Happy New Year! Another year, another slew of books.

Per my yearly tradition, I like to share a recap of all the books I read over the previous year.

In 2022, I read 45 books and as always, I try to span a diversity of authors in background, gender, genre, and identity. I hit a bit less books than the previous year because I read a few mega 600-900+ pagers.

I’ll share my Top 4 Fiction and Top 4 Non-Fiction. Below that, you can see a list of all the books I read each month.

Since I was originally planning to go to Japan in December, I spent the year reading more Japanese authors. Also, I spent more time digging deeper into multiple books from the same author such as Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Also also, I read some incredible Latina/Chicana and Indigenous local Denver writers like Kali Fajardo-Anstine and David Heska Wanbli Weiden. I highly suggest their books!

Read on…



Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

The Overstory — Richard Powers

The Sandman (Vol. 1-8) – Neil Gaiman

Norwegian Wood — Haruki Murakami


The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling — James Hillman

Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Baba Hari Dass

American Veda – Philip Goldberg

Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind — Jamie Wheal




The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling — James Hillman

The Monkey Grammarian – Octavio Paz

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout



Peace is Every Step – Thich Nhat Hanh

Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata

A Swim in the Point in the Rain — George Saunders

Positioning — Al Ries and Jack Trout

Srimad Bhagavad Gita # 2 (Books 7 – 12) – Baba Hari Dass



The Sandman (Vol. 1-3) — Neil Gaiman

The Memory Police – Yoko Ogawa

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running — Haruki Murakami

American Veda – Philip Goldberg

Selected Poems – E.E. Cummings



The Go-Giver — Bob Burg

The Year of the Flood — Margaret Atwood

Srimad Bhagabad Gita #3 (Books 13-18) – Baba Hari Dass


Sailing Alone Around The Room — Billy Collins

Confessions of an Advertising Man — David Ogilvy

Silence Speaks — Baba Hari Dass



The Sandman (Vol. 3-6) – Neil Gaiman

How To Eat — Thich Nhat Hanh

1Q84 — Haruki Murakami



Sabrina and Corina – Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Raja Yoga and Other Lectures — Swami Vivekananda

How To Love — Thich Nhat Hanh

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies — Resmaa Menakem

The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa



Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

Hit Refresh – Satya Nadella



Path Unfolds – Baba Hari Dass

Circe — Madeline Miller



How To Focus — Thich Nhat Hanh

The Dawn of Everything – David Graeber and David Wengrow

The Tao of Jeet Kun Do — Bruce Lee

The Overstory — Richard Powers



The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter

The Expectation Effect — David Robson

Norwegian Wood — Haruki Murakami

Recapture the Rapture — Jamie Wheal



Permission Marketing — Seth Godin

Story Genius – Lisa Cron

The Heart Aroused – Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America – David Whyte

Cleopatra and Frankenstein — Coco Mellors

Now… on to 2023!

Kicking off the year with a book about the history of the Shaolin Monastery, Neil Gaiman’s “Anansi Boys” and “The Life Divine” by Sri Aurobindo. May your new year be full of books.