My Favorite Books of 2022

I read 112 books this year. That includes kids’ books, because they are books too! How do I keep count? On StoryGraph– the non-Amazon version of Goodreads.

Here are my favorite books that I READ in 2022, in no particular order. Each title is linked to, a great non-Amazon alternative for online book buying that supports independent bookshops like The Open Book where I work 🙂


Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Spirit, and Nature by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura Philpott

People Change by Vivek Shraya

Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avaisha

Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife by Rodney Stotts

Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place by bell hooks

Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese

Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us Into the Sacred by Victoria Loorz

The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


The Lodge that Beaver Built by Randi Sonenshine & Anne Hunter

Revenge of the Raccoons by Vivek Shraya & Juliana Neufeld

Imagine a Wolf by Lucky Platt

Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion by Maya Van Der Meer & Wen Hsu

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