Congrats on Reading a Book America! Brenda’s Reading List for 2022
I was glad to read that a recent Pew Research Center study found that about 64% of American adults say they have read a book in the past 12 months. That’s wonderful. Afterall studies show that reading books lowers our stress level, increases our vocabulary, helps our memory recall, focus, and concentration–need I go on? And sorry “reading” posts on social and watching videos on Tik Tok don’t count.
There is just so much good stuff out there these days. Fiction books transport you to other worlds and lives and non-fiction books not only help you improve your life and career, but stimulate your brain in a way that really nothing else can. If you decide to try a non-fiction book this next year, start with something really short that grabs you in the first chapter. Finishing a non-fiction book puts you in a rare category since most readers read fiction books.
Here’s my 2022 Reading list.
I am reading more fiction than I ever have before thanks to COVID and more vacations at this phase in life. Plus I read fiction faster–those pageturners get me every time. Here are my books and a short review. My ratings are as always: loved it, liked it or meh!
NON FICTION AND MEMOIR
Brilliant book on life. Loved it.
Excellent. Loved it!
I liked their original Designing Your Life Book much better. Meh!
Mind-blowing. Excellent. Loved it!
Loved it so much I am getting certified to teach it. Loved it!
Before the violent public gaff at the Oscars, I would have said it was the best memoir I had ever read/listened to.
Excellent! Loved it!
Excellent! Buy a journal to do the exercises. Loved it!
Meh! I preferred Conversations Worth Having (above)
Excellent! A handbook for life. Loved it!
Excellent ideas for leaders. Loved it!
I mean–it’s 600+ pages of medical breakthroughs and hope. Loved it!
Gripping/excellent! Loved It!
Nice! Liked it!
Whoa, excellent suspense! Loved it!
Adorable! Loved it!
If you are into historical fiction and England you will love it. Loved it!
Whoa–not what you think! Loved it!
Love all of her stuff! Loved it!
Ah hem–this is one HOT read! Loved it!
Brilliant piece of fiction. Loved it!
Very good. Loved it!
I could not relate really. Liked it!
Tough story. Liked it!
Might be my favorite fiction of the year. Loved it!
Riveting! Loved it!
Wine, romance and murder. What’s not to love? Loved it!
Whoa-so good! Loved it!
Sue me! I found this Pulitzer Prize winner annoying. Meh!
Very good read. Loved it!
Excellent read. Loved it!
Very good! Loved it!
A gruesome murder–but so good! Loved it!
Devoured all three very quickly. Loved it!