hugh Howey
  26. Machine Learning (2017) by Hugh Howey
  27. We Do This ’til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice (2021) by Mariame Kaba
  28. Understanding E-Carceration: Electronic Monitoring, the Surveillance State, and the Future of Mass Incarceration (2022) by James Kilgore
  29. When We Cease to Understand the World (2020) by Benjamin Labatut
  30. Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (2020) by Amanda Leduc
  31. Sea of Tranquility (2022) by Emily St. John Mandel
  32. The Body Scout (2021) by Lincoln Michel
  33. Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (2021) by Amanda Montell
  34. Trouble is What I Do (2020) by Walter Mosley
  35. Ancestor Trouble (2022) by Maud Newton
  36. Mango and Peppercorns (2021) by Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, and Lyn Nguyen
  37. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (2018) by Safiya Umoja Noble
  38. The Marriage Portrait (2022) by Maggie O’Farrell
  39. South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation (2022) by Imani Perry
  40. Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark (2021) by Cassandra Peterson
  41. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994) by Tricia Rose
  42. The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era (1994) by Quintard Taylor
  43. Children of Time (2015) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  44. The Daughter of Time (1951) by Josephine Tey
  45. Taste: My Life Through Food (2021) by Stanley Tucci
  46. The Martian (2011) by Andy Weir
  47. Disability Visibility: First-person Stories From the Twenty-first Century (2020) edited by Alice Wong
  48. Interior Chinatown (2020) by Charles Yu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s