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  • Writer's pictureFaiza Yousuf

The best books I read in 2022!

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

I am here again, keeping up with the tradition of posting my best reads of the year.

I know, I know, the year hasn't ended yet. But I wanted to push my list out a bit early.

I guessed this year was going to be a wreck, so I set a goal of 30 books a year, but as always, I could read more than 50 books, and now, my goal stands at 60 books for 2022. Let’s see what happens now.

This year I read a weird mix of books, from “What happened to you” and “Being Mortal” to “The Secret Garden” and “A Little Princess,” and I loved it.

I want to give a special shout-out to Julia, and the Shark, one of the most visually stunning books I have ever seen. Even though I dont buy hard copies anymore (environment, climate change, etc.), I broke my rule for this one as I wanted to keep a copy of this piece of art.

So, here is my list, in no particular order.

  1. What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry, Oprah Winfrey

  2. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Brad Kowitz

  3. Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Tom de Freston (Illustrator)

  4. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

  5. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

  6. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

  7. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

  8. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande

  9. Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby

  10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  11. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

  12. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  13. Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie

  14. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

  15. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

What was the best book you read this year?


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