I took something meaningful from almost all of the 36 new books I read in 2022. For that, I am grateful.

I read some great fiction this year! I caught up on a couple Brandon Sanderson series (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne and Skyward) and read The Legends of the First Empire Series by Michael J Sullivan.

On the non-fiction front I appreciated Will Larson’s Staff Engineer book for capturing a number of important topics for technical leaders who don’t go into management and Lara Hogan’s Resilient Management for capturing the basics for those on the management track. The Sum of Us and Just Mercy helped me understand the past and present lived experiences of Black Americans, while The Culture Map helped me understand more about people from across the world. Atlas of the Heart helped me improve my emotional intelligence. Become What You Are by Alan Watts and Awareness by Anthony De Mello bridged multiple spiritualities in a way that helped me feel more connected to my fellow humans.

I hope others can enjoy their reading as much as I did in 2022.