2022 Books Review

So #2022books was the year I ever so slightly surpassed (18) my #2021books books read (16). . Glad I continued to put them into my Book Journal because otherwise, I would have forgotten them all by now! My handwriting, as my mother would say, leaves a lot to be desired.

1. “Mind-Full: Unwreck Your Head, De-Stress Your Life” by Dermot Whelan.
A good way to start the New Year.
Om Mon Padme Hum. It teaches the power of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your daily routine.

2. “The Economics of Innocent Fraud” by J.K. Galbraith is a book I went back to this year fascinating exploration of the role that economic theories and practices play in shaping our world.
How can fraud be innocent? How can innocence be fraudulent?

3. “Moonwalking with Einstein” by Joshua Foer is another older book I found when I should have been packing up our house…Great look at the world of memory and how we can improve our ability to remember and recall information.

4. “The Puzzle of Ethics” by Peter Vardy is another book I found while packing. Over 20 years old now, it is still a thought-provoking examination of ethical questions and dilemmas.

5. “The High 5 Habit” by Mel Robbins is the first of the Audible Books from this year. She is a power house and this is a helpful guide to building healthier habits and improving your overall well-being.

6. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual classic that explores the benefits of living in the present moment.
“Accept, then Act”

7. “Surrounded by Idiots” by Thomas Erikson. There is a proliferation of the ‘Surrounded by Idiots’ series now but this is a look at the different personality types and how to communicate with them effectively. If you like DISC, you will like this.

8. “The Inner Game of Tennis” by W. Timothy Gallwey is a classic self-help book that teaches the power of focus and mindfulness.
It is practically classic reading for Executive Coaches and coaches of all types.

9. “Coaching A-Z” by Haesun Moon. I picked up this book after being on a zoom call organised by @EMCCEurope with Haesun, and it has remained one of my favourite Zoom calls of 2022. To quote Haesun, ‘Our words generate our worlds’

10. “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari is the second Audible book on here. It is a thought-provoking look at the future of humanity and the ways in which technology and science are shaping us as human beings and our world.

11. “Hero on a Mission” by Donald Miller. This is the ultimate playbook in the principle of ‘backwards calendar planning’

12. “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Kazuo Ishiguro. This was a latecomer to the list but it was a short enjoyable read! Sometimes friends do know you better…And sometimes, situations escalate frantically and farcically.

13. “Why has Nobody told me this before” by Dr. Julie Smith. Another Audible listen, key piece from it – while bias is inevitable, we are not helpless to its effects. We experience when we believe.

14. “HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence” by HBR. Picked up this compilation on the way to Colombia earlier this year. Nice one for dipping in and out of over a few months!

15. “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett was another airport read on the way to Colombia. Devoured as ever.

16. “This Much is True” by Miriam Margolyes is the last of the Audible Books on the list. It is also the only Biography and it is an insight into a life well lived and well-loved.

17. “The Power of Regret” by Daniel Pink. This one, I have slightly cheated, because I have not finished yet, which you could say is a regret. However, Pink’s exploration on regret and how it impacts is a nice exploration of it.

18. “See-Saw” by Fintan Drury reads like an interview between two parts of the same person. It was challenging but there was some interesting parts to it.

19. “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” by Shehan Karunatilaka. This is the 2022 Booker Prize winner that I finally picked up on Christmas Eve, so this is technically cheating again but I’m half way through and so far it has lived up to expectations.

That’s all I got through in #2022books and I am honestly amazed that I even got through that much. Knowledge and reading/listening is the key to everything.

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