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2022 favorite books

Novik, Naomi- A Deadly Education (fantasy, 2020, e-audio)

Liu, Cixin- The Three-body Problem (sci-fi, 2014, print)

Binet, Laurent and Sam Taylor, translator- Civilizations (historic fiction, 2021, print)

Mandel, Emily St. John - Sea of Tranquility (sci-fi/literary, 2022, print)

House, Silas- Lark Ascending (speculative/literary, 2022, print)

I didn't write a post about this when I read it. I tweeted "I am completely wrecked, but I loved it." It's set in the not-very-distant future, in which the US is plagued by wildfires and totalitarian rulers. The main character, Lark, escapes with his parents and three friends to live off the land. This isn't giving too much away, I think, because all this is just the set-up. The imagined problems, dangers, and heartaches seemed all too probable to me, and sometimes the book was hard to read, but I think it's important to read explorations of what can happen if environmental problems and threats to democracy run on unabated. The book was sad, but it wasn't all hopeless. I really think that everyone should read it.


This list has more books that came out this year on it.

It's listing towards sci-fi. Not a surprise. But I like that there's a smattering of other genres.

The links in the titles are to, and the titles underneath are to when I wrote about them on the blog earlier this year, except for Lark, Ascending.

Happy New Year, and Happy Reading.

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