The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Books read in 2022


 Biographies, memoirs, letters, literature, history

  • Julie Dobrow, After Emily: two remarkable women and the legacy of America's greatest poet {May}
  • Dennis Duncan, Index, a History of the {April}
  • Antonia Fraser, The case of the married woman:  Caroline Norton and her fight for women's justice {August}
  • Anne Hall, Angela Thirkell:  a writer's life {May}
  • Alethea Hayter, A sultry month:  scenes of London literary life in 1846 {July}
  • Diane Johnson, Flyover lives {July}
  • Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Warming up Julia Child {June}
  • Penelope Lively, Life in the garden {April}
  • Frances Mayes, A place in the world:  finding the meaning of home {September}
  • Rebecca Mead, Home/Land {March}
  • Olivia Potts, A half-baked idea {April}
  • Hermione Ranfurly, To war with Whittaker {May}
  • Ruth Reichl, Remembrance of Things Paris:  sixty years of writing from Gourmet {for Paris in July}
  • Jane Ridley, George V {February}
  • Matthew Sturgis, Oscar Wilde:  a life {January}
  • Laura Thompson, Heiresses {March}
  • Claire Wilcox, Patch Work:  a life in clothes {January}
  • Lucy Worsley, Agatha Christie:  an elusive woman {September}

Fiction

  • Annabel Abbs, Miss Eliza's English Kitchen {April}
  • Tessa Arlen, In royal service to the Queen {March}
  • Molly Clavering, Mrs. Lorimer's quite summer {June}
  • Cecile Davis-Weill, The suitors {for Paris in July}
  • Kim Fay, Love & saffron {July}
  • Paul Gallico, Mrs. Harris goes to Paris and Mrs. Harris goes to New York {September}
  • Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in chemistry {June}
  • Michelle Huneven, Search {June}
  • Sophie Irwin, A Lady's Guide to Fortune Hunting {July}
  • Natalie Jenner, Bloomsbury Girls {June}
  • Diane Johnson, Le divorce {September}
  • Alexander McCall Smith, Love in the time of Bertie {March}
  • Alexamder McCall Smith, The sweet remnants of summer {August}
  • Rosamunde Pilcher, Another view {February}
  • Rosamunde Pilcher, The shell seekers {April}
  • Barbara Pym, Quartet in autumn {June}
  • Barbara Pym, The sweet dove died {April}
  • D.E. Stevenson, Green money {June}
  • D.E. Stevenson, Kate Hardy {June}
  • D.E. Stevenson, The lark shall sing {September}
  • Angela Thirkell, The headmistress {May}
  • Angela Thirkell, Miss Bunting {September}


Mysteries

  • Naomi Alderman and others, Marple {October}
  • Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity and the enchanted cottage {June}
  • Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker's Bye Bye Baby {March}
  • Stephanie Barron, Jane and the year without a summer {March}
  • S.J. Bennett, All the queen's men {March}
  • Cara Black, Murder at the Porte de Versailles for Paris in July}
  • Miles Burton, The secret of High Eldersham {February}
  • Agatha Christie A pocket full of rye {May}
  • Martin Edwards, The girl they all forgot {October}
  • Martin Edwards, Murder at the manor:  country house mysteries {January}
  • E.X. Ferrars, The other devil's name {June}
  • E.X. Ferrars, Root of all evil {May} 
  • Elizabeth George, Somewhere to hide {February}
  • Tess Gerritsen, Listen to me {July}
  • Tess Gerritsen, The surgeon {July}
  • Claudia Gray, The murder of Mr. Wickham {July} 
  • Elly Griffiths, The locked room {July}
  • Susan Hill, A change of circumstances {May}
  • Donna Leon, Give unto others {March}
  • E.C.R. Lorac, Fell murder {January}
  • G.M. Malliet, Death in Cornwall {January}
  • Peter Lovesey, Bertie and the seven bodies and Bertie and the Crime of Passion {April}
  • Louise Penny, Kingdom of the blind {May}
  • Louise Penny, A better man {June}
  • Anne Perry, Two debts paid {May}
  • Ellis Peters, Death and the joyful woman {June}
  • Anna Porter, Hidden agenda {June}
  • Kate Saunders, The mystery of the sorrowful maiden {January}
  • Nicola Upson, Dear little corpses {August}
  • Jacqueline Winspear, A sunlit weapon {April}

The books listed in bold type are among my favorites this year.

As of 10.31.22


No comments:

Thank you for visiting!

Card Catalog

#6barsets #emma200th #maisie #Middlemarchin2019 #PalliserParty #Woolfalong A.A. Milne Agatha Christie Alexander McCall Smith Allison Pearson Amy Lowell Angela Thirkell Ann Bridge Anne Perry Anthony Trollope Anticipation Armchair Travels Art Audiobooks Barbara Pym Biography Bloomsbury Bookish things Boston British Library Crime Classics Cambridge Cathleen Schine Charles Dickens Coffee-table books Cookbooks D.E. Stevenson Deborah Crombie Donna Leon Dorothy L. Sayers Dorothy Whipple E.H. Young E.M. Delafield E.M. Forster Edith Wharton Elinor Lipman Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Jenkins Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth von Arnim Ellizabeth Taylor Emily Dickinson Ernest Hemingway Essays Eudora Welty Fanny Burney Fiction Films Food from Books Food Writing Found on a Blog George Eliot Georgette Heyer Gertrude Stein Helen Ashton Henry James History Homes and Haunts Ideas Imogen Robertson Isabella Stewart Gardner Jacqueline Winspear Jane Austen Joanna Trollope Julia Child Language Laurie Colwin Letters Library Books Literature Louise Andrews Kent Louise Penny M.F.K. Fisher Madame Bovary Madame de Sévigné Madame de Staël Margaret Kennedy Margery Sharp Martha Grimes Mary Shelley Memoirs Miss Read My Year with Edith Mysteries Nathaniel Hawthorne Nonfiction Nook Only Connect P.D. James Paris in July Persephones Plays Poetry Pride and Prejudice 200 Queen Victoria R.I.P. Reading England 2015 Ruth Rendell Sarah Orne Jewett Short Stories Susan Hill Switzerland Sylvia Beach Team Middlemarch The 1924 Club The Brontës the Carlyles The Classics Club Thomas Hardy Virago Virginia Woolf Washington Irving Willa Cather William Maxwell Winifred Peck Winifred Watson