2022 Reading List

Without a goal to guide my reading conquest in 2021, I ended up reading 122 books. I definitely felt the exhaustion toward the end of the year, finishing only three books in December. This year, I’m going to keep at it. I was originally going to do a deep dive on a book each month, but that didn’t pan out.


January (6)

  1. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
  2. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
  3. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
  4. A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds
  5. Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry by Dorothy Carvello
  6. Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece by Dave Mustaine with Joel Selvin

February (5)

  1. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari
  2. Do Make: The Power of Your Own Two Hands by James Otter
  3. Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas
  4. Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World by David McOmie
  5. The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

March (2)

  1. Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman
  2. Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt

April (2)

  1. No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler
  2. Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days by Brandon McMillan

May (3)

  1. Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by Herminia Ibarra
  2. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  3. No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin with Ken Abraham

June (0)

I started a bunch of books, but none of them were captivating enough to finish.

July (1)

  1. Where the Light Fell: A Memoir by Philip Yancey

August (1)

  1. Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price, Ph.D.

Updated September 6, 2022