I love reading. I prefer to do that than watch TV, go to the gym, floss my teeth, pay bills, or wash the laundry. I review a lot of the books I read, usually received from NetGalley, the library, Kindle Unlimited, or an Indie efriend, but I also buy quite a few. I collect my writing book reviews here and my education ones here. When I read, I choose thrillers, historical fiction, education (for my other passion), and then anything else.
Here are the top ten reviews–ranked by you–for 2022 (in alphabetic order):
- Hues of Hope by Balroop Singh
- Innerscape trilogy by acFlory
- Linda’s Midlife Crisis by Toni Pike
- The Necromancer’s Daughter by Diana Peach
- Searching for Home by Jill Weatherholt
- Robbie Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate series
- Sierra Six by Mark Greaney
- A Voice in the Silence by DL Finn
- Where Shall I Flee by Anne Clare
- The Winding Road: A Journey of Survival by Miriam Hurdle
I read 189 books according to Goodreads.
This included a whole lot of Indie and blogging efriend books. Any you like or have also read?
My Top Ten list is completely different. I admit–my taste is unlike most people so this next list doesn’t reflect ‘popular’ as much as ‘personal taste’:
- Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
- The Jess Williams Westerns series by Robert Thomas
- Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
- The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Lowenhohle: Stories and Tips from Thirteen Years with a Leonberger by Thomas Wikman
- The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley
- Mateo’s Blood Brother by Sandra Cox
- No Plan B by Lee Child
- Racing the Light by Robert Crais
- Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves
- Weathered: Finding Strength on the John Muir Trail by Christy Teglo
–A note: Some thriller authors who usually show up on my ‘favorites’ list fell off because in their latest books, they found it necessary to lecture me on politics. Most of those I didn’t finish.
Curious how I turned the Goodreads image into a GIF:
- Record a video using a free screencast program like Screencast-o-matic.
- Save as an MP4.
- Add the MP4 to a PowerPoint slide.
- Save the ‘slideshow’ (of one slide) as a GIF.
- Add to your blog!
Oh–one more thing. I’d love for you to follow me on social media. Here’re my handles:
LinkedIn: Jacqui Murray
Since I read about three books a week, I’m always eager for new material. What’s your favorite book from 2022?
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Savage Land, Winter 2024.