A list of the most memorable books I read in 2022.
All of the wonderful feelings of summer are intrinsically woven throughout the pages of these books.
When I pick up a short story, I’m instantly immersed in a different world—briefly, but intensely, living through the highs and lows of the characters. I even enjoy reading short stories I don’t like.
Ask a reader what her favorite book is, and you might see her gaze drift away to a place only she knows. So the books on this list must answer “yes” to the following questions: Do the main characters act in unexpectedly kind ways? Is there an element of fall or winter weather in at least one key scene? Can I read this book as a stand-alone novel, even if it’s part of a longer series? When I finish the story, do I feel like I’ve just been visited by dear friends?
For too long, I thought I wasn’t reading daily devotionals the “right” way unless I read them as they were intended to be read: a single entry for a single day. The problem is, all 365 boxes never got checked off. And the perfectionist in me would decide that since I hadn’t done daily devotionals the “right” way, I shouldn’t be trying to do them at all.