5 Books I’ve Read in 2022 So Far

I’ve not written a blog post about books in a long time- despite the fact that I’ve been reading more than I have in a while!

Reading has always been one of my favourite things to do, and it is a great way to relax after a day of work.

I’ve loved getting back into reading after a long hiatus, and I’ve read some great books in 2022. Including modern novels and old favourites, check out 5 books I’ve read in 2022 so far.

1. ‘The Panic Years’ by Nell Frizzell

I recently discussed this book in my April reading list post, and I ended up enjoying it.

When I first started this book, I thought it was similar to Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I Know About Love’.

However, it was actually about Pandora’s journey towards having children- as well as the relationships and friendships she builds as she goes through her 20s and 30s.

This is a very insightful look into childbirth, and I thought the discussions surrounding gender, expectations and fertility were really interesting.

2. ‘Ghosts’ by Dolly Alderton

This was the first book I read in 2022, and I really enjoyed it! I read it so fast, and it is a light-hearted but interesting book.

The main character, Nina, is navigating online dating for the first time, and this book follows the ups and downs of her experience dating.

I really liked Nina’s narration, and while there were a few elements of the book that let it down a little bit, I thought it was funny, light and it made me laugh out loud!

3. ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins

This was one of the first books I read in 2022. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I thought I would, although that might be because I’ve read so many hyped-up reviews.

‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ follows the story of a band’s rise to fame in the 70s and 80s, and their collaboration with solo artist Daisy Jones.

I loved the settings included in this book, and most of the story took place in glamorous, gritty Los Angeles.

However, the story is told in interview-style which I found hard to follow at times. I think I would have preferred to fully understand the individual perspective of the characters, especially Daisy.

4. ‘Everything I Know About Love’ by Dolly Alderton

Another Dolly Alderton book! After reading ‘Ghosts’, I borrowed ‘Everything I Know About Love’ from a friend.

This is a non-fiction insight into Dolly’s life growing up, and there are many similarities between this book and her fiction novel, ‘Ghosts’.

In ‘Everything I Know About Love’, Dolly writes memoir-type excerpts about her relationships, female friendships and love stories.

I thought this was a funny but touching insight into a young woman’s life, and she discussed a lot of relatable, current topics for a young woman in her 20s.

It was also a thought-provoking read about friendship and the trials of growing up. I loved the focus Dolly put on female friendships during her teenage years and early 20s, turning the book into a true love story for her best friend.

I’m excited to try the new BBC series too!

5. ‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantel

I have to say, ‘Wolf Hall’ lived up to the hype. This book was part of my April reading list and I’m still making my way through it, as it’s very thick.

I love the world that Hilary Mantel creates in her book. Despite the heavy subject matter, the writing style instantly pulled me in.

This book is a rich, detailed tale of King Henry VIII’s reign, telling the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to fame. I’m excited to try the second book in the series soon.

I might have to read something a bit shorter first though!

What books have you read in 2022 so far? Do you love reading? Do you have any book recommendations for me?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

29 thoughts

  1. Ooo these all sound like amazing books! I’ve heard great things about ‘everything I know about love’ so I defiantly think I’m going to have to pick that up. Thank you so much for sharing with us lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com


  2. I read ‘Everything I Know About Love’ earlier this year, and it was just okay to me! I’m glad to hear that you really enjoyed it though. I’m so behind on my reading goal, since I’m trying to read 85 by the end of the year, but I realized that it’s okay if I don’t hit my goals by then. Great post, I love seeing what other people are reading xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com


  3. Some great sounding books on here. There’s a book called The Panic Years that I’ve had my eye on for a while but it’s by a different author, very interesting to learn there’s more than one. I haven’t read any Dolly Alderton yet but enjoying the TV series, hope you do too when you get round to watching.

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