I read a lot of non-fiction in 2022 and it’s currently my favorite genre—specifically non-fiction books about psychology and mindfulness.
MY 5-STAR READS
54% of the books I read are rated 5 stars. Nice!
1. Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver
Calming. Invigorating. Enlightening. [Full review]
2. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
Heartbreaking. Honest and insightful. Compelling writing.
3. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Psychedelics. Eye-opening. Reflective.
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Charming. Heartfelt. Jo is my favorite.
5. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Heartwarming. Adorable kids. Charming love story.
6. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Love the humorous perspective of Nana the cat. Friendships. Poignant.
7. Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
An antidote to the current productivity-obsessed era. Relationships over productivity. Fulfillment over efficiency.
I rated this one book 2 stars.
8. Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer
Lots of great info about anxiety. Too long. Repetitive and sometimes cringy.
9. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Time travel. Minimal, heartwarming, moving, quaint. Cried at the last few pages.
10. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Finding your purpose. Making choices. Nazi concentration camps.
11. What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
Inspiring. Like a warm hug. Lots of wisdom.
12. Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
Creepy and scary illustrations. Protagonist is a bit meh and sometimes frustrating. Great start but underwhelming plot twist.
13. Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Beautiful writing. Frustrating characters. Too many social issues.
My digital bookshelf in Notion: https://bit.ly/3ZwCgGK