10 books I read in 2022

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10 books I read in 2022 is a short post about the books that I’ve read so far during 2022. I first published this kind of a post in 2020 and then again last year. Actually, I managed to read two more books last year after I posted my book list post. But I am going on a trip soon and have a lot of obligations afterwards. Besides, I have also planned some festive activities for the kids so it’s highly unlikely that I’ll manage to read much until New year. I won’t divulge the actual content of the books I read, so you don’t have to worry about spoilers if you want to read them too. As it seems most of these books have actually let me down. I need to choose my books more wisely next year.

Nicola May: The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

I had high expectations for this book but for me it just didn’t live up to its hype. It does have some interesting characters and a beautiful setting but it’s rough, not light-hearted or warm.

Young Shin: Susret u Dubrovniku (Meeting in Dubrovnik?)

Unfortunately I can’t find the English title of this book. Perhaps it’s not even translated to English? It’s written by a Korean diplomat who obviously spent a lot of time in Croatia and the other neighbouring countries and who is very familiar with the war that raged here in the ’90s. This book is part romance, part profound political observations and part travel book.

Kate Morton: The Clockmaker’s daughter

This was a very intriguing book that spans centuries. A book that has a Halloween feel to it because it’s actually about a hunted house and its secrets in a way. It could have been shorter though.

Julie Caplin: The Secret Cove in Croatia

I borrowed this book from the library because of its title;) It’s a good enough beach read. It was funny to me because it’s full of clichés about Croatians. It’ll definitely make you want to go on a sailing trip around Dalmatia.

Rhys Bowen: The Tuscan Child

Again, it was the title that caught my attention because I like Tuscany. It was interesting to read about WWII in Tuscany from a perspective of an ordinary person uncovering family secrets. Past always catches up with you!

William S. Burroughs: The Cat inside

I have a cat and I somehow came across this book. It’s an autobiographical novella that was published in only 133 issues originally. Stories about author’s cats, observations of cat’s nature, random thoughts…something quite different to what I usually read.

Liane Moriarty: What Alice forgot

Imagine loosing a decade of your life and forgetting that you have 3 kids! Even though I found the premise interesting, the rest of the plot was too far-fetched. Another book that let me down.

Lucy Coleman: Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage

If you are looking for a cozy, Christmas read then this is it, but don’t have high expectations since it’s quite an average holiday book set in Cotswolds.

Malta, Gozo & Comino

I bought this travel guidebook at the airport in Malta. It’s full of nice photos and historical facts but it doesn’t offer any practical information. However, it’s a nice souvenir from Malta.

C. Lucarelli: Almost Blue

I love Bologna (Italy) and this thriller takes place in Bologna. It’s a very unusual book and you switch from a murderer’s perspective to a detective and sort of witness. I definitely recommend this book.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think about them? Would you recommend me some of the books that you have read?

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7 thoughts

  1. I haven’t read any of these books but I love that you read books set in places that you are familiar with, it’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now, though it can be quite difficult to find them! I have also read 10 books this year so far, but I’m hoping to reach 12 by the end of the year!

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  2. I tried The Secret Cove but couldn’t get far. Not my genre. I’ve read lots of good books lately but also left lots of books unfinished!! You, as a London lover, should try S.J.Bennett’s cozy mystery series where the Queen investigates murders. It’s very well written and sympathetic (and not gruesome). And British! I’ve read The Windsor Knot and A Three Dog Problem, I’m yet to track down the third one!

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