Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Nonfiction and Poetry 2022

One of my reading plans for 2022 was to read 25 works of nonfiction and 4 books of poetry." More would be fine, but I want to get to at least this many works of nonfiction in a variety of genres (essays, history, biography). I did well with a similar goal last year, in part because I kept a list so I will do the same this year using this post. 
I am not counting the poetry books toward the nonfiction count, but plan to track both here. If I blog about a specific book once I finish it I will link to the post. I am also doing the Nonfiction Reader Challenge and will note the categories (where applicable) each book fits into on this list. 

Nonfiction titles read:

  1. Italy: A Short History by Harry Hearder (January)
  2. Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine (January) NRC- celebrity
  3. Canada by Mike Myers (January) NRC-celebrity/wildcard
  4. A Voice from the Attic by Robertson Davies (January)
  5. Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (February)
  6. How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where you Are to Where You Want to Be by Katy Milman (February)
  7. Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction by Jennifer Baker (February)
  8. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman (February)
  9. Living with a Dead Language by Ann Patty (March) NRC-language
  10. Ikegai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia Puigcerver and Francesc Miralles (March)
  11. Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books by Michael Dirda (March)
  12. Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction by Neal Wyatt (April)
  13. One Half of Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies (April)
  14. Women Writers at Work by the Paris Review (April)
  15. Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker (April)
  16. Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott (May)
  17. Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (May)
  18. Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library by Joyce Saricks (May)
  19. The Power of Ritual: How to Create Meaning and Connection in Everything You Do by Casper ter Kuile (May)
  20. Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee (June)
  21. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean (June) NRC - popular science
  22. No Hard Feelings: Emotions at Work by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy (June)
  23. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (June)
  24. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell is This? by Marion Meade (June)
  25. Ninety Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown (July) NRC-social history/wildcard
  26. The Power of Regret by Daniel H. Pink (July) NRC-published in 2022
  27. Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood (July)
  28. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends by Megan McArdle (July)
  29. Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt (July)
  30. The Lazy Genius Kitchen by Kendra Adachi (August)
  31. Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime edited by H.R.F. Keating (Sept.)
  32. The One-page Financial Plan by Carl Richards (Sept.)
  33. Living a Charmed Life by Victoria Moran (Sept.)
  34. The Mindful Day by Laurie J. Cameron (Oct.)
  35. Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Life by Lyndall Gordon (Oct.)
  36. The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi (Oct.) NRC-related to a podcast
  37. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Oct.)
  38. Midlife: A Philosphical Guide by Kieran Setiya (Oct.)
  39. A Libertarian Walks into a Bear by Matthew Hongolz-Hetling (Nov.) NRC-animal related
  40. If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore (Nov.)
  41. Biography: Fiction, Fact, and Form by Ira B. Nadel (Nov.)
  42. Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkamp (Nov.)
  43. The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars (Dec.)
  44. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (Dec.)
  45. Python Programming by Cal Baron (Dec.)

Poetry books read:

  1. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (October)

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