My “have read” 2022 book list

I love books. Here I’m listing the books I’ve read this year – trying to post each one once even if I’ve read it more than once in the year. I hope you find a title here that interests you. NOTE: if there are any you’d like to purchase please go to my page BUY THE BOOK! to see if it is listed there. You can follow direct links, making it easier for you.

In blue I’ve indicated which books are reviewed here on my blog. Also, any book I have marked *(ARC)* is an Advanced Reading Copy I was given in exchange for my free and honest review.

In green or bold black are the books I’ve read that are usually middle grade (not picture books, which are left in black, but may be story books with pictures), or YA and adult novels. Some are audio books or specifically from Audible.com, and a few are ebooks.

My reading interests vary widely. If you’re interested in any titles on this list or are encouraged to read more, do let me know! If you have suggestions of what would look good in my reading stash I’d love to hear about it so I can add it to my private to-be-read list.

HAPPY READING! 🙂

JANUARY 2022:

  1. A Piggie Christmas – by Howard Fine
  2. The Christmas Boot – by Lisa Wheeler
  3. The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains – by Annie Silvestro
  4. Christmas Eve Good Night – by Doug Cushman
  5. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – by Susan Wojciechowski
  6. The Jar of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm – by Eric A. Kimmel
  7. Michelangelo: The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection – by Philip Wilkinson
  8. Merry Christmas, Ollie! – by Olivier Dunrea
  9. From Head to Toe – by Eric Carle
  10. Nolyn (The Rise and Fall, #1) – by Michael J. Sullivan
  11. A Homemade Together Christmas – by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  12. The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish – by Deborah Diesen
  13. Wow! Said the Owl – by Tim Hopgood
  14. Fox in Socks – by Dr. Seuss
  15. Counting Kisses – by Karen Katz
  16. The Night Before Christmas – by Clement Moore, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
  17. Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family – by Garrard Conley
  18. A Game of Thrones – by George R. R. Martin
  19. A Chill in the Air: nature poems for fall and winter – by Ellen K. Hasbrouck
  20. Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo: a gentle story explaining breast cancer to a young child – by Eileen Sutherland
  21. Bea in the Nutcracker – by Rachel Isadora
  22. The Da Vinci Code – by Dan Brown
  23. The Tenantby Katrine Engberg
  24. I Got the Christmas Spirit – by Connie Schofield-Morrison
  25. How Beautiful – by Antonella Capetti
  26. Clifford’s Christmas – by Norman Bridwell
  27. The Shortest Day – by Wendy Pfeffer
  28. Samurai Santa: a very ninja Christmas – by Rubin Pingle
  29. Silent Night – by Lara Hawthorne
  30. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! – by Dr. Seuss
  31. Taffy Time – by Jennifer Lloyd
  32. The Butterfly – by Patricia Polacco
  33. The Biggest Valentine Ever – by Steven Kroll
  34. Who’ll Pull Santa’s Sleigh Tonight? – by Laura Rader
  35. Geckos – by Katie Marsico
  36. I Spy in the Sky – by Edward Gibbs
  37. What’s Happening to Grandpa? – by Maria Shriver
  38. 5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas – by Jimmy Fallon
  39. Song of the Stars: a Christmas Story – by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  40. The Little Reindeer – by Nicola Killen
  41. The Spirit of Christmas – by Nancy Tillman
  42. How to Be a T-Rex – by Ryan North

FEBRUARY 2022:

  1. A New Friend for Sparkle – by Amy Young
  2. Hippopotamister – by John Patrick Green
  3. I Am Pan! – by Mordicai Gerstein
  4. Is Everyone Ready for Fun? – By Jan Thomas
  5. Secrets I Know – by Kallie George
  6. Comparrotives – by Janik Coat
  7. In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox – by Carol Burnett
  8. The Old Boat – by Jarrett Pumphrey & Jerome Pumphrey
  9. Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas – by Alison Uttley
  10. Clifford’s Good Deeds – by Norman Bridwell
  11. Where’s the Elephant? – by Barroux
  12. Kipper’s Rainy Day – by Mick Inkpen
  13. Pacho Nacho – by Silvia Lopez
  14. The Great Spruce – by John Duvall
  15. The Day It Rained Hearts – by Felicia Bond
  16. The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh – by Supriya Kelkar
  17. The Night Before Summer Vacation – by Natasha Wing
  18. The International Day of the Girl: celebrating girls around the world – by Jessica Dee Humphreys & the Hon. Rona Ambrose
  19. Nasreen’s Secret School: a true story from Afghanistan – by Jeanette Winter
  20. Valensteins – by Ethan Long
  21. Inside Outside – by Lizi Boyd
  22. Sally’s Christmas Miracle – by Charles M. Schulz
  23. A Brief History of Underpants by Christine Van Zandt
  24. Ghost Ship: a Cape Cod story – by Mary Higgins Clark
  25. Count Me In – by Varsha Bajaj
  26. Merry Christmas, Strega Nona – by Tomie DePaola
  27. Wonky Donkey’s Big Surprise – by Craig Smith
  28. Who Wants a Valentine? – by Linda Lowery
  29. The Truth About Bears: seriously funny facts about your favorite animals – by Maxwell Eaton III
  30. Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering – by Martin W. Sandler
  31. Break Shot: My First 21 Years – by James Taylor
  32. I Spy Little Numbers – by Jean Marzollo
  33. Cast Under an Alien Sun (Destiny’s Crucible book 1)- by Olan Thorensen
  34. Walk on the Wild Side – by Nicholas Oldland
  35. Clifford Goes to Kindergarten – by Norman Bridwell
  36. What Will Fit? – by Grace Lin
  37. Georgia’s Bones – by Jen Bryant
  38. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – by Joanna Ho
  39. Up the Creek – by Nicholas Oldland
  40. Up! Tall! and High! (but not necessarily in that order) – by Ethan Long
  41. I Am Jazz – by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
  42. Giant, or Waiting for the Thursday Boat – by Robert Munsch
  43. The Apple Doll – by Elisa Kleven
  44. If Dogs Could Talk by Jan L. Coates
  45. Lulu and the Duck in the Park – by Hilary McKay
  46. Narwhal’s True Christmas Wish – by Lisa Ann Scott
  47. A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog – by Mercer Mayer
  48. Dead Men Can’t Complain + other stories – by Peter Clines
  49. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – based on book by Lewis Carroll; illustrated by Carly Gledhill
  50. Alphabet Boats – by Samantha R. Vamos
  51. Clifford the Small Red Puppy – by Norman Bridwell
  52. Poultrygeist – by Erin Garon
  53. Invisible Man – by Ralph Ellison
  54. Fatty Legs: a true story – by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
  55. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site: Crane Truck’s Opposites – by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  56. The Alphabet Book – by P.D. Eastman
  57. Guess What? – by Mo Willems
  58. Clifford Goes to Dog School – by Norman Bridwell
  59. Biscuit – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  60. Count My Cupcakes 123 – by Joyce Won
  61. You and Me, Me and You: Brothers – by Miguel Tanco
  62. The Shortest Day – by Susan Cooper
  63. The Enormous Suitcase – by Robert Munsch
  64. Snow Globe Wishes – by Erin Dealey
  65. I’m Sure I Saw a Dinosaur – by Jeanne Willis
  66. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Go To Bed – by Helen Cooper
  67. The Boy Who Lost His Bumble – by Trudi Esberger
  68. Christmas Day in the Morning – by Pearl S. Buck
  69. Aaron Slater, Illustrator – by Andrea Beaty
  70. Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 – by Christopher Paolini

MARCH 2022:

  1. Because Venus Crossed an Alpine Violet on the Day That I Was Born – by Mona Hovring
  2. Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me – by Howie Mandel
  3. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more lost stories – by Dr. Seuss
  4. Belle’s Journey – by Marilynn Reynolds
  5. Cow’s Can’t Fly – by David Milgrim
  6. Eyes That Speak to the Stars – by Joanne Ho
  7. Tall Ships – by Kathryn Lasky
  8. There’s Something About Sam – by Hanna Barnaby
  9. A Polar Bear in the Snow – by Mac Barnett
  10. Smelly Socks – by Robert Munsch
  11. So Much Snow! – by Robert Munsch
  12. Snow – by Roy McKie
  13. Clifford’s Puppy Days – by Norman Bridwell
  14. Ten, Nine, Eight – by Molly Bang
  15. Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms – by Christine Kole MacLean
  16. Can You Say It, Too! Moo! Moo! – by Sabastien Broun
  17. Ten Little Eggs: a celebration of family – by Mary Hasinger
  18. The Red Bicycle: the extraordinary story of one ordinary bicycle – by Jude Isabella
  19. Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: a math adventure – by Cindy Neuschwander
  20. Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions: a tale of being true to your tummy – by Claudine Crangle
  21. Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! – by Rosetta Stone
  22. Five Little Chicks – by Nancy Tafuri
  23. Coral Reefs – by Jason Chin
  24. Beauty Woke – by NoNieqa Ramos
  25. Dibs! – by Laura Gehl
  26. The Cow Said Meow – by John Himmelman
  27. Champ and Major: First Dogs – by Joy McCullough
  28. Black Heroes of the Wild West – by James Otis Smith
  29. Alpha: Abidjan to Paris – by Bessora
  30. Seashore – by Steve Parker
  31. Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and what the neighbors thought) – by Kathleen Krull
  32. Where the Forest Meets the Sea – by Jeannie Baker
  33. When the Giants Came to Town – by Marcia Leonard
  34. Bumpety Bump! – by Pat Hutchins
  35. Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool – by James Dean
  36. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – by V.E. Schwab
  37. Cat’s First Baby – by Natalie Nelson
  38. Our Little Kitchen – by Jillian Tamaki
  39. Hello Robots! – by Joan Holub
  40. Bear Is Awake!: an alphabet story – by Hanna E. Harrison
  41. Wet Dog! – by Elise Broach
  42. Frank and Lucky Get Schooled – by Lynne Rae Perkins
  43. Prairie Days – by Patricia MacLachlan
  44. Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem – by Lauren Soloy
  45. Where Have You Been? – by Margaret Wise Brown
  46. Maple and Willow Together – by Lori Nichols
  47. Attack of the Underwear Dragon – by Scott Rothman
  48. Don’t Hug Doug (he doesn’t like it) – by Carrie Finison
  49. Adrift – by Heidi E.Y. Stemple
  50. Cowhide-and-Seek – by Sherri Dillard
  51. The Whale in My Swimming Pool – by Joyce Wan
  52. The Suitcase – by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
  53. Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 – by Bill Martin Jr.
  54. Where Are You Going, Little Mouse? – by Robert Kraus
  55. Spencer’s New Pet – by Jessie Sima

APRIL 2022:

  1. Save Me a Seat – by Sarah Weeks
  2. Berenstain Bears: We Love the Library – by Mike Berenstain
  3. Ten Beautiful Things – by Molly Beth Griffin
  4. Dragon Gets By – by Dav Pilkey
  5. What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toilets and Showers – by Patricia Lauber
  6. Except When They Don’t – by Laura Gehl
  7. Where’s My Joey? – by Wendy Monica Winter
  8. Single & Single – by John Le Carre’
  9. The Kraken Wakes – by John Wyndham
  10. A Wind in the Door (Time #2) – by Madeleine L’Engle
  11. Backyard Fairies – by Phoebe Wahl
  12. Counting With Barefoot Critters – by Teagan White
  13. Love in the Wild – by Katy Tanis
  14. Biscuit Wants to Play – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  15. Biscuit Wins a Prize – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  16. Dirty Gert – by Tedd Arnold
  17. Blue VS Yellow – by Tom Sullivan
  18. Courage Hats – by Kate Hoefler
  19. Alligator Baby – by Robert Munsch
  20. The Boy and the Whale – by Mordacai Gerstein
  21. Amah Faraway – by Margaret Chiu Greanis
  22. Bubble Trouble – by Tom Percival
  23. Whistle for Willie – by Ezra Jack Keats
  24. A Brave Bear – by Sean Taylor
  25. Rain Before Rainbows – by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
  26. BOING!: a very noisy ABC – by Tim McCanna
  27. Pluck – by Donna Morrissey
  28. Baby Belly – by Patricia Martin
  29. The Easter Book – by Jean Miller
  30. Easter – by Miriam Nerlove
  31. Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Mission Defrostable – by Josh Funk
  32. And Both Were Young – by Madeleine L’Engle
  33. The Man in the Closet – by Roch Carrier
  34. Pete the Cat Goes Camping – by James Dean
  35. Kate, Who Tamed the Wind – by Liz Garton Scanlon
  36. Dream Big … even if you’re small – by Karen Quigley
  37. Skate Freak – by Lesley Choyce
  38. Checkup – by Ann Petry
  39. The Case of the Stinky Stench – by Josh Funk
  40. One Boy – by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  41. Silly Tilly and the Easter Bunny – by Lillian Hoban
  42. Which Would You Rather Be? – by William Steig
  43. The Mountain That Loved a Bird – by Alice McLerran
  44. From Here to There: inventions that changed the way the world moves – by Vivian Kirkfield
  45. John’s Turn – by Mac Barnett
  46. Put Me in the Zoo – by Robert Lopshire
  47. Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction – by James Dean
  48. What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig – by Emma J. Virjan
  49. The Wheels on the Bus (26 songs on audio) – recorded by BBC
  50. Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues – by Kimberly & James Dean
  51. Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat – by James Dean

MAY 2022:

  1. Apple and Magnolia – by Laura Gehl
  2. Clever Jack Takes the Cake – by Candace Fleming
  3. Swamp Angel – by Ann Isaacs
  4. Big Dog … Little Dog – by P.D. Eastman
  5. Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? – by Shel Silverstein
  6. Bodies Are Cool – by Tyler Feder
  7. Animobiles: animals on the mooove – by Maddie Frost
  8. Apple Farmer Annie – by Monica Wellington
  9. Bears in the Forest – by Karen Wallace
  10. Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? – by Shel Silverstein
  11. Where is Bear? – by Leslea Newman
  12. Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom – by Anna Dewdney
  13. Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World – by Scott McCormick
  14. Feedback – by Dennis E. Taylor
  15. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey – by James Lecesne
  16. Smoke Signal – by Marie Benedict & Kate Quinn
  17. Chickens Can’t Count (Silly Chickens, #1) – by E.B. Adams
  18. Do Not Wish For a Pet Ostrich! – by Sarina Siebenaler
  19. Emily’s Quills – by Tamiko Pettee
  20. Right Before You Sleep (Milo and Cat) – by Miro Tartan
  21. The Smart Cookie – by Jory John
  22. Visiting Day – by Jacqueline Woodson
  23. Once Upon a Rainy Day – by Edouard Marceau
  24. What’s That, Mittens? – by Lola M. Schaefer
  25. Over, Bear! Under, Where? – by Julie Hedlund
  26. The Cow That Laid an Egg – by Andy Cutbill
  27. Whale Shark: The World’s Biggest Fish – by Meish Goldish
  28. Space Boy – by Leo Landry
  29. Gooney Bird Greene – by Lois Lowry
  30. Sing With Me: the story of Selena Quintanilla – by Diana Lopez
  31. Very Hairy Bear – by Alice Schertle
  32. What Are You so Grumpy About? – by Tom Lichtenheld
  33. Bee-bim Bop! – by Linda Sue Park
  34. Voices in the Park – by Anthony Brown
  35. Don’t Feed the Coos! – by Jonathan Stutzman
  36. I Want to be Somebody New! – by Robert Lopshire
  37. Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants – by Tammi Sauer
  38. The Birds’ Gift: a Ukrainian Easter Story – retold by Eric A. Kimmel
  39. The Rock From the Sky – by Jon Klassen
  40. The Sad Little Fact – by Jonah Winter
  41. Penguins Love Their abc’s – by Sarah Aspinall
  42. Niko Draws a Feeling – by Bob Raczka
  43. Just a Little Sick – by Mercer Mayer
  44. The Berenstain Bears: Inside, Outside, Upside Down – by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  45. The Oracle – by Andrew Pyper
  46. Lizzy and the Cloud – by Terry Fan
  47. Feeling Sleepy: drift off with your animal friends – by Andrea Pinnington
  48. The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine – by Serhii Plokhy
  49. Three Perfect Liars – by Heidi Perks
  50. The Happy Man and His Truck – by Miryam
  51. Oracle 2: the Dreamland Murders – by Andrew Pyper
  52. If Only They Could Talk – by James Herriot
  53. Who Hops? – Katie Davis
  54. One Frog Too Many – by Mercer & Marianna Mayer
  55. Three Magic Balloons – by Paul Margulies
  56. The Easter Story – The Beginners Bible; produced by Don Wise
  57. All Kinds of Families – by Mary Ann Hoberman
  58. The Dinky Donkey – by Craig Smith
  59. Beowulf – by Unknown

JUNE 2022:

  1. Spies! Sneaks, Snoops and Saboteurs Who Shaped the World – by Scott McCormick
  2. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb – by Dr. Seuss
  3. Let’s Go For a Drive – by Mo Willems
  4. The New Baby – by Mercer Mayer
  5. The Big Bath House – by Kyo Maclear
  6. Stick and Stone: best friends forever! – by Beth Ferry
  7. Good Night Owl – by Greg Pizzoli
  8. Always Everly – by Nate Wragg
  9. We All Play – by Julie Flett
  10. Moon Bear – by Frank Asch
  11. Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome – by Kat Zhang
  12. Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! – by Cori Doerrfeld
  13. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza – by Mac Barnett
  14. Bubble Bubble – by Mercer Mayer
  15. Upstairs & Downstairs: my Life in Service as a Lady’s Maid; alternate title: Diamonds at Dinner: My Life as A Lady’s Maid in A 1930s Stately Home – by Hilda Newman
  16. A Change of Plans: a short story – by Dennis E. Taylor
  17. The Curious Little Kitten – by Linda Hayward
  18. How Sausage’s Made – by Andrew Rolston
  19. Hiccup – by Mercer Mayer
  20. The Greatest Story Ever Told – by Fulton Oursler
  21. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember – by Dr. Seuss
  22. The Pout-Pout Fish – by Deborah Diesen
  23. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny – by Marilyn Sadler
  24. Bumble-Andy – by Maurice Sendak
  25. I Am Jane Goodall – by Brad Meltzer
  26. Bearplane! – by Deborah Underwood
  27. Lala’s Words – by Gracey Zhang
  28. The Jester Has Lost His Jingle – by David Saltzman
  29. The Digging-est Dog – by Al Perkins
  30. Katy No-Pocket – by Emmy Payne
  31. Let’s Read About Rocks – by Iris Tracy Comfort
  32. The People Could Fly – by Virginia Hamilton
  33. Wake Up, Groundhog! – by Susanna Leonard Hill
  34. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge – by Hildegarde H. Swift
  35. Marshmallow – by Clare Turlay Newberry
  36. The Happy Lion – by Louise Fatio
  37. Does a Bulldozer Have a Butt? – by Derick Wilder
  38. Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The search for Christopher Robin – by A.A. Milne (adapted)
  39. Up and Adam – by Debbie Zapata
  40. This is a School – by John Shu
  41. Love, Violet – by Charlotte Sullivan Wild
  42. Little Red Sleigh – by Erin Guendelsberger
  43. Herbert the Timid Dragon – by Mercer Mayer
  44. Piglette – by Katelyn Aronson
  45. Shiver Me Letters: a Pirate ABC – by June Sobel
  46. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain – illustrated by Chris Demarest
  47. Farm Flu – by Teresa Bateman
  48. The Gingerbread Girl – by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  49. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax – by Dorothy Gilman
  50. Hug? – by Charlene Chua
  51. The Amazing Idea of You – by Charlotte Sullivan Wild
  52. Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo – by John Lithgow

JULY 1:

  1. Girl With a Pearl Earring – by Tracy Chevalier