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What I Read in 2022

An (ongoing) list of books I’ve read in 2022:

January
The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith Kerr
Life is Strange: Settling Dust 3, Emma Vieceli and Claudia Leonardi
This One Sky Day, Leone Ross
The Franchise Affair, Josephine Tey
Norroway Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway, Kit and Cat Seaton
Norroway Book 2: The Queen on the High Mountain, Kit and Cat Seaton
The Delicacy, James Albon
Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
The Wandering, Intan Paramaditha (trans. Stephen J. Epstein)
TransMask, Bibi June
Honorifics, Cynthia Miller
Ariadne, Jennifer Saint
Come Closer, Sara Gran

February
The Seep, Chana Porter
Rendang, Will Harris
The Oscillations, Kate Fox
Lore Olympus: Series 1, Rachel Smythe
Lore Olympus: Series 2, Rachel Smythe
The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, Sappho (trans. Anne Carson)
Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
Sweetbitter, Stephanie Danler

March
Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid
Lanny, Max Porter
Alone in Space: A Collection, Tillie Walden
Spinning, Tillie Walden
Much with Body, Polly Atkin
Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Last One, Fatima Daas (trans. Lara Vergnaud)
Stanley’s Cafe, William Bee
Beautiful Oops, Barney Saltzberg
Peepo, Janet and Allan Ahlberg
The Amazing Edie Eckhart, Rosie Jones
The Light in Everything, Katya Balen
Out of Nowhere, Chris Naylor-Ballestros
The Perfect Fit, Naomi and James Jones
The Story Thief, Graham Carter
Jeremy Worried About the Wind, Pamela Butchart and Kate Hindley
New Moon, Stephanie Meyer
All Because You Matter, Tami Charles and Bryan Collier
Love is Powerful, Heather Dean Brewer and Leuyen Pham
Bumblebee Grumblebee, David Elliot
Tomorrow, Nadine Kaadan

April
Are You Listening?, Tillie Walden
The Year I Didn’t Eat, Samuel Pollen
Shhh!, Sally Grindley and Peter Utton
A Badger Comes to Tea, Karin Stjernholm Ræder
The Very Busy Spider, Eric Carle
The Odd Job Man and the Thousand Mile Boots, Jean Kenward and Val Biro
Loveless, Alice Oseman
Fin & Rye & Fireflies, Harry Cook
Shu Lin’s Grandpa, Matt Goodfellow and Yu Rong
Poultrygeist, Eric Geron and Pete Oswald
The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart, Margarite Montimore
One Camel Called Doug, Lu Fraser and Sarah Warbuton
Bug Hotel, Libby Walden
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk (trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
The Braid, Letitia Colombani (trans. Louise Rogers Lalaurie)
Moon Knight #1, Jeff Lemire & Greg Smallwood
Life is Strange: Settling Dust 4, Emma Vieceli and Claudia Leonardi
This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
All That’s Left in the World, Erik J. Brown
A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers
About a Bear, Holly Surplice
1 to 20 Animals Aplenty, Katie Viggers
The Cat and the Hat and the Rat, Em Lynas
Little One, Jo Weaver
Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!, Lorna Scobie

May
The Library at Mount Char, Scott Hawkins
Toddle Waddle, Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt
Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo
Lore Olympus: Volume 1, Rachel Smythe
A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas
I Talk Like a River, Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith
A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J. Maas
Fish Soup, Margarita García Robayo (trans. Charlotte Coombe)
A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Drew Daywalt & Adam Rex
Selection of Books from ClearVision
A Court of Silver Flames, Sarah J. Maas
Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Adventure, Lewis Hancox
The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander

June
Press Here, Hervé Tullet (trans. Christopher Franceschelli)
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Burnett and Jon Klassen
A Bit Lost, Chris Haughton
Oh No, George!, Chris Haughton
The Stompysaurus, Rachel Bright
House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas
The Proudest Blue, Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali and Hatem Aly
When a Dragon Comes to Stay, Caryl Hart and Rosalind Bradshaw
House of Sky and Breath, Sarah J. Maas
Scaredy Bat, Jonathon Meres and Anders Frang
Stuck Inside, Sally Anne Garland
Green, Louise Greig
The Good Turn, Sharna Jackson
Paper Girls: Volume 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
Paper Girls: Volume 2, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
Needle, Patrice Lawrence

July
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab
The Deepest Breath, Meg Grehan
Julia and the Shark, Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Fence: Vol. 1, C.S. Pascat and Johanna the Mad
Fence: Vol. 2, C.S. Pascat and Johanna the Mad
Fence: Vol. 3, C.S. Pascat and Johanna the Mad
Fence: Vol. 4, C.S. Pascat and Johanna the Mad
October, October, Katya Balen
Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas
In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado
Sorrow and Bliss, Meg Mason
Stone Soup, Ailie Finlay and Kate Leiper
Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas
Little Big Girl, Claire Keane
Heir of Fire, Sarah J. Maas

August
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon
Nightbitch, Rachel Yoder
A Lover’s Discourse, Xiaolu Guo
Dogs, Emily Gravett
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, Adiba Jaigirdar
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi (trans. Mattias Ripa)
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return, Marjane Satrapi (trans. Anjali Singh)
It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover
Our Wives Under the Sea, Julia Armfield
The Big Trip, Rosie Jones
A Certain Hunger, Chelsea G. Summers
The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang

September
You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty, Akwaeke Emezi
They Came to Slay: The Queer Culture of D&D, Thom James Carter
If We Were Villains, M.L. Rio
Not If I Can Help It, Carolyn Mackler
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, Becky Chambers
Nona the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
Island, Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen (trans. Caroline Waight)
We Are Family, Patricia Hegarty and Ryan Wheatcroft
I’m Sorry!, Barry Timms and Sean Julian
Two Bears, Patricia Hegarty and Rotem Teplow
A Little Bit Worried, Ciara Gavin and Tim Warnes
Frank and Bert, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Books Make Good Pets, John Agard and Momoko Abe
Nala’s World, Dean Nicholson and Frann Preston-Gannon
Secret Agent Elephant, Eoin McLaughlin and Ross Collins
Nature Trail, Benjamin Zephaniah and Nila Aye
Ginny’s Big Trouble, Matt Carr
Bibi, Jo Weaver
Sharky McShark, Alison Murray
Balancing Bernie, Ellie Sandall
Everybunny Count, Ellie Sandall
Brave Dave, Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
I Am Not a Prince!, Rachel Davis and Beatrix Hatcher
Happy Birthday Dog and Cat, Annabel Pitcher and Fabi Santiago
Monkey Bedtime, Alex English and Pauline Gregory
Jabari Tries, Gaia Cornwall
The Roar, Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar
There’s a Mouse in My House, Ross Collins
The Elephant Detectives, Ged Adamson
The Friendship Bench, Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egnéus
One More Try, Naomi Jones and James Jones
Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny, Emily Ann Davidson and Deborah Allwright
Pirate Mums, Jodie Lancet-Grant and Lydia Corry
Truth Be Told, Sue Divin
Her Dark Wings, Melinda Salisbury
Anansi and the Golden Pot, Taiye Selasi
Luna and the Moon Rabbit, Camille Whitcher

October
You Can, Alexandra Strick and Steve Anthony
Shrines of Gaiety, Kate Atkinson
Tidy, Emily Gravett
A Planet Full of Plastic, Neal Layton
Rocket Says Clean Up!, Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola
The Blue Giant, Katie Cottle
Stella and the Seagull, Georgina Stevens and Izzy Burton
When We Went Wild, Isabella Tree

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