CURRENT EVENTS: BOOKS READ IN 2022

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Happy New Year! 

I’ve been keeping track of the books I’ve read ever since my local library started giving raffle entries for each list of fifty read books per year. One of these years, I hope to enter twice. But it’s more important to me to enjoy and absorb the material than it is to read fast, so often I’ll pick up books off and on in order to absorb the contents. Other times I may start a book and decide not to finish it. I’ll never live long enough to read every book I want to read, so why waste time on books I don’t enjoy? I’d rather use my limited lifespan to read the books I get the most from, whether it’s knowledge, pleasure, or emotional release. That’s also why–though it seems counterintuitive–I reread my favorites.

I hope that by sharing the books I’ve enjoyed–and a few I didn’t–you might find your next great read! I consume books in multiple genres and formats, so I’ll indicate which ones as well as link to where you can find them:  Amazon, Audible, local sources, or free/low cost downloads from other places. Since my appetite for books exceeds my ability to buy all the ones I’d like, many on my list are library holds, while others were purchased from local authors or indie presses; I try to spend my dollars where they’ll have the most impact to support content creators. Enjoy!

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2022 BOOKS READ

1 Dead Beat (Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

2 Proven Guilty (Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

3 White Knight (Dresden Files #9) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

4 Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

5 Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

6 Changes (Dresden Files #12) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

7 Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

8 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (audiobook via Audible)

9 Side Jobs (Dresden Files #12.5) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive

10 Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

11 Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

12 Before the Next Ice Age (poetry collection) by Lisa J. Cihlar

13 Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

14 Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

15 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Audible audiobook)

16 Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams (audiobook via Overdrive)

17 Dark Guitar (poetry collection) by R. Nikolas Macioci (Trade paperback)

18 Semidomesticated (poetry collection) by Jonie McIntire

19 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (ebook via manybooks.net) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

20 Arroyo Chamisa: poems rescued from a blog by Alex Gildzen (paperback)

21 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (Audible audiobook)

22 The Long Dark Tea – Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams (audiobook via Overdrive)

23 The Poets’ Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family by John Lithgow (audiobook via Overdrive)

24 Last Chance to See: the original BBC Radio series –Douglas Adams and Mark Cawardine (Audible audiobook)

25 Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life by James Victore (audiobook via Overdrive

26 47 Poems by Victor Clevenger (paperback poetry collection)

27 5 Days to a Clutter-Free House: Quick Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space by Sandra Felton & Marsha Sims (audiobook via Overdrive

28 Double Star by Robert Heinlein (audiobook via Overdrive)

29 Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff by Dana K. White (ebook via Overdrive)

30 In the Dead of Night: James Bryant’s Dark Haiku Vol. 1 by James Bryant (ebook via Kindle app)

31 Organizing for the Rest of Us: 100 Realistic Strategies to Keep Any House Under Control be Dana K. White (ebook via Overdrive)

32 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (ebook)

33 The Third of Five by Dan Provost (poetry)

34 Moon Called: Mercy Thompson series book #1 by Patricia Briggs (ebook via Overdrive)

35 Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson series book #2 by Patricia Briggs (ebook via Overdrive)

36 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (audiobook via Overdrive)

37 Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson series book #3 by Patricia Briggs (ebook via Overdrive)

38 Bone Crossed: Mercy Thompson series book #4 by Patricia Briggs (ebook via Overdrive)

39 Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin (audiobook via Overdrive)

40 The Wisdom of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (ebook via Hoopla)

41 Gawayne and the Green Knight: A Fairy Tale by Charlton Miner Lewis (ebook via manybooks.net)

42 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (audiobook via Overdrive)

43 How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing With Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets by Dana K. White (ebook via Overdrive

44 Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan (ebook via Overdrive)

45 Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor vol. 1–Weapons of Past Destruction (pdf via Humble Bundle)

46  Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor vol. 2–Doctormania (pdf via Humble Bundle)

47 The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima (paperback)

48 what they don’t tell you about going over a cliff by Ashley Varela (Alien Buddha Press)

49 Fucking Apostrophes by Simon Griffin (small hardback)

50 Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor vol. 3–Official Secrets (pdf via Humble Bundle)

51 Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor vol. 4– Sin Eaters (pdf via Humble Bundle)

52 The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Carringer (audiobook via Overdrive)

53 Life from the Perspective of Math by Halle Preneta (chapbook bought at Loganberry Books’ Author Alley)

54 Doctor Who: City of Death (from a story by David Fisher) by Douglas Adams and James Goss (ebook via Overdrive

55 Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher (audiobook via Overdrive)

56 I am a Dalek (Doctor Who) by Gareth Roberts (ebook via Overdrive

57 Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher (audiobook via Overdrive)

58 Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher (audiobook via Overdrive)

59 Kant in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern (audiobook via Overdrive)

60 Summer Knight (Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

61 How to Die by Seneca (audiobook via Overdrive)

62 Death Masks (Dresden Files #5) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

63 Blood Rites (Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)

64 The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (audiobook via Overdrive)

65 Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation –adapted by Ari Folman, Illustrations by David Polonsky (Kindle ebook via Overdrive)

*Dead Beat (Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher (audiobook via Overdrive)—I read this twice this year, so even though it’s a different format (audiobook) I’m not counting the second reading.

*Proven Guilty (Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher (audiobook via Overdrive)–I read this twice this year, so I don’t count the second (audiobook) reading.

66 Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell (audiobook via Overdrive)

67 Dogging Catastrophe by John Burroughs (poetry chapbook)

*White Knight (Dresden Files #9) by Jim Butcher (ebook via Overdrive)–this was my second reading of this book (in the same format) this year, so I didn’t count it twice.

68 Apology by Xenophon (ebook via manybooks.net)

69 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin (graphic novel via Hoopla)

70 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Omnibus Volume One (graphic novel via Hoopla)

71 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Omnibus Volume Two (graphic novel via Hoopla)

72 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Down Town (graphic novel via Hoopla)

73 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men (graphic novel via Hoopla)

74 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Fool Moon Volume One (graphic novel via Hoopla)

75 Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Fool Moon Volume Two (graphic novel via Hoopla)

76 Time Out of Joint by Philip K Dick (ebook via Hoopla)

77 A Maze of Death by Philip K Dick (ebook via Hoopla)

78 Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (ebook via Hoopla)

79 Poetry of the Gods by H.P. Lovecraft (ebook via Hoopla)

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CURRENTLY READING

I’ve been consuming poetry books. Due to mental fog this past year, I’ve had some trouble focusing on poems, so I’m reading these treasures more slowly than normal in order to get their full value. I absolutely adore poetry. Now that the fog seems to be clearing, I’m catching up. It was worth the wait.

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Next Friday, I’ll also post a companion piece on my Patreon, listing some reads from the past year I didn’t list here because they were not read from start to finish. If you’re interested, you can subscribe to my Patreon and support my work for just $1 a month! Until next time, stay safe and well, and read often!

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