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 calsssics, check out some of the books I’ve read in 2022 so far.

‘The Panic Years’ by Nell Frizzell

This is a fantastic book that I discussed in my post about my April reading list, and I ended up enjoyng this one!

When I first started it, I thought it was similar to Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I Know About Love’ but 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 about gender, expectations and fertility were really interesting.

‘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 an 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 experinece dating.

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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!

‘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 in this book, and most of the story took place in glamorous Los Angeles.

However, the book is written as an interview which I found hard to follow at times, and I think I would have been more interested in what was happening if I’d been able to properly understand the perspective of the characters.

‘Everything I Know About Love’ by Dolly Alderton

Another Dolly Alderton book! After reading ‘Ghosts’, I borrowed ‘Everyhting I Know About Love’ from a friend. This is a non-fiction insight into Dolly’s life growing up.

She writes memoir-type excerpts about her relationships, friendships and love stories.

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton, books I've read in 2022
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I thought this was a funny insight into a young woamn’s life, and she discussed a lot of relatable topics.

It was also a thought-provoking read about friendship and the trials of growing up, and I loved the focus Dolly put on female friendships during her teenage years and early 20s.

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

‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantel

I have to say, ‘Wolf Hall’ lived up to the hype! This book was also on 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. Despite the heavy subject matter, the writing style instantly pulled me in. I’ve read it a lot faster than I thought I would, and it’s a fantastic portrayal of Tudor England.

This book tells the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to fame, and I’m excited to try the second book in the series. 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 recommendation?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

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  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

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  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

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  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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