Read in 2022

Here is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2022 in chronological order. I have given each book a rating, with five stars being the highest (based purely on how much I enjoyed the book). I try to review every book I read, though not necessarily in the order that I finish reading them!

January

1. The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews (2022) ***
2. Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper (1977) *****
3. The Silver Wolf by JC Harvey (2022) ***
4. The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown (2022) ***
5. Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome (1891) ***
6. The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett (2022) *****
7. I, Mona Lisa by Natasha Solomons (2022) ****
8. Shadow Girls by Carol Birch (2022) ****
9. A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Wroe (2022) ****
10. The Clockwork Girl by Anna Mazzola (2022) *****
11. Black Plumes by Margery Allingham (1940) ***
12. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (1924) *****
13. The Queen’s Lady by Joanna Hickson (2022) *****
14. A Bad Business by Fyodor Dostoevsky (2022) ***

February

15. The House of Footsteps by Mathew West (2022) ****
16. Traitor in the Ice by KJ Maitland (2022) ****
17. Somebody at the Door by Raymond Postgate (1943) ****
18. The Rebel Daughter by Miranda Malins (2022) ****
19. Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth (2022) ****
20. Death and the Conjuror by Tom Mead (2022) *****
21. The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, fils (1848) ****
22. Elektra by Jennifer Saint (2022) ***
23. The Reindeer Hunters by Lars Mytting (2022) ****
24. Booth by Karen Joy Fowler (2022) *****

March

25. The Dark by Sharon Bolton (2022) *****
26. The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2022) ***
27. Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone by Diana Gabaldon (2021) ***
28. Who’s Calling? by Helen McCloy (1942) ****
29. The Sunken Road by Ciarán McMenamin (2021) ***
30. Privilege by Guinevere Glasfurd (2022) ****
31. Scarweather by Anthony Rolls (1934) ***
32. The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley by Sean Lusk (2022) ***
33. The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley (2022) ****
34. Mrs England by Stacey Halls (2021) *****
35. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (1953) *****

April

36. The Night Ship by Jess Kidd (2022) ****
37. The Dark Queens by Shelley Puhak (2022) *****
38. The Stone Rose by Carol McGrath (2022) ****
39. In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes (1947) *****
40. The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan (2022) *****
41. The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer (1954) ****
42. The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff (1954) *****
43. Winchelsea by Alex Preston (2022) ***
44. The Fugitive Colours by Nancy Bilyeau (2022) *****
45. In Place of Fear by Catriona McPherson (2022) *****

May

46. All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay (2022) ****
47. The Rebecca Notebook: and Other Memories by Daphne du Maurier (1981) ****
48. A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin (2022) *****
49. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (2022) ***
50. The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (1923) ***
51. Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes (2022) *****
52. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe (1722) ***
53. All the Broken Places by John Boyne (2022) *****

June

54. Fortune by Amanda Smyth (2021) ****
55. A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz (2021) ****
56. That Bonesetter Woman by Frances Quinn (2022) *****
57. Death on Gokumon Island by Seishi Yokomizo (1971) ***
58. The Colour Storm by Damian Dibben (2022) ****
59. The White Hare by Jane Johnson (2022) ****
60. Death in the Andamans by M.M. Kaye (1960) ****
61. Summerhills by D.E Stevenson (1956) ****
62. Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby (2022) ****
63. Joan by Katherine J. Chen (2022) ****
64. The Magician by Colm Tóibín (2021) ***

July

65. The Venice Train by Georges Simenon (1965) *****
66. Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose by Alison Weir (2022) ****
67. Pied Piper by Nevil Shute (1942) *****
68. At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie (1965) ****
69. The Bewitching by Jill Dawson (2022) ****
70. The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed (2021) ****
71. A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse (1934) *****
72. Haven by Emma Donoghue (2022) ***
73. Dubliners by James Joyce (1914) ***
74. The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel (2020) *****

August

75. Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb (2015) *****
76. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955) *****
77. The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer (2019) ***
78. Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie (1954) ****
79. The Blood Flower by Alex Reeve (2022) *****
80. The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper (2021) *****
81. Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull (1938) ****
82. The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon (2007) *****
83. Something Light by Margery Sharp (1960) ****

September

84. Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris (2022) ****
85. Hawker and the King’s Jewel by Ethan Bale (2022) ****
86. The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz (2022) *****
87. The Bookseller of Inverness by SG MacLean (2022) ****
88. The Hatter’s Ghosts by Georges Simenon (1949) ****
89. The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies (2022) ****
90. Ashes in the Snow by Oriana Rammuno (2022) ***
91. Ithaca by Claire North (2022) ***

October

92. The Butterfly Picnic by Joan Aiken (1972) ***
93. In the Shadow of Queens by Alison Weir (2021) ****
94. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn (1904) ***
95. Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie (2022) ****
96. The Romantic by William Boyd (2022) *****
97. The Real Enid Blyton by Nadia Cohen (2018) ****
98. The Drums of War by Michael Ward (2022) ****
99. Fool Errant by Patricia Wentworth (1929) ****
100. Blue Water by Leonora Nattrass (2022) *****
101. Cup of Gold by John Steinbeck (1929) ***
102. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1820) ***
103. Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North (2022) ****
104. The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola (1871) ****
105. The Winter Garden by Nicola Cornick (2022) ****

November

106. The Buried by Sharon Bolton (2022) *****
107. The Darlings of the Asylum by Noel O’Reilly (2022) ****
108. Blue Postcards by Douglas Bruton (2021) **
109. Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones (2021) ****
110. The Secret of Matterdale Hall by Marianne Ratcliffe (2022) ****
111. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (2013) ***
112. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (2021) ***
113. The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough (1987) ***
114. 4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (1957) *****
115. The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett (2023) *****
116. For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy on My Little Pain by Victoria Mackenzie (2023) ****
117. The Murder Game by Tom Hindle (2023) ***
118. The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by ETA Hoffmann (1819) ****
119. The Mysterious Mr Badman by WF Harvey (1934) *****

December

120. The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore (2022) ***
121. Nights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk (2022) ***