A list of the most memorable books I read in 2022.
The books you’ll find here feature characters who are trying to do the right thing, even if they’re missing the mark more often than they’re hitting it. Authentic women balancing grace and strength. Friends who turn up at all the right times to make us smile—and at all the wrong times to make us laugh. Stories about deeper compassion, wider friendship, and bigger untried dreams. You’ll even find a collection of books that feature the ocean as a setting, theme, or character.
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God’s Word for Gardeners
God’s Word for Gardeners gathers information and insight from the Bible’s plants, landscapes, and common cultivating practices into prayerful daily devotions.
The Wexford Carol
“The Wexford Carol” is believed to have come into existence during the 15th or 16th century and walks us through the story of Jesus’s birth.
A Goose Creek Christmas
Set aside a stormy evening by the warm fireplace to enjoy this novella, even if you haven’t read the series.
The Mistletoe Matchmaker
A theme in The Mistletoe Matchmaker is the understanding of art as an expression, or even a language, of its creator.
The Proxy Marriage
This short story follows two young people during the years following 9/11 and is set in Montana, where double-proxy marriages are allowed.
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
As they do in many of Alcott’s stories, bright girls and resourceful women play prominent roles.
A masterfully crafted tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, Minding Frankie is about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community.
In 2006, at the age of twenty-five, Liz Clark set sail, alone, from Santa Barbara to the South Pacific. Her memoir spans the next ten years of sailing and surfing and is delineated by time, place, and nautical miles traveled.