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The books that enthralled me in 2022


The books that gave me joy in 2022


As we bid farewell to 2022 and usher in 2023, I want to wish you a year full of blessings, health, joy, and peace of mind. I also want to share a list of the books that I read in 2022 and that have provided hours of enlightenment, entertainment, spiritual growth or anticipation of future delicious meals.


So, without further ado, here are the books that have kept me enthralled in 2022, divided into categories according to the genre.


I have added the kindle editions as they are more affordable, and the joy is instantaneous, patience is not one of my virtues, but you can purchase the paperback versions by clicking on the links and choosing the format of your choice as some books have audiobook options as well! 


Genres featured on my list

  • Christian Apologetics & Fiction
  • Historical Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • Health and Personal Development
  • General and Vegan Cooking Books
  • Fiction & Welsh Medieval Mystery Series


I would love to hear from you should you end up reading one of these books! 

Happy reading and blessed 2023!


In Christ,




Christian Fiction & Apologetics


The Historical Jesus by [Gary Habermas]

The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ


The Case for Easter Bible Study Guide: Investigating the Evidence for the Resurrection 


Elements–Volume 1: The Transfiguration of Elijah – Earth & Water


Elements–Volume 2: The Transfiguration of Elijah – Fire & Wind


Repentance: The Joy Filled Life



Historical Fiction

The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici by [Jeanne Kalogridis]

The Devil’s Queen: A Novel of Catherine Di Medici 


Terra Incognita: A Novel of the Roman Empire (The Medicus Series Book 2) by [Ruth Downie]

Terra Icognita (Gaius Petreius Ruso #2)


Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire (The Medicus Series Book 3) by [Ruth Downie]

Persona Non Grata (Gaius Petreius Ruso #3)


Fortune's Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora (The Theodora Duology Book 1) by [James Conroyd Martin]

Fortune’s Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora


Too Soon the Night: A Novel of Empress Theodora (The Theodora Duology Book 2) by [James Conroyd Martin]

Too Soon the Night: A Novel of Empress Theodora

Historical Non-Fiction

Napoleon's Hemorrhoids: And Other Small Events That Changed History by [Phil Mason]

Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids: And Other Small Events That Changed History


Menus that Made History: Over 2000 years of menus from Ancient Egyptian food for the afterlife to Elvis Presley's wedding breakfast by [Alex Johnson, Vincent Franklin]

Menus that made history


Health & Personal Development


Life Makeover: Embrace the Bold, Beautiful, and Blessed You by [Dominique Sachse]

Life Makeover: Embrace the Bold, Beautiful, and Blessed You


Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by [William H.  McRaven]

Make Your Bed: Little things that can change your life


7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates: Healthy Eating for Healthy Living with a Low-Carbohydrate, Anti-Inflammatory Diet (Healthy Living Series Book 1) by [Susan Neal]

7 steps to get off sugar and carbohydrates

Vegan Cookbooks


The Everyday Vegan Cheat Sheet: A Plant-Based Guide to One-Pan Wonders by [Hannah Kaminsky]

The Everyday Vegan Cheat Sheet


Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes with a World of Flavor by [Richa Hingle]

Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen


High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: Quick and Easy Recipes for Everyday Meals by [Maya A. Howard]

High-Protein Plant Based Diet for Beginners


Fridge Love: Organize Your Refrigerator for a Healthier, Happier Life—with 100 Recipes by [Kristen Hong]Fridge Love 


Asian Green: Everyday plant-based recipes inspired by the East – THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Ching He Huang) by [Ching-He Huang]

Asian Green


General Cookbooks


Under the Olive Tree: Recipes from my Greek Kitchen by [Irini Tzortzoglou]

Under the Olive Tree: Recipes from my Greek Kitchen


The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean by [Aglaia Kremezi]

The Foods of the Greek Islands


Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Love by [Einat Admony]



The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cooking: 300 Keto, Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Recipes by [Jonno Proudfoot]

The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cooking


Simply: Easy everyday dishes: The 5th book from the bestselling author of Persiana, Sirocco, Feasts and Bazaar by [Sabrina Ghayour]

Simply: Easy everyday dishes


Claudia Roden's Mediterranean: Treasured Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel [A Cookbook] by [Claudia Roden]

Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean


The Food of Spain by [Claudia Roden]

Claudia Roden The Food of Spain


Fast Feasts quick and easy recipes with a middle eastern twist


Simple Fruit: Seasonal Recipes for Baking, Poaching, Sautéing, and Roasting by [Laurie Pfalzer, Charity Burggraaf]

Simple Fruit: Seasonal Recipes for Baking, poaching


Feast: Food of the Islamic World by [Anissa Helou]

Feast: Food of the Islamic world


Sunday Roasts: A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering Roasts, from Old-Fashioned Pot Roasts to Glorious Turkeys and Legs of Lamb by [Betty Rosbottom, Susie Cushner]

Sunday Roasts


Piatti: Plates and platters for sharing, inspired by Italy by [Stacy Adimando, Linda Pugliese]

Piatti plates and platters


The Ultimate Guide to Meatballs: 100 Mouthwatering Recipes, Sides, Sauces & Garnishes by [Matteo Bruno]

The Ultimate Guide to Meatballs


Cook Beautiful by [Athena Calderone, Johnny Miller]

Cook Beautiful


The Cook's Atelier: Recipes, Techniques, and Stories from Our French Cooking School by [Marjorie Taylor, Kendall Smith Franchini, Anson Smart]

The Cook’s Atelier: Recipes, Techniques, and stories


That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method by [Marissa Mullen, Sara Gilanchi]

That Cheese Plate will change your life


Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook by [Tieghan Gerard]

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple


Bake Until Bubbly: The Ultimate Casserole Cookbook by [Clifford A. Wright]

Bake Until Bubbly



The Flanders Panel by [Arturo Perez-Reverte, Margaret Jull Costa]

The Flanders Panel


The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

The Goldfinch


Ireland: A Novel by [Frank Delaney]


The Scribe (The Two Daggers - A 13th century drama Book 1) by [Elizabeth R. Andersen]

The Scribe (The Two Daggers)


The Blood of Flowers: A Novel by [Anita Amirrezvani]

The Blood of Flowers

Godfrid the Dane Medieval Mysteries Boxed Set: The Viking Prince/The Irish Bride (The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries) by [Sarah Woodbury]

Godfrid the Dane Medieval Mysteries


And Then There Were None by [Agatha Christie]

And Then There Were None


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