The demands of my day job meant that I read fewer books in 2022 than I have in previous years. I know that’s no real excuse, but it’s the only one I have and I’m sticking to it. That and Barkskins, which crawled by at a snail’s pace and took me about three months to finish. I must admit I was slightly disappointed with Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club, too, given that I’d heard so many good things about it. There were just too many characters who kept popping up willy-nilly and then disappearing just as fast.
Pick of the year is probably Florence De Changy’s The Disappearing Act: The Impossible case of MH370. Things like that just shouldn’t happen in this day and age. Unless they are supposed to happen.
Stranded by Bracken Macleod (2016)
The Legend of the Dogman by David C Posthumus (2022)
Terror Peak by Edward J McFadden III (2022)
HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer (2019)
Springsteen: The Mojo Collector’s Series by Various Authors (2021)
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (2021)
The Purisima Hauntings by Hazel Holmes (2022)
The Disappearing Act: The Impossible case of MH370 by Florence De Changy (2021)
The Very Best of Classic Rock by Various Authors (2022)
Mothman: Return to Point Pleasant by Scott Donnelly (2022)
My Life in Dire Straits by John Illsey (2021)
The Ghosts of Hexley Airport by Amy Cross (2022 version)
Barkskins by Annie Proulx (2016)
Out of Time by Various Authors (2022)
Underneath by Robbie Dorman (2019)
The 27 Club by Lucy Nichol (2021)
The Golden Key by J. Keiller (2022 version)
You can see last year’s list here.