This has not been my best year for reading. I hate to admit this, but I have been glued to my phone instead of picking up a book. A terrible habit I am having a hard time breaking. I did read a couple good books, and really loved some audiobooks this year. I’m hoping next year is better in terms of reading goals for me. I’d love to know, what was the best book you read this year? Drop it in the comments below!
All The Books I Read In 2022
Rivals by Katharine McGee
This is the third installment of the American Royals book. I loved this just as much as the others. It had lots of drama, new alliances and personal growth. It ends with a real cliffhanger and I just couldn’t even believe it. Can not wait to see where this goes with the 4th book. This is also the first type of book series I’ve ever been into and I love that it forces me to read what’s next.
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
I wanted to love this book because I really did enjoy Beach Read. I just felt like this never went anywhere. At all. Wouldn’t recommend it at all and felt like it was such a bummer.
Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy
Well, this was one creepy book! It took such an interesting turn that I had to text my friends who read it before to make sure I was paying attention. It through me through such a loop! And it kept me hooked and I couldn’t put this suspenseful book down.
Who Is Maud Dixon By Alexandra Andrews
This book was sent to me by a friend after we chatted about our favorite thriller books. It took a little while to get started. But once it did, I really enjoyed the twisty turns it takes. It kept me on the edge of my seat to figure out what on earth happened to Maud Dixon.
What I Listened To In 2022
Most Talkative: Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen
While I’m an Andy Cohen fan, I’m not really a Housewives fan, so I was wondering if I’d like this book at all. It was all about his life coming up in pop culture with some Housewives stories weaved throughout. I still loved it all. It was funny and witty and just so interesting to hear how Housewives became such a phenomenon. Really enjoyed this and had lots of laugh out loud moments.
Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour by Ross Mathews
I listened to this book and just loved it. I adore Ross Mathews and this book was so fun. He’s so charming and easy to listen to. Each chapter is a different story of a famous person and they are all just so interesting and really funny. I really enjoy his humble Hollywood experiences and couldn’t get enough of it.
The Office BFFs
As someone who LOVES The Office, I had to listen to this one. If you’ve listened to The Office Ladies podcast, this is a tad repetitive. However, there are also lots of new and fun stories in this book that I really enjoyed. So even if you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d still suggest giving this one a go.
The Andy Cohen Diaries By Andy Cohen
I just couldn’t get enough of Andy Cohen when I listened to the first book, so this was up next. Absolutely giggling out loud with this book. His stories are so ridiculous and entertaining. I also really love that he gets a dog and shares his experience learning to be a first time dog parent. I’d say Most Talkative was better but if you’re a fan, you’ll probably like this too.
What I’m Currently Reading
Live Wire By Kelly Rippa
I started this audiobook while in Paris to listen to while walking around. Growing up I was a big fan of Kelly Rippa. My mom watched All My Children and she was my favorite actress. And I really enjoyed her when she did Regis and Kelly. Haven’t watched since he left. I can’t tell what it is about the book that I’m not loving, but so far I’m just not obsessed. I’ll probably still finish it but not sure it’s one I’d fully recommend unless you’re a big Kelly Rippa fan. I also wonder if reading it might be better. Her voice at 1.7x speed is a bit much to handle.